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Maharaja - Avery Brewing Company

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MaharajaMaharaja

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BA SCORE
94
outstanding

4,544 Ratings
THE BROS
97
world-class

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Ratings: 4,544
Reviews: 1,727
rAvg: 4.23
pDev: 10.4%
Wants: 242
Gots: 343 | FT: 7
Brewed by:
Avery Brewing Company visit their website
Colorado, United States

Style | ABV
American Double / Imperial IPA |  10.20% ABV

Availability: Rotating

Notes/Commercial Description:
ABV varies slightly batch to batch.

(Beer added by: BeerAdvocate on 03-03-2005)
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Reviews by markaberrant:
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markaberrant

Saskatchewan (Canada)

4.55/5  rDev +7.6%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

A - beautiful orange hue, slight hazy. Chunky, solid offwhite head. Pretty much leaves a sheet of lace down the glass.

S - lucious nose of sweet tangerine, citrus and pine.

T - Wow! Where to begin? Great hit of tropical hops to start (more of that tangerine, but there is something else there like mango/papaya). A good bit of grapefruit slips in, and then everything is oblitered with hoppy bitterness. Aftertase is a nice mix of hops and alcohol. I can't believe I forgot to even mention the malt... I think it was in there somewhere... but who really cares when the hops are this tasty!

M - Body is relatively light, but swirling it in my mouth gives it a very creamy feel. Pretty tough to hide the alcohol in this monster, but it's smooth and doesn't really show up until the finish. Med low carbonation.

D - The best IIPA I've tasted to date!

Outstanding! The aroma was respectable, but the first taste you get of the hops is glorious. It's dominated by hops, you don't even notice the malt, but it is there doing it's job and nothing more (just how I like an IPA, I don't care for a lot of malt character in this style). Just a beautiful, beautiful beer. I'm now inspired to attempt a homebrew IIPA.

Thanks to Demcorhip for the bottle!

Serving type: bottle

05-25-2008 00:07:53 | More by markaberrant
More User Reviews:
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ASirahSyrah

Texas

4.34/5  rDev +2.6%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 5 | overall: 4.25

This beer right here; this beer right here, man, this beer right here should be called def! Cuz it tastes so good that I tune out everything. (Somebody please tell me they got the Kat Williams reference). Anyway, this beer is really good! I love IPA's as it is, but this one looks so damn pretty, feels like water and tastes like some of Maharaja's gold. I would highly recommend it for, well...anything but a day in the sun. I encourage anyone google searching this reference while standing in front of a frosty glass cooler at Specs or Gabriel's or wherever, to go ahead and reach back into the cooler and add a necessary 8 bucks to your bill.

Serving type: bottle

07-31-2014 22:36:55 | More by ASirahSyrah
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Westyn

Texas

4.25/5  rDev +0.5%

07-31-2014 15:38:29 | More by Westyn
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California

4.75/5  rDev +12.3%

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4.25/5  rDev +0.5%

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Georgia

4/5  rDev -5.4%

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nkelley77

Massachusetts

4/5  rDev -5.4%

07-28-2014 21:15:02 | More by nkelley77
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New York

4.75/5  rDev +12.3%

07-28-2014 20:18:23 | More by AlvinLin
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4.5/5  rDev +6.4%

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4.5/5  rDev +6.4%

07-27-2014 23:01:47 | More by JonathanAnkney
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New York

4.25/5  rDev +0.5%

07-27-2014 21:38:43 | More by beerocrat
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Arkay

California

4.5/5  rDev +6.4%

07-27-2014 03:39:18 | More by Arkay
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SD0430


4.25/5  rDev +0.5%

07-27-2014 00:11:56 | More by SD0430
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midlifec

Michigan

4.25/5  rDev +0.5%

07-26-2014 22:03:07 | More by midlifec
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Unclepastor


4.5/5  rDev +6.4%

07-26-2014 18:27:45 | More by Unclepastor
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kborning

California

4/5  rDev -5.4%

07-26-2014 15:16:27 | More by kborning
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BarrelAgedG

Wisconsin

4.25/5  rDev +0.5%

07-26-2014 03:36:11 | More by BarrelAgedG
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woopigscotty

Arkansas

4.5/5  rDev +6.4%

07-26-2014 02:22:47 | More by woopigscotty
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GregDuB65

Missouri

4.25/5  rDev +0.5%

07-26-2014 02:05:46 | More by GregDuB65
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humuloner22

North Carolina

4/5  rDev -5.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

This is a very good beer, but I have had better. Maybe I have held on to this one too long, but it was a bit too malty for my taste. Although the bottle promotes the balance and "control" like a raja of both hops and malts. I feel like the malts are too intense for the beer. Well balanced but for the style I would say medium to high ratings.

Color: Dark bronze, but with some transparency, also a very low amount of head and lacing.

Smell: Not as intense as a West Coast IPA. Maybe that is my favorite style?

Taste: Balanced, I got this one on sale for a super deal so I figured I would try it, but I would not pay what the original price reflected.

Overall: A Solid beer, well balanced, not as much hops going on as I would like but its not a bad beer in any regard. But, to me there are much better in the same price range.

Serving type: bottle

07-26-2014 01:51:00 | More by humuloner22
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LucasBalistreri

Ohio

4.75/5  rDev +12.3%

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Michigan

4.5/5  rDev +6.4%

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Michigan

4.25/5  rDev +0.5%

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Maharaja from Avery Brewing Company
94 out of 100 based on 4,544 ratings.