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Maharaja - Avery Brewing Company

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MaharajaMaharaja

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BA SCORE
94
outstanding

4,547 Ratings
THE BROS
97
world-class

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Ratings: 4,547
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 mgironta:
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mgironta

New Jersey

4.93/5  rDev +16.5%
look: 4.5 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 5

This brew poured with a full finger of pure white head that left a nice amount of lacing on the glass. The body is orange with a lot of carbonation. It also looks like there is some “stuff” floating in this. Interesting. On the nose, I get a lot of pine and grapefruit and a hint of sweetness on the end. On the taste, the first thing that I get is pine, then grapefruit and then another taste that I can’t really identify. I think it’s caramel or some nuttiness? This nuttiness hangs around until the finish and lingers for a while. The alcohol in this brew is significant, but it is insanely well hidden. This is a very enjoyable IPA. This brew was 102 IBUs, but doesn’t hit you in the face with hops. This would be up there are one of the best Imperial IPAs that I’ve had. Go out and get this if you haven’t tried it.

Serving type: bottle

09-17-2012 03:01:34 | More by mgironta
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ManFromMaine

California

4.25/5  rDev +0.5%

08-01-2014 04:09:33 | More by ManFromMaine
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ninaturner

Florida

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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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Texas

4.25/5  rDev +0.5%

07-31-2014 15:38:29 | More by Westyn
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4.75/5  rDev +12.3%

07-31-2014 04:00:18 | More by countrybat
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4.25/5  rDev +0.5%

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Georgia

4/5  rDev -5.4%

07-29-2014 18:54:58 | More by AmericaGWShark
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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%

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Michigan

4.25/5  rDev +0.5%

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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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Arkansas

4.5/5  rDev +6.4%

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GregDuB65

Missouri

4.25/5  rDev +0.5%

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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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garyg2

Michigan

4.5/5  rDev +6.4%

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Maharaja from Avery Brewing Company
94 out of 100 based on 4,547 ratings.