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Maharaja - Avery Brewing Company

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94
outstanding

4,120 Ratings
THE BROS
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world-class

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Ratings: 4120
Reviews: 1707
rAvg: 4.23
pDev: 10.64%


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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micromaniac129

Pennsylvania

4.55/5  rDev +7.6%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

I've seen this beer before on beer store shelvies like at the beer store in sepa but where always past thier prime. Not gonna spend big bucks on stale beer, so when I seen this at the Blue Dog I jumped on it.
Maharaja has flavor most DIPA's are bitter.
This brew has burnished orange amber color with a long lasting head due to it fine attenuation.
Very aromaatic with a hop bouquet thats fresh smelling with flavors of the tropics. the malt bill counter nicely also.
First sip is all hops with candied fruits like pineapple and apricots. One can slao taste some piney resin if you dig deep. There is also some malty biscuits in there too. Then along came Sally to punch you in the face with nuckles full of bitterness.
Drinks surprising smooth and dry. Bitter ending into the aftertaste.
An excellent beer but not for the faint of heart.

Serving type: on-tap

03-17-2013 19:35:53 | More by micromaniac129
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Maharaja from Avery Brewing Company
94 out of 100 based on 4,120 ratings.