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Maharaja - Avery Brewing Company

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MaharajaMaharaja

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BA SCORE
94
outstanding

4,479 Ratings
THE BROS
97
world-class

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Ratings: 4,479
Reviews: 1,724
rAvg: 4.23
pDev: 10.64%
Wants: 238
Gots: 325 | FT: 8
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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mnj21655

Massachusetts

4.43/5  rDev +4.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

22 oz. bomber poured into my SN pint glass, picked up at PHP on a recommendation by Jamie (he's never lead me wrong)

Pours a beautiful light amber-ish copper color with about a finger and a half of off white head. As soon as I open the bottle I can smell the hops. The aroma is very nearly all hops with only mere hints of some caramel malt. Lots of citrus, some pine, and a fair amount of grass. Taste is pretty darn good. Much like the aroma with hops dominating; citrus, grass and pine, in that order. There is a malt backbone here but its hard to find through the massive amount of hop flavor. This beer is quite bitter in the finish but it doesn't taste like the 102 IBUs that the bottle claims. I also can't find the 10.27 ABV that bottle claims either. I can feel it after a few minutes but it really isn't present in either the aroma of taste. Mouthfeel is quite good. Medium, maybe medium-light body with moderate carbonation. Very smooth despite the high bitterness. Drinkability is very good. This is a pretty good example of what I look for in a DIPA. Its loaded with hops, solidly bitter, properly carbonated, and most importantly, highly attenuated. I have no trouble finishing a bomber of this and enthusiastically recommend this.

Serving type: bottle

03-08-2009 01:10:00 | More by mnj21655
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Maharaja from Avery Brewing Company
94 out of 100 based on 4,479 ratings.