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Maharaja - Avery Brewing Company

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MaharajaMaharaja

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BA SCORE
94
outstanding

4,531 Ratings
THE BROS
97
world-class

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Ratings: 4,531
Reviews: 1,726
rAvg: 4.23
pDev: 10.4%
Wants: 242
Gots: 339 | FT: 9
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 quaybr:
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quaybr

Colorado

4.38/5  rDev +3.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4.5

Served in a large snifter.

Clear, amber body with no substantial head.

Smells of citrus fruits and hops, sweet caramel malts. Intermittent piney hops, as well. This is a relatively big smell. Wonderful!

Taste follows aroma with great uniformity. The caramel and toffee malts entice you to drink faster, as the bitters discourage you from doing so.

Beer is slightly undercarbonated and feels a bit too sticky. Subsequently, the hops lose a considerable amount of "pop" as the beer warms up.

Overall, this is an amazing beer. It's delicious and big, just what a DIPA oughta be.

Serving type: on-tap

01-16-2012 03:53:13 | More by quaybr
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Maharaja from Avery Brewing Company
94 out of 100 based on 4,531 ratings.