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Maharaja - Avery Brewing Company

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94
outstanding

4,118 Ratings
THE BROS
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world-class

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Ratings: 4118
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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Reviews by spoony:
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spoony

Colorado

4.34/5  rDev +2.6%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

From a 650 ml bottle (Batch 17, Release 2013) into a globe glass.

A-A normal pour produces a nice looking copper/caramel/amber colored beer. The brew is mostly clear with a few chunky bubbles. The head is thin, a thick cap really, and off-white. No lacing.

S-The smell is big and bold. I detect soapy bitterness, grapefruit, peppery spice, pineapple, pine, and quite a bit of fruity, warming alcohol. The scent is intense and biting.

T-The taste, while also huge and brash, is more earthy and dank. There is a lot of peppery spice and bitter, herbal hops. The alcohol is very noticeable, and it gives a nice touch of fruit and warmth. The malts also come through with a little bread dough and caramel. The hoppy finish is one of the longest I have ever experienced.

M-The feel is medium body with an oily character and fine, lightly prickly carbonation.

O-I don't know if I actually like this beer as much as some of the more nuanced IIPAs out there, but I give credit where it is due, and if you like big, bold, in-your-face flavors, credit is due here. Somehow, the malts and fruity alcohol amplify the hoppy bitterness, and while the whole thing can be a bit much, but if you're buying this beer, you probably know what you are getting into.

Serving type: bottle

04-26-2013 00:59:27 | More by spoony
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Maharaja from Avery Brewing Company
94 out of 100 based on 4,118 ratings.