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Maharaja - Avery Brewing Company

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4,114 Ratings
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Ratings: 4114
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 whatthehull:
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whatthehull

California

4.18/5  rDev -1.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

Poured into a New Belgium snifter

A - Nice transparent golden amber, half finger white head and minimal lacing

S - Sweet sticky hops, resin, alcohol, pineapple, citrus hops, a bit of pine, toasted yet sweet malt. Almost a super concentrated pineapple sticky smell. Really nice and a hint of floral

T - Big malt, hop and alcohol explosion. Tones down and you get the pineapple, toastiness, candy sugar sweetness, floral, a bit of pine. The lingering taste reminds me of fresh, ice cream shop strawberry malt shake. This has some nice bitters with amazing sweet flavors and the resin comes out in the taste pretty big

M - This one is sticky, big carbonation and the sweet bitter can at times turn into a soured bitterness. Leaves your mouth always wanting another sip to balance the sweet and bitter

D - For a 10.25% abv, this goes down super nice. The complex yet balanced flavors are really nice. Minus the ghost bitterness

Final thought - $7 a bottle, you might as well get 3, one for now, one for a few months from now and one to see what happens next release

Serving type: bottle

03-17-2011 04:58:56 | More by whatthehull
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Maharaja from Avery Brewing Company
94 out of 100 based on 4,114 ratings.