Maharaja - Avery Brewing Company
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Reviews by whatthehull:
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
More User Reviews:
4/5 rDev -5.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4
This is a very good beer, but I have had better. Maybe I have held on to this one too long, but it was a bit too malty for my taste. Although the bottle promotes the balance and "control" like a raja of both hops and malts. I feel like the malts are too intense for the beer. Well balanced but for the style I would say medium to high ratings.
Color: Dark bronze, but with some transparency, also a very low amount of head and lacing.
Smell: Not as intense as a West Coast IPA. Maybe that is my favorite style?
Taste: Balanced, I got this one on sale for a super deal so I figured I would try it, but I would not pay what the original price reflected.
Overall: A Solid beer, well balanced, not as much hops going on as I would like but its not a bad beer in any regard. But, to me there are much better in the same price range.
Serving type: bottle
07-26-2014 01:51:00 | More by humuloner22
Maharaja from Avery Brewing Company
94 out of 100 based on 4,539 ratings.