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Maharaja - Avery Brewing Company

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MaharajaMaharaja

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BA SCORE
94
outstanding

4,612 Ratings
THE BROS
97
world-class

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Ratings: 4,612
Reviews: 1,732
rAvg: 4.23
pDev: 10.64%
Wants: 244
Gots: 365 | FT: 7
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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miadw3

California

4.5/5  rDev +6.4%

05-01-2013 02:10:43 | More by miadw3
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uncccegr

North Carolina

4/5  rDev -5.4%

05-01-2013 00:33:41 | More by uncccegr
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Steve_Oldrati

Pennsylvania

4/5  rDev -5.4%

04-30-2013 21:29:20 | More by Steve_Oldrati
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adam_e

North Carolina

4/5  rDev -5.4%

04-30-2013 20:13:57 | More by adam_e
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Bosoxfan20

Missouri

3.86/5  rDev -8.7%

A- Great looking dark copper/amber. Wonderfully bright with a thick 1 finger, off white head. Spotty lacing and fair retention.

S- Powerful and assorted hops take over the nose. Fragrence is amazing. Pine, grapefruit, pineapple, papaya, mango...the list goes on. Beautifully put together with the NW hops. Not much malt detected as the DIPA lets the hops reign supreme.

T- Hop heavy as the nose indicates. A lot going on with a terrific hop profile. Some resinous hops also find a way to surface. A little unbalanced as the sweet caramel malt backbone never seems to put up much of a fight to the hops and booze. Pine hop bitterness in the finish

M- Mid to full body. Despite my feelings that this beer has an overshadowed malt base, it remains delightfully creamy on the palate. The alcohol slaps you around a little, but as to be expected for a 10% beer. Dry. Maybe a little undercarbonated

O- A big beer here that while i enjoyed the hop complexity, I struggled to find its balance. Odd, i know, as many people have also said that the malt is too strong. An enjoyable brew that i will try again.

As an addendum to the previous review, I cellared this beer for a couple months to let the hops subside and I actually like it much better. The caramel malt characteristic really shines and seems to make it much more balanced than when I had it fresh.

04-30-2013 19:37:27 | More by Bosoxfan20
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jealmanzar

New York

4/5  rDev -5.4%

04-30-2013 18:54:12 | More by jealmanzar
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meegs

Wisconsin

4.31/5  rDev +1.9%

A - Pours a hazy burnt orange amber with a fluffy off-white head that lingers. The head has a great creamy foaminess that clings to the glass. Really a very inviting beer in the glass.

S - Big resinous hop nose with pine, orange and lemon zest. Malt sweetness sneaks in behind the hops and a definite assertive alcohol in the nose, but not offensive or hot. What you'd expect for a 10.4% beer. No diacetyl or dms. Well brewed.

T - Bready malt mixes with high hop bitterness with flavors of pine and grapefruit pith. Alcohol sweetness on the back end. Finishes dry. Grapefruit bitterness lingers in the aftertaste with a "woody" quality.

M - Medium-full to full bodied. Medium CO2. Very creamy on the palette.

O - A very nice Imperial IPA. I enjoy the big malt bill that balances out the big hops. For a 10.4% beer, it doesn't seem that big, which is a compliment. If it wasn't for that 10.4%, I could drink a lot of this beer. Nice job Avery!!

04-30-2013 00:53:25 | More by meegs
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Tamtweh

Texas

4.5/5  rDev +6.4%

04-29-2013 16:25:09 | More by Tamtweh
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TheNightwatchman

Pennsylvania

4.5/5  rDev +6.4%

04-29-2013 16:07:07 | More by TheNightwatchman
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Treyliff

West Virginia

4.55/5  rDev +7.6%

A- poured into a tulip glass; pours a dark amber-orange with a copper hue, two-finger creamy white head, good retention with thick lacing as it settles

S- oily hop resin with citrus zest, tropical fruit, dank and earthy, clean mint, hop-dominant

T- pungeant and wet hops with strong notes of citrus, herbal, leafy and minty. Some tropical mango and pineapple flavors mid-palate that is balanced nicely by a slight caramel malt. The finish is nearly bone-dry, but leaves a pungeant oily hop bitterness on the palate long after the pour, with a touch of mint

M- medium body and carbonation, creamy mouthfeel with a warming finish. Drinks no where near the high ABV, very well hidden.

O- this is definitely a hop lovers beer, the hops linger on the palate like very few beers that I've tried, so strong it almost provides an astringency to the flavor. Definitelt some uniquely defining flavors and one of my favorites of the style.

04-29-2013 02:22:17 | More by Treyliff
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timontheroad

Colorado

4.5/5  rDev +6.4%

04-29-2013 01:05:33 | More by timontheroad
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rkf1976

Michigan

3.75/5  rDev -11.3%

04-28-2013 23:55:21 | More by rkf1976
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bergdj

Colorado

5/5  rDev +18.2%

04-28-2013 23:51:26 | More by bergdj
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Cvescalante

Texas

4.25/5  rDev +0.5%

04-28-2013 23:05:58 | More by Cvescalante
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zachattack555

New Jersey

4.25/5  rDev +0.5%

04-28-2013 21:22:36 | More by zachattack555
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troegaarden

Pennsylvania

5/5  rDev +18.2%

04-28-2013 03:36:42 | More by troegaarden
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czillmer

Texas

4.5/5  rDev +6.4%

04-28-2013 01:41:21 | More by czillmer
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jayfowens1

South Carolina

5/5  rDev +18.2%

04-27-2013 23:36:33 | More by jayfowens1
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Devilman

Illinois

4.5/5  rDev +6.4%

04-27-2013 22:38:44 | More by Devilman
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EGolfer4

Illinois

4.25/5  rDev +0.5%

04-27-2013 21:21:01 | More by EGolfer4
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Boilerfood

Indiana

3.75/5  rDev -11.3%

04-27-2013 19:42:59 | More by Boilerfood
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tbeckett

Ontario (Canada)

4.44/5  rDev +5%

Bottle from Total Wine in Tampa. From notes.

A - Poured bright with a copper colour. One finger of thick creamy off white head. Bright, good carbonation and a half finger of retention with spotty lace rings.

S - Great juicy hops. Pineapple, citrus, good maltiness too. Definitely let's the hops shine.

T - Great depth of flavour is evident off the bat. Great hop blast. Boozy pineapple, piney, resinous. Alcohol makes itself known but doesn't offend. Malt body gives some good sweetness too. Tasty and complex.

M - Powerfull bitterness. Good gentle carbonation and a full body. Really smooth. Good stuff.

O/D - A solid DIPA. Avoids being too boozy and balances well but still gets very hop forward. Well done. A please to sip and enjoy. Wonderfully complex and enjoyable.

04-27-2013 18:23:54 | More by tbeckett
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SPRichard

New Jersey

4.25/5  rDev +0.5%

04-26-2013 20:32:48 | More by SPRichard
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booyahachieved3

Kansas

4.25/5  rDev +0.5%

04-26-2013 15:58:59 | More by booyahachieved3
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Jason1337

Pennsylvania

4.25/5  rDev +0.5%

04-26-2013 15:33:11 | More by Jason1337
Maharaja from Avery Brewing Company
94 out of 100 based on 4,612 ratings.