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Maharaja - Avery Brewing Company

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MaharajaMaharaja

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BA SCORE
94
outstanding

4,517 Ratings
THE BROS
97
world-class

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Ratings: 4,517
Reviews: 1,725
rAvg: 4.23
pDev: 10.4%
Wants: 242
Gots: 332 | 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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Jordantb313

Colorado

4.25/5  rDev +0.5%

04-04-2013 07:17:24 | More by Jordantb313
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PaulieNumbers

Virginia

5/5  rDev +18.2%
look: 5 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 5

One of the best beers I've had lately. I'd go into further depth, but there's so many positive reviews I think it's a bit nuts to be skeptical on this brew. If it's on tap near you get one. I just had it at a local bar in northern Virginia that was insanely smooth and delicious with a full body.

Serving type: on-tap

04-04-2013 04:16:39 | More by PaulieNumbers
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Keith_R

Georgia

4.5/5  rDev +6.4%

04-04-2013 01:05:24 | More by Keith_R
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halfshell

Massachusetts

4.25/5  rDev +0.5%

04-04-2013 00:42:23 | More by halfshell
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Zach136

Georgia

4.25/5  rDev +0.5%

04-03-2013 18:20:52 | More by Zach136
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FullObs

Illinois

4/5  rDev -5.4%

04-03-2013 15:35:25 | More by FullObs
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bulldogg915

Wyoming

4.75/5  rDev +12.3%

04-03-2013 14:21:43 | More by bulldogg915
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JeffH

Washington

4.25/5  rDev +0.5%

04-03-2013 06:14:26 | More by JeffH
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superspak

Michigan

4.33/5  rDev +2.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

22 ounce bottle into tulip glass; 2013 bottling, just released recently. Pours crystal clear orange amber color with a 2 finger dense off white head with incredible retention, that reduces to a nice cap that lasts. Nice soapy lacing clings on the glass. Aromas of big grapefruit, orange zest, pine, tangerine, pineapple, lemon, orange rind, caramel, floral, grass, pine resin, and floral earthiness. Damn nice aromas with great complexity and balance of dank hop notes with moderate malt sweetness; with slight alcohol as it warms. Taste of big grapefruit, orange zest, pineapple, tangerine, pine, floral, grass, honey, light caramel, pine resin, and floral earthiness. Nice amount of citrus and pine bitterness on the finish; with lingering notes of citrus, citrus zest, pineapple, pine, floral, grass, honey, light caramel, pine resin, and floral earthiness on the finish for a while. Fantastic balance and complexity of citrus and pine hop flavors; with a near perfect malt balance that does not overwhelm; and zero cloying flavors present after the finish. Medium carbonation and medium-full bodied; with a light creamy, slick, and very sticky mouthfeel that is great. Alcohol is very well hidden with only a slight warming noticed after the finish. Overall this is a fantastic DIPA! Great balance and complexity of hop notes with nice malt balance; and dangerously smooth to sip on for the ABV. A highly enjoyable offering as expected.

Serving type: bottle

04-03-2013 03:57:04 | More by superspak
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hermit990

Illinois

4.69/5  rDev +10.9%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.75

22 oz. bottle poured into a tulip. 2014 Vintage. Date code from bottle translates to 03/13/2014. Review date: 04/26/2014.

Appearance: Pours a dark copper color with two fingers worth of an off-white head. Very clear. Moderate amount of carbonation rising. Alcohol legs present on the glass.

Smell: Lots of sweet fruit aromas, stone fruits, tropical fruits, some sweet citrus. Underlying notes of pine. Caramel and bready malts contribute as well. Aroma is balanced.

Taste: Bitterness strikes up front, lightly fading into the hop characteristics, the citrus and pine. More of the sweetness comes out along the tongue. Mixing ripe stone fruit flavors and finishing with the caramel sweetness. Sweetness transitions into the aftertaste, finishing slightly dry and sticky with resinous pine.

Mouthfeel: Medium body on this one carries the flavor profile well. Feels very resinous on the tongue and finishes sticky as the aftertaste lingers. Very little alcohol presence considering the ABV.

Overall: This is an excellent IIPA. A little on the maltier side, so if that is not to your tastes, you may not favor it as much. However, this has been a favorite of mine, and one I look forward to picking up every Spring. Easy to find when it's released if you can get Avery in your area. Price is somewhat reasonable for a bomber at $7.99 in my area. Would definitely recommend seeking this one out.

Serving type: bottle

04-03-2013 02:30:45 | More by hermit990
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Seakyden

Massachusetts

3.5/5  rDev -17.3%

04-03-2013 01:15:42 | More by Seakyden
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Jree261

California

4.6/5  rDev +8.7%
look: 4.5 | smell: 5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.75

Appearance: Beautiful copper amber out of the bottle with bright egg shell foam.

Smell: Not that it matters particularly to the technical aspects of the nose but I walked to put the bottle back in the fridge and I could smell the beer out of the glass from across the room. That being said; it's an incredibly potent strawberry, red fruit and pine hopped nose. Great aroma.

Taste: The smell gives way to a butterscotch and chocolate with wood and charcoal and a long finish.

Mouthfeel: The heat of the alcohol is readily apparent but given the fact that it is 10.8% it's neither surprising nor overpowering. A strong, heavy beer that should (and really has to be) drunk slowly.

Overall: Wonderful nose, great flavor and balance, one of the best beers I've had in several months.

Serving type: bottle

04-02-2013 23:53:25 | More by Jree261
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HopNuggets

Connecticut

4.5/5  rDev +6.4%

04-02-2013 20:01:48 | More by HopNuggets
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jpatton0127

Pennsylvania

3.25/5  rDev -23.2%

04-02-2013 15:23:03 | More by jpatton0127
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beercanman

Ohio

4/5  rDev -5.4%

04-02-2013 08:49:40 | More by beercanman
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Sudsday

Texas

4.5/5  rDev +6.4%

04-02-2013 03:18:36 | More by Sudsday
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ryanpj

Illinois

4.25/5  rDev +0.5%

04-02-2013 02:00:47 | More by ryanpj
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lketchersid

Texas

3.75/5  rDev -11.3%

04-02-2013 01:39:30 | More by lketchersid
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Skeeze

California

4.5/5  rDev +6.4%

04-01-2013 22:43:13 | More by Skeeze
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DrinkSlurm

Connecticut

4.21/5  rDev -0.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Poured from tap into pint at luckys in Dayton. I cant believe I havent had this yet...glad to see on tap!
Pours a golden slight amber with thick creamy head. Superb fruity hop aroma...maybe citra? With a great caramel malt balance. Taste is sweet caramel malt and a nice citrus and slight pine hop flavor. Really well balanced...probably the most malt ive had in a dipa and enjoyed. Usually it can be over malted imo but the malts work so well here.
Its slightly over bitter for me but still nice.
This is a great dipa...I think its the malts and balance that shine here but will somehow slip quietly aside of the hops. Get this if you want a great example of a huge balanced dipa.

Serving type: on-tap

04-01-2013 21:40:12 | More by DrinkSlurm
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dwagner003

California

4.25/5  rDev +0.5%

04-01-2013 20:02:19 | More by dwagner003
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eulerthegrape

California

5/5  rDev +18.2%

04-01-2013 19:03:42 | More by eulerthegrape
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VsTheWorld1121

Massachusetts

3.5/5  rDev -17.3%

04-01-2013 15:22:40 | More by VsTheWorld1121
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TheBeerAlmanac

Kentucky

4.25/5  rDev +0.5%

04-01-2013 13:43:43 | More by TheBeerAlmanac
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iparaez

California

3.5/5  rDev -17.3%

04-01-2013 06:05:28 | More by iparaez
Maharaja from Avery Brewing Company
94 out of 100 based on 4,517 ratings.