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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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ChrisKayler

Virginia

4.5/5  rDev +6.4%

04-08-2013 04:37:37 | More by ChrisKayler
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M_C_Hampton

Georgia

4.38/5  rDev +3.5%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

A: poured from a 22 oz bottle into a pint glass, deep orange amber colored with a huge yellow white head that lingers leaving good lacing, clear

S: huge floral hop aroma, pineapple, mango, grapefruit, pine

T: heavy bitter grapefruit up front, tropical fruit sweetness with caramel malt flavors, finish is quite sweet with heavy alcohol flavors and pine

M: oily, medium carbonation, alcohol makes itself known

O: a good DIPA that packs a punch, nice tropical fruity flavors

Serving type: bottle

04-08-2013 02:40:34 | More by M_C_Hampton
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CTJman

Connecticut

4.25/5  rDev +0.5%

04-07-2013 19:29:06 | More by CTJman
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jordanmckell

Texas

4.5/5  rDev +6.4%

04-07-2013 18:01:04 | More by jordanmckell
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jmilo64

Maine

3.75/5  rDev -11.3%

04-07-2013 17:52:10 | More by jmilo64
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mrkinnex

Oregon

4.75/5  rDev +12.3%

04-07-2013 17:42:35 | More by mrkinnex
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Hopheadjeffery

Illinois

4.25/5  rDev +0.5%

04-07-2013 15:51:08 | More by Hopheadjeffery
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SStein

Belgium

4.25/5  rDev +0.5%

04-07-2013 08:43:12 | More by SStein
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Acuity

Michigan

4/5  rDev -5.4%

04-07-2013 06:57:20 | More by Acuity
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Zuidman

Illinois

4.25/5  rDev +0.5%

04-07-2013 05:35:27 | More by Zuidman
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KeyWestGator

Florida

4/5  rDev -5.4%

04-07-2013 02:44:55 | More by KeyWestGator
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dailyminefield

North Carolina

4/5  rDev -5.4%

04-07-2013 01:04:59 | More by dailyminefield
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BillHilly

Washington

4/5  rDev -5.4%

04-07-2013 00:49:14 | More by BillHilly
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wroywel

Massachusetts

3.75/5  rDev -11.3%

04-06-2013 21:36:43 | More by wroywel
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CATVDK

Maine

4.75/5  rDev +12.3%

04-06-2013 15:41:31 | More by CATVDK
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WinterisBrewing

Georgia

4.25/5  rDev +0.5%

04-06-2013 13:03:57 | More by WinterisBrewing
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DesertRat

North Carolina

4.91/5  rDev +16.1%
look: 4.75 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.75

A very unique DIPA. Very piney. Not very hop forward. Finishes smooth and surprising. I am currently under the influence of this 10.5+ abv masterpiece and WOW, I could not tell the alcohol while I was drinking it. Not a hop forward DIPA, which is what made this such a surprising beer. Very happy to have this beer. Will buy in a bomber soon.

Serving type: on-tap

04-06-2013 02:29:50 | More by DesertRat
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siddhartha

Colorado

3/5  rDev -29.1%

04-06-2013 01:18:10 | More by siddhartha
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mjw1200

Ohio

4.25/5  rDev +0.5%

04-05-2013 22:39:32 | More by mjw1200
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br3wmeister

Colorado

4/5  rDev -5.4%

04-05-2013 16:00:33 | More by br3wmeister
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gunpwdr

Virginia

4/5  rDev -5.4%

04-05-2013 02:32:09 | More by gunpwdr
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Jsmercer

North Carolina

4.75/5  rDev +12.3%

04-05-2013 01:29:13 | More by Jsmercer
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DavidRose

Kentucky

4/5  rDev -5.4%

04-05-2013 00:47:40 | More by DavidRose
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pvo

Virginia

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

Out of the bottle on 4/4/13, 2013 release. I've had these in previous years, and always try to get at least one per year.

Appearance: Dark amber, hazy.

Smell: hoppy, as one would expect.

Taste: Hoppy, but less biting due to the high ABV.

Mouthfeel: substantial, lasting.

Overall: thoroughly enjoyable. It's still identifiable as an IPA, has more flavor between the hops and alcohol than most DIPAs, and I really enjoy the citrus and floral notes that dominate the hop flavors.

Serving type: bottle

04-05-2013 00:25:47 | More by pvo
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trxxpaxxs

New York

3.69/5  rDev -12.8%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

Big thanks to quirkzoo for this bottle...

A: Pours a translucent apricot color with about a half finger of pure white head. The foam settles quickly, and there is only minimal lacing as it drinks.

S: The nose is big and boozy with a big malt backbone, a good amount of pine, and some mild grapefruit.

T: The beers starts out with a big burst of pine and grapefruit that totally blows up my palate. The malt in this beer comes on strong in the middle, and I'm a bit overwhelmed with alcohol. I know this beer is above 10%, but the boozy burn, the big hops, and the sweet malt are super intense. I'm actually a bit taken aback by how hot this beer is.

M: This is a full bodied beer. It's biting to start, sticky and oily in the middle, and super boozy in the back end. The flavors linger on the palate for quite some time.

O: I'm not overly impressed by this beer. It just seems to be too much. It's over the top hop up front, over the top abv, and it's way more malty than I would have wanted out of a DIPA. This is not going to make my favorites list. In fact, I don't see myself ever seeking this beer out again in the future. There are just way too many better DIPA option out there.

Serving type: bottle

04-04-2013 13:00:10 | More by trxxpaxxs
Maharaja from Avery Brewing Company
94 out of 100 based on 4,517 ratings.