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Maharaja - Avery Brewing Company

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MaharajaMaharaja

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BA SCORE
94
outstanding

4,547 Ratings
THE BROS
97
world-class

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Ratings: 4,547
Reviews: 1,727
rAvg: 4.23
pDev: 10.4%
Wants: 242
Gots: 343 | 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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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%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

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.

Serving type: bottle

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
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spoony

Colorado

4.34/5  rDev +2.6%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

From a 650 ml bottle (Batch 17, Release 2013) into a globe glass.

A-A normal pour produces a nice looking copper/caramel/amber colored beer. The brew is mostly clear with a few chunky bubbles. The head is thin, a thick cap really, and off-white. No lacing.

S-The smell is big and bold. I detect soapy bitterness, grapefruit, peppery spice, pineapple, pine, and quite a bit of fruity, warming alcohol. The scent is intense and biting.

T-The taste, while also huge and brash, is more earthy and dank. There is a lot of peppery spice and bitter, herbal hops. The alcohol is very noticeable, and it gives a nice touch of fruit and warmth. The malts also come through with a little bread dough and caramel. The hoppy finish is one of the longest I have ever experienced.

M-The feel is medium body with an oily character and fine, lightly prickly carbonation.

O-I don't know if I actually like this beer as much as some of the more nuanced IIPAs out there, but I give credit where it is due, and if you like big, bold, in-your-face flavors, credit is due here. Somehow, the malts and fruity alcohol amplify the hoppy bitterness, and while the whole thing can be a bit much, but if you're buying this beer, you probably know what you are getting into.

Serving type: bottle

04-26-2013 00:59:27 | More by spoony
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Hopheadhiker

New York

4.25/5  rDev +0.5%

04-25-2013 19:55:10 | More by Hopheadhiker
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BeerMeBrah

Florida

4.25/5  rDev +0.5%

04-25-2013 18:54:16 | More by BeerMeBrah
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MrBuckHigh

Ohio

4.5/5  rDev +6.4%

04-25-2013 16:34:15 | More by MrBuckHigh
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LSx

California

4.5/5  rDev +6.4%

04-25-2013 04:39:28 | More by LSx
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Tim

Pennsylvania

4.75/5  rDev +12.3%

04-25-2013 00:40:23 | More by Tim
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PopnLoads

Illinois

3.75/5  rDev -11.3%

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unclejazz

New York

2.75/5  rDev -35%

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incubuscience

Illinois

3.5/5  rDev -17.3%

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EvoJoe

North Carolina

4/5  rDev -5.4%

04-22-2013 16:40:59 | More by EvoJoe
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joeseppy

Illinois

4.46/5  rDev +5.4%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.75

Big cascading effervescence with a one inch head that resembles the thickness of my shaving foam. Deep golden amber with ruby hues in the sunlight. Severe lacing.

As far as aroma, not much happening. Faint wafts of sweet grapefruit and hops.

Wowza, wowza, wowza....what a IIPA bonanza! Deep malt backing that supports a muddled sweet mellifluous tropical fruit rush. Guava, papaya, mango and grapefruit. I also imagine myself sucking on a hop bud.

Low carbonation, resinous, sticky, chewy deliciousness.

A tremendously tremendous IIPA holding true to form. This is like squeezing a grapefruit right into your mouth. This is one you can crush. I say amen to this this sir.

Serving type: bottle

04-21-2013 22:54:47 | More by joeseppy
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North Carolina

4.75/5  rDev +12.3%

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Pennsylvania

4.75/5  rDev +12.3%

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Blaze5445

Pennsylvania

3.75/5  rDev -11.3%

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Texas

4.25/5  rDev +0.5%

04-21-2013 13:35:30 | More by Ford
Maharaja from Avery Brewing Company
94 out of 100 based on 4,547 ratings.