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Maharaja - Avery Brewing Company

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MaharajaMaharaja

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BA SCORE
94
outstanding

4,642 Ratings
THE BROS
97
world-class

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Ratings: 4,642
Reviews: 1,733
rAvg: 4.23
pDev: 10.64%
Wants: 249
Gots: 380 | FT: 6
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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deadonhisfeet

Kentucky

4.05/5  rDev -4.3%

Poured from a growler into a Goose Island tulip. The pour is an amber-apricot color, dark for an Imperial IPA, and has a bit of haze. The head is fine, about a finger thick, and is an eggshell white. I could smell this one the moment I opened the cap on the growler. Big notes of over-ripe peaches and grapefruit hit me smack in the nose. It's fruity, sweet, and a little bit resiny.

Medium-full body and a big creamy feel. The flavor is exceptionally well-balanced with big, malty flavors of toast and marmalade up front followed by hops that accentuate, not over-ride, the maltiness. This beer is sweet, but not cloying, syrupy, or medicinal. The hops add spiciness and fruitiness. The finish has just a hint of booziness, but not nearly enough to suggest that it really carries a hefty 10.4% ABV. Very drinkable for such a robust representative of the style.

Another Beer of Fame off my list. Definitely glad I waited to get this one on tap. Still, I wonder if it isn't a little bit past its prime. I expected something much more hop-forward.

05-15-2013 01:25:51 | More by deadonhisfeet
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MeisterMayhem

Colorado

4.25/5  rDev +0.5%

05-14-2013 23:59:57 | More by MeisterMayhem
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rainfairy

California

4.75/5  rDev +12.3%

05-14-2013 20:54:11 | More by rainfairy
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h0ppster

Texas

4/5  rDev -5.4%

05-14-2013 17:49:53 | More by h0ppster
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earlholman

District of Columbia

3.75/5  rDev -11.3%

05-14-2013 13:27:35 | More by earlholman
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jkoch7

Ohio

4.75/5  rDev +12.3%

05-13-2013 22:52:01 | More by jkoch7
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bmurray10

Texas

4/5  rDev -5.4%

05-13-2013 21:48:20 | More by bmurray10
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Absolut

California

4/5  rDev -5.4%

05-13-2013 18:05:18 | More by Absolut
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Bonko_the_sane

North Carolina

4.25/5  rDev +0.5%

05-13-2013 16:47:09 | More by Bonko_the_sane
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shigg85

Japan

4.75/5  rDev +12.3%

05-13-2013 15:34:18 | More by shigg85
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IPAFan521

Illinois

4.75/5  rDev +12.3%

05-13-2013 12:59:18 | More by IPAFan521
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kemoarps

Washington

4.19/5  rDev -0.9%

Rich clean clear amber. Deep amber, with almost a ruby tint to it. Good little white head. decent retention and minor lacing.

Nose pops hops primarily. there's some pine, some spice, some soap almost? I can't quite pin down the malts, but there's a distinct sweetness to it.

Spoiler alert: this is tasty, and presents mostly hops.
The intro is woven together with the toffee sweet malts and citrusy hops. the next wave i get is almost like a well made gingersnap: the sweetness remains, but instead of what I usually think of as hop spiceness, there's almost a cinnamon/alspice spiciness. Different. Enjoyable.

The citrus hops linger , and the alcohol catches up eventually. More in flavour than in feel.
An interesting take on the DIPA. I enjoy it for its components, but find it to be more of a slow sipper than many other similar brews. That's not necessarily a bad thing. Maybe it's just more apparent to me at the moment as I am quite thirsty.
Definitely one to drink, if you can get your hands on it. A tasty, if slightly unique example, and solid entry to a very popular style

05-13-2013 06:52:50 | More by kemoarps
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ajzy

Wisconsin

5/5  rDev +18.2%

05-13-2013 00:28:47 | More by ajzy
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TMoney2591

Illinois

3.76/5  rDev -11.1%

Served in a chalice at WhirlyBall - Vernon Hills.

Been a while since I last visited the old Raja; let's see what he's up to today, shall we? This stuff pours a clear sunset amber topped by a half-finger of off-cream foam. The nose comprises ruby red grapefruit rind, light leek, orange peel, pine resin, and plenty of toffee. The taste brings in more of the same, with a heavier influence of grapefruit and pine, a more caramel-y tone in the backbone, and some grass tossed in for good measure. The body is a solid medium, with a light moderate carbonation and a drying finish. Overall, a fine and dandy hop bomb, indeed.

05-13-2013 00:28:39 | More by TMoney2591
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Molson2000

Ontario (Canada)

4.5/5  rDev +6.4%

05-12-2013 22:43:48 | More by Molson2000
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Tiernan

Texas

5/5  rDev +18.2%

05-12-2013 21:54:06 | More by Tiernan
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ipas-for-life

Virginia

4/5  rDev -5.4%

05-12-2013 15:58:51 | More by ipas-for-life
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SFACRKnight

Colorado

3.75/5  rDev -11.3%

05-12-2013 12:48:56 | More by SFACRKnight
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G-Hawk

Colorado

4.5/5  rDev +6.4%

05-12-2013 03:14:19 | More by G-Hawk
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MinorThreat

Nebraska

4/5  rDev -5.4%

05-11-2013 21:12:55 | More by MinorThreat
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mwz5021

Pennsylvania

4.25/5  rDev +0.5%

05-11-2013 17:10:42 | More by mwz5021
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PhillyStyle

Georgia

4.5/5  rDev +6.4%

05-11-2013 14:42:56 | More by PhillyStyle
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AnitaBrewski

Massachusetts

4/5  rDev -5.4%

05-11-2013 02:41:33 | More by AnitaBrewski
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Number3red

Pennsylvania

4.25/5  rDev +0.5%

05-11-2013 01:25:13 | More by Number3red
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Ranz

Texas

4.25/5  rDev +0.5%

05-11-2013 00:56:05 | More by Ranz
Maharaja from Avery Brewing Company
94 out of 100 based on 4,642 ratings.