Maharaja - Avery Brewing Company
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4.91/5 rDev +16.1%
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.
04-06-2013 02:29:50 | More by DesertRat
5/5 rDev +18.2%
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.
04-05-2013 00:25:47 | More by pvo
3.69/5 rDev -12.8%
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.
04-04-2013 13:00:10 | More by trxxpaxxs
5/5 rDev +18.2%
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.
04-04-2013 04:16:39 | More by PaulieNumbers
Maharaja from Avery Brewing Company
94 out of 100 based on 4,613 ratings.