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Maharaja - Avery Brewing Company

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MaharajaMaharaja

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BA SCORE
94
outstanding

4,484 Ratings
THE BROS
97
world-class

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Ratings: 4,484
Reviews: 1,724
rAvg: 4.23
pDev: 10.4%
Wants: 238
Gots: 325 | FT: 8
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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Heavy-G

Massachusetts

4.5/5  rDev +6.4%

03-25-2013 18:27:25 | More by Heavy-G
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bigbeers84

Minnesota

4.5/5  rDev +6.4%

03-25-2013 06:53:31 | More by bigbeers84
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Beezee

Illinois

4.75/5  rDev +12.3%

03-25-2013 04:34:20 | More by Beezee
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YieldToNothing

New York

4.75/5  rDev +12.3%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.75

bomber poured into a duvel tulip
pours a beautiful dark copper with a foamy head of about an inch. smells like a DIPA should, grapefruit dominates the nose..in a really good way. very hoppy, but not in a way than ruins the experience. perfect example of the style and i'd deifinitely go back to this beer. excellent, just excellent.

wish i could find this in a smaller serving, but i have no problems with a bomber, this is delicious.

Serving type: bottle

03-25-2013 03:59:58 | More by YieldToNothing
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hoppymcgee

Connecticut

4.25/5  rDev +0.5%

03-25-2013 03:54:11 | More by hoppymcgee
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drgonzo2k2

California

4/5  rDev -5.4%

03-25-2013 00:58:57 | More by drgonzo2k2
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campfirebrew

New York

4/5  rDev -5.4%

03-24-2013 21:49:03 | More by campfirebrew
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Sparky44

Illinois

4/5  rDev -5.4%

03-24-2013 21:07:57 | More by Sparky44
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brheuer

New Jersey

4/5  rDev -5.4%

03-24-2013 16:17:54 | More by brheuer
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420drinker

Georgia

3.75/5  rDev -11.3%

03-24-2013 15:14:33 | More by 420drinker
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Punisher

Missouri

4/5  rDev -5.4%

03-24-2013 14:59:26 | More by Punisher
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jmccullough108

Missouri

3/5  rDev -29.1%

03-24-2013 02:49:47 | More by jmccullough108
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Eaglefan344

Missouri

4.25/5  rDev +0.5%

03-24-2013 02:27:25 | More by Eaglefan344
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eryclites

California

5/5  rDev +18.2%

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mcp369

North Carolina

4.75/5  rDev +12.3%

03-23-2013 19:22:16 | More by mcp369
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rringler

California

4.28/5  rDev +1.2%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

A: Very clear medium copper color, pours with about 3/4 of a finger of off-white head, composed of small/medium bubbles. Leaves behind lots of great lacing.

S: Starts a little fruity, with lots of solid malts to back it up. Not an overly bitter/hoppy smell.

T: Less fruity then it smells, but perhaps even maltier; the taste is dominated by sweet, caramely malts. Somewhat mild hop finish, which I suppose shouldn't be surprising given the smell. Never would have guessed that this is 10.4% abv. I've had 6-7% abv beers that have more dry alcohol taste than this brew.

M: Pretty full bodied; a bit bigger, thicker, and heavier than most IPAs. Carbonation is very good.

O: Malt lovers' beer, sort of like Lagunitas Copper. Claims 102 IBUs, but I'm not really sure I believe that. While it's nowhere near as hoppy as a decent west coast IPA, that's not necessarily a bad thing. It's a rich, malty beer that non-hopheads might find more enjoyable. It also packs a punch at 10.4% abv.

Serving type: bottle

03-23-2013 05:22:55 | More by rringler
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bostonryan

Massachusetts

4/5  rDev -5.4%

03-23-2013 03:43:24 | More by bostonryan
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CasanovaCummins

Nevada

4.25/5  rDev +0.5%

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freewill35

Indiana

4.25/5  rDev +0.5%

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DrStiffington

New Jersey

4.5/5  rDev +6.4%

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smbslt

Illinois

4.75/5  rDev +12.3%

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kodt

Illinois

3.75/5  rDev -11.3%

03-22-2013 02:39:26 | More by kodt
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NYSPHophead

New York

4.75/5  rDev +12.3%

03-21-2013 16:01:57 | More by NYSPHophead
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shep8821

Ohio

4.25/5  rDev +0.5%

03-21-2013 13:36:39 | More by shep8821
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mcsauter82

New Jersey

4.5/5  rDev +6.4%

03-21-2013 10:06:04 | More by mcsauter82
Maharaja from Avery Brewing Company
94 out of 100 based on 4,484 ratings.