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Maharaja - Avery Brewing Company

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MaharajaMaharaja

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BA SCORE
94
outstanding

4,613 Ratings
THE BROS
97
world-class

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Ratings: 4,613
Reviews: 1,732
rAvg: 4.23
pDev: 10.64%
Wants: 244
Gots: 365 | 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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twenty5

Pennsylvania

4.25/5  rDev +0.5%

05-10-2013 14:36:39 | More by twenty5
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paulromeroii

California

3.75/5  rDev -11.3%

05-10-2013 06:37:29 | More by paulromeroii
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pknyc

New York

3.5/5  rDev -17.3%

05-10-2013 01:20:13 | More by pknyc
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LarryK

New York

3.18/5  rDev -24.8%

Had on tap last week at Third Avenue Ale House, and was substantially underwhelmed, given the high marks this brew has received. Like Waldos' Special Ale, this to me drank like a barleywine masquerading as a double IPA.

Appearance: Too deep an amber for a double IPA.

Smell: Almost no hop aroma, malty, sweet.

Taste: Sweet, cloying, malty, syrupy, hard to get down. Taste absolutely nothing like a double IPA and everything like a barleywine.

Mouthfeel: Ridiculously thick and viscous, hard to get down.

Overall: I'm not sure I've ever had anything I've been particularly wowed by from Avery -- was hoping this would change things, but it appears the search continues.

05-09-2013 18:31:04 | More by LarryK
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caguiar

New Hampshire

4/5  rDev -5.4%

05-09-2013 15:48:50 | More by caguiar
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Josiah2729

Tennessee

4.25/5  rDev +0.5%

05-09-2013 15:41:58 | More by Josiah2729
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ItalianHopHead203

Connecticut

4.75/5  rDev +12.3%

05-09-2013 14:31:58 | More by ItalianHopHead203
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Lledd

Massachusetts

4.16/5  rDev -1.7%

Even with a small pour there is a nice one finger head. Really beautiful, rich copper/orange color. Lots of webby lacing. Very attractive.

Wonderful caramel malt notes up front, slightly bready. The hops don't stand out in the nose. What's there is crisp and piney. The sweetness of this brew dominates the nose.

Wow the malts in this are outstanding. Bready, and caramel sweet. The hops finish the swallow with mostly bitter notes. Just a tad of astringency on the finish.

Mouth is creamy with soft and large carbonation. This is a thick brew which could be expected at 10.4%.

This is really a great beer. It's not as hoppy as you might expect for an ipa but its hoppy enough and very malty. I wouldn't mind having another one in the fridge.

05-09-2013 02:57:23 | More by Lledd
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elektronen

Montana

4.5/5  rDev +6.4%

05-09-2013 01:31:45 | More by elektronen
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Bitter_Echo

Michigan

3.75/5  rDev -11.3%

05-09-2013 01:26:58 | More by Bitter_Echo
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leftoverburrito

Oregon

3.5/5  rDev -17.3%

05-09-2013 01:02:25 | More by leftoverburrito
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ercxi

Alabama

4.25/5  rDev +0.5%

05-09-2013 00:07:55 | More by ercxi
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BrewmanCapote

Illinois

4.25/5  rDev +0.5%

05-08-2013 23:43:34 | More by BrewmanCapote
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Kilhd

Alabama

4.75/5  rDev +12.3%

05-08-2013 20:41:42 | More by Kilhd
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SirBentham

California

3.75/5  rDev -11.3%

05-08-2013 19:56:39 | More by SirBentham
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cwreay90

Texas

4.75/5  rDev +12.3%

05-08-2013 19:17:35 | More by cwreay90
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littlebeer

California

4.5/5  rDev +6.4%

05-08-2013 08:10:38 | More by littlebeer
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YogiBeer

Illinois

4.25/5  rDev +0.5%

05-08-2013 00:36:55 | More by YogiBeer
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Eriktheipaman

California

3.75/5  rDev -11.3%

05-08-2013 00:32:39 | More by Eriktheipaman
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cadaugherty

Illinois

4.25/5  rDev +0.5%

05-07-2013 23:55:57 | More by cadaugherty
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dalepryor

Kentucky

4.75/5  rDev +12.3%

05-07-2013 21:08:10 | More by dalepryor
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cnbrown313

Illinois

4.25/5  rDev +0.5%

05-07-2013 14:07:01 | More by cnbrown313
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deadliest

Texas

4.5/5  rDev +6.4%

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anticipation23

Wisconsin

4.5/5  rDev +6.4%

05-06-2013 21:44:29 | More by anticipation23
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diehl07

Ohio

4.25/5  rDev +0.5%

05-06-2013 20:10:50 | More by diehl07
Maharaja from Avery Brewing Company
94 out of 100 based on 4,613 ratings.