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Maharaja - Avery Brewing Company

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MaharajaMaharaja

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BA SCORE
94
outstanding

4,513 Ratings
THE BROS
97
world-class

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Ratings: 4,513
Reviews: 1,725
rAvg: 4.23
pDev: 10.4%
Wants: 242
Gots: 332 | FT: 9
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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Florida

4.25/5  rDev +0.5%

04-19-2013 00:34:09 | More by Bromine
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Connecticut

4.25/5  rDev +0.5%

04-18-2013 22:05:15 | More by Teddy-Pickles
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thedoubler55

New Jersey

4.05/5  rDev -4.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

A: A hazy golden orange with a dark tint to it as well, had a very small head at the top that left a bit of lacing around the glass.

S: The nose is very fruity, lots of tropical fruit and brown sugar. The hops and malts are very present and slight hint of caramel on the tail end.

T: The tropical fruit is very present as it was on the nose, the taste is somewhat boozie with the fruit and sweetness throughout.

M: Medium carbonation, and a nice stickyness to this one as well.

O: Lots of booze with this beer, but I enjoyed it anyway a very good brew by Avery.

Serving type: on-tap

04-17-2013 20:50:49 | More by thedoubler55
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darksunshaman

Ohio

3.14/5  rDev -25.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 2.75 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

I was let down by what I think is best described as the body of this. I think I was expecting more of a fullness rather than a distinct and almost overwhelming booziness. As far as hoppiness, I like a much more bitter IPA then this. To me the bitterness was almost overwhelmed by the alcohol. I also tend to like more carbonation in my I DIPA, the mouthfeel of this was definitely short of what I was wanting. I think now, my standards for DIPA / IIPA are Alchemy Hour / Leviathan respectively. As much as I love Avery IPA in a can, this just falls disappointingly flat for me. Wouldn't recommend.

Serving type: bottle

04-16-2013 08:59:18 | More by darksunshaman
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nollie77

Ohio

3.75/5  rDev -11.3%

04-16-2013 04:11:51 | More by nollie77
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South Carolina

4.25/5  rDev +0.5%

04-16-2013 03:52:31 | More by FUwolfpacker
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prlykens

Colorado

4/5  rDev -5.4%

04-16-2013 03:34:06 | More by prlykens
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Hoppy_McMalt

Washington

4.25/5  rDev +0.5%

04-16-2013 03:00:10 | More by Hoppy_McMalt
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TychoNDC

New York

4.25/5  rDev +0.5%

04-15-2013 17:41:46 | More by TychoNDC
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NastyNate11

North Carolina

4/5  rDev -5.4%

04-15-2013 03:45:00 | More by NastyNate11
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ranksuds

Wisconsin

5/5  rDev +18.2%

04-15-2013 03:04:52 | More by ranksuds
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juliusseizure

New York

4.25/5  rDev +0.5%

04-15-2013 01:21:27 | More by juliusseizure
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Oakenator

Pennsylvania

4.5/5  rDev +6.4%

04-15-2013 00:31:58 | More by Oakenator
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NinetyNineBottles

Florida

4.5/5  rDev +6.4%

04-14-2013 23:12:54 | More by NinetyNineBottles
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aslamm75

Indiana

4/5  rDev -5.4%

04-14-2013 21:45:34 | More by aslamm75
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olafphysics

Illinois

4.25/5  rDev +0.5%

04-14-2013 20:45:10 | More by olafphysics
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dcbeers

District of Columbia

4.5/5  rDev +6.4%

04-14-2013 02:55:07 | More by dcbeers
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MissMeg

Colorado

4.5/5  rDev +6.4%

04-13-2013 18:55:44 | More by MissMeg
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Skott1123

Ohio

5/5  rDev +18.2%

04-13-2013 18:54:06 | More by Skott1123
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Cdunk11

Pennsylvania

4.25/5  rDev +0.5%

04-12-2013 23:36:29 | More by Cdunk11
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NiceTaps

New Jersey

4.11/5  rDev -2.8%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

On tap in a stemmed tulip glass.

A- This batch is not dark amber at all, but a nice looking hazy orange-gold color with a tan head that slowly fades but holds on and leaves some lacing. It's jumping with bubbles,too.

S- There is some citrus/grapefruit aroma but I pick up mostly tropical fruit notes like mango and pineapple. There are also notes of pine and strong caramel malts, sweet malts at that.

T- The citrus/tropical fruit, pine, and caramel malts all shine. There is a strong presence of sweetness from the malts and the high abv for sure.

M-Nice carbonation, some slick pine resin, sweet. The malts and 10.4% abv combine for a sweetness that tempers the hops.

O-As much as want to love this beer, the sweet alcohol character is a bit of a stumble for me. Not bad.

Serving type: on-tap

04-12-2013 20:56:46 | More by NiceTaps
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North Carolina

4.5/5  rDev +6.4%

04-12-2013 19:11:18 | More by G_Rod
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Colorado

4.75/5  rDev +12.3%

04-12-2013 17:16:42 | More by Prospero
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clord717

Connecticut

3/5  rDev -29.1%

04-12-2013 15:01:19 | More by clord717
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Maryland

4.75/5  rDev +12.3%

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Maharaja from Avery Brewing Company
94 out of 100 based on 4,513 ratings.