Maharaja - Avery Brewing Company
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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
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
Maharaja from Avery Brewing Company
94 out of 100 based on 4,613 ratings.