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Maharaja - Avery Brewing Company

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MaharajaMaharaja

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BA SCORE
94
outstanding

4,517 Ratings
THE BROS
97
world-class

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Ratings: 4,517
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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obrike

Texas

4.54/5  rDev +7.3%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

Updated review...batch 13, March 2011.

My god! Just incredible! I could just look at this in my pint glass, or goblet, all day. Incredible looking dark orange and a huge fluffy head.

The smell of this beer has got to be one of the best scents in the world. i would market it as an air freshner. Tropical fruits, a lot of cantaloupe...some pine...hits you in the face and does not apologize.

So tasty...strong citrus hops, melon, orange, mango, pineapple...all swirling together to make your tongue and mouth beg for more.

I would drink all day, but the high alcohol limits the drinkability. Still, one of the best DIPAs I've had the pleasure of drinking.

One of my favs for sure!

Serving type: bottle

03-21-2011 01:30:21 | More by obrike
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allstar255

California

4.25/5  rDev +0.5%

05-09-2014 02:12:24 | More by allstar255
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dt_gbpackersfan

Missouri

4.25/5  rDev +0.5%

06-24-2013 01:17:38 | More by dt_gbpackersfan
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mrchrisray

New York

4.25/5  rDev +0.5%

09-17-2013 20:26:32 | More by mrchrisray
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BierReise

Florida

4.25/5  rDev +0.5%
look: 4 | smell: 5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

22oz Bomber $7.25. Bottled in 2005. This is god damn delicious. Some shade of amber and clear.Thick clinging head. Sweet fruity citrus hop aromas with notes of peaches, oranges, pine and tropical fruits of delight. Doughy aromas from malt also add to the pleasure. Body is full, syrupy and slightly sticky. Lots of bitterness in the flavor from start to finish. Sweet and super hoppy. Alcohol well hidden. Overall pretty much in line with most other good Imperial IPA's.

Serving type: bottle

04-16-2005 02:46:19 | More by BierReise
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photomike

California

4/5  rDev -5.4%

12-14-2011 18:42:45 | More by photomike
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dgallina

Georgia

3.08/5  rDev -27.2%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3

1 pint, 6 fluid ounce brown bomber "bottled in Feb 2006 batch 3."

Very clear dark orange with half-inch of creamy white head, thin sticky lacing. Strong sweet grapefruit hops and grain on the nose; not much else gets through. Lots of grapefruit-tasting hops intertwined with chewy sweet biscuit malts; very strong dry and bitter hop finish. Thick oily body with lazy carbonation.

I found this one exceedingly boring and difficult to finish. A typical over-the-top over-hopped American IPA IMHO.

Serving type: bottle

07-09-2006 23:30:36 | More by dgallina
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leprakhan

California

4/5  rDev -5.4%

12-30-2011 08:58:42 | More by leprakhan
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AwYeh

Ohio

3.8/5  rDev -10.2%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

22oz bottle from Spring 2012; thanks to madvermin for picking this up to share.

A: Pours a clear, golden amber color, with two fingers of frothy off-white head.

S: Sweet bready and caramel malts are most noticeable here, complemented by sweet citrus and piny hops.

T: Big doses of dank, resiny pine hops and fresh grapefruit control things here. While malts dominated the smell, here they provide balance and body, and do that job quite well.

M: Thick, syrupy, and sticky, with a bit of alcohol heat remaining on the finish.

O: Solid DIPA; I like the stickiness and prevalence of pine hops. Looking forward to my next glass.

Serving type: bottle

08-05-2012 19:13:27 | More by AwYeh
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billhelm

Minnesota

4/5  rDev -5.4%

03-25-2014 16:28:30 | More by billhelm
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Jslay013

Massachusetts

4.5/5  rDev +6.4%

02-17-2014 18:47:03 | More by Jslay013
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Thishops4u

Kansas

5/5  rDev +18.2%

06-11-2013 21:36:15 | More by Thishops4u
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SuperHop18

Massachusetts

4.5/5  rDev +6.4%

07-21-2014 03:07:25 | More by SuperHop18
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mwa423

Ohio

4.78/5  rDev +13%
look: 4.5 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 4

A - Clear golden with a solid finger of frothy head.

S - Citrusy hop aroma that fills the nose. From aroma alone you know it will be a hop bomb

T - Strong hoppy flavor with a sweet malt bote to chase. A bit of alcohol burn but very pleasant.

M/D - Mouthfeel is very pleasant especially considering the abv and hops. Drinkability is a 4 but that's as good as you can get for this much of an ass kicking beer.

Serving type: on-tap

04-02-2010 03:09:01 | More by mwa423
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Kaydogg

Pennsylvania

4/5  rDev -5.4%

12-08-2011 15:22:21 | More by Kaydogg
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clay23

New York

4/5  rDev -5.4%

10-03-2013 21:28:41 | More by clay23
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mrcraft

California

4/5  rDev -5.4%

06-22-2014 21:23:22 | More by mrcraft
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GOBLIN

Ohio

4/5  rDev -5.4%

03-25-2014 14:05:38 | More by GOBLIN
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maDUECEgunner

Minnesota

4.25/5  rDev +0.5%

05-03-2014 01:45:45 | More by maDUECEgunner
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ultralarry2006

Illinois

4/5  rDev -5.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Poured from 22 oz. bomber. Two finger tan head recedes to surface skim that lingered. Some scant lacing, but not a lot. Color was a clear orange-copper-amber.

Aroma - piney hops, and piney hops ! Hint of bready malt. Some alcohol astringency.

Taste - as promised by aroma. Piney hops upfront and center, they dominate this whole thing. The middle gives a slight taste of the malt , bready and tea-like. Alcohol warmth. Finishing with of course, piney hops. Aftertaste of lemony tea.

Mouthfeel - full, alcohol warm, with moderate carbonation.

Drinkabilty - goes down fairly easy. This is a very good beer, but high abv limits it to one 22 oz. bomber ( 2 x 12 oz. equivalent ) per session ( maybe two 22 oz 'ers, if you're not driving, or do not have to get up early ).

Serving type: bottle

05-09-2006 16:46:58 | More by ultralarry2006
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rpstevens

New Hampshire

3.75/5  rDev -11.3%

08-08-2012 21:40:37 | More by rpstevens
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Hopswagger

South Carolina

4.21/5  rDev -0.5%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

P: Crystal clear orange copper body with minimal head. Webbed stairs of lacing.

S: Malt heaven opened up and bestowed its sweet goodness in the form of an IPA.

T/M: Robust toasted caramel malts, super sweet backed by a pungent pine resin that aggressively coats the palate. Wood essence and crisp bitters deliver a rustic flare that marries well with the intense malt base. Orange oil and citrus round out the after bite of this giant. Sticky syrupy body with aggressive carbonation. Finishes semi dry and delivers great citrus and pine bitterness.

O: A fantastic BIG beer that delivers everything you want in a DIPA. I almost overlooked this when choosing my beer but glad I didn't. Another hit from Avery.

Serving type: on-tap

04-21-2013 02:04:36 | More by Hopswagger
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HopBrain

New Jersey

4.75/5  rDev +12.3%

08-13-2013 13:41:08 | More by HopBrain
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Travcofarms

Pennsylvania

5/5  rDev +18.2%

02-14-2013 12:09:00 | More by Travcofarms
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alienlifeforcecube

Massachusetts

4/5  rDev -5.4%

03-16-2013 06:40:54 | More by alienlifeforcecube
Maharaja from Avery Brewing Company
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