Style: Imperial IPA
ABV: 10.2 IBU: 102
Avery Brewing Company Maharaja
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What the brewers say
Much like its namesake, this imperial IPA is regal, intense, and mighty. With hops and malts as his servants, he rules both with a heavy hand. The Maharaja flaunts his authority over a deranged amount of hops: tangy, vibrant, and pungent along with an insane amount of malted barley—fashioning a dark amber hue and exquisite malt essence.
What our panel thought
Aroma: “Citrus, orange, grapefruit but with a supporting caramel sweetness and notes of honey. Slight alcohol sweetness.”
Flavor: “Sweeter and hotter, liked the citrus, liked the lemon. Nice sweetness from honey followed by citrus and lemon zest notes. Could have used a little less malt sweetness. Clean finish with good bitterness.”
Overall: “Doesn’t hide its alcohol but uses it to support the big citrus hops profile. Balanced with some malt sweetness. Very tasty. Surprisingly smooth for the level of alcohol in it.”
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