Saturday, July 28, 2012

Avery The Maharaja ....

My Saturday night beer will be The Maharaja Imperial IPA from Avery Brewing Company.  The 1 pint, 6 ounce bottle shows 10.17% ABV and 102 IBUs.

This IPA poured with a medium, creamy colored head.  Beer color is a nice copper.  There is some very fine sediment moving around in the glass.  Medium aroma; mainly citrus with lemon, orange, grapefruit.  Aroma is not overpowering, just smooth, sweet and a hint of bite.  The taste hits you with some malt, followed quickly with citrus and a grapefruit-like bitterness.  Maybe a little pine.  Caramel.  Some sweetness.  Definite warmth from the higher alcohol.  Dry finish.  Leaves you with a dry, somewhat bitter aftertaste.  Nice Imperial IPA - maybe a little sweeter than most.

Avery Brewing Company
Boulder, Colorado

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