Avery Brewing Co. Maharaja (2019) – American Double / Imperial IPA at 10% ABV | 102[?] IBU

Avery Brewing Co. Maharaja (2019) American Double / Imperial IPA at 10% ABV | 102[?] IBU (US$4.29 at Specs Main Houston, 355 ml, packaged on 2-Jan-2019, acquired 3-Mar-2019, reviewed 2-Apr-2019)

Appearance: hazy pale amber with three fingers of loose ivory head diminishing gradually to a persistent cap, moderate soapy lacing. (4/5) Aroma: citrus, caramel, pine, stone fruit, earth. (8/10) Taste: moderate-high sweet, high bitter. (8/10) Palate: medium-full slightly oily body, moderate carbonation, lingering and building bitter and warming finish. (4/5)

I think I prefer this vintage just slightly over the last time I had it, a couple of years ago. Despite the age at the time of tasting being nearly identical, it seems to be in better condition, both a bit fresher and with better head retention and lacing. A boozy big malt beast, to be sure, but enjoyable. (16/20)

8/10 #ryansbooze ryansbooze.com

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