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Old 10-15-2007, 02:55 AM   #11
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Had it, thought it was pretty good, but there are others I would choose over it. Avery use Magnum, Crystal, Centennial and Simcoe hops in the Maharaja, not noble hops. Using a lot of noble or low alpha acid hop varieties would not work in an imperial IPA.



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Old 10-15-2007, 11:45 AM   #12
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Yeah, I tasted it and it seemed floral and citrusy to me, not sure about the hops being all noble hops...


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Old 10-15-2007, 12:58 PM   #13
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VERY good beer. I had a few at the GABF with Adam. I also took a 22 oz bottle of Avery Fourteen I won as an award for a competition Adam signed. In Denver I shared the bottle with him and he re-signed it. Cool!

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Old 10-15-2007, 01:04 PM   #14
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I've had The Maharaja from the 22 and on draft, and loved it in both cases. It was very hoppy with a good maltiness behind the hops, but not too sweet. Nice crisp, fruity flavor and plenty of bitterness. Didn't know it was a seasonal - you might want to keep in mind that the hop flavor may have diminished if it's been on the shelf for a few months.

I had Avery's The Kaiser Imperial Oktoberfest a couple weeks ago. Another wonderful beer!
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Old 10-19-2007, 04:20 PM   #15
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I second The Kaiser. One of the best Oktoberfests I've had.

Beerrific, you can find a lot of Avery's brews at Sweetwater Package Store off Peachtree Industrial in Duluth. They have one of the best selections I've found. They just got Sam Adam's Imperial Pilsner in as well which is an outstanding brew, IMO.
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Old 10-19-2007, 04:30 PM   #16
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I second The Kaiser. One of the best Oktoberfests I've had.

Beerrific, you can find a lot of Avery's brews at Sweetwater Package Store off Peachtree Industrial in Duluth. They have one of the best selections I've found. They just got Sam Adam's Imperial Pilsner in as well which is an outstanding brew, IMO.
Ah, I have never been there, I will have to check it out. Greens says that they have everything distributed in Georgia (might be covered in dust but they have it). I have seen it there but haven't gotten back to buy.

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Well, I finally found a bottle. Didn't really like it too much. Too sweet, hard to drink. Oh well...
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Old 11-05-2007, 05:30 AM   #18
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I really enjoy the Avery Maharaja. A little on the hoppy side but overall I think its a good beer. Just 1 will do ya.
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If you want to go obscenely hoppy without all the malt, try Sam Adam's Imperial Pilsner. It's 10 bucks for a 4 pack and I die a little every time I buy one. I've gotten 3 so far and swear I'm going to keep a 4 pack for a few months, but it doesnt last. When it gets down to Redhook's Blonde and the Imperial Pilsner, the Pilsner wins every time. heh.
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Well, I finally found a bottle. Didn't really like it too much. Too sweet, hard to drink. Oh well...
Watch for that layer of dust, especially on an IIPA. I had a Ska Brewing Decadence some time back that must have been sitting for months - it tasted like a decent Bitter, not an American IIPA at all. Try one again next year when you know it's fresh.


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