Avery The Maharaja Imperial India Pale Ale

Well, imagine that here I am with a beer that is actually available in TX and can still be found fresh. This beer is priced quite well for what you get. 8 bucks and some change and you get one of the best Imperial IPA’s available in TX. Easily obtainable at any “better” beer store I would imagine as well. This beer is well known for its overabundance of hops and packs a mean punch while you drink it. A hefty 10.54% abv is tagged along with the 102 IBU’s of hop juice.

Avery brewing hails from Boulder, Co and is quite a well-known brewer for many good reasons. Too many to list right now though, you’ll just have to find out for yourself.

The beer pours a nice dark amber color and has a nice creamy head that dissipates fast into a ring of froth. The hops literally jump out of your glass and coat your nose with citrus, pot, and sticky, danky hops. Even though the high abv is there you wouldn’t even know if you smelled the beer casually.

Onto the good stuff now. The very nice thickness for an Imperial IPA and incredibly smooth on the palate. Once you swallow it’s everything you smelled but, in your mouth. Ridiculously hoppy with flavors of bright citrus and pot with very nice hop bitterness. No alcohol burn on the way down at all but, after a few sips, you sure can feel it. If this stuff was available year-round and fresh I’d definitely need a sponsor for all the beer I would be drinking.

Overall if you’re a hophead and you haven’t tried this beer, I’d suggest rethinking your title as a hophead. Great beer, great price, and an even better hop experience. Go buy it now while it’s still fresh, it’s been out for about 3-4 weeks now.

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