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RATINGS: 283   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.72/5   EST. CALORIES: 240   ABV: 8%
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Brazenly bitter. Dashingly dry-hopped. Raja is an audacious addition to our lengthy lineage of intrepid IPA’s. Hops for all! All for hops!

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   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
Darwenus (1196) - Virginia, USA - MAR 6, 2017
A fine double IPA, but I had Avery’s Maharaja first, and I can’t help but think of this as sort of a session version of that delicious IPA. Raja pours cloudy yellow with average head and light carbonation. Like Maharaja, the aroma is maltier than I expect from a double IPA. But it’s a delicious aroma, with fruit and citrus tanginess behind the buttery richness. The flavor is rich and smooth and tasty, with the juicy IPA qualities working with, rather than drowning, the smooth malt. This beer doesn’t benefit from the branding, which forces Avery fans to compare it to the far superior Maharaja. But it stands on it’s own, and it’s a fine beer.


3.8
Foffern (2145) - Bodø, NORWAY - FEB 9, 2018
Can at home. Pours a slightly hazy amber colour with an off-white head. Aroma of orange peel, mango, pineapple, dry grass, hay, grapefruit and pine. Hint of pepper. More grass, pine and grapefruit in the flavour. Dry ending. Has a slick and soft mouth feel, medium to full body and a heavy bitterness. Fruity and hoppy IIPA.

4.3
Cybercat (6584) - Georgia, USA - JAN 29, 2018
Pours slightly hazy amber with a thick and fairly persistent eggshell head. Aroma offers tart and sweet orange and grapefruit, piney hops, and an undernote of raw malt. Flavor is boldly hoppy and citrusy - piney and bitter, tangy orange and grapefruit, fresh malt providing a base. Mouthfeel delivers firm body and lively fizz. Fit for a Raja!

4.2
Majek (937) - Ząbki, POLAND - DEC 22, 2017
UPDATED: DEC 25, 2017 One of the best double IPA I've drank. Perfectly balanced and refreshing with long duration fruity bitter aftertaste. Great beer

3.6
CraftBeerNick (3225) - London Town, Greater London, ENGLAND - NOV 30, 2017
Can at home, 30th November 17. Pours almost clear orange. Aroma is soapy, citrus. Taste is lemony, slight sour, bitter, where are the hops? It's a nice drink, not a great dipa

3.5
erikaraeb (326) - Edinburgh, SCOTLAND - NOV 23, 2017
Lots of lemon and a bit of pine with a bite of bitterness at the end from the dry hop. Creamy mouthfeel. Golden yellow in color.

3.5
ironcontra (507) - ATL, Georgia, USA - NOV 12, 2017
Really lemony and bitter, interesting thing here is I almost get a bit of cumin in there but it my be a psychosomatic association

3.6
daje (4554) - NORWAY - NOV 4, 2017
Can at Hopyard, november 11th 2016. Clear golden body with a big white head. Aroma ps piney with citrus and caramel. Resinous taste, pine, strong bitterness. A solid fruity ipa.

3.3
Patrickctenchi (6867) - Cox’s Knob, columbus, Indiana, USA - NOV 3, 2017
Can: ...a GUSHER....possibly attributed to shrubber85's ingrained European Driving skills whilst bringing it to my doorstep. (oh, it was cloudy yellow in appearance.) Grapefruit, tangerine, bready aroma. Slightly sour, grapefruit, lemon/orange.....some peel in the taste..... Pretty malty.... Ok......

3.2
ffaoe (1117) - Moorestown, New Jersey, USA - OCT 16, 2017
citrusy, light pine aromas. gold with faint hazy, with nice long lasting head. taste is balanced with nice underlying malt notes against citrus, faint pine notes

3.2
cfrancis (3712) - Ottawa, Ontario, CANADA - SEP 21, 2017
Pours light yellow with a small white foam. Aroma is pineapple, tangerine and lemon. Taste is moderate citrus, pineapple and tangerine zest with moderate bitterness. I was expecting more out of this.


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