Raja

Colorado
United States
Avery Beer Raja Double IPA
Judges Ratings 
1 Review
86
Aroma:
20 / 24
Flavor:
36 / 40
Appearance:
5 / 6
Mouthfeel:
8 / 10
Overall Impression:
17 / 20
Description 

Brazenly bitter. Dashingly dry-hopped. Raja is an audacious addition to our lengthy lineage of intrepid IPAs. Hops for all! All for hops!

Profile

ABV: 
8.0%
Judges Review 
Michael McGuire's picture
Judges Rating:
86
Aroma:
20 / 24
Appearance:
5 / 6
Flavor:
36 / 40
Mouthfeel:
8 / 10
Overall Impression:
17 / 20

This double IPA starts off strong with a pronounced fruity, hoppy aroma (grapefruit and pineapple) and a beautiful orange color with a generous creamy white head. This early promise is not sustained, however, as both the expected IBUs and substantial maltiness (and strength) expected for the style are not in evidence throughout the taste and aftertaste, and the early head dissipates quickly. The tease of the aroma yields to an enduring impression, which is perhaps best described as a “one-point-five IPA” than a true Double. Clean and well-brewed, this is a very good version of the style but lacks the legs and the enduring hop flavor to be a true Double IPA exemplar.