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Avery The Maharaja Imperial India Pale Ale

Serve in Shaker, Snifter


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RATINGS: 2038   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.97/5   IBU: 102   EST. CALORIES: 306   ABV: 10.2%
Maharaja is derived from the sanskrit words mahat, - "great" and rajan - "king". Much like its namesake, this imperial IPA is regal, intense and mighty. With hops and malts as his servants, he rules both with a heavy hand. The Maharaja flaunts his authority over a deranged amount of hops: tangy, vibrant and pungent along with an insane amount of malted barley - fashioning a dark amber hue and exquisite malt essence. This newest Avery Dictator completes the "Dictator Series" joining the likes of The Kaiser & The Czar. Be aware that The Maharaja is a limited release only available for the summer. Welcome to his kingdom!

Editorís Note: the 2007 version was 9.78%.
2014 - 10.2%

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 3/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 12/20
hoju777 (153) - FRANCE - NOV 29, 2015
Ugg. Too sweet and cloying. Gross aftertaste. Too sweet. Too sweet. This beer makes me feel depressed.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
hman43 (743) - Pinehurst, North Carolina, USA - NOV 27, 2015
It pours a golden orange with an off white, full head that produces lacing as the head diminishes. It is fairly clear. It has pine, citrus, hints of apricot, and a slight hint of malt, caramel. It has a very sweet beginning and then the bitter kicks in. The flavors are It has a caramel base with pine and citrus hops. The citrus hops remind me of apricots. It has a semi-dry finish. The texture is high on the moderate end. The bitter punch on the palate is long lasting after swallowing. It has a moderately high amount of carbonation..

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
woodychevy (697) - - NOV 20, 2015
Bomber at Indian night shared 3 ways- thanks CC! Great IPA- hard to get to the bottom of it the first time- so much going on. Pours a hazy deep orange with a tight white head. Both super malty and super hoppy- pine, citrus, resin, caramel, tropical notes- all the IPA flavors in one big beer. Mouthfeel is slick and sticky. A big, bold beer that paired with the right mood and food works perfectly. Stood up to Indian spice beautifully.

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
Turboninja (282) - Tampere, FINLAND - NOV 14, 2015
Tap@ABC Tavern, Cleveland, USA. Strong, buttery aroma of barely matured peach. Copper/deep orange color with small staying white head. Strong taste with perfect combination of fruits (mango, citrus and others) and malts. Slightly layered medium/wide taste spectrum with medium fruity slightly hoppy aftertaste. Overall, schoolbook like DIPA without any particular emphasizings.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 17/20
ccex (1123) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - NOV 10, 2015
Bomber dated July 2015 pours a clear dark orange color with lasting 2-finger tight off-white head which leaves some lacing. Aroma is full of full of sweet caramel malts, dank hops, and lots of tropical fruits. Taste is bitter at first, but sweet through the middle, with a dry aftertaste that recedes to bready malts. Body is full but not too heavy, with slight carbonation. Mouthfeel is sticky, without the alcohol warming I expected from such a big beer.. This is a great IIPA Iím surprised I havenít rated yet. Iíll definitely try this one again.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
geologyguy (1106) - Columbia, South Carolina, USA - NOV 7, 2015
Smell is good...slightly sweet...taste is a hops punch in the mouth...rough at first but mellows with time...bold flavor, very smooth, slightly sweet...hops receeds more and more over time...so it gets even better

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 18/20
Sir_Veza (4) - Kansas, USA - NOV 4, 2015 does not count
22 oz bottle. Amber appearance. Sticky. tan head and lacing. Aroma of citrus, pine, caramel. Flavors of juicy citrus, hint of grapefruit/tropical fruits, pine, caramel. Light carbonation. Sticky mouth feel. Sticks around on the palate like some magically delicious hop candy. So very good!

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
ARH (976) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - NOV 3, 2015
22oz bottle poured into a snifter. The aroma is a sweet and warm citrus with some berry notes, a toffee sugar touch, and a lightly roasted grain. As it warms, the aroma turns tropical, with pineapple notes, grapefruit, and bread toast. Thereís a heavy haze to the butterscotch orange hue, and itís topped by a soapy white that has moderate retention and leaves good lacing. The taste is highly sweet with and complimentary high bitter. The syrupy texture is slick and smooth with a foamy carbonation and a full, but not heavy body. The flavor profile is citrus and toffee with a finish thatís juicy citrus. Thereís a lingering, grainy note and bitter citrus that turns to an aftertaste of mild bread toast.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
cobaink2 (228) - seattle, Washington, USA - OCT 30, 2015
Bottle from beer junction.Pours with no head at all. Large hop bill but also a nice malt backbone. Juicy taste with a very present alcohol backend. Great! ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
Padron4KM (737) - Chandler, Arizona, USA - OCT 27, 2015
22 oz bottle. Rich amber, with a sticky tan head and lace.,
Floral hop aroma hits as soon as you crack the bottle, in the glass itís floral, citrus, pine and some sweet caramel malt.
Flavor is sweet caramel up front, that leads into juicy citrus, grapefruit, pine, some tropical fruit.
Carbonation is soft, mouth-feel is full. Nicely balanced. Each sip starts out like it is going to be too sweet, but finishes with a long tingly bitterness.

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