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RATINGS: 2067   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 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
JugOPunch (83) - Nashua, New Hampshire, USA - APR 10, 2006
UPDATED: SEP 7, 2006 22oz bottle Batch 3: A grassy hop aroma with a small malty texture. A clear copper brown in the glass. A nice medium body. The malt backing carries the hop character well. Balanced. Tasty. A little alcohol on the finish. Solid Imperial.

   AROMA 10/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
AndrewKoransky (30) - Salida, Colorado, USA - APR 9, 2006
Aroma missing? Apparently the batches are quite different from each other. Batch #3, is, IMHO, incredibly aromatic. It simply knocks your socks off with a Cascade hop nose. Flavor is well balanced. Not nearly as sweet as I would expect from such a high gravity IPA. An excellent and impressive imperial IPA.

   AROMA 2/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
HumbertHumbert (77) - Denver, Colorado, USA - APR 9, 2006
Aroma strangely lacking for such a strong beer. Flavor was unbalanced by boozy alcohol presence. Didnít seem to have the hop presence I was expecting or the overall flavor a beer of this strength should have. A little malt sweetness. Even after warming up, the flavors just never really hit me.

   AROMA 10/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
nolankowal (938) - Columbus, Ohio, USA - APR 9, 2006
Pours a golden orange with a creamy off white head with nice retention. The aroma smells like Christmas...trees, seriously, thereís a lot of pine in the aroma along with some orange zest, and sweet malt. Great fresh aroma overall...very nice. The flavor gives you a lot of pine and a good amount of sticky caramel malt this is joined by some light citrus, alcohol, grass. The hop punch comes out in front with some maltiness over the tounch before the second wave of hop bitterness comes through. It goes way past the finish and just hangs on to your tounge. A great IIPA, Avery really suprised me with this one, I thought thereíd be way more malty sweetness...man was I wrong.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
chicagobears (449) - Elk Grove Village, Illinois, USA - APR 8, 2006
Bottles Feb, 2006. Dark golden orange. Huge floral hops and pineness. Tastes sticky butterey with a blast of grapefruit bitterness and oily pine needles. The hop presence is enormous and overpowering, with a heavy dose of malted barely. A fine example of IIPA.

   AROMA 10/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
jimbowood (1036) - Freeport, Georgia, USA - APR 7, 2006
Bottle pours orange-gold w/ the best hop aroma youíll ever find. Huge, upfront, citrusy, flowery hop flavor and aroma. Alcohol is noticable in the back of the throat, but not overpowering. Excellent! Had this @ Falling Rock before the GABF last year, but I donít remember how good it was. Possibly the best beer Iíve had from Avery.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
oldrtybastrd (5000) - Fort Walton Beach, Florida, USA - APR 7, 2006
Pours a deep dark orangish amber color. Aromas of big hop action, sweet malts, and more hops. Flavor has some bready malty tastes with nice grapefruit and floral hop taste. This is one huge bitter hoppy bastard.

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
paul9639 (116) - New Hampshire, USA - APR 7, 2006
On tap at Sunset Grill in Allston, MA. Poured dark amber with a thick lacing head. Citrus hops aroma. Great hoppy/sweet flavor, with a dry/bitter finish. Great beer.

   AROMA 10/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
Ibrew2or3 (8059) - Tempe, Arizona, USA - APR 5, 2006
UPDATED: APR 22, 2006 Bottled in Feb 2006, Batch 3. I poured it out into a thick off white head. The beer is a crystal clear light copper color. The aroma is pure hops. Itís like sticking your nose into a bag of freshly picked Cascade hops. There was never a need to spin the glass around to coax out some aroma. It smacks you in the face right to the end. The taste starts with just a hint of malt sweetness. That taste is immediately overwhelmed by an avalanche of hop flavor that dominate throughout right to the dry finish. I donít know how Avery managed to maintain an eye searing hop aroma and mountainous hop flavor with this high a gravity beer. This is an awesome hop head beer.

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
Sregnar35 (1030) - Rotterdam, New York, USA - APR 5, 2006
Bottled in Feb 2006, Batch 3. 102 IBUís, 1.085 OG, Alc% 9.9 by vol. Pours copper with a super sticky wihte head. Aroma of citrusy sweet hops punches you in the face. Flavor is the same, sweet grapefruit and biting alcohol. Amazingly hoppy and sweet all at once, very nice.

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