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RATINGS: 2037   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!

Editor’s Note: the 2007 version was 9.78%.
2014 - 10.2%

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
beerinmarch (2830) - Washington, USA - SEP 21, 2005
From the 22oz bottle. Pours a dark amber with a off-white head. Very piney hop aroma, very strong and fresh. Big earthy caramel malt start giving sweetness to battle the hop finish, very grapefruity bitter finish.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
Engelsmann (651) - Copenhagen, DENMARK - SEP 20, 2005
Bottled. Pours a dark golden, with a white head. Aroma is sweet malty, with lots of hops. Taste is sweet, with some alcohol burning, and lots and lots of hoppy bitterness

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
elnadeau (786) - Laguna Niguel, California, USA - SEP 20, 2005
Thanks to chilehead for this bottle. A nice 2xipa, good malt character but lacking some complexity, very strong alcohol burn in the finish. Could use some refinement.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
BigBastard (668) - L.A., California, USA - SEP 19, 2005
Extremely hoppy, lots of grapefruit, pine resin and bitterness. Makes my mouth water just thinking of it.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
hezron (611) - Viroqua, Wisconsin, USA - SEP 18, 2005
Surprisingly little hop aroma in the aroma. Slightly metallic with a little pine. Orange with a huge white head. Sweet caramel initially then some pine hops, but the initial flavor fades quickly then the finish is strong and warming. I must have had this too cold because it got much better as it warmed. A nice strong pine bitterness. The palate also got fuller as it warmed.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 18/20
chilehead (186) - Laguna Niguel, California, USA - SEP 13, 2005
Excellent. Soft on the mouth and creamy, with just the right amount of sweetness to offset the hops. Nice complexity and a full gorgeous nose. Vanilla, tawny port, sherry bouquet and hints on the tongue. I had it on tap at the stone fest over the weekend, and i holds up very well to the draft version.

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 19/20
dyetube (1373) - Hurst, Texas, USA - SEP 12, 2005
UPDATED: APR 18, 2007 This beer is an amber color with a small off white head. The smell is hoppy with a grassy, piney bouquet. The taste is hoppy but not overwhelmingly so! This is a great ipa! I have to give it a little better rating than last time, and I rarely re-rate! Get’s high recommendations from me. Cheers!

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
LilKem (1213) - Marietta, Ohio, USA - SEP 11, 2005
if you worked for crayola, this is classic red-orange, not to be confused with orange-red. with white head, btw. aroma is hoppy but not overwhelming. also some carmel, orange, malts, and iced tea in the aroma. flavor is bitter. some orange citrus flavors in the background, combined with the tea and carbonation, some mellow creamy texture.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
fordest (2135) - Santee/San Diego, California, USA - SEP 11, 2005
Sampled at Stone 9th Ann. party. Another good one from Avery today. Hops that lasted forever. First when I sniffed it then when I sipped it. And still on after I was swallowing it. Very good stuff.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 15/20
Braudog (6066) - Phoenix, Arizona, USA - SEP 11, 2005
On draft at KClingers: Bright ruddy orange with a cloudy head. Approachable aroma, floral-wise. But the flavors are full-up ... stark perfumed hop oil. Big.

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