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RATINGS: 1989   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.97   IBU: 102   EST. CALORIES: 306   ABV: 10.2%
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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 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
puzzl (3254) - New York, New York, USA - JUN 24, 2005
Big IPA tapped at the Extreme Beer Fest. Strong, citrusy herbal nose, pouring a golden orange with a decent head and great lacing. Flavor was well rounded and balanced, and had a wonderful hop bouquet. Palate was thick and full and very nice. A great offering from Avery.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
Brad (364) - Berkley, Michigan, USA - JUN 24, 2005
Bottle, bomber: Poured transparent amber, with a bigger diminishing off white head. Big fruity hop nose. Flavor is lots of hops blended well with sweet malt, and unpleasent alcohol finish. Dry mouthfeel.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
alaskanwarren (286) - Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USA - JUN 20, 2005
This was a marvelous IIPA. I was really intrigued that I didnít just get slammed with grapefruit aromas and flavors. This had some more complexity, more of that simcoe smell and taste. Very good. The malts were very present and it was just a nice big beer all around.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 18/20
Odeed (1796) - Bakersfield, California, USA - JUN 19, 2005
UPDATED: MAY 28, 2007 thanks to jonathan for hooking this up.pours a copper clear with a medium head.aromas of mostly orange type hops.the flavor was very malty and sweet,more than expected.this is more like a barley wine than an i2pa.maybe some aging would help?(2007 RE-RATE OF THE NEW BATCH)wow,ya wanna talk about night and day here?the 07 boasts all the sticky pine/citurs hops a man(or woman)could ask for.you wanna talk about a jump in ratings???

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
fly (1420) - austin, Tejas, Alabama, USA - JUN 19, 2005
My hat off to this favorite of the major domos. Maharaja throwing some weight around the IPA nemenclature. Worthy of it as well. Thick and resonous. Delite dribbled from an alomost elusive state so near and yet so far. With this screaming, I sure canít forget. Avery rocks. No bodbt adout it. The feeling of near complete control on this monster. Sometimes a monster leashed is ugly. This is bottled bliss.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 17/20
joet (2335) - Santa Rosa, California, USA - JUN 18, 2005
Delicious. Amazing thick and creamy body. Bears little resemblance to an IPA but itís great. Some dirt and must in the big hop nose thatís medium tomedium full of grass and herbs. Significant molasses and residual sugar is the only bummer. I;d prefer this lighter on the sugar to make it a bit drier, drinkable and acceptable with food. Overall very nice.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Enniskillen (2044) - Salinas, California, USA - JUN 18, 2005
Very nice aroma, heavy hops, and alcohol sweetness, a bit of rasien, and caramel. Very malt and sweet, In a few months this will probably be much more malty. A pretty nice IIPA. Big Thanks to Odeed for bringing the brew.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
Ray1975 (251) - Broken Arrow, Oklahoma, USA - JUN 17, 2005
Poured a dark amber color with a medium white head. Aromas of pine and citrus hops with a bit of sweet malt. Flavor was a kick of hops with a heavy sweetness and a nice alcohol finish. thick mouthfeel with medium carbonation.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
guzzler67 (1540) - Hanover, Maryland, USA - JUN 16, 2005
Cloudy amber appearance with a small head and light lacing. Citrusy, sweet aroma dominated by lemon and grapefruit and complimented by caramel malts. Taste exhibited soft fruit flavors, like ripe melon. Medium-to-full bodied mouthfeel; nicely carbonated. Finish is dry, bitter with the hops shining through more than at the start.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
ante (3374) - Stockholm, SWEDEN - JUN 16, 2005
Orange/light amber colour. Small creamy white head. Sticky and sweet aroma of oranges, peaches andßapricot. Where is the hops? Sweet, almost syrupy flavour of oranges and peaches. Sticky mouthfeel. Long bitter aftertaste. Too sweet for me.

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