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RATINGS: 2058   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 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
ThomasE (5174) - Copenhagen, DENMARK - OCT 7, 2005
RBESG 2005, Orange beer with a small off white head. Malty, light sweet aroma with a hoppy fresh fruityness. Flavor starts malty and sweet, then becomes hoppy and fruity. Finish is dry and bitter.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
oh6gdx (24607) - Vasa, FINLAND - OCT 4, 2005
Bottled. Dark golden colour, beige small head. Sweet fruity aroma with weak alcoholic hints. Sweetish alcohol and fruits in flavour. Sticky palate. Hoppy flowery aftertaste.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
maeib (8749) - Wootton, Northampton, Northamptonshire, ENGLAND - OCT 3, 2005
Bottled - St Albans BF - Cheers for sharing this one Duff. A mid brown coloured beer with a good off-white head and nice lacing. The aroma is hoppy, moussey and fruity. There are berry fruits rather than the massive citrus hit I was expecting. The taste is also fruity and moussey. Lots of mouth filling hops and a long finish. I seemed to be disputing the styles of the US beers we had. Thought this to be an American Strong but what do I know? What I do know is I enjoyed it.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
TBone (15705) - Pori, FINLAND - OCT 3, 2005
Dark honey golden color, decent off-white head. Fruity, hoppy nose. Starting sweetish honeyish, then intensive flowery hoppy flavor. Medium to full bodied. Hophead’s paradise.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
pilsnerrogge (2773) - Finspång, SWEDEN - OCT 3, 2005
Amber coloured. Ok head. Fruity aroma of hops and gooseberries. Fruity flavour of hops and dried apricots. A bit sweet but still tasty.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
harrisoni (16841) - Ashford, Kent, ENGLAND - OCT 3, 2005
UPDATED: OCT 4, 2008 Bottle, St Albans Beer Festival 2005, brought by Duff back from his visit to Boston. Deep orange colour with beige head. Intense IIPA hop nose. Just a huge beer. Sweetish but incredible. Really chewy hops. Subtle? No. Session beer? No. Still, lovely to drink. 4.4/5 Re-rate. Too hot and too much tea in it. Not as good as I remembered it, but then it was just about my first IIPA

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 14/20
ChristianSA (368) - Copenhagen, DENMARK - SEP 28, 2005
On tap. Clear amber with good head retention. The first thing i noticed about this beer was its awe inspiring mouth feel. It is thick almost, slimy. It is of course extremely hoppy with a sharp, almost sour, note (not infected) in the aroma. Sweet and a bit alcoholic and becomes a bit cloying after some time. It killed my taste buds for the rest of the evening and I would have preferred a half pint.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
axilla (962) - New Providence, Pennsylvania, USA - SEP 27, 2005
Pours a very pretty. clear reddish/orange color body wwith a thick tan head. Aroma is mostly grapefruit and flowers. Flavors are hoppy with lots of grapefruit. Also tastes a little oaky to me. Like it’s been aged in oak. Very smooth after a minute or two. Great double.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 19/20
TheEvilTwin (13) - Texas, USA - SEP 25, 2005
Brilliant floral nose, deep amber color with a nice fluffy head. Well ballanced for a beer of this size.

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
scoobyluv (511) - Asheville, North Carolina, USA - SEP 24, 2005
reddish color, nice floral bouquet. extremely hoppy taste with strong citrus notes especially ast it warms. i reallyenjoyed this beer

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