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RATINGS: 2067   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.97/5   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!

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


4.4
   AROMA 10/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
rickgordon (3851) - Göteborg, SWEDEN - AUG 21, 2005
Bottle. RBESG -05. Now this is the 2IPA! Citrusy nose, with notes of nuts and chocolate. Ultra-dry, very bitter with a slight sweetness behind. Extremely long finish.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
Lou18 (1353) - West Paterson, New Jersey, USA - AUG 20, 2005
Bottle. Rich sweet mouhfeel. Nose was hops. Color was amber, head was decent with adequate lacing. This was a hooey sweet brew from Avery? Imagine?

3.3
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
ABUSEDGOAT (2565) - California, USA - AUG 19, 2005
UPDATED: OCT 24, 2007 Cloudy amber body. Aroma is grapefruity/hops with alcohol. Flavor is much the same. Some caramel in there too giving it a syrupy mouthfeel. Lacking complexity, raw.

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
JasonG (776) - Salt Lake City, Utah, USA - AUG 18, 2005
Clear dark amber color with big foamy white head. Aroma is very malty, with hints of cherry and oak and a bit of sweet hops. Flavor is malty, sweet, with caramel dominating, along with fruity notes of strawberry and cherry, with a bit of bitterness in the finish. Overall definitely on the malty/sweet side of the DIPA’s. I like it, but it’s a bit too sweet, and doesn’t really showcase its hops.

4.1
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
DanielBrown (4370) - Birmingham (via Leicester), West Midlands, ENGLAND - AUG 18, 2005
Bottle at RBESG Grand Tasting 05. Good aroma: hoppy and harvesty. Rich, syruppy mouthfeel. Flavour is sticky and hoppy; fizzy and orchard too. Sweet strength in the cardboard finish. Really good.

4.1
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
joergen (25813) - Frederiksberg, DENMARK - AUG 16, 2005
Bottled at RBESG 2005. Clear orange coloured with a small off white head. Sweet aroma of caramel, hops and pine needles. Sweet flavour of caramel, hops and pine needles. Long hoppy finish. Nice.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
Doppelganger (1388) - Dry County, Arkansas, USA - AUG 15, 2005
Copper with a nice layer of cream colored fine head. Aroma is initially just hops. A bit different--more musky/catty than citrus grapefruit. Different and pretty nice. Some pleasant sweet malt is there too, after my nose gets used to the hops. Flavor is lip-smacking aggressive bitterness. The bitterness hits me a bit further forward in my palate than I am used to. Some malty sweetness starts to make it through after the initial bitterness, but just a small counterpoint to the hop-slap. Palate is a bit hard to nail down. Lots going on. I do get some alcohol burn. An interesting and different IIPA, but not Avery’s best work.

3.7
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
madsberg (11360) - Sřborg, DENMARK - AUG 14, 2005
Bottled @ RBESG2005: Dark golden coloured. Clear. Beige head. Very hoppy aroma. Herbal and flowery. Flavour is herbal, sweet, fruity, light citric and quite alcoholdense. Ends on a heavy and dry bitterness. Is quite well balanced.

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Pernille (518) - Copenhagen, DENMARK - AUG 14, 2005
Bottle RBESG. Lots of hoppy aroma and burnt sugar. Rich, full, round and nice.

4.3
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 17/20
segfault (103) - Centennial, Colorado, USA - AUG 12, 2005
UPDATED: JAN 18, 2006 I’ve become a fan of the Imperial IPA, and love the hoppiness. This was a great example of the style, surprisingly little c-hop.grapefruityness, but wonderfully piney flavors. Nicely balanced with its malt componant.


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