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RATINGS: 1929   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!

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

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
kkleu357 (253) - Madison, Wisconsin, USA - JUN 18, 2014
Amber body with a small white tan head. Smell is mild hoppy earthy dank. Taste is malty with lots of hops. Very well balanced beer.

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
Busick (368) - South Carolina, USA - JUN 18, 2014
A first from Avery and what a fantastic beer it is! A staple in the DIPA world and a must have!

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
Skeptical_1 (12) - - JUN 18, 2014
Strong yet easily drinkable. Found this to be one of the more palatable IPAs with a high ABV. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 10/20
cafgen (125) - California, USA - JUN 17, 2014
Deep amber color with a one finger head. Aroma is citrus, pine, hops, floral and slight caramel. Taste is citrus, slight caramel and a small hint if alcohol. However the warmer the beer the more the alcohol is present. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
dhasmonek (21) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - JUN 8, 2014
Very tasty, lots of fresh hops. Deep amber color with little foam lacing. Not too bitter with ample malt. Higher than usual alcohol content.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
Swamp_Thing (34) - Florida, USA - JUN 7, 2014
Majaraja brings forth a mysterious blend of sweet and bitter that delights the palate, with a creamy caramel & fruit foundation which supports the blossoms of fragrant hops and myrrh, or it would if I knew what myrrh tastes like. A first-class IPA.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 11/20
Malaclemys (368) - Birmingham, Alabama, USA - JUN 6, 2014
Rocket City Brewfest, dark copper with thin white head. A: caramel, resin, celery, pine, citrus. T: pine, citrus, resin, soap, fruity, nut, caramel. Medium body with a bitter finish.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Salmoniform (477) - Sweet Home, Oregon, USA - JUN 2, 2014
Poured from tap to glass. Orange hue with white head. Aroma is tangerine, melon, citrus rind, caramel, papaya, piney. Mouthfeel is great with a full body and soft carbonation. Taste Ox sweet throughout with a nice hop bitterness in the following and merging with an ethanol finish. Overall this is really nice.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
WillRunForBeer (564) - Massachusetts, USA - MAY 31, 2014
Draft at Ale House. Pours copper with a big clingy beige head. Aroma of tropical fruit, citrus. Backbone if fairly heavy, caramel and dry fig. A touch of sweet tropical fuit hop flavor is overrun by pine and grapefruit peel hop bitterness.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 18/20
Hopdiggity (1) - - MAY 30, 2014 does not count
No experience in writing beer reviews, but this one moves me to say something. My local beer steward(ess) insisted I try it, and now several bombers later I am convinced... I love this stuff. The mouthfeel is full and plenty of hops, yet the bite is understated by the creamy finish. This is a smooth riding Cadillac.

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