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RATINGS: 2072   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 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
HighlanderOne (1233) - York, SC via NJ, South Carolina, USA - JUL 17, 2016
Growler purchased at O’Darbys. Lotsa malt in aroma. Amber with a bit of lacing. Big hops - mostly piney and herbal, with sweet malt and honey with a bit of alcohol in back. Nice drinkability. A great IIPA.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Mark_Eck (1921) - - JUL 12, 2016
Draft. Pours a dark orangish color. Aroma and taste are citrus, grapefruit, and a sweet backbone.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
jsporrer (708) - Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, USA - JUL 10, 2016
Pours a hazy dark amber with a medium head of off white foam. Medium thick syrupy body with lots of lacing. Slight aroma of sweet citrus and malts. Taste is very malt forward with a touch of bitterness. Silky smooth and hides the alcohol well. Not as well balanced as I expected.Feels more like an old ale or Barley Wine than a DIPA. Still fairly enjoyable.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 17/20
markextrae (3801) - Maastricht, NETHERLANDS - JUL 7, 2016
sample from bottle, poured a deep orange colour with a white head. nose of crisp malts, pine, grapefruit, slight tropical, dried peach, alcohol notice, taste of bitter grapefruit, aftertaste is pretty soft and full bodied with the alcohol well hidden. long bitter finish

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
Maverick34 (2978) - New York, USA - JUN 21, 2016
Bottle that was old? I dont know. Very fruity floral for deep amber pour. Malty, very malty resin. A bit much.

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
tightslice (950) - Redwood City, California, USA - JUN 3, 2016
Bottle from BevMo! in Redwood City, CA. Aroma of pine, sweet herbal candies, citrus marmalade. Taste is extremely balanced with notes of light fruity caramel coming through with the big hop flavors. A sweet bouillon stew of an IIPA.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
libertine (405) - rochester hills, Michigan, USA - MAY 30, 2016
Pours orange amber with a moderate white head. Lots of soapy lacing around my glass. Aroma of resin, malt, caramel, toast and orange. Flavor has a huge malt backbone with flavors of caramel, orange and resin. Full bodied.lasting bitter finish. Really nice. A bit sweet.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Percy0103 (634) - MEXICO - MAY 28, 2016
Bottle, 650ml. A cloudy amber beer with a medium size white head and some sediments. Aroma is of floral hops, malt, pine resin and alcohol. Taste is bitter with a strong malt finish. Clearly this beer was bottled a year or more ago. Medium bodied with some carbonation and astringency. Aftertatse is of malt and maybe some orange zest.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
Sdaniel90 (915) - Mexico City, MEXICO - MAY 28, 2016
Bottle. 65cl. Aged a year. Sparkling orangeish with visible sediment and a creamy offwhite head wtih intricate lacing. Intense floral hoppy, caramel, resin aromas. Robust bodied with moderate carbonation. Medium sweet with medium to heavy bitterness. Deep malty and hoppy character into a delicious hoppy and fiery alcohol bitterness finish. Extraordinary,

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
ShelfTurd69 (11) - Illinois, USA - MAY 1, 2016
Above average in every aspect. Great dark orange coclor with slight haze. Avery does such great beers. Citrus/tropical nose , pours small head. Juicy dipa, not big on malts, pretty hoppy but roubded well balanced finish. Very nice imperial ipa. Not disappointing at all.

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