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RATINGS: 2001   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 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
culchiem (2978) - Berlin, GERMANY - MAY 16, 2015
Bottle from San Jose. Cloudy orange with a thin head. Aroma is sticky fruit. Flavor is fruity malt, jam and sticky hop. No indication of the strength at all.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
kustie (388) - Tampere, FINLAND - MAY 14, 2015
Tap@rattlenhum,NYC. Amber color with small but intense head. Taste is intense bitter with long aftertaste. Not especially sweet or dry. Flavors of malt, citrus, crispy hops, pine. Good and very intense.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
RickReallyBrew (67) - Franktown, Colorado, USA - APR 30, 2015
This Imperial IPA is good but not outstanding. I can’t actually recall why I rated it this low but I do recall my initial impression and that it did not improve at all over the course of draining a 22 oz bomber. I did drink the Tzar Imperial Stout the same weekend and was so impressed tried to find more later that month. These are widely different style beers and cannot be compared. Avery misses the mark with me in a variety of beers I’ve tried by Avery. This one lines up on the "not impressed" list for Avery.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
KyotoLefty (7452) - Kyoto, JAPAN - APR 21, 2015
Tap at Harenohi. glowing orange-amber, clear. Huge jammy stone fruit and marmalade nose, orange, peach, some caramel. Sweet and jammy, pine resins, stewed apricots. Huge fruit and good bitterness, with mild caramel notes. Good stuff. Manages to avoid too much syrupy character.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Nocturne (1134) - Cheshire, ENGLAND - APR 19, 2015
Tap at Devil Craft Hamamatsucho, Tokyo. Slight hazy amber. Thin covering of head. Huge floral hop and caramel aroma. Insanely concentrated taste, same kind of floral hoppiness, very bitter but drinkable too. Immense but they’ve made it work.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
Chadski4 (164) - Los Angeles, California, USA - APR 10, 2015
Decent size head with nice lacing. Brown sugar aroma. This sweetness continues into the very complex flavors with nice hoppy bitterness in the finish.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 18/20
dpgjrnhcraftbrew (70) - New Hampshire, USA - APR 10, 2015
Batch 21, Jan 2015. Amber in color, slight off white foam head that lasted the whole time. Nothing much in the way of lacing though. Aroma was of hops, grass, and lots of pine. Taste is very heavy on the malts, pine, and quite big of hops. Pretty full bodied in nature with some bitterness bite on the finish. Really great, malt forward, semi-sweet DIPA that did not disappoint!

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
haddon90 (1561) - Costa Mesa, California, USA - APR 9, 2015
Draft at Craft and Growler in Dallas. Pours a clear, dark copper color with a very thin white head. Solid hoppy aroma with a citrus bite. Very smooth taste. Grapefruit and hoppy notes. Slight dry finish. Very impressive and I would line this up over Pliny any day.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
TimE (4071) - Tokyo, JAPAN - APR 9, 2015
Amber golden color. Sweet malty nose with stone fruit and peaches. Uber full body, slightly sweet, but overall very malty iipa. Big hops. Nice but a bit too malty for me, but for malty iipa this is great.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
rollerton (150) - SWEDEN - APR 4, 2015
Bottle from SB. Very nice taste and aroma. Maybe I waited a little too long before drinking it. Good beer anyway!

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