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RATINGS: 1925   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 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
dhasmonek (19) - 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 (360) - 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 (454) - 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 (545) - 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.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 8/20
solavirtus (3) - Michigan, USA - MAY 29, 2014 does not count
Aroma is pleasantly dank, slight onion. Minimal malt aroma. Appearance has low head, think bubble film w/ variety of bubble sizes persisting. Very clear, nice lacing. Flavor - alcohol warmth, dank, onion hop flavor, slight citrus and piney. Low but noticable malt, more present later in the aftertaste. Medium Palate, pleasant drinking. I enjoy 1 pint, maybe 2, but not more.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Tstamba (277) - Maryland, USA - MAY 29, 2014
On tap at Falling Rock. Hazy orange gold pour with thin white head and a bit of lacing. Big hop aroma, orange peel and pine resin. Very flavorful with sharp bitter note at the end... Clearly a hop head take on the DIPA... Excellent. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 19/20
ttoadee (608) - Austin, Texas, USA - MAY 25, 2014
Thin copper pour, large tan head. Nose is sturdy pine resin. Bitter. Middle is beautiful deep caramel malt, hint of alcohol, orange blossoms and candi sugar. Finish is long, building, controlled pine bitterness. Majestic beer.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
Darkmagus82 (441) - - MAY 23, 2014
Transferred from BA review on 3-11-12 - Served in 10 oz chalice glass Appearance –A nice golden color with a sea of little tiny carbonation bubbles running up through the brew. The head upon serving is quite small and fades fast to give a medium to high level of lacing with a little persistent film remaining on the brew. Smell – A nice citrus hop aroma mixed with a bready backbone and a tiny bit of caramel sweetness. At the end of the aroma, more earthy hop notes come into play and give a nice rounding out of the smell. Taste – A heavy maltiness mixed with a slightly bitter hop flavor are in the front. These begin to blend with a sweet citrus hop flavor. The sweeter citrus flavor is mainly lemon in nature and complements the more bitter hop flavors. The sweet and lemon seem to strengthen at the expense of the more piney and bitter hop flavors (although these remain strong) and finish out the taste leaving a rather enjoyable aftertaste in the mouth. Mouthfeel – It has a very nice creamy body. The tiny carbonation bubbles seen in the look, tingle the tongue as one drinks the beer. The smoothness and creaminess mixed with the tickling burst of the bubbles on the tongue and make for a nice mouthfeel experience. Overall – This was a rather enjoyable and flavorful double IPA. One that evokes you to sit and sip over some time.

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