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RATINGS: 2007   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!

Editorís Note: the 2007 version was 9.78%.
2014 - 10.2%


3.5
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
JDBaker11058 (1538) - Maryland, USA - JUN 23, 2015
Appearance: cloudy, muddy brown with a creamy light tan head and minimal lacing. Aroma: big, pungent smells, full of grapefruit, pine, resin, even some catty notes; thereís some toasted bread and caramel, too; this is a hugely aromatic beer. Taste: awash in hop flavors (but not an overpowering bitterness), with citrus, pine, spruce, apricot, peach, pineapple; malts are present as toast, caramel, and maybe molasses. Finish: dry, with lingering aromatics bit not nearly as bitter as expected; alcohol is incredibly well-hidden, as this went down all too easy. Notes: A big IPA that didnít quite live up to the hype indicated by our server, but good nonetheless. Draught at Birch and Barley.

3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Meilby (9625) - Kristiansand, NORWAY - JUN 20, 2015
Draught @ ChurchKey, Washington, DC
Pours hazy amber with a off-white head. Aroma has notes of malt, caramel, citrus, grape, pine, peach and alcohol. Taste is medium to heavy sweet and medium bitter with a long warm, malty, caramel, citrus, grape, peach and pine finish. Body is full, texture is oily, carbonation is soft.

3.6
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
ctipping (217) - Florida, USA - JUN 17, 2015
22 oz. bottle poured into a pint glass. Dark amber color. Very dark for an IPA. Quite clear for an IPA, too. Cream head that disappears quickly, not much lacing, but thereís a good amount of residue on the top of the beer. Smell is dominated by grapefruit. Great aroma. Sweet background caramel smell. Smells great and lets you know itís not a light IPA by any means. Citrusy hop flavor. Not bitter at first. The fresh hoppiness gives way to a strong malt sweetness very quickly. The end is a bitter finish. As it warms it picks up a slightly odd aftertaste I canít quite pinpoint. Has the mouthfeel of a barleywine. Syrupy with all the sweetness. Much like a Bigfootís mouthfeel. Very heavy bodied for an IPA. Overall - Iíve had two bottles. The first I was not happy with. The second one I am much happier with. Thereís definitely an off-flavor in there. The second time around I didnít detect it as much.

4.6
   AROMA 10/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
euniceradio (180) - Colton, California, USA - JUN 9, 2015
Bomber to tulip. Dark cloudy ruby red. Tan head. Aroma of pine, grass, floral, fresh hops and citrus. Taste is malty balance with pine, caramel, booze, dough, raisin. Super strong, but really well balanced with some real heat in the finish.

3.2
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
Berard (455) - Salem, New Hampshire, USA - JUN 8, 2015
Draft. Pours murky orange with a thin white head that lingers around the rim. Nice citrus hop aroma over mild carbonation. Unfortunately, the booziness overwhelms the hop profile. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

1.7
   AROMA 3/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 3/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 6/20
PlinyDad1952 (111) - - JUN 1, 2015
HEY WHAT IS THIS JU$K LET ME TELL YOU WHY ITS NOT A DUBEL IPA (DUBEL INDIAN PALE ALE) BECAUSE NO HOPS IN THEYíRE SMELL OR TASTE. PLINY (THE NOMBER 1 BEER IN THE EARTH) HAS THEYíRE HOPS AND 200++ IBU THAT YOU CAN TELL ITS THE BEST BEER BUT MAJARRAJA CAN ONLY BE 127 IBU AT MOST THIS TASTE LIKE A LITE BEERS, WICH IS FINE BUTT AGAIN STOP AVERDTIZE DUBEL IPA WHEN THEYíRE NO HOP. ALSO DO YOUR OWN HOPS!!!!!

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
culchiem (3012) - 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.

4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
kustie (408) - 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.

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
RickReallyBrew (71) - Franktown, Colorado, USA - APR 30, 2015
This Imperial IPA is good but not outstanding. I canít 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 Iíve tried by Avery. This one lines up on the "not impressed" list for Avery.

3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
KyotoLefty (7565) - 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.


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