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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
wlajwl (5772) - Quad Cities, Iowa, USA - APR 22, 2016
Aroma is dank/spicy hops, citrus/fruit and a hint of pork greasiness. The flavor is grapefruit, hops/slight hop resin, malts, light tropical fruit and a bitter/slightly oily finish.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
BeerRenter76 (831) - Texas, USA - APR 16, 2016
Originally rated on 8/28/08.Bottled may 08, batch#8’ Maharaja pours a deep orange- amber body, with almost no carbonation, a thin off white cap left fair amounts of lace. Aroma mostly floral, with some hints of pine. Flavors of caramel sweet malts and citrus hops were nicely balanced, despite being over 10% a.b.v the alcohol was hidden well. Mouthfeel was creamy and smooth. I think i might go buy a few more of these.

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 19/20
QcBeer (134) - Quebec, CANADA - APR 16, 2016
Couleur orange/tangerine assez foncé en haut et pale au fond du verre avec une belle mousse blanche qui reste bien vivante vu son effervescence! Un nez sucré, houblonneux herbeux, et malté caramel et très mielleux. Une entrée solidement remarquable du côté houblonné qui goûte la tangerine, et même le bleuet et qui vient s’harmoniser avec un côté de caramel sucré, avec une bonne touche de sirop d’érable et de tabac cubain Monté Cristo #4! Une finale très sèche et très goûteuse qui s’étend d’un coulis de miel sur une salade de petit fruit un peu surette . Le malt vient cacher parfaitement son taux d’alcool élevé sans nuire au côté houblon!

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 19/20
Btbeers (11) - Snohomish, Washington, USA - APR 14, 2016
On draught at the Bellevue Cork & Tap. Simply fantastic and worth the wait.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
Tognetta (716) - São Paulo, BRAZIL - APR 9, 2016
UPDATED: APR 9, 2016 Âmbar escuro de média turbidez, espuma de boa formação e persistência. Aroma resinal, adocicado, frutas amarelas maduras, abacaxi, pêssego, frutada, malte presente . Paladar caramelo, adocicado de média intensidade, baixo/médio amargor. Corpo licoroso, baixa carbonataçao. Final resinal, caramelado, lupulado, complexo. Deliciosa.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
mambossa (289) - Cleveland, Ohio, USA - APR 8, 2016
Been well over a year since I’ve had this. Got it in fairly fresh today so I gave it a go. Clear, syrup copper with voluminous head with many different sized bubbles. Nose of ripe apricot nectar, gently toasted malt mingling with young pine, biscuit, and honey. Flavor is deeply juicy and sweet, delicate notes of pine and herb, but overall the malt is a bit too sweet for my liking. Sweetness complicates the linger, but still a nice full-flavored offering. My palate has definitely changed since last year!

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
katrinaez (1355) - norristown, Pennsylvania, USA - MAR 12, 2016
Nice hazy orange color. Heavy hops, and light tangerines citrus scent. Taste is thick with hops and palate is full. Tap

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 18/20
Andrew196 (1438) - Katy, Texas, USA - MAR 9, 2016
Almost translucent marmalade in color, small but whispy off white head. Lots of citrus on the nose, oranges and grapefruit, nice pine and floral counterparts. Initial mouthful was lovely, sweeter citrus than on the nose, wonderfully balanced with the hop bitterness. Not as piney as I expected it to be...nice notes of sweet honey in there. Good work here Avery.

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 19/20
MetalNHopHead (1424) - Lincoln, Nebraska, USA - MAR 5, 2016
A lot of Imperial IPA’s have come and gone through the years. Maharaja is one with staying power. Why has this one managed to stick around even as other greats have been retired or reworked to make way for new hoppy brews? Balance has a lot to do with it. Aroma’s got dank, citrusy, and floral hops but also biscuit malt. It’s the same with the flavor. There’s a juicy, tropical hop bill yet the bitterness is reined in by the malt. Finish is crisp and dry. It demands another sip.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
HuskerTan (1699) - Kearney, Nebraska, USA - FEB 28, 2016
Bottle/Fest. A- Oranges. A- Golden orange color, hazy liquid, white head. T- Fish pond, oranges, pine. P- Medium body, average texture, average carbonation, piney finish. O- Interesting and not terribly aggressive. Seems like a good beer to get someone into the imperial ipa style. Still not my thing though.

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