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RATINGS: 1946   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 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
Brentv (354) - Portland, Oregon, USA - JUL 10, 2014
On tap at ABV Pub in Hillsboro, OR. Pours a dark golden/amber with a good white head. Aroma is citrus and fruity. Taste is big and dry, citrus and fruity with a wonderful complexity. Surprisingly not sweet, though there are plenty of malts. It’s a big beer, and has a hint of booze, but it’s smooth and perfectly hopped and enjoyable to drink.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
high_on_hops (623) - Burlingame, California, USA - JUL 7, 2014
Pours a cloudy gold with a white head and lacing. The aroma is lots of resin and some pine and citrus. The flavor is resin and other hop flavors up front with a bitter but slightly sweet finish. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 19/20
Bluegoosed (37) - - JUL 6, 2014
One of my favorite double IPAs. Nice deep flavors of citrus/grapefruit, hops (clearly), pine, and some sweetness mixed in. Really nice bold hoppy finish.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
jflopsu (546) - New Jersey, USA - JUL 5, 2014
Pours a rusty orange with sediment and white head. A floral hop and malt aroma. A strong malt, citrus/floral hop, and caramel taste. Bitter malt and hop aftertaste.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
atlrizzob (157) - Aiken, South Carolina, USA - JUN 22, 2014
Pours golden amber with white head that stays prevalent around the edges throughout the whole beer. Aroma of citrus fruits, hops, and malt. Flavor is much of the same with some caramel notes. Very delicious.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 12/20
juppiejo (21) - - JUN 21, 2014
@Westerpark, thanks to our. Hop flavor has worn a little a off. But still a very nice IPA. Sticky mouthfeel .

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
mandylee (50) - Madison, Wisconsin, USA - JUN 18, 2014
Great amber pour with a light head. Great malt & hop balance up front with a hoppy finish.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
kkleu357 (296) - Madison, Wisconsin, USA - JUN 18, 2014
Amber body with a small white tan head. Smell is mild hoppy earthy dank. Taste is malty with lots of hops. Very well balanced beer.

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
Busick (379) - South Carolina, USA - JUN 18, 2014
A first from Avery and what a fantastic beer it is! A staple in the DIPA world and a must have!

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
Skeptical_1 (12) - - JUN 18, 2014
Strong yet easily drinkable. Found this to be one of the more palatable IPAs with a high ABV. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

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