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RATINGS: 1989   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%

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
rondphoto (2653) - Lakeside Park, Kentucky, USA - JAN 17, 2015
bottle @ Party Town / Florence KY --- Medium orange amber color, big beige head, waves of lace. Strong aroma of caramel malt. Taste is caramel malt that grows more assertive as it moves through the palate, adding an edgy alcohol burst in a medium finish. A strong brew, no doubt, but not heavy or filling. Highly recommended.

   AROMA 10/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 20/20
whodeytink (1) - Ellicott City, Maryland, USA - JAN 15, 2015 does not count
Hands down THE BEST beer I have ever had of any style. Amazing in every regard. The only downside is that it?s so hard to find on the East Coast. If you come across this one don?t miss the opportunity to try it.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
Leafs93 (1824) - Clarks Summit, Pennsylvania, USA - JAN 15, 2015
Pours golden orange with a small off white head. Aroma is citrus, pine and a caramel...that melds together perfectly. Taste is moderate to heavy bitters with a tempering sweetness. Medium bodied with average carbonation and a thicker texture. Very solid with the alcohol exceptionally well hidden.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
theothermatt (274) - Lakewood, Colorado, USA - JAN 14, 2015
Bottle. Great hoppy, bitter nose. Lots of citrus, pine, and grapefruit. Full bodied and bitter, intense hop resin, pine and citrus. Finishes clean and balanced.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
LeRoytheAlien (55) - Kennesaw, Georgia, USA - JAN 4, 2015
Classic Rocky Mountain style. Amber color, crushing hop bitterness, huge body that overtakes everything else. I almost want to take one of these and age it to see what happens. Very very good.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
madchemist83 (136) - USA - JAN 1, 2015
Grapefruit, pine in the aroma. Copper with white head. Well balanced alcohol and bitterness. 10.2% ? Wow. Very smooth.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 19/20
TattooJack (233) - Illinois, USA - DEC 31, 2014
Poured from a coupla bombers into the pint glass. Suggested by Vicki the beer concierge @ liquorama. Every beer Iíve bought at her suggestion has been top notch and this one is the best yet, 10.4% makes my day.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
PriorL (2460) - Gent, BELGIUM - DEC 31, 2014
Bottle at S&G tasting. APPEARANCE: clouded darker blond beer, small stable off white head. NOSE: pine, hoppy. TASTE: pine, hoppy, dry, caramel, too sweet though.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 15/20
Doofgoblin (404) - Chevy Chase, Washington DC, USA - DEC 25, 2014
The really malty backbone on this imperial is what makes it so ridiculously good! Aroma is lots of piney hops and grapefruit rind. Taste is very resiny with notes of citrus peel--the explosion of malt is over the top... like a barley wine. Finish is deep and full bodied. excellent.

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 18/20
GreatDane1632 (708) - USA - DEC 21, 2014
Rated based on notes taken 1 Jul 2012 -- For a 10% beer this tastes like 5-6%. This is a great beer.

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