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RATINGS: 1926   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%


4.3
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
Darkmagus82 (444) - - 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.

4
   AROMA 10/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 12/20
GaperNed (11) - - MAY 22, 2014
Prefer this on tap but the bomber is just as good. Has a nice hoppy flavor at first but finishes smooth with a great citrus note

3.9
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
Christpuncher (947) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - MAY 20, 2014
This is a really smooth easy drinking double ipa. Not very citruscy but nicely hoppy. Pours deep red in color. Had at tap Werks. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
Lutz2jm (68) - North Carolina, USA - MAY 20, 2014
Great beer. Had this on tap at trio in the OBX of NC. Was very hoppy nice flavor and pairs really well with the cheese our bartender recommended.

3.8
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
brewballs (190) - USA - MAY 18, 2014
A beer of uncompromising taste. Golden hue. Hoppy aroma and taste. Lacy head. Grapefruit flavor, citrusy. Depth of hops immense. A semi-bold IPA. I wish the after taste lingered more but it is still good.

4.2
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
arnold931 (398) - Iowa, USA - MAY 17, 2014
Bottle. Pours clear copper with off white head. Nice lacing. Nose and taste is pineapple and pine. Some spiciness in the aftertaste.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
Nero55 (627) - Wisconsin, USA - MAY 16, 2014
Bottle at Rocketcity Brewfest. Copper with thin off white head. Strong aroma of resin ous and citrus hops with some fruit notes (raspberry). Heavy body with strong hop bitterness that is balance by the malt backbone. There is a slight soapiness.

3.3
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
maddmatt639 (188) - Pacifica, California, USA - MAY 15, 2014
Smells of pine, hop resin and grapefruit. Tastes of grapefruit and pine. Light aftertaste. Hard to believe this is 102 IBU's. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Bricktop86 (550) - Moore, Oklahoma, USA - MAY 13, 2014
Pours clear copper with a white head. Aroma is apricots, bread and grapefruit. Taste follows nose with nice carbonation.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
rick_91709 (139) - USA - MAY 10, 2014
Poured from a bottle. Orange-amber with a thin white head. Pine on the nose. Pine aftertaste which doesn't linger too long. Very good. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone


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