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RATINGS: 2053   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 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
gopherfan99 (1236) - CROATIA - SEP 29, 2015
Bottle; pours clear amber with a beige head; aroma of malt, citrus, caramel, and a hint of pine; taste is caramel with malt and a hint of dark fruits; finish is bitter with some alcohol; very nice DIPA

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
BroadestTom (349) - Pennsylvania, USA - SEP 26, 2015
Aroma floral, resin, citrus, Appearance orange, hazy, tan foam, Taste medium sweetness, medium bitterness, very bitter, Palate medium body, sticky, average carbonation, bitter, Overall a bit overally bitter for me but that being said still a very well made beer that has a nice pine/spruce taste. I would suggest this beer to a friend who likes very choppy beers.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
johnnymusky (845) - Minnesota, USA - SEP 21, 2015
Absolutely fantastic brew...full of hopped up flavor...alcohol slightly present...love the balance...smooth finish.

   AROMA 10/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 18/20
tsd08460 (651) - Marshall, Virginia, USA - SEP 18, 2015
Aroma: spruce, citrus, floral, caramel, Appearance: hazy amber, off-white head Taste: medium sweetness, medium bitterness, Palate: medium body, sticky, average carbonation, long finish, Delicious, I hope to see the dictators return one day.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 18/20
koleminer20 (1850) - Ann Arbor, Michigan, USA - SEP 14, 2015
From notes. On tap at Bell’s Funvitational on September 12. The pour is a nice dark pink/light purple with a light film of pink head that falls off quickly with no lace. The aroma is vinous blueberry, tart fruit skins, and a nice light Brett funk. The flavor is also very blueberry based (I’d hope so). There is a nice and sharp tart fruit and a little funk. I’m picking up a couple lighter fruits on the back, but the sour does drown them out. The mouth feel is really good. Thin and crisp with bubbly carbonation and a quick, sharp light sour, fruity finish. I wish this was a little more sour, and that the fruits were more drawn out on the finish.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
vandc01 (307) - North Branch, USA - SEP 11, 2015
Poured from a bomber with a release no 25 (July 2015) The aroma is decent, but not overwhelming. I can see how it would sit and age how I wouldn’t like the aroma at all, but this is fresh enough to enjoy. Very full mouth feel. Abv hidden extremely well. 102 IBUs, but nicely balanced. Solid beer.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
jsnicholas (499) - Woodinville, Washington, USA - SEP 9, 2015
Bottle (22oz $7.50): Orange with big white head. Aroma was not huge, but definitely there. Taste was huge both the malts and hops. Medium plus body. Somewhat sweet and a little fruity with pine too. Need to get more.

   AROMA 10/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 20/20
dpitinga (70) - Mountain View, California, USA - SEP 7, 2015
UPDATED: SEP 8, 2015 How many hits would you have take to think that Comrade Superpower is a better IPA than this epic expression of Simcoe resin? More than five. In less than ten minutes. Dabs.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 1/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 11/20
miyauchi38 (1086) - chicago, Illinois, USA - AUG 31, 2015
Imperial IPA. ちょっと嫌な&

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
raoul_duke (237) - - AUG 30, 2015
On tap at bad apple. Dark red with a little bit of foamy head which stays around. This tastes smashing for a double digit abv. Nice hop with very little flavor beyond the piney hop. No burn and no lingering taste. This is exceptional.

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