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RATINGS: 1928   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%


3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Bricktop86 (551) - 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 (142) - 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

3.7
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
Mittenator (1208) - Michigan, USA - MAY 10, 2014
Bomber thanks to respertftw. Sweet fruit and mild hops. Sweeter than I'd like.

4.1
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
TappanGordo (70) - New York, USA - MAY 9, 2014
An orange amber color. Taste is citrus, pine, grass. Not very strong with the hop. Picked this up in 16oz growler from Cable Beverages in Bardonia NY. Wish I picked it up in the larger size. Excellent beer.

4.1
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
fcjack1 (118) - Washington, USA - MAY 7, 2014
On tap@ the Red Hot. Amber color. Thin white head. Scent if floral and a little boozy. Taste is a crisp hop flavor. Lingers for a while. Smooth. Good beer.

4.3
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 17/20
Geraldusek89 (16) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - MAY 7, 2014
Surprise attacked it's way into my top five favorite beers. So good. Really caught me off guard. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

4.9
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 20/20
asolik92 (1) - Spokane, Washington, USA - MAY 2, 2014 does not count
I am not an IPA fan but this is my hands down absolute favorite. There is no bitter pine tree after bite. Can’t wait for another.

4.2
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 18/20
barn0216 (385) - California, USA - APR 30, 2014
Nice copper color with a little extra red hue, good carbonation in the pour. Tropical fruits in the nose, citrus. Zesty flavor, medium bitterness built on top of caramel malt base, earthy toffee character, herbaceous bitterness at the finish. Some warmth from the alcohol. I really like this one for the unique malt it brings out to contrast the typical hoppiness of a DIPA.

4.9
   AROMA 10/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 19/20
nickel (234) - - APR 30, 2014
Cooper color with medium white head. Aroma of hop , citrus and alcohol. Taste is malty sweet in beginning , then perfect hops bitter. Great beer!!! Rich taste !!!

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
TXBadger (1222) - Dallas, Texas, USA - APR 28, 2014
Pours a light amber color with light white head. Citrus right up front on the nose, pine, grass, and malt; all follow onto the palate. Finishes pretty clean and dry.


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