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RATINGS: 1988   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 10/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 19/20
nj_BierMaven (116) - Flemington, New Jersey, USA - DEC 12, 2014
22 oz bomber, pours cloudy amber, medium head leaves thin lacing. Aroma is the first clue, intense maltiness with a hint of sharp bitterness and apricot. Taste of apricot, nectarines and solid malt yet perfect offset of bitterness. May be the highest rating Iíve given to any beer, any style. Have liked most Avery beers, this just proves world-class American craft beer capability.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
MexiRevo (4) - Washington, USA - NOV 23, 2014 does not count
22 ounce bottle at home. Color is orange amber with off-white foam head. Interesting smell of apricots and nectarine with floral tones. Similar in taste, a nice lingering taste on the back of the palette. Slightly sweet in flavor. Overall a nice summer IPA. I Would be really interested to see how this tastes poured fresh draught. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
Enwiebe (191) - - NOV 16, 2014
11/17/14. Birthday bomber for C. Very solid. Nice stick lacy hard and deep rather than flowery nose. Heavy hops balance the heavy alcohol. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 19/20
phikus (96) - syracuse, New York, USA - NOV 1, 2014
UPDATED: NOV 5, 2014 Really bummed that they donít sell this around me anymore. This was one of the first DIPA styles and perfect.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
Shot (202) - Westerville, Ohio, USA - OCT 31, 2014
UPDATED: NOV 1, 2014 Pours a cloudy amber orange with a thin, creamy beige head. Aromas are fresh pine hops and stone fruits. Flavors are sweet stone fruits and butterscotch that quickly make way for piney hops, muted herbs, and bitter orange. Finishes with a peppery hop bite and orange peel. Peppery but oily mouthfeel. This is a 10% ABV beer, but itís not really noticeable. Really very nice.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
SlimHabib (273) - Redondo Beach, California, USA - OCT 28, 2014
Bottle pour. Cloudy copper/amber color with a small white head. Herbal, floral, and light pine aroma. Creamy light to medium body. Pine with a hoppy taste. No alcohol taste which is very good for the alcohol content.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
vtafro (4372) - Wayne, New Jersey, USA - OCT 20, 2014
Bottle. Orange pour with white head. Grassy, herbal and strong hop aromas. Flavors similar with citrus and other dank hop tones.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
gripweed57 (876) - Hamilton Square, New Jersey, USA - OCT 11, 2014
22 ounce bottle. Cloudy orange color. Small beige head. Rich toasted malt nose with grapefruit hop notes. Tasty toasted malt flavor with sweet, sweet love fruit. Iím out of my mind. Seriously, this is a delicious IIPA of serious proportions. Enjoy!

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
rejtable (1585) - Ontario, CANADA - OCT 6, 2014
Pours clear orange some head no lacing. Nose is nose is earthy bitter. Flavours of sweet fruit, grapefruit, some sweet malt. Taste medium bitter med/light sweet. Full sticky body with lively carbonation and a reasonably prominent alcohol burn. Huge beer, but nice.

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 15/20
Riccardi50 (19) - Montreat, North Carolina, USA - OCT 6, 2014
Gold in color. Strong hoppy aroma. Hoppy taste with hints of pineapple. Clean finish with no lingering taste.

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