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RATINGS: 2074   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 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 19/20
MetalNHopHead (1458) - Lincoln, Nebraska, USA - MAR 5, 2016
A lot of Imperial IPA’s have come and gone through the years. Maharaja is one with staying power. Why has this one managed to stick around even as other greats have been retired or reworked to make way for new hoppy brews? Balance has a lot to do with it. Aroma’s got dank, citrusy, and floral hops but also biscuit malt. It’s the same with the flavor. There’s a juicy, tropical hop bill yet the bitterness is reined in by the malt. Finish is crisp and dry. It demands another sip.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
HuskerTan (1715) - Kearney, Nebraska, USA - FEB 28, 2016
Bottle/Fest. A- Oranges. A- Golden orange color, hazy liquid, white head. T- Fish pond, oranges, pine. P- Medium body, average texture, average carbonation, piney finish. O- Interesting and not terribly aggressive. Seems like a good beer to get someone into the imperial ipa style. Still not my thing though.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 18/20
Frax (60) - Boston, Massachusetts, USA - FEB 15, 2016
Bottle. Pours a deep cloudy orange with a thick foam. Sweet honey and earthy aroma, really nice. Honey comes through strong on the tongue, with a well balanced bitter finish. Fantastic mix of hops and sweetness. Great beer.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
rosskyle (535) - - FEB 13, 2016
22oz bottle. Hazy orange color with a white head. Hops tropical fruit citrus aroma. Tropical fruit hops grapefruit flavor. Carbonated medium heavy body. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 18/20
chadski (77) - California, USA - JAN 23, 2016
A great double with really interesting citrus and honey flavors. Definite repeat. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
blueshockey24 (461) - Colorado, USA - DEC 17, 2015
Bomber. Pours golden with thick head. Aroma is Floral and fruity citrus. Aroma is sweet and hoppy. Very well balanced and don’t even really notice the alcohol until drinking a glass or two! Great balanced IPA.

   AROMA 10/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
Danjo312 (107) - Hamburg, GERMANY - DEC 17, 2015
Bisher das beste IPA dass ich getrunken habe. Im Glas eine tolle, dunkel gelb bis rote Farbe, extreme Trübung und eine tolle Krone, je nachdem wie man einschenkt. Hält ewig. Wunderschön. Geruch nach Dosenmandarinen und Dosenananas! Eine tolle Note. Würzig und Malzig etwas später. Geschmacklich so wie im Geruch. Super! Relativ wenig bitter für 102 IBUs... Süß und malzig rauchig im Abgang. Man schmeckt die 10,2% gar nicht, man merkt sie nur bei einem ganzen Pint Flaschengrösse! Da es limitiert ist wird man wohl kaum je wieder in den Genuss kommen, daher eine große Ehre. Gekauft im Craft Beer Contor in Fort Lauderdale. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
rustbucket0873 (372) - Krikville, New York, USA - DEC 13, 2015
Pours golden orange, with light tan head. The aroma is fantastic, with strong grapefruit citrus, pineapple, some apples, and a refreshing smell. The flavor is grapefruit throughout with hints of caramel, pineapple, and other citrus. With an aftertaste of apple and bitter sweetness, this is really well hiding the alcohol. Overall a fantastic iipa. Alot.of hop.flavor.but the malt.backbone that enhances the hops not redirects it. Would recommend

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 3/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 12/20
hoju777 (153) - FRANCE - NOV 29, 2015
Ugg. Too sweet and cloying. Gross aftertaste. Too sweet. Too sweet. This beer makes me feel depressed.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
hman43 (1200) - Pinehurst, North Carolina, USA - NOV 27, 2015
It pours a golden orange with an off white, full head that produces lacing as the head diminishes. It is fairly clear. It has pine, citrus, hints of apricot, and a slight hint of malt, caramel. It has a very sweet beginning and then the bitter kicks in. The flavors are It has a caramel base with pine and citrus hops. The citrus hops remind me of apricots. It has a semi-dry finish. The texture is high on the moderate end. The bitter punch on the palate is long lasting after swallowing. It has a moderately high amount of carbonation..

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