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RATINGS: 2042   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!

Editorís Note: the 2007 version was 9.78%.
2014 - 10.2%

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 16/20
ajtrupp (320) - Broomfield, Colorado, USA - AUG 20, 2015
Avery does know their big beers. Nice resiny, oily hops work their way through the rich malts. Not overly sweet, though. Others said in their review it is a slow sipper, but Iím going through mine way too fast.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 12/20
Ericular (891) - Minnesota, USA - AUG 19, 2015
Pours a clear amber with large beige head that lasts and leaves great lacing. Aroma is big, sweet fruits, a little banana Runts. Taste creeps into hoppy Barleywine territory, with a massive weight to it. Tons of caramel and raisin up front, plenty of boozy malts. The hops are drowning in it all, but are able to make a statement as well. This is a drinkable sipper of a full DIPA. Palate is thick and oily. This would be a good counterpart to some flavorful grilled meat or something. Without food it takes quite a while to consume.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
bookman10 (806) - Osseo, Minnesota, USA - AUG 13, 2015
2015 version. Pours a cloudy amber-orange, with smallish head. Strong tropical and citrus fruit aromas, with some floral accents and hops. Flavor is on the sweetish side, with tropical fruit and piney hops in the mixture. Good but not great.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
Quick3Beers (631) - East Falmouth, Massachusetts, USA - AUG 9, 2015
Pours a deep amber from a bottle with good off-white head, leaving lots of lacing. Big tropical fruit hoppiness, with some pine resin too. Lots of caramel flavor too, very sweet. Almost too sweet, very heavy too, a little oily. Good beer, but was hoping for more.

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
SNL (522) - - AUG 5, 2015
On tap. Slightly hazy Golden color, small White head. Very hoppy Nose, floral notes. Taste is hoppy with a long bitter finish. Oily texture, heavy body, soft carbonation.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 16/20
Dr_Fellini (1018) - Norfolk, Virginia, USA - AUG 1, 2015
Draft at the Pub. Pours a hazy deep orange light Amber color with an off white head. Aroma is fantastic. Huge fleshy tropical fruit character that is very apparent in the flavor as well. Massive, absolutely massive hop character. Wonderful.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 16/20
sjohnny (451) - - JUL 24, 2015
Big blast of pine with a hint of citrus. Pours a cloudy orange Amber with a thick foamy off white head. Much better balanced than the aroma led me to believe. Thickish velvety mouthfeel. Sweet malty candy. Orange, grapefruit. Bitter edgy finish with some nice boozy warming.

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 16/20
Mep3222 (1044) - East Greenbush, New York, USA - JUL 18, 2015
Very nice tropical and floral citrus hop aroma with a nice Caramelized malt backing. Taste is the same. Has tremendous balance, tons of malt but not sticky or sweet. Tons of hops but doesnít overpower the malt. Some resin hoppy finish but malt balances that very well. Really a great imperial IPA. Hops take on a bit of a medicinal herbal character after a bit. Not sure why? Overwhelmed palate?---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
Bebum (608) - - JUL 17, 2015
Hazy orange color, much lace. Full body, outgoing and tight knit flavor, rich and soupy mouthfeel, lingering palate. Sweet & bitter, fresh acidity. Delicious and intense orange flavor. Fantastic, worth searching for. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
BenH (3439) - Edinburgh, SCOTLAND - JUL 10, 2015
Bottle thanks to Mike, a long term want. Amber with off white head. Resinous pine aroma, grapefruit, caramel. Taste of pine, caramel and grapefruit. Full body, oily and bitter. Solid stuff

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