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RATINGS: 2006   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.97   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 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 16/20
gkeh (311) - Texas, USA - FEB 5, 2015
Amber pour, white head with excellent lacing. A beautiful beer. Aroma is grapefruit, pine, floral notes, sweet caramel. Hop aroma is abundant. Sweet citrus and a dry finish make this beer a winner.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 19/20
jsmanigold (96) - Texas, USA - FEB 3, 2015
I love this brew. Pours a nice amber color with minimal lacing. Sweet citrus hoppy flavor. This beer is well balanced.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 18/20
ElCapitan22 (258) - Pennsylvania, USA - FEB 2, 2015
Pours a beautiful amber color with some head retention and excellent lacing. Smells slightly sweet and of grapefruit. Tastes sweet, of grapefruit and hops. This has a malty finish and is a very good beer. A must try if you can get it!

   AROMA 10/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 20/20
tykechandler (343) - Kentucky, USA - FEB 1, 2015
Это пиво вкусное. я, конечно, рекомен& его всем, что любит хорошую Craft пива!

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
Hopmaestro (474) - Örebro, SWEDEN - JAN 28, 2015
Aroma of caramel, loads of sweet malt and an opressive, heavy hop attack. The taste is like being dragged into a UFC-octagon, whipped with hop vines, drenched with buckets of sweet malt juices while a couple of servants from the maharjas entourage throws mangos, pineapples and lime at you from the sides. As a finale the Maharaja himself enters the ring and serves you a rear naked choke hold and you tap out in the last second. Winner on K.O. - The Maharaja!!

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
mambossa (90) - Cleveland, Ohio, USA - JAN 26, 2015
Pour from pint to shaker. Gently hazy amber and luscious head with good retention. Resiny, slightly boozy aroma paired with a nice tropical hop. Taste is righteously balanced ripe citrus, pungent sour and earthy hop, sticky caramel malt. Full flavor. Only complaint is the gold-leafed top, ha.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
rumproasts (4130) - Grand Rapids, Michigan, USA - JAN 23, 2015
bottle 2013. Light amber with one finger head. This has some age to it, so the hops have receded a bit, but I’d say it’s aged well. Medium body, with very little booze for the ABV. Hops are present, but well balanced. Medium bitterness.

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
rondphoto (2881) - Lakeside Park, Kentucky, USA - JAN 17, 2015
bottle @ Party Town / Florence KY --- Medium orange amber color, big beige head, waves of lace. Strong aroma of caramel malt. Taste is caramel malt that grows more assertive as it moves through the palate, adding an edgy alcohol burst in a medium finish. A strong brew, no doubt, but not heavy or filling. Highly recommended.

   AROMA 10/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 20/20
whodeytink (1) - Ellicott City, Maryland, USA - JAN 15, 2015 does not count
Hands down THE BEST beer I have ever had of any style. Amazing in every regard. The only downside is that it?s so hard to find on the East Coast. If you come across this one don?t miss the opportunity to try it.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
Leafs93 (1880) - Clarks Summit, Pennsylvania, USA - JAN 15, 2015
Pours golden orange with a small off white head. Aroma is citrus, pine and a caramel...that melds together perfectly. Taste is moderate to heavy bitters with a tempering sweetness. Medium bodied with average carbonation and a thicker texture. Very solid with the alcohol exceptionally well hidden.

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