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RATINGS: 2055   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%

lamas' rating

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
lamas (1532) - Washington DC, USA - APR 15, 2005
22 oz. bottle. Bottled in 2005. A reddish-orange pour with thick fluffy sandy head that leaves rows of lacing. Aroma is powerful and pungent. Like walking through a field of freshly cut grass surrounded by trees of ripe lemons, oranges and grapefruits. Easily the most bitter beer I’ve ever tasted. This is like crack to a hop head. Powerfully bitter and hoppy. Sweet and tangy at the start with a warming belt of alcohol throughout. Then, those hops kick in... Full, syrupy body. At 9.7% ABV and 22 oz. this beer slapped me in the face...and I liked it! Cool bottle too.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Percy0103 (502) - MEXICO - MAY 28, 2016
Bottle, 650ml. A cloudy amber beer with a medium size white head and some sediments. Aroma is of floral hops, malt, pine resin and alcohol. Taste is bitter with a strong malt finish. Clearly this beer was bottled a year or more ago. Medium bodied with some carbonation and astringency. Aftertatse is of malt and maybe some orange zest.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
Sdaniel90 (781) - Mexico City, MEXICO - MAY 28, 2016
Bottle. 65cl. Aged a year. Sparkling orangeish with visible sediment and a creamy offwhite head wtih intricate lacing. Intense floral hoppy, caramel, resin aromas. Robust bodied with moderate carbonation. Medium sweet with medium to heavy bitterness. Deep malty and hoppy character into a delicious hoppy and fiery alcohol bitterness finish. Extraordinary,

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
ShelfTurd69 (11) - Illinois, USA - MAY 1, 2016
Above average in every aspect. Great dark orange coclor with slight haze. Avery does such great beers. Citrus/tropical nose , pours small head. Juicy dipa, not big on malts, pretty hoppy but roubded well balanced finish. Very nice imperial ipa. Not disappointing at all.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
wlajwl (5442) - Quad Cities, Iowa, USA - APR 22, 2016
Aroma is dank/spicy hops, citrus/fruit and a hint of pork greasiness. The flavor is grapefruit, hops/slight hop resin, malts, light tropical fruit and a bitter/slightly oily finish.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
BeerRenter76 (656) - Texas, USA - APR 16, 2016
Originally rated on 8/28/08.Bottled may 08, batch#8’ Maharaja pours a deep orange- amber body, with almost no carbonation, a thin off white cap left fair amounts of lace. Aroma mostly floral, with some hints of pine. Flavors of caramel sweet malts and citrus hops were nicely balanced, despite being over 10% a.b.v the alcohol was hidden well. Mouthfeel was creamy and smooth. I think i might go buy a few more of these.

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 19/20
QcBeer (97) - Quebec, CANADA - APR 16, 2016
Couleur orange/tangerine assez foncé en haut et pale au fond du verre avec une belle mousse blanche qui reste bien vivante vu son effervescence! Un nez sucré, houblonneux herbeux, et malté caramel et très mielleux. Une entrée solidement remarquable du côté houblonné qui goûte la tangerine, et même le bleuet et qui vient s’harmoniser avec un côté de caramel sucré, avec une bonne touche de sirop d’érable et de tabac cubain Monté Cristo #4! Une finale très sèche et très goûteuse qui s’étend d’un coulis de miel sur une salade de petit fruit un peu surette . Le malt vient cacher parfaitement son taux d’alcool élevé sans nuire au côté houblon!

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 19/20
Btbeers (9) - Snohomish, Washington, USA - APR 14, 2016 does not count
On draught at the Bellevue Cork & Tap. Simply fantastic and worth the wait.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
Tognetta (659) - São Paulo, BRAZIL - APR 9, 2016
UPDATED: APR 9, 2016 Âmbar escuro de média turbidez, espuma de boa formação e persistência. Aroma resinal, adocicado, frutas amarelas maduras, abacaxi, pêssego, frutada, malte presente . Paladar caramelo, adocicado de média intensidade, baixo/médio amargor. Corpo licoroso, baixa carbonataçao. Final resinal, caramelado, lupulado, complexo. Deliciosa.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
mambossa (258) - Cleveland, Ohio, USA - APR 8, 2016
Been well over a year since I’ve had this. Got it in fairly fresh today so I gave it a go. Clear, syrup copper with voluminous head with many different sized bubbles. Nose of ripe apricot nectar, gently toasted malt mingling with young pine, biscuit, and honey. Flavor is deeply juicy and sweet, delicate notes of pine and herb, but overall the malt is a bit too sweet for my liking. Sweetness complicates the linger, but still a nice full-flavored offering. My palate has definitely changed since last year!

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
katrinaez (1101) - norristown, Pennsylvania, USA - MAR 12, 2016
Nice hazy orange color. Heavy hops, and light tangerines citrus scent. Taste is thick with hops and palate is full. Tap

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