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RATINGS: 1948   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!

Editor’s Note: the 2007 version was 9.78%.
2014 - 10.2%

ACHops' rating

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
ACHops (695) - Seattle, Washington, USA - JUN 16, 2012
Growler from Super Deli Mart. Pours dark burnt orange with a thin creamy head. Aroma is fragrant grapefruit hops. Taste is big: sticky sweet caramel malts balanced by an array of hop flavors: piney, floral, citrus. Doesn’t taste like 11% abv though. Tough to complain, but if I had to... a little more body and fresher taste on the hops would put this at the head of the class for imperial IPAs. Outstanding nonetheless.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
scotchzombie (334) - Raleigh, North Carolina, USA - SEP 28, 2014
Pours a hazy but bright golden amber with a soapy yellow white head that slowly fades to a fat-laces rim and coating. A good-looking beer. Aroma is tropical citrus - orange and pineapple. Taste echoes the citrus flavors over a backbone of sweet caramel malts. There is a nice thread of piney hop bitterness that begins to dominate on the backend. Aftertaste brings back some citrus along with the grapefruit bitterness. A high quality IIPA that has a sweet leaning that is largely typical for the style. Very enjoyable to this high gravity beer lover.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 11/20
NeoHippie2 (1012) - Louisville, Kentucky, USA - SEP 25, 2014
Dark orange/amber pour with a white head. Aromas of old hops and slight citrus peel. Flavor is old hops with a kind of zing in the finish that I wasn’t crazy about. This one was way past it’s prime.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
SlovakSniper (3203) - Out Of This World, Quebec, CANADA - SEP 23, 2014
Release No. 18. 2014. Orange est la robe et petit est l’anneau de mousse. Un nez expressif, fait de marmelade, de pêches molles, d’ananas trop mûr, de conifères et de fleurs caramélisées. Un goût concentré, riche en huiles de houblons, costaud, mi-sucré, floral, vert, robuste. Un corps rond, une texture liquoreuse, ou presque, avec un déplacement contrôlé des bulles. Une finale poivré par l’alcool avec une solide représentation d’un arbre qui porte ses fruits dans une enveloppe en forme de cônes. Un monstre avant d’aller me coucher.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
sitzds (294) - - SEP 21, 2014
Bomber poured into shaker pint and shared with Tim K. Orange and clear body with an off-white head that sticks and leaves lace patches. Aroma is citrus (mostly grapefruit), tobacco, honey, and caramel malt. Taste is moderately bitter with a touch of malty sweetness, centered around grapefruit peel, pine, hop resin, and caramel. Medium body, slightly creamy texture, average carbonation, bitter finish with a hint of alcohol.

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 16/20
Gbgbrouge (24) - SWEDEN - SEP 19, 2014
Bottle from swedish SB. Pours clear dark amber with a creamy head that settles slowly. Aroma is strong with clear notes of citrus, pine and toast. Taste is bitter with notes of fruit and backed up by a soft malty sweetness that enda in a lingering refreshing bitterness. One of the most well balanced IIPAs I have ever had.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 17/20
berntholer (939) - Antwerp, BELGIUM - SEP 14, 2014
ivorywhite head leaves structured lacing. amber colour. aroma is malty, caramel, walnuts, nutty. taste like aroma, lots of caramel with a long bitter finish. medium body and carbonation. the abv and ibu’s are well hidden! bottle 50cl / 2014

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
MrHult (267) - SWEDEN - SEP 5, 2014
Flaska från @msbrindbergs delad med @thaalcoholic och @msbrindbergs. Bärnstensfärgad med stort ljust skum. Kådig maltig smak och doft. Ruggigt fin.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
MSBrindbergs (349) - Solna, SWEDEN - SEP 5, 2014
Flaska från SB delad med MrHult och Thaalcoholic i Observatorielunden. Mycket fin färg, orangeröd dimmig med ett schysst skum. Kraftig och gedigen, doftar smakar kraftigt av skog. Fin stor beska. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
RickFifty (312) - Fredrikstad, NORWAY - SEP 3, 2014
Clear amber color, big and frothy beige head. Massive fruity nose, passion fruit, pineapple, hints of grapefruit, melon and caramel. Grapefruit and resin taste, caramel malt, lightly roasted, moderate to high bitterness. Full to medium body, soft carbonation, warming alcohol. Rich malty and complex beer with fresh hoppy aromas, well balanced.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 16/20
Cool_Bond (1445) - Kung av Öl @ Facebook, SWEDEN - AUG 31, 2014
The aroma is slightly fruity and very bitter. The taste is heavy fruity, bitter and not too dry. Still enjoyable and not too heavy to drink. Wonderful bitterness that fills the mouth forever. The tip of this beer is enough to not drink it too cold. According to me it gets better when it gets a little warmer. Follow me @ Kung av öl @ Facebook for more pictures and ratings.

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