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RATINGS: 1956   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!

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

alohaC's rating

   AROMA 10/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 16/20
alohaC (12) - San Diego, California, USA - APR 3, 2007
On tap at OíBrienís recently. Had the distinct pleasure of having a pint with Adam Avery at lunch. Pours a beautiful copper orange and red with a nice inch+ thick head that stayed around. Wow, does this beer smell terrific. Maybe itís just a really fresh keg, but the pine and sweet citrus/grapefruit hops are just jumping out of the glass on this one. Obviously dry-hopped very well. Taste is all about the high alpha hops, but is very well balanced with a sugary malt backbone. Very hop candy-ish with a resinous, oily mouthfeel. Not hot with alcohol in the least bit. Smooth and terrifically drinkable. Not sure how the latest bottled version matches up, but this one is a winner. If I hadnít needed to drop my buddy off at the SD airport, I would have stayed and drank several more throughout the afternoon. A rock solid IIPA.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
Enwiebe (150) - - NOV 16, 2014
11/17/14. Birthday bomber for C. Very solid. Nice stick lacy hard and deep rather than flowery nose. Heavy hops balance the heavy alcohol. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 19/20
phikus (75) - syracuse, New York, USA - NOV 1, 2014
UPDATED: NOV 5, 2014 Really bummed that they donít sell this around me anymore. This was one of the first DIPA styles and perfect.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
Shot (163) - Westerville, Ohio, USA - OCT 31, 2014
UPDATED: NOV 1, 2014 Pours a cloudy amber orange with a thin, creamy beige head. Aromas are fresh pine hops and stone fruits. Flavors are sweet stone fruits and butterscotch that quickly make way for piney hops, muted herbs, and bitter orange. Finishes with a peppery hop bite and orange peel. Peppery but oily mouthfeel. This is a 10% ABV beer, but itís not really noticeable. Really very nice.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
SlimHabib (191) - California, USA - OCT 28, 2014
Bottle pour. Cloudy copper/amber color with a small white head. Herbal, floral, and light pine aroma. Creamy light to medium body. Pine with a hoppy taste. No alcohol taste which is very good for the alcohol content.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
vtafro (3685) - Wayne, New Jersey, USA - OCT 20, 2014
Bottle. Orange pour with white head. Grassy, herbal and strong hop aromas. Flavors similar with citrus and other dank hop tones.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
gripweed57 (750) - Hamilton Square, New Jersey, USA - OCT 11, 2014
22 ounce bottle. Cloudy orange color. Small beige head. Rich toasted malt nose with grapefruit hop notes. Tasty toasted malt flavor with sweet, sweet love fruit. Iím out of my mind. Seriously, this is a delicious IIPA of serious proportions. Enjoy!

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
rejtable (1398) - Ontario, CANADA - OCT 6, 2014
Pours clear orange some head no lacing. Nose is nose is earthy bitter. Flavours of sweet fruit, grapefruit, some sweet malt. Taste medium bitter med/light sweet. Full sticky body with lively carbonation and a reasonably prominent alcohol burn. Huge beer, but nice.

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 15/20
Riccardi50 (18) - Montreat, North Carolina, USA - OCT 6, 2014
Gold in color. Strong hoppy aroma. Hoppy taste with hints of pineapple. Clean finish with no lingering taste.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
scotchzombie (355) - 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 (1057) - 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 wasnít crazy about. This one was way past itís prime.

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