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RATINGS: 1973   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%


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4.3
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
Mrthirstyneck (341) - Minnesota, USA - JUN 3, 2007
tasty tymes here. superb pine aroam not too sweet like most nice burn out back and lasts all night. course i was numb from the 15 beers prior so ill likley try againa but for now TOP NOTCH


4.4
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
Hopmaestro (257) - ÷rebro, 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!!

3.9
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
mambossa (36) - 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.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
rumproasts (3459) - 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 Iíd say itís aged well. Medium body, with very little booze for the ABV. Hops are present, but well balanced. Medium bitterness.

4.1
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
rondphoto (2371) - 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.

5
   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.

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
Leafs93 (1769) - 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.

3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
theothermatt (251) - Lakewood, Colorado, USA - JAN 14, 2015
Bottle. Great hoppy, bitter nose. Lots of citrus, pine, and grapefruit. Full bodied and bitter, intense hop resin, pine and citrus. Finishes clean and balanced.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
LeRoytheAlien (55) - Kennesaw, Georgia, USA - JAN 4, 2015
Classic Rocky Mountain style. Amber color, crushing hop bitterness, huge body that overtakes everything else. I almost want to take one of these and age it to see what happens. Very very good.

3.8
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
madchemist83 (98) - USA - JAN 1, 2015
Grapefruit, pine in the aroma. Copper with white head. Well balanced alcohol and bitterness. 10.2% ? Wow. Very smooth.

4.5
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 19/20
TattooJack (178) - Illinois, USA - DEC 31, 2014
Poured from a coupla bombers into the pint glass. Suggested by Vicki the beer concierge @ liquorama. Every beer Iíve bought at her suggestion has been top notch and this one is the best yet, 10.4% makes my day.


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