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RATINGS: 2072   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.97/5   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%


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3.3
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
SP23 (10) - Jurupa Valley, California, USA - AUG 27, 2008
Bottle. Pours a medium copper with a slight head. The head goes quickly, with little lacing.The upfront is kind of sweet with some alchohol flavors. Not hoppy enough for me, although finishes clean and dry. More hops would have gave it better balance and I think an overall better beer. I will try again and hope for better results.


3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
altonbrownd (5629) - Chevy Chase, Maryland, USA - SEP 23, 2016
[9/7/2016] On tap at Churchkey : Hazy mango body with sweet nose. Taste of hops, caramel. Smooth and clean. Packs the punch.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
monk191 (1749) - Portland, Oregon, USA - SEP 14, 2016
A very good well balanced imperial IPA. Pours a very nice cloudy orange with a white head. Smells great, berries, citrus and pine. Taste is less hoppy then expected, which is a good thing. Balanced. Bubbles on your tongue to start, with lots of citrus, grapefruit, caramel and sea salt, with honey and pine in the finish. Had on tap at NW Growlers. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

4.2
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 17/20
bartzluke (598) - Oklahoma, USA - SEP 8, 2016
Sampled five oz of both normal and double dry-hopped. The former was delicious, but the latter was just killer. I loved it. Great malty balance to offset the huge hops, but still enough dankness to kill a small animal

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
jc1762 (788) - Washington DC, USA - SEP 8, 2016
Double dry hopped version at Avery tap takeover at Churchkey. Tap into a snifter showing lightly filtered orange with a thin white finger of foam. The nose shows rich pineapple. The palate is moderately carbonated and light bodied. Pineapple forward with a light zestiness and moderate bitterness on the finish.

4.4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 18/20
Bule (1836) - California, USA - SEP 3, 2016
22oz bottle pours a slightly hazy pale brown color with a bit of head. Thick maltiness. English style hops that balance the malt sweetness well.

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Der_Biermann (9) - - AUG 20, 2016 does not count
Very clear, amber color. Aroma is hoppy and you can tell the malty aroma ... When tasting it i could tell the sweetness, very obvious sweetness. Then the bitterness comes. Well balanced. moderate dry finish. Nice!

4
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Dal9000 (528) - Ohio, USA - AUG 10, 2016
At Whiskey Barrel. Pours cloudy yellow. Creamy mouthfeel with a orange floral thick middle and a long lingering tang. ---Rated via Beer Buddy

3
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
OrthoDoc (185) - South Carolina, USA - AUG 3, 2016
Huge Titan of a beer that favors the malts over the hops. Flavor mostly of sweet malts with piney and bitter hops in the background. Thick mouthfeel. Intense sipper type of beer. Not my style. Would buy Ruinten over this to get more brightness from the hops. WBA. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
AlfSt (27) - - JUL 28, 2016
Pours a golden color with lots of head. Not generally a fan of IPAs but this imperial pale ale was not bad at all.

4.2
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
VinegarStroke (381) - Napa, Alabama, USA - JUL 19, 2016
22oz: Bloody good beer. Great appearance. Almost copper hue. Wonderful balance of both hops and malt however there is a Sh/t load of both. Rich with moderate to high bitterness.


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