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RATINGS: 1939   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%


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4.2
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
dmschefke (568) - Macomb, Michigan, USA - MAY 17, 2009
Pours an amber orange with thick white head. Aroma is a perfect balance of hops if not mostly citrus. Hints of pine, caramel, and slight grass noted. Flavor is wonderful, matching the aroma with a bit of spice and floral accents also. Very solid IIPA and so very happy this is available easily for me. I believe it needed the 3 months to mellow also at over 10% ABV, because it isn’t a bit hot compared to what I was hearing.


4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 16/20
Cool_Bond (1339) - 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.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
_angst_ (2757) - Göteborg, SWEDEN - AUG 24, 2014
Bomber bought @ Systembolaget. Pours tiny hazy pale amber with a frothy offwhite head that leaves some sticky trace on the glass while dissipating. Smell is smell is sweet with caramel, grapefruit juice, moist grass, pine needles, resinous wood, alcohol, kumquats and lemon zest. Taste is sweet and bitter with heavy caramel, grapefruit juice, lychee, alcohol, pine needles, grass, resin, overripe pineapple, orange zest and lemon zest. Mouthfeel is round, slightly sticky sweet, slightly oily bitter, boozy and medium to full bodied. Finish is sweet and bitter with caramel, grapefruit juice, pine needles, resinous wood, alcohol, orange zest and lemon zest. The beer if ofcourse old having traveled all the way here and waited for a SB release and it shows. It has however oxidized in a decent enough manner with no cardboard notes. Just caramel, grapefruit and alcohol. decent but would love to try it fresh at some point.

4.7
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 19/20
HomerBeerOdysy (17) - New York, New York, USA - AUG 18, 2014
APPEARANCE - Somewhat opaque dark orange with a light brown 3-finger head that lasts. Some lacing AROMA/SCENT - Sweet, piney, herbaceous. TASTE - Well-rounded, bitter, dry, a little sweet. ABV well-hidden. MOUTHFEEL/PALATE/TEXTURE - Beer is light, well-carbonated, with a pleasantly creamy head. VALUE - About average OVERALL/DRINKABILITY - A very fine beer indeed. Quaffable.

4.1
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
beer_est_deus (646) - örebro, SWEDEN - AUG 15, 2014
Klar, bärnstens färgad med ett snyggt orange skum. Doft: Nyöppnad humle påse, malt, kanderat socker, jäst, skog, sött citrus skal. Mycket färsk doft. Smak: Sena givor och torr humling, malt, kola, hård apelsin karamell, kanderat socker, trä, exotisk honung. Eftersmak av persika och päron snapps. Riktigt maffig öl.

3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
TychoJames (107) - Örebro, SWEDEN - AUG 14, 2014
Flaska från systembolaget. Mörkorangefärgad med vitt skum. Kraftfull maltdoft med ett tjickt lager humle. citrus och barr. Även smaken är kraftfull och något spritig. Rejäl maltkropp men den blommiga och fruktiga humlesmaken saknas. Något trött helt enkelt

3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Melker (204) - Varberg, SWEDEN - AUG 13, 2014
Nice orange colour with medium fluffy white head. Aroma of pine, mango, caramel, hay. Very bitter, medium sweetness. A little bit tired but still a great beer.

3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Dazz3 (1552) - Hällefors, SWEDEN - AUG 10, 2014
Bottled. Pours golden with a big white head. Smells a bit stale fruity hoppy, hay. Tastes creamy fruity hoppy, a bit alcohol, nutty with a nutty bitter finish.

4.2
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
alkolas510 (607) - SWEDEN - AUG 8, 2014
kopparfärgad klar med stort ljust skum. Doftar mycket humle och malt. Smaken är humlig och mycket karamellmalt. Sjukt rund smak och lite lite alkohol. Väldigt lik någon annan dipa jag drack i New York!

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
ramboraffe (414) - SWEDEN - AUG 6, 2014
650 ml bottle. Clear dark golden with white head. Smell is bitter pine, raisin, troplical fruit and pine. Taste is bitter grapefruit and sweet fruit, dried fruit and alcohol. Dry with high bitterness and low carbonation.

4.2
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
Lawger (103) - SWEDEN - AUG 1, 2014
Pours a pretty clear dark copper with a finger of off-white head. Extremely fruity and floral nose. Fresh and hoppy aromas with loads of citrus fruits, peaches, grass, some honey and various flowers. Flavour is big and bold. There's quite a lot of malty sweetness, together with an almost salty tang of licorice. The bitterness kicks in late and stays for a minute but it's not all that intense. Very interesting and tasty brew. I suspect it was a lot more bitter a few months ago (we don't get these very fresh here), but I'm very impressed by this anyway, the strong aftertaste of sweet and salty licorice is something I haven't found in an Imperial IPA before. Great beer. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone


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