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RATINGS: 2067   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.97/5   IBU: 102   EST. CALORIES: 306   ABV: 10.2%
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%

dmschefke's rating

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
dmschefke (576) - 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.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Der_Biermann (8) - - 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!

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Dal9000 (493) - 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

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
OrthoDoc (175) - 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

   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.

   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.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
HighlanderOne (1223) - York, SC via NJ, South Carolina, USA - JUL 17, 2016
Growler purchased at O’Darbys. Lotsa malt in aroma. Amber with a bit of lacing. Big hops - mostly piney and herbal, with sweet malt and honey with a bit of alcohol in back. Nice drinkability. A great IIPA.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Mark_Eck (1921) - - JUL 12, 2016
Draft. Pours a dark orangish color. Aroma and taste are citrus, grapefruit, and a sweet backbone.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
jsporrer (628) - Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, USA - JUL 10, 2016
Pours a hazy dark amber with a medium head of off white foam. Medium thick syrupy body with lots of lacing. Slight aroma of sweet citrus and malts. Taste is very malt forward with a touch of bitterness. Silky smooth and hides the alcohol well. Not as well balanced as I expected.Feels more like an old ale or Barley Wine than a DIPA. Still fairly enjoyable.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 17/20
markextrae (3716) - Maastricht, NETHERLANDS - JUL 7, 2016
sample from bottle, poured a deep orange colour with a white head. nose of crisp malts, pine, grapefruit, slight tropical, dried peach, alcohol notice, taste of bitter grapefruit, aftertaste is pretty soft and full bodied with the alcohol well hidden. long bitter finish

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
Maverick34 (2956) - New York, USA - JUN 21, 2016
Bottle that was old? I dont know. Very fruity floral for deep amber pour. Malty, very malty resin. A bit much.

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