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RATINGS: 2042   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!

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


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4.9
   AROMA 10/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 19/20
ads135 (3789) - Omaha, Nebraska, USA - AUG 14, 2012
One of the best imperial ipas Iíve ever had. Grapefruit sweetness and the sour funk of lemon with pine to boot. Not overwhelmingly bitter, but well balanced and delicious.


4.2
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 18/20
chadski (7) - California, USA - JAN 23, 2016 does not count
A great double with really interesting citrus and honey flavors. Definite repeat. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
blueshockey24 (184) - Colorado, USA - DEC 17, 2015
Bomber. Pours golden with thick head. Aroma is Floral and fruity citrus. Aroma is sweet and hoppy. Very well balanced and donít even really notice the alcohol until drinking a glass or two! Great balanced IPA.

4.5
   AROMA 10/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
Danjo312 (86) - Hamburg, GERMANY - DEC 17, 2015
Bisher das beste IPA dass ich getrunken habe. Im Glas eine tolle, dunkel gelb bis rote Farbe, extreme Trübung und eine tolle Krone, je nachdem wie man einschenkt. Hält ewig. Wunderschön. Geruch nach Dosenmandarinen und Dosenananas! Eine tolle Note. Würzig und Malzig etwas später. Geschmacklich so wie im Geruch. Super! Relativ wenig bitter für 102 IBUs... Süß und malzig rauchig im Abgang. Man schmeckt die 10,2% gar nicht, man merkt sie nur bei einem ganzen Pint Flaschengrösse! Da es limitiert ist wird man wohl kaum je wieder in den Genuss kommen, daher eine große Ehre. Gekauft im Craft Beer Contor in Fort Lauderdale. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

4.3
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
rustbucket0873 (348) - Krikville, New York, USA - DEC 13, 2015
Pours golden orange, with light tan head. The aroma is fantastic, with strong grapefruit citrus, pineapple, some apples, and a refreshing smell. The flavor is grapefruit throughout with hints of caramel, pineapple, and other citrus. With an aftertaste of apple and bitter sweetness, this is really well hiding the alcohol. Overall a fantastic iipa. Alot.of hop.flavor.but the malt.backbone that enhances the hops not redirects it. Would recommend

2.9
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 3/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 12/20
hoju777 (153) - FRANCE - NOV 29, 2015
Ugg. Too sweet and cloying. Gross aftertaste. Too sweet. Too sweet. This beer makes me feel depressed.

3.6
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
hman43 (799) - Pinehurst, North Carolina, USA - NOV 27, 2015
It pours a golden orange with an off white, full head that produces lacing as the head diminishes. It is fairly clear. It has pine, citrus, hints of apricot, and a slight hint of malt, caramel. It has a very sweet beginning and then the bitter kicks in. The flavors are It has a caramel base with pine and citrus hops. The citrus hops remind me of apricots. It has a semi-dry finish. The texture is high on the moderate end. The bitter punch on the palate is long lasting after swallowing. It has a moderately high amount of carbonation..

3.9
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
woodychevy (752) - - NOV 20, 2015
Bomber at Indian night shared 3 ways- thanks CC! Great IPA- hard to get to the bottom of it the first time- so much going on. Pours a hazy deep orange with a tight white head. Both super malty and super hoppy- pine, citrus, resin, caramel, tropical notes- all the IPA flavors in one big beer. Mouthfeel is slick and sticky. A big, bold beer that paired with the right mood and food works perfectly. Stood up to Indian spice beautifully.

4.5
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
Turboninja (349) - Tampere, FINLAND - NOV 14, 2015
Tap@ABC Tavern, Cleveland, USA. Strong, buttery aroma of barely matured peach. Copper/deep orange color with small staying white head. Strong taste with perfect combination of fruits (mango, citrus and others) and malts. Slightly layered medium/wide taste spectrum with medium fruity slightly hoppy aftertaste. Overall, schoolbook like DIPA without any particular emphasizings.

4.2
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 17/20
ccex (1155) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - NOV 10, 2015
Bomber dated July 2015 pours a clear dark orange color with lasting 2-finger tight off-white head which leaves some lacing. Aroma is full of full of sweet caramel malts, dank hops, and lots of tropical fruits. Taste is bitter at first, but sweet through the middle, with a dry aftertaste that recedes to bready malts. Body is full but not too heavy, with slight carbonation. Mouthfeel is sticky, without the alcohol warming I expected from such a big beer.. This is a great IIPA Iím surprised I havenít rated yet. Iíll definitely try this one again.

3.5
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
geologyguy (1165) - Columbia, South Carolina, USA - NOV 7, 2015
Smell is good...slightly sweet...taste is a hops punch in the mouth...rough at first but mellows with time...bold flavor, very smooth, slightly sweet...hops receeds more and more over time...so it gets even better


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