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RATINGS: 2077   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!

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

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   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
GonZoBeeR (3061) - ste-catherine, Quebec, CANADA - MAY 30, 2006
Aroma:full of tropical hops,pineapple... Appearance:Gold-orange,light head.... Flavor:Tropical juice,light alcohol....

   AROMA 10/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 20/20
bitter (1136) - Henderson, Nevada, USA - MAY 30, 2006
UPDATED: NOV 21, 2008 i thought this beer was quite nice. golden brown color with a mushroom tawny head. huge nose of pine and citrus, very aromatic. flavors push into a heavily balanced beer of more citrus grape fruit and spruce...very resiny hoppy flavors flurish bounce on the backbone of a malt crunch. subtle berry background as well. big ass beer. you know it aint weak, however, there is no real alcohol burn on the slide. very well made beer. re-rate: had this on draft at avery and it was fricken outstanding. the nose was phenomenal huge piney eucolyptus leaves with a citurs background...my favorite of the day and one of my favorites of all time!!!

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
anders37 (24429) - Malm, SWEDEN - MAY 30, 2006
Bottle. Pours a dark orange colour with a small white head. Sweet malty and very hoppy aroma with hints of pine needles. Sweet malty hoppy flavor with hints of citrus and pine needles. Sweet warming hoppy finish. A nice one.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
treadyroc (150) - St. Leonard, Maryland, USA - MAY 29, 2006
At 102 IBUs, drinking a Maharajas like chewing through a fistful of fresh hops, yet Avery somehow manages to pull it off. <!-- br --><!-- br --> Surprisingly clean for as much hops as they toss in there, with little to no aftertaste or bitterness. Pours a crisp amber color with as creamy a head as youre going to find on an IPA. <!-- br --><!-- br -->Im a hop-lover, and this beers got it covered.

   AROMA 10/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 18/20
MrEcted1 (144) - Wheat Ridge, Colorado, USA - MAY 26, 2006
UPDATED: MAR 10, 2008 Averys best IPA. This IPA has your typical citrus flavors, but done in a huge way. This beer is HUGE. Nice and sticky, good hop bitterness and enough malt to keep it balanced. Pours a deep copper color with a puffy head. My only gripe with this brew is that the alcohol isnt masked very well. Sure this beer has tons of alcohol so you can expect that, but if this beer was around 7.5% and had the same flavor then it would be a little bit better. Rerate update. After having this brew both on tap and in the bottle this year I must say that this beer has improved. Definitely one of the best IPAs out there! Holy crap this beer smells great. You can smell this beer from 15 feet away. Just so... good!

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
sliffy (2040) - Columbus, Ohio, USA - MAY 25, 2006
Draft @ Mad Mex: Copper color, white head. Nice lacing. Citrus - grapefruit in the aroma. Flavor had more citrus, some sweetness, orange, lemons. Nice bitterness on the finish. Really good stuff on draft. Been a while since Ive had a bottle of it.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
stegosaurus (1882) - Levittown, Pennsylvania, USA - MAY 24, 2006
Bottle. Pours deep orange\golden with a decent sized off-white head. Aroma of citrus, fruit, sweet malts and hops. Flavor is sweet upfront, fruit, citrus, with some sharp bitter hops in the finish. Good body, damn good brew.

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 17/20
Miguel (1181) - Saint-Ours, Quebec, CANADA - MAY 22, 2006
Robe dore aux reflets orangs surmonte dune mousse blanche mince. Armes de fruits tropicaux, de mangue et de pamplemousse. Saveurs de pamplemousse, de citron et de papaye.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
rebelbrewer (125) - Lithonia, Georgia, USA - MAY 20, 2006
My 100th review! Yup! 22 ounce bottle, says it was bottled in February 2006 and is Batch 3. I poured this into a Duvel glass. It was a gorgeous reddish gold in color and had an inch of tan creamy head. Nice lacing was left on the glass. The aroma is of hops and malt and hints to the balance of this beer. The taste is piney hops and the malt is hard to find even as it warms in the mouth, but it is there and comes in just in time to balance the hops. The aftertaste is somewhat bitter and lingering, but not unpleasant. There is no hint of the 9.9% ABV, so, beware! Nice brew and Ill drink lots more of this in the future.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
bgburdman9 (861) - columbus, Ohio, USA - MAY 20, 2006
12 oz draft at mad mex. Aroma was very hoppy. Flavor was very sweet and still had a very strong hoppiness to it. It really didnt seem to have as much bitterness as I was expecting. This was very nice IIPA.

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