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RATINGS: 2083   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 4/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 19/20
Storm (2684) - Amager, DENMARK - JUN 7, 2006
UPDATED: JUN 20, 2008 Draught at Kbenhavnske ldage 2006. Clear golden colour with a very nice head. Lovely aroma of citrus and a lot of hops. Heavy flavour of hops with a sweet finish, very flowerish and tasty. I had this one several times after and really find this beer amazing, and can drink af thousind of this one, but I prefer Batch 2 towards batch 3, A fantastic IPA

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 18/20
jmuhops (669) - Winchester, Virginia, USA - JUN 4, 2006
Pours clear with a large white head. Very sweet hop nose--floral and piney, but mostly honeysuckle-sweet. The flavor begins with nondescript malt, but quickly turns all-out citrus, just like biting into an orange. The fruity sweetness melds with honey, an excellent flavor. The finish is bitter, but a couple seconds after the swallow the orange comes back in force, lining the mouth with citrusy-sweet heaven.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
henrikb (1263) - Aarhus, DENMARK - JUN 4, 2006
Super clear amber body, white big bubbled head; Great big hoppy sweet nose, sweet flowers (roses) but also a bit of ripe grapefruit; Quite sweet not to full body, balanced, a bit watery textured, carbonation totally fill up your mouth; Medium length to a quite sweet finish, full with sweet flowers, some harsh orange peel and some fresh apricot.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
eaglefan538 (3042) - Wilmington, Delaware, USA - JUN 2, 2006
Poured a dark amber color with a respectable (but not big) tan head. This one had a slight honey aroma and flavor and was based on an overall sweet caramel-malty backbone. The hops were definitely noticeable, but the high ABV balanced them out. Ejoyable.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
RCL (2030) - Waltham, Massachusetts, USA - MAY 31, 2006
One of the best balanced 2IPAs I have had. Big malts to back up the big hops. Surprised that the ABV is so high; you really dont notice it.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 12/20
schwaiger (90) - Laramie, Wyoming, USA - MAY 30, 2006
Bomber. Poured a medium amber with a large creamy off-white head, mostly lasting, with nice lacing. This is a two-headed beast, and the top of the bottle is quite different than the bottom. Im sure most of the metamorphosis here is due to warming, but as intensely malty and hoppy as this beer simultaneously is, it needs to be said that the warring powers dont coexist entirely harmoniously. Initial aroma is heavy hops: perfume, pine, floral, citrus. Alcohol. As the glass warms, the malts take over, first in moderation and then heavily so. Roasty, sugary, nutty. The flavors are potent, but theres a power struggle here, and while I can be entertained by the show, its more like watching kids throw rocks at eachother than the well-choriagraphed production I paid good money for. Heavily sweet - borders on syrupy - intense bitterness. Alcohol and sugar. Pretty fierce, and though I can appreciate why someone might like to try this, I cant imagine going back for more.

   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 (25572) - 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.

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