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RATINGS: 2053   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!

Editor’s Note: the 2007 version was 9.78%.
2014 - 10.2%

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3.6
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.

4.3
Miguel (1181) - Saint-Ours, Quebec, CANADA - MAY 22, 2006
Robe dorée aux reflets orangés surmontéée d’une mousse blanche mince. Arômes de fruits tropicaux, de mangue et de pamplemousse. Saveurs de pamplemousse, de citron et de papaye.

4.3
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 I’ll drink lots more of this in the future.

4
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.

4.5
Chucks66 (85) - Beachwood, Ohio, USA - MAY 18, 2006
Fruity aroma, soft cream white head, explodes with hops, great floral and fruit notes, amazing hop flavor

4.1
GregClow (3402) - Toronto, Ontario, CANADA - MAY 17, 2006
Bottle shared with a bunch of folks - courtesy of R. Dark orange-copper with a moderate head. Big hop aroma, lots of spruce and grapefruit. Tons of oily, citric hops in the flavour. Big mouthfeel as well. One dimensional, sure, but still killer.

3.9
glkaiser (1214) - Seattle, Washington, USA - MAY 16, 2006
UPDATED: APR 13, 2007 Dark, almost but not quite, cloudy copper. Big head. Heavenly grapefruit aroma with a bit of sweetness from the malts. Very sharp. A very balanced beer in aroma and taste.

4
blankboy (7881) - Toronto, Ontario, CANADA - MAY 14, 2006
Bottle shared with HogTownHarry, tupalev and R. -- courtesy of R. Pours a clear copper-orange with a small lasting off-white head. Big aroma of citrus hops and some caramel malt backing it up. Delicious and unique tasting hoppy flavour goes down incredibly easy, you’d never know this was 9.9%. Nice full body. An awesome I2PA, thanks for sharing R.!

4.1
Suttree (6541) - Knoxville, Tennessee, USA - MAY 14, 2006
Reddish copper, thick foamy head. Big smokey, citrus, piney aroma. Hop flavors up front, mostly citrusy, followed by a toffee-ish malt. Big hop finish, with a lot flavors - woodsyness, raisin prune, maybe even some grapes. Very tasty.

4.2
tomhenderson (166) - Charlotte, North Carolina, USA - MAY 14, 2006
22 oz bomber, Batch 3 Feb 2006. Wow! This is one excellent beer. Pours an amber-shiny copper with a tan head that thins but hangs around for a while leaving a nice lace on the glass. Aroma & flavor are of citrus and pine resin. Great balance of 102 (not 112, not that it matters at this level) IBUs of bitterness and generous sweet caramel malt. Despite 9.9% abv, it hides its potency well. I’d love to brew this one myself. Gotta figure out what flavor & aroma hops are used (not cascade).


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