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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 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
maniac (3800) - Baltimore, Maryland, USA - APR 25, 2006
UPDATED: AUG 4, 2009 On tap at Capital Ale House - Downtown on 06/16/2009. Slightly hazy copper amber body with a medium frothy off-white head. Big citrus and resiny hop aroma. Sweet citrus and light resiny hop flavor with a light caramel background. Medium full body with moderate carbonation. 8/3/8/4/16 - 3.9 Rerate on 07/09/2008. Clear dark amber color with a medium frothy off-white head. Huge sweet hoppy aroma, citrus and floral hops, probably simcoe and amarillo. Very sweet citrusy caramel flavor, more simcoe and amarillo, with a nice bitterness at the end that isnt cloying. Medium full body with moderate carbonation. 8/4/8/3/17 - 4.1 Original rating from 04/25/2006: Clear dark amber color with a small frothy white head. Sweet hoppy aroma with some citrus and floral notes. Sweet citrus bitter flavor with some light caramel in the end. 8/4/8/3/15 - 3.8

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
aracauna (3567) - Georgia, USA - APR 24, 2006
Pours a clear copper with a stick head. The aroma is sweetly hoppy, full of citrus, pine, black pepper and honey. The flavor is a little less impressive, with a sweetness that doesnt go well with the hoppiness. Not bad overall though.

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
harmfuldrunk (288) - New Jersey, USA - APR 22, 2006
UPDATED: NOV 2, 2007 4.22.06 very good citrus aroma, i would wait a while to drunk the malt is not blended well with all of the bitterness yet. 8.30.06 malt is blending in this nicley suppose a year or more would be totall sex in the mouth 2nd rating 2007 bottle feb batch 5 the best full bodied amazing tastign IIPA I HAVE HAD IN CALIFORNIA. soo smooth and delicious I had one eariler this year while I was still in nj and felt it was a little bitter still this brew is great I am so glad I bought 2. this beer is great piney sweet malty sexy still hopped up to fuck with this chronic I am smoking on damn i want this beer forever and I love it more that it was 5.99 If I ever go to the brewery and buy this for under 5 bucks it will be getting a 5 star rating

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
iowaherkeye (2703) - Ocean Beach, San Diego, California, USA - APR 19, 2006
Bottled Feb. 2006, Batch 3. 22oz bomber. Aroma of big pine, grapefruit, and resiny hops--Deliccious. Some caramel malts in there as well. Pours a clean copper penny with a moderate, creamy off-white head. Taste follows the aroma with the caramel sweetness mending well with the piney grapefruit. 9.9% ABV? Cant tell at all. Pretty well balanced for a IIPA. Full bodied syrupy mouthfeel. Very good.

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 17/20
HopsOrDie (687) - New Lenox, Illinois, USA - APR 18, 2006
Batch 3. Orange hue with a white lacing head. Smells awesome: packed with grapefruit and citrus hops. Very thick and sticky palate. Lots of hop flavor upfront and in the backend bitterness. Alcohol is noticeable but the bitterness covers it up well.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
TheBeerOrg (2145) - Louisville, Kentucky, USA - APR 18, 2006
Pours orangish amber with a slowly receding off-white head. Aroma of intense grapefruit, candied citrus, and refreshing hop pine cones. Taste is heavy on the grapefruit, with candy-sweet alefruits. Mouthfeel is heavy, sticky, slightly resinous with lively carbonation. The alcohol content is well hidden behind an iron curtain of hoppiness.

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
Fish (440) - Vancouver, British Columbia, CANADA - APR 17, 2006
I had almost forgotten how the aroma of an Imperial IPA can knock your ass to the floor. The hops in this beer are incredible. There is a whole range of fruits in the aroma from citrusy piney to apricot to apple with a little bit of raspberry tartness thrown in for good measure. The hops, high alcohol, and medium to high carbonation combine for a final punch as a sip of this stuff goes down the hatch. This beer will not disappoint any hopheads.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 17/20
DrBayern (1139) - Morehead City, North Carolina, USA - APR 17, 2006
Clear amber under a collapsing medium white head. Big hop aroma of spice and citrus is supported by light sweet malt. This beer has a terrific mouthfeel with medium/full body that leaves a resinous coating. Flavor is hop dominated like the aroma, with orange, peach, and grapefruit leading the way. Nonetheless, there is a nice sweet malt balance with some toffee and light caramel. Finishes bitter, although there is some persisting malt sweetness for balance. This is a very quaffable Imperial IPA, up there with the best.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
skaughty (652) - Marietta, Georgia, USA - APR 17, 2006
Pours a medium/dark copper, with a huge fresh aroma. The hops are sooo greeen here. The sugar-laced body is thick and syrupy. The bite comes very late,as the hops burn on the way down. Not at the level of Avery Eleven.

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
Thaichile (599) - 10aFly, New Jersey, USA - APR 16, 2006
Bottle. 22oz. Pours a clear copper with a thin head. Lovely, big sweet floral hop nose with fruit. Great balance between hops and malt; apricots and peaches. Shared with 2 others, everyone loved this 2IPA. Deliciously brewed with incredible full bodied flavors and a slightly bitter finish.

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