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RATINGS: 2033   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.97/5   IBU: 102   EST. CALORIES: 306   ABV: 10.2%
COMMERCIAL DESCRIPTION
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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3.8
chicagobears (474) - Elk Grove Village, Illinois, USA - APR 8, 2006
Bottles Feb, 2006. Dark golden orange. Huge floral hops and pineness. Tastes sticky butterey with a blast of grapefruit bitterness and oily pine needles. The hop presence is enormous and overpowering, with a heavy dose of malted barely. A fine example of IIPA.

4.5
jimbowood (1036) - Freeport, Georgia, USA - APR 7, 2006
Bottle pours orange-gold w/ the best hop aroma you’ll ever find. Huge, upfront, citrusy, flowery hop flavor and aroma. Alcohol is noticable in the back of the throat, but not overpowering. Excellent! Had this @ Falling Rock before the GABF last year, but I don’t remember how good it was. Possibly the best beer I’ve had from Avery.

4.1
oldrtybastrd (5003) - Fort Walton Beach, Florida, USA - APR 7, 2006
Pours a deep dark orangish amber color. Aromas of big hop action, sweet malts, and more hops. Flavor has some bready malty tastes with nice grapefruit and floral hop taste. This is one huge bitter hoppy bastard.

4
paul9639 (116) - New Hampshire, USA - APR 7, 2006
On tap at Sunset Grill in Allston, MA. Poured dark amber with a thick lacing head. Citrus hops aroma. Great hoppy/sweet flavor, with a dry/bitter finish. Great beer.

4.5
Ibrew2or3 (8660) - Tempe, Arizona, USA - APR 5, 2006
UPDATED: APR 22, 2006 Bottled in Feb 2006, Batch 3. I poured it out into a thick off white head. The beer is a crystal clear light copper color. The aroma is pure hops. It’s like sticking your nose into a bag of freshly picked Cascade hops. There was never a need to spin the glass around to coax out some aroma. It smacks you in the face right to the end. The taste starts with just a hint of malt sweetness. That taste is immediately overwhelmed by an avalanche of hop flavor that dominate throughout right to the dry finish. I don’t know how Avery managed to maintain an eye searing hop aroma and mountainous hop flavor with this high a gravity beer. This is an awesome hop head beer.

4.4
Sregnar35 (1031) - Rotterdam, New York, USA - APR 5, 2006
Bottled in Feb 2006, Batch 3. 102 IBU’s, 1.085 OG, Alc% 9.9 by vol. Pours copper with a super sticky wihte head. Aroma of citrusy sweet hops punches you in the face. Flavor is the same, sweet grapefruit and biting alcohol. Amazingly hoppy and sweet all at once, very nice.

3.4
hiphops (324) - caldwell, New Jersey, USA - APR 5, 2006
06 batch 3. pours cough syrup orange small frothy head. big hoppy almost girl b.o. scent which i find strangely erotic. also lush fruit in the nose. at first piney then hoppy then citrusy and floral. bitter burst in the finish.

4
zach8270 (4021) - Henrietta, New York, USA - APR 3, 2006
(bottle - 22 oz) Cloudy orange color with a half inch of lasting tan head and great lacing. Aroma is very sweet yet floral at the same time. Lots of hops and pepper along with some nice malts to balance. Flavor is floral and peppery at the front with a smooth and slightly sweet malt middle and a nice and bitter hoppy finish. The finish is where the IBU’s get you. Very tasty and very well blended.

3.9
Hangover (1137) - oxford, Georgia, USA - APR 1, 2006
Dark orange pour with an intially large but quickly receding head. Aroma is very strong hops, mainly citrus, grapefruit and pine. Somewhat creamy mouthfeel. Nice carbonation. Pine taste becomes more pronounced when warmed. Nice malt presence which adds a bit of stickyness to the finish. Little hint of alcohol and it hides its abv well, but doesn’t sacrifice on taste.

4
Lowe1983 (1605) - Dayton, Ohio, USA - MAR 31, 2006
Pours a clear orangish gold color with a medium. Aroma is strong of hops, citrus, and pine. Flavor starts off very citrusy with a hint of pine. Flavor continues to a nice caramel malt taste and finishes with strong hops. Flavor lingers awhile which concludes a very tasty brew.


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