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RATINGS: 2050   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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4.5
Ibrew2or3 (8814) - 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 (1033) - 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 (1142) - 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 (1632) - 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.

4.4
harlequinn (2744) - Tacoma, Washington, USA - MAR 31, 2006
Hop literally explode out of the bottle. Dark amber apperance with very lively carbonation that dissolves down into a lovely bubbly ring. Huge funky citric hop aroma, pine needles, spruce tips, butterscotch and cookie dough. Supremely well balanced! This is how an imperial should taste. The intermingling of the hops with the malt is brilliant, melds together and melts in your mouth. Heavy, heavy hop oil finish, that is almost sulfuric, but other than that it is tasty and delicious!

4.5
Indy (87) - Hopkins, Minnesota, USA - MAR 31, 2006
"Batch 3, Bottled Feb. 2006" Pours vividly clear copper color with a thin, quickly diminishing white head. The aroma is fantasticly unique: citrusy/fruity and herbal/grassy...honestly, it smells a lot like good, dank pot. Umm, not that I’d have any experience. Flavor is extremely hoppy, which makes me very happy. Just barely balanced by a solid malty sweetness, the only thing lacking is a little more crispness in the finish...but it is an Imperial IPA so the higher gravity likely prohibits this. A damn-fine-super-awesome IIPA.

2.3
millerbean (2) - USA - MAR 31, 2006 does not count
Well Ive had a few IIPAs Hopsickle whiteknuckle and such , so I was excited to get a few bottles of this poured nice, nice head and color, taste hmm not what i was expecting, too malty and not quite sure what else bothered me about it will try another to see if I change my mind if not ill stick with other IIpas that are cheaper too 8 $ for 22 oz ouch

3.4
jujubeast6000 (854) - Houston, Texas, USA - MAR 27, 2006
750mL: Pours an amber red color very clear, almost no head, off-white, diminishing. Strond aroma of hops, bitter. Hoppy taste but not overly bitter, semi-sweet, with a bitter aftertaste.


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