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RATINGS: 2095   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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maeib (8749) - Wootton, Northampton, Northamptonshire, ENGLAND - OCT 3, 2005
Bottled - St Albans BF - Cheers for sharing this one Duff. A mid brown coloured beer with a good off-white head and nice lacing. The aroma is hoppy, moussey and fruity. There are berry fruits rather than the massive citrus hit I was expecting. The taste is also fruity and moussey. Lots of mouth filling hops and a long finish. I seemed to be disputing the styles of the US beers we had. Thought this to be an American Strong but what do I know? What I do know is I enjoyed it.

3.5
TBone (17528) - Pori, FINLAND - OCT 3, 2005
Bottled
Dark honey golden color, decent off-white head. Fruity, hoppy nose. Starting sweetish honeyish, then intensive flowery hoppy flavor. Medium to full bodied. Hophead’s paradise.

4.2
pilsnerrogge (2946) - Finspång, SWEDEN - OCT 3, 2005
Amber coloured. Ok head. Fruity aroma of hops and gooseberries. Fruity flavour of hops and dried apricots. A bit sweet but still tasty.

3.3
harrisoni (18578) - Ashford, Kent, ENGLAND - OCT 3, 2005
UPDATED: OCT 4, 2008 Bottle, St Albans Beer Festival 2005, brought by Duff back from his visit to Boston. Deep orange colour with beige head. Intense IIPA hop nose. Just a huge beer. Sweetish but incredible. Really chewy hops. Subtle? No. Session beer? No. Still, lovely to drink. 4.4/5 Re-rate. Too hot and too much tea in it. Not as good as I remembered it, but then it was just about my first IIPA

3.6
ChristianSA (368) - Copenhagen, DENMARK - SEP 28, 2005
On tap. Clear amber with good head retention. The first thing i noticed about this beer was its awe inspiring mouth feel. It is thick almost, slimy. It is of course extremely hoppy with a sharp, almost sour, note (not infected) in the aroma. Sweet and a bit alcoholic and becomes a bit cloying after some time. It killed my taste buds for the rest of the evening and I would have preferred a half pint.

4.4
axilla (962) - New Providence, Pennsylvania, USA - SEP 27, 2005
Pours a very pretty. clear reddish/orange color body wwith a thick tan head. Aroma is mostly grapefruit and flowers. Flavors are hoppy with lots of grapefruit. Also tastes a little oaky to me. Like it’s been aged in oak. Very smooth after a minute or two. Great double.

4.3
TheEvilTwin (13) - Texas, USA - SEP 25, 2005
Brilliant floral nose, deep amber color with a nice fluffy head. Well ballanced for a beer of this size.

4.3
scoobyluv (511) - Asheville, North Carolina, USA - SEP 24, 2005
reddish color, nice floral bouquet. extremely hoppy taste with strong citrus notes especially ast it warms. i reallyenjoyed this beer

3.6
Ughsmash (7508) - Pewaukee, Wisconsin, USA - SEP 22, 2005
22 oz bomber (2005 bottling). Pours a clear deep amberwith a spattering of beige head. Aroma is big, but not too complex with some caramel, grapefruit, and light undertones of phenol. Oily on the palate, and exceptionally bitter as advertised. Flavor has a fairly good balance of sweet caramelly malt and a huge grapefruit hop presence. Alcohol becomes more apparent as it warms.. toward the top of the throat. Definitely good, but could use some added complexity.

3.7
beerinmarch (2830) - Washington, USA - SEP 21, 2005
From the 22oz bottle. Pours a dark amber with a off-white head. Very piney hop aroma, very strong and fresh. Big earthy caramel malt start giving sweetness to battle the hop finish, very grapefruity bitter finish.


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