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RATINGS: 2052   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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4.1
balloonbuffoon (608) - - SEP 11, 2017
12floz can, COD: 01.18.2017, $1.50 unit cost, pint glass. Orange-amber in color with lots of head stickiness. Caramel apple nose turns rose honey, biscuit, and pine mouth. Chewy, full-bodied beer that has huge flavor to mask the alcohol content. This may not be at its optimum for hoppiness, but that is okay. Balance is great as malts amply support the bitterness. One of my favorite DIPAs.

4.1
Bacchus66 (952) - South Carolina, USA - SEP 8, 2017
From bomber at home. Hazy golden orange with a thin off white head. Orange, citrus rind, pine resin, caramel. Thick oily texture with a full body. Loaded with dank bitterness, but enough malt balance to make this really top notch. Huge.

3.7
Scipio (1221) - Palatine, Illinois, USA - SEP 4, 2017
Pours a cloudy, darker golden with a medium white head. The aroma offers sweetness, with grapefruit, floral hops, pine, minor herbal tones, and some resin. Not surprising, the taste is sweet, while its also heavily bitter. Among the flavors, I find resin as the strongest, although there is a lot of grapefruit in here as well. Lesser impressions include mango, caramel, alcohol, and pine. Throughout the sip there is a potent herbal presence. Resiny, boozy aftertaste. Full bodied, with a thick, sticky texture, and some big carbonation. If sugary, powerful Imperial IPAs are your thing, then look no further.

3.9
KansaiBeerLvrs (5378) - Kyoto, JAPAN - SEP 4, 2017
Can from AQ, I was pretty sure I'd already rated this and had it before but this is the first time I've had one all to myself and also in my IPA glass rather than a snifter. The deep honey copper had a thick pillowy beige head that left copious lacing behind and also was blessed with impressive staying power. My initial sniff was honey and hops, the next one was semi-sweet dank resisnous pine. Full bodied, bitter pine with sweet fruity hop notes and superbly balanced. This is a bang on point Imperial IPA that nails the style and reminds you of all Avery can do with High ABV beers.

3.8
brian.b (22) - - SEP 1, 2017
Bright and balanced IPA. The initial taste is an assault of hops, but the finish is smooth. Overall a great, well-balanced brew. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

3.8
Turtles (2968) - Stockholm, SWEDEN - AUG 26, 2017
Canned @ Oliver Twist. Hazy amber, lasting head, rich lacing. Huge resinous, caramel sweet and pine bitter aroma. Full-bodied for sure, soft carbonation, sweet and silky mouthfeel. Bitter sweet taste, loads of caramel and toffee, pine and resin, citrus zest and sugar. This kind of sweetness really works with the bitter bite. The finish is long bitter and mid-dry. The alcohol is well hidden.

3.9
jrodooo5 (1720) - DOVER, Delaware, USA - AUG 24, 2017
Excellent DIPA! Pours amber w/ a big white head & loads of lacing. The aroma has a lovely citrus hop & heavy malt blend. The flavor is pretty malt forward w/ just a bit of bitterness mixed in. The alcohol is fairly well hidden under the sweet malt & citrus hop taste. Goes down easy for high abv! Really good!

3.9
maekchu (4058) - Hirakata, JAPAN - AUG 22, 2017
Can from World Beer Market (Sake no Taniguchi). First time to see this in a can. Sweet and citrusy nose, with a ton of caramel, and severe alcohol fumes. Deep copper color with a slight pink hue around it, and a thick off-white head. Sweet fruity initial, with caramel, pine, then lime and honey in mid palate. Long hard bitter tracks. Heavy body, very full feeling in the mouth, along with some hop burn. Kind of reaching the limits of the IIPA style. Very tasty and maybe a little too hot.

3.8
balkhawk (9) - - AUG 21, 2017 does not count
UPDATED: AUG 21, 2017 Can to solo cup, extra cold and plenty head to breathe. hop hash, bitter honey, viscous pine, unripe citrus and ethyl alcohol. it's imperial. you know- for the kids.

4.1
BierMeHoos (644) - Maryland, USA - AUG 14, 2017
#600 Rating--Where: Old Line Fine Wine Spirits & Bistro. How: 750 ml bottle. Poured into a tulip, pours an amber/gold with an inch and a half of off white head that fades slowly and leaves ample lacing. Aroma is of pine, citrus zest, and huge loads of typical American hop character. Taste follows, but is huge! Hops, and lots of them, give you s nice forceful smack in the face, but in the middle, there is a soft sweet malt character, which then fades to dank, resinous hoppy character. That taste lingers long into the finish. Palate is medium to full in body with lively carbonation. Overall, very well balanced and worthy of the rating, try it!


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