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RATINGS: 2045   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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4.4
Dacrza (1010) - Great Meadows, New Jersey, USA - JUL 11, 2017
DATE: July 11, 2017... OCCASION: watching the All-Star game and needed an accompaniment... GLASSWARE: Maudite snifter... pours a dark amber body with palpably active effervescence... its white head thickens and remains a finger thick, which arches of coral reaching up and around... loads of tangerine and grapefruit invade the nostrils, with watermelon, tangerine, and passion fruits... herbal accents like ginger, rye and bourbon suggest a robust profile... first sip is warm but smooth, chunky and substantial... sweet honey, tangerine, watermelon, boozy sweetness, with caramel, bread malts and a late charge of citrus... small resin too boot...a lethal cocktail of hops that lifts the spirits in a soft, inviting package... the Maharaja sneaks up on his constituent before shiving him with fruity hops and a smile while doing so....

2.9
Soupoftoday (85) - AUSTRALIA - JUL 7, 2017
Although it does finish nice and dry for 10% the flavors of this beer are a bit too sweet. Subtle caramelized pineapple, candied fruit, lollies, honey, grapefruit, strawberry and melon are overpowered by a dominant sugary/candy malt sweetness. Leaning towards English style IPA flavors. Not my kind of Imperial IPA. Reminds of the confectionery like malt profile of Deschutes IPAs - will appeal to sweet tooth’s

4
andrepintado (3555) - Lisbon, PORTUGAL - JUL 1, 2017
33cl can. Cloudy orange color. Thin white head. Taste is medium bitter and light to medium sweet. Finish is long. Body is medium and silky. Aroma is orange, hops, grapefruit, blueberries. Flavour is orange, hops, pinneapple, honey.

3.7
fillepolo (1068) - SWEDEN - JUN 24, 2017
Can @ oliver twist Stockholm. Pours a golden colour beer with a small head. Hoppy and fruity with notes of caramel and sweet alcohol. Dry finish.

3.9
sjogro (4574) - The Hague, NETHERLANDS - JUN 23, 2017
Can at home. Canned on 2016/12/14. Hazy amber with white head. Big sweet malts with excessive resiny and fruity hops. Caramel, resin, pineapple, grass, nettles, grilled onions, oats, chalk, biscuits, sweetend orange tea. Big sweet and firm yet softened bitterness. Full body, juicy feel, soft and foamy carbonation. Nice and probably amazing when fresh.

4.1
Chachy (7) - - JUN 16, 2017 does not count
This beer is so good it makes you want to smack your bartender for not serving it to you earlier. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

4.6
ordybill (1815) - Douglasville, Georgia, USA - JUN 11, 2017
Poured from a 12 OZ can into a pint glass. The appearance is a mild hazy light amber-color with some orange highlights. The head is a medium sized off-white color. The aroma is mostly grapefruit with some earthy notes tossed in. The taste is similar to the nose.

3.2
Psytron (2425) - Turku, FINLAND - MAY 31, 2017
No smell. Copper colour, white head. Aroma of alcohol, oak, whisky, spruce, hops. Bitter with alcohol sweetness. Oily texture. A bit of a disappointment, considering Avery overall.

4.4
oobawa (1589) - Tennessee, USA - MAY 28, 2017
One of those beers you want to last forever, a desert island beer, a beer you drink and them skip for a year or two and then drink again and wonder why the hell you haven’t been chugging pints on a daily basis. Big, resinous, citric, malty, and oh so bitter. Caramel on top of oranges on top of pinecones covered in mango jelly. Starts honey-sweet and finishes on an IBU rampage. Massive pungent, herbal hops develop an easygoing citrus backside to hold your hand and guide you through the bitter storm. 10%+ ABV makes itself known without burning out your palate, and the chewy, viscous feel matches the outsized character of the brew. World-class stuff.

4.2
KevinReddirt (198) - Midland, Texas, USA - MAY 13, 2017
Given to me in a mixed-six by a knowledgeable friend. The 12 oz can pours a hazy orangey yellow body with a gallant white head that settles to a nice cover. A smell delivers resin, mango and newly cut grass. Yeah, really. The taste builds on that, pineapple, lemon and a moderate hoppiness. The denouement is a lingering, decent bitterness. Hope my friend saved an extra.


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