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RATINGS: 2045   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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3.9
adster (820) - HUNGARY - MAY 6, 2017
Teaszínű, narancsos beütésű teste és hófehér habja van, illatai pedig vadak, tekintélyt parancsolóan intenzívek, egyszerre forognak a mangós, grapefruitos, valamint a karamelles, kekszes jegyek körül. Hasonlóan komplex az ízvilág is, a szegfűszáras, éles és vibráló bevezető trópusi gyümölcsös karaktertől hangos, szirupszerű, ízgazdag malátás jegyei pedig kellően mély tartalommal ruházzák fel az italt. Magas fokon ég, hatalmas erő birtokosa, amelyet azonban remekül tart kordában a szerkezet, elegáns vonalai tehát egy percre sem halványodnak, mindvégig élvezetes imperial IPA marad.

4.2
lownote (585) - Austin, Alabama, USA - APR 25, 2017
Aroma is intensely citrus, with a blend of lemon and orange. Some pine and resin as well. Pours a brilliant Amber with a puffy white head from can. Very sweet, low bitterness. More hop citrus in the flavor. Nice medium body, a little slick, pleasant soft carbonation. Delicious malt and hop bomb.

4.1
CObiased (516) - Bayfield, Colorado, USA - MAR 28, 2017
12oz can (have drank these for many years) - it pours a semi hazy coppery orange with a med off white head. Nice hop bouquet of citrus, pine and stone fruit notes. Hefty hop flavor but pretty well balanced with a light caramel malt. Delicious and bitter long aftertaste. The

4.4
chucklemation (1735) - Royal Oak, Michigan, USA - MAR 28, 2017
Pours a hazy golden color with a golden-white foam head. Aroma is citrus, pine, and resin with caramel malts. Flavor is sweet caramel malts with citrus and pine hops. Has a smooth, full body with moderate bitterness. Delicious.

3.4
Gerbeer (3856) - Vancouver, British Columbia, CANADA - MAR 27, 2017
On tap. Pours a dark copper color with moderate head. Aromas of candied fruit and bready malts. Flavors of fruity phenols, dull fruity wine gums, dry tropical fruit with a bit of banana, and lots of toasted malts. Smooth but somewhat odd.

3.8
UXO (1896) - CANADA - MAR 21, 2017
Appearance: hazy pale amber with one finger of loose ivory head diminishing gradually to a thin skim, patchy lacing. (3/5) Aroma: citrus, caramel, pine, stone fruit, earth. (8/10) Taste: moderate-high sweet, high bitter. (8/10) Palate: medium-full slightly oily body, moderate carbonation, lingering and building bitter and warming finish. (4/5) Yeah, to some extent that was pretty much the malty big bastard I was expecting. Nothing wrong with it, as such, but very much an old-fashioned DIPA, tending slightly heavy, oily, and ponderous. Might not actually be malt-forward, but it’s certainly malt-heavy. Initially, the hops are so besieged by the malt that despite the massive 102 IBU I would’ve guessed it was fairly old, had the bottle not been dated. But, as the glass progressed, it really grew on me, and a juicy citrus began to become apparent. The high ABV is also fairly well integrated - there’s no getting away from it, of course, but it’s not overwhelming or unpleasantly hot. Having finished the first one, I wouldn’t mind having another, which I guess is the acid test when you come right down to it. (15/20) My 236th from the 2010 Edition of 1001 Beers You Must Taste Before You Die, 225th from the 2013 edition, and 248th combining both editions. 7.5/10 #1001beers #ryansbooze ryansbooze.com

4.1
BRW (2877) - Barcelona, SPAIN - FEB 22, 2017
Bottle. Amber colour with white head. Citric, grapefruit aroma. Citric, grapefruit, malt, bitter taste, some tropical fruits. Medium body.

3.6
ffaoe (833) - Moorestown, New Jersey, USA - FEB 13, 2017
moderate hoppy aroma, faint malt notes. amber and clear in color with nice long lasting head. medium body. flavor is hop forward of pine, resin, and faint citrus notes. underlying medium caramel hop notes.

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beer_queue (145) - California, USA - JAN 5, 2017
12 oz. cans, 10% ABV. Pours a dark gold/burn caramel color with a thin but dense white head. Aroma is hoppy but very subdued; slight pungent earthy note, piney, citrus, & stone fruit. Flavors are hop-froward with that array of zesty, fruity sweetness up front. Moves on to some caramel maltiness plus more hops in the piney, earthy variety. Finishes with mild residual sweetness & a bit of booze. It’s a lil warm, of course, for 10% but not nearly as hot as other Avery beers. Full-bodied, medium carbonation, & incredibly drinkable at this strength. It’s an imperial IPA that really starts to borderline a barleywine.

3.9
Ron (4064) - Rochester, New York, USA - DEC 21, 2016
I shared this bomber last night with Dan and Erica as we had Bill Grays Garbage plates! We picked up this bottle during our Lake Placid trip in Nov. Pours golden orange, with light tan head. The aroma has strong grapefruit citrus, pineapple, some apples, and a refreshing smell. The flavor is grapefruit throughout with hints of caramel, pineapple, and other citrus. With an aftertaste of apple and bitter sweetness, this is really well hiding the alcohol. Overall a fantastic iipa. Alot.of hop.flavor.with a good malt.backbone


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