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RATINGS: 2097   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.97/5   IBU: 102   EST. CALORIES: 306   ABV: 10.2%
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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jc1762 (1436) - Washington DC, USA - SEP 8, 2016
Double dry hopped version at Avery tap takeover at Churchkey. Tap into a snifter showing lightly filtered orange with a thin white finger of foam. The nose shows rich pineapple. The palate is moderately carbonated and light bodied. Pineapple forward with a light zestiness and moderate bitterness on the finish.

Bule (2164) - California, USA - SEP 3, 2016
22oz bottle pours a slightly hazy pale brown color with a bit of head. Thick maltiness. English style hops that balance the malt sweetness well.

Der_Biermann (9) - - AUG 20, 2016 does not count
Very clear, amber color. Aroma is hoppy and you can tell the malty aroma ... When tasting it i could tell the sweetness, very obvious sweetness. Then the bitterness comes. Well balanced. moderate dry finish. Nice!

Dal9000 (633) - Ohio, USA - AUG 10, 2016
At Whiskey Barrel. Pours cloudy yellow. Creamy mouthfeel with a orange floral thick middle and a long lingering tang. ---Rated via Beer Buddy

OrthoDoc (189) - South Carolina, USA - AUG 3, 2016
Huge Titan of a beer that favors the malts over the hops. Flavor mostly of sweet malts with piney and bitter hops in the background. Thick mouthfeel. Intense sipper type of beer. Not my style. Would buy Ruinten over this to get more brightness from the hops. WBA. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

AlfSt (27) - - JUL 28, 2016
Pours a golden color with lots of head. Not generally a fan of IPAs but this imperial pale ale was not bad at all.

VinegarStroke (426) - Napa, California, USA - JUL 19, 2016
22oz: Bloody good beer. Great appearance. Almost copper hue. Wonderful balance of both hops and malt however there is a Sh/t load of both. Rich with moderate to high bitterness.

HighlanderOne (1330) - York, SC via NJ, South Carolina, USA - JUL 17, 2016
Growler purchased at O’Darbys. Lotsa malt in aroma. Amber with a bit of lacing. Big hops - mostly piney and herbal, with sweet malt and honey with a bit of alcohol in back. Nice drinkability. A great IIPA.

Mark_Eck (1949) - - JUL 12, 2016
Draft. Pours a dark orangish color. Aroma and taste are citrus, grapefruit, and a sweet backbone.

jsporrer (1028) - Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, USA - JUL 10, 2016
Pours a hazy dark amber with a medium head of off white foam. Medium thick syrupy body with lots of lacing. Slight aroma of sweet citrus and malts. Taste is very malt forward with a touch of bitterness. Silky smooth and hides the alcohol well. Not as well balanced as I expected.Feels more like an old ale or Barley Wine than a DIPA. Still fairly enjoyable.

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