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RATINGS: 2080   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!

Editors Note: the 2007 version was 9.78%.
2014 - 10.2%

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4.1
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
UDBeernut (2856) - Saint Johns, Florida, USA - FEB 29, 2012
on tap poured into a tuliup glass a: hazy orangy copper color, 1/2" light off white head, with good retention, reduces to lacing rings and cap s: piney, citrus hops, slight sweetness from malt. t: nice citrus hop flavor profile, grapefruit. Nice caramel malt backbone balances well with the hop bitterness. m&d: medium bodied, slightly oily mouthfeel


3.8
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
UXO (1747) - 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 its certainly malt-heavy. Initially, the hops are so besieged by the malt that despite the massive 102 IBU I wouldve 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 - theres no getting away from it, of course, but its not overwhelming or unpleasantly hot. Having finished the first one, I wouldnt 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
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
BRW (2527) - 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
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
ffaoe (677) - 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.

4
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 16/20
beer_queue (135) - 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. Its 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. Its an imperial IPA that really starts to borderline a barleywine.

3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Ron (3812) - 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

3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
r464 (2348) - Earth, Pennsylvania, USA - OCT 29, 2016
Very smooth. Coppery color with an off white head. Grapefruit, light bread, and a nicely balanced hops that is a little dry, a little bitter, but very good overall. Full but not heavy. This is 10.2%? Well hidden.

3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 15/20
Patrickctenchi (6423) - Coxs Knob, columbus, Indiana, USA - OCT 20, 2016
Bottle: Cloudy amber with creamy, off-white head. Caramel, orange, resin aroma. Taste is sweet caramel malt, candied-orange, sweet pine. Big bodied.....increasing resiny bitter.... A little alcohol warmth, but not boozy at all....nicely done.

4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 15/20
shrubber85 (11088) - Greenville, Indiana, USA - OCT 13, 2016
Bottle. Orange juice, caramel malt, pine, and grapefruit peel aroma. Hazy amber with large light tan head. Moderately sweet orange, caramel malt, and moderately bitter grapefruit peel/pine flavor. Nice balance and body. Very good.

3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
altonbrownd (5898) - Chevy Chase, Maryland, USA - SEP 23, 2016
[9/7/2016] On tap at Churchkey : Hazy mango body with sweet nose. Taste of hops, caramel. Smooth and clean. Packs the punch.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
monk191 (1925) - Portland, Oregon, USA - SEP 14, 2016
A very good well balanced imperial IPA. Pours a very nice cloudy orange with a white head. Smells great, berries, citrus and pine. Taste is less hoppy then expected, which is a good thing. Balanced. Bubbles on your tongue to start, with lots of citrus, grapefruit, caramel and sea salt, with honey and pine in the finish. Had on tap at NW Growlers. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone


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