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RATINGS: 2086   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!

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

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   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
mabel (9160) - Toronto, Ontario, - AUG 9, 2008
[1435-20080531] Bottle. Super strong orange hops aroma. Slightly hazy, amber orange body with a light pink off-white head. Nice bitter orange hops flavour with a nice long aftertaste. Medium body. Lovely beverage.
(@ Mondial; Montreal, QC)
Overheard: "I don’t even want to drink it, I just want to smell it!"

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
KevinReddirt (139) - 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.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
adster (804) - HUNGARY - MAY 6, 2017
Teasznű, narancsos betsű teste s hfehr habja van, illatai pedig vadak, tekintlyt parancsolan intenzvek, egyszerre forognak a mangs, grapefruitos, valamint a karamelles, kekszes jegyek krl. Hasonlan komplex az zvilg is, a szegfűszras, les s vibrl bevezető trpusi gymlcss karaktertől hangos, szirupszerű, zgazdag malts jegyei pedig kellően mly tartalommal ruhzzk fel az italt. Magas fokon g, hatalmas erő birtokosa, amelyet azonban remekl tart kordban a szerkezet, elegns vonalai teht egy percre sem halvnyodnak, mindvgig lvezetes imperial IPA marad.

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 16/20
lownote (584) - 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.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
CObiased (491) - 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

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 17/20
chucklemation (1590) - 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.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 12/20
Gerbeer (3563) - 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.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
UXO (1876) - 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

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
BRW (2705) - Barcelona, SPAIN - FEB 22, 2017
Bottle. Amber colour with white head. Citric, grapefruit aroma. Citric, grapefruit, malt, bitter taste, some tropical fruits. Medium body.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
ffaoe (743) - 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.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 16/20
beer_queue (139) - 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.

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