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Maharaja - Avery Brewing Company

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4,930 Ratings

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Ratings: 4,930
Reviews: 1,768
rAvg: 4.24
pDev: 10.38%
Wants: 300
Gots: 493 | FT: 6
Brewed by:
Avery Brewing Company visit their website
Colorado, United States

Style | ABV
American Double / Imperial IPA |  10.20% ABV

Availability: Rotating

Notes & Commercial Description:
Beer added by: BeerAdvocate on 03-03-2005

Maharaja is derived from the sanskrit words mahat, meaning “great”, and rajan, meaning “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. Welcome to his kingdom!

The Maharaja is the second installment in our Dictator Series.

102 IBUs

ABV varies slightly batch to batch.
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look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

On tap at The Happy Gnome. Wow, this is so much better than out of the bottle. The biggest difference for me was the alcohol. On tap it is undetected. Nice deep burnt orange color with tons of sticky lace. Nice crisp citrus with lots of pineapple finishing with straight pine. Nice malt backbone to balance it out. Big and smooth as hell. So tasty and easy to drink. Great all around DIPA.

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Appearance has a nice cloudy amber color with a thick head that sticks around awhile with good lace. Smell of rich malts, tangy sweet fruits with nice background earthiness. Taste is rich in malts, sweet grapefruit with a nice balance of floral hops. Mouthfeel is medium with a good spike of carbonation. A good sipping IIPA to watch the first opening game of the 2010 football season.

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Maharaja from Avery Brewing Company
94 out of 100 based on 4,930 ratings.