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Maharaja - Avery Brewing Company

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4,936 Ratings

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Ratings: 4,936
Reviews: 1,769
rAvg: 4.24
pDev: 10.38%
Wants: 301
Gots: 492 | FT: 5
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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Poured into 13oz tulip. A very clear copper, with a sticky white two inch head. Smell is very bold, grapefruit, breadeness, some orange, and some booze. Smell is all that, but even more intense. It lingers for some time. Big mouthfeel, enough carbonation given the Abv. This is the real deal. A large Imperial IPA that you can't forget.

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look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

22oz bottle into a Duvel Tulip

A: Deep orangery amber. Relatively translucent. Small finger off white head. Very attractive and approachable.

S: Big citrus. Orange, lemon, grapefruit. Alcohol phenols also present. Malt is subtle and unnoticeable.

T: Highly complex. Obvious big burst of resiny pine and citrus hops, but a surprisingly palatable level of sweet alcohol. Some strong complexity added from the malt that again lays underneath and less prominent.

M: Big, but buttery and smooth. Coats the mouth and has lots of aftertaste.

D: The Maharaja commands respect. A sipping beer that's so good you'll want to drink it too quickly.

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Maharaja from Avery Brewing Company
94 out of 100 based on 4,936 ratings.