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Maharaja - Avery Brewing Company

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BA SCORE
94
outstanding

4,678 Ratings
THE BROS
97
world-class

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Ratings: 4,678
Reviews: 1,737
rAvg: 4.23
pDev: 10.64%
Wants: 257
Gots: 396 | 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:
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.

(Beer added by: BeerAdvocate on 03-03-2005)
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02/02/14 On tap at Rattle n Hum, NYC. Tons of horsepower hops-wise but well under control. At 10.5% this can & will be deceptive. Great brew.

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Appearance - Pours a somewhat hazy golden orange with a sandstone colored finger width head. Fair retention leads to a thin layer of surface suds and a fair ring around the edges. Lacing is small and spotty with good stick. 3.75

Smell - Lots of honey on the nose. Orange and grapefruit citrus. Light caramel and toasted bread notes. 4

Taste - Right there with the aroma. Well balanced flavors that hit on sweet honey with plenty of citrus, mostly orange with lesser notes of grapefruit pith. Caramel deep in there somewhere. Fair mint leaf and dank herbal qualities. Finish is a fair citrus bitterness, along with that honey sweetness, met by hint of astringency. 4

Mouthfeel - Full in body with moderate carbonation. Chewy and sticky texture. Finish is a touch dry. 3.75

Overall - It's good, but not overly impressive. Maybe too much herbal dank flavor for my liking. Glad I was able to try it, but probably wouldn't buy it again, what with all the amazing DIPAs out there. 3.75

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Maharaja from Avery Brewing Company
94 out of 100 based on 4,678 ratings.