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Maharaja - Avery Brewing Company

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MaharajaMaharaja

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BA SCORE
94
outstanding

4,674 Ratings
THE BROS
97
world-class

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Ratings: 4,674
Reviews: 1,737
rAvg: 4.23
pDev: 10.64%
Wants: 256
Gots: 395 | 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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Photo of BigRedDog
3.85/5  rDev -9%

Very interesting nose, and I'm not really sure what I'm smelling. Piney, resinous hops, slight citrus, but not very noticeable.

Taste begins light and floral, but explodes into a resinous, earthy, piney, hop taste. Lots of resin taste with a nice warming feeling from the abv I'm guessing. Lingers heavily on the finish. Pretty earthy.

Mouthfeel is fairly heavy.

BigRedDog, Aug 24, 2014
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5/5  rDev +18.2%

bloodysundae, Aug 24, 2014
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3.75/5  rDev -11.3%

seyton, Aug 24, 2014
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3.96/5  rDev -6.4%

Faroveryonder, Aug 24, 2014
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4/5  rDev -5.4%

drdiesel9483, Aug 24, 2014
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4.75/5  rDev +12.3%

bowsero, Aug 23, 2014
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4.52/5  rDev +6.9%

GoJumpInALake, Aug 23, 2014
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4.25/5  rDev +0.5%

poorbuthappy, Aug 23, 2014
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4/5  rDev -5.4%

hoppytobehere, Aug 23, 2014
Photo of Dellpepper123
5/5  rDev +18.2%

I'm from Portland. Home of many fine beers. However, this is simply the finest brew in production today. If u can find it... Buy it... Drink it. Rejoice.

Dellpepper123, Aug 23, 2014
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4/5  rDev -5.4%

cosmo4u, Aug 23, 2014
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4.25/5  rDev +0.5%

Doublicious, Aug 23, 2014
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4.26/5  rDev +0.7%

Bradaplast, Aug 23, 2014
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4.25/5  rDev +0.5%

mattycasey, Aug 22, 2014
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3.88/5  rDev -8.3%

adam_stokes, Aug 22, 2014
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4.4/5  rDev +4%

costanzo_mike, Aug 22, 2014
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4.5/5  rDev +6.4%

malfunxion, Aug 21, 2014
Photo of IvanJ126
4.8/5  rDev +13.5%

when I see this I buy it No matter what it has plenty of kick and a great tasting Imperial IPA had it for the first time at the Cottonwood and the Orange color had me hooked and the aroma is out of this world

IvanJ126, Aug 20, 2014
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4/5  rDev -5.4%

Gdirt, Aug 19, 2014
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2.75/5  rDev -35%

dominic4beer, Aug 19, 2014
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4/5  rDev -5.4%

thufflife, Aug 19, 2014
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4.25/5  rDev +0.5%

getkrunkhoe, Aug 18, 2014
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4.75/5  rDev +12.3%

APPEARANCE - Somewhat opaque dark orange with a light brown 3-finger head that lasts. Some lacing

AROMA/SCENT - Sweet, piney, herbaceous.

TASTE - Well-rounded, bitter, dry, a little sweet. ABV well-hidden.

MOUTHFEEL/PALATE/TEXTURE - Beer is light, well-carbonated, with a pleasantly creamy head.

VALUE - About average

OVERALL/DRINKABILITY - A very fine beer indeed. Quaffable.

Homers_Beer_Odyssey, Aug 18, 2014
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4.25/5  rDev +0.5%

RPH2327, Aug 17, 2014
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4.28/5  rDev +1.2%

jdwilliamson79, Aug 17, 2014
Maharaja from Avery Brewing Company
94 out of 100 based on 4,674 ratings.