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Maharaja - Avery Brewing Company

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4,983 Ratings

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Ratings: 4,983
Reviews: 1,774
rAvg: 4.24
pDev: 10.38%
Wants: 313
Gots: 517 | FT: 4
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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As far as IPAs go this must be decent because I tend to not like IPAs and I still enjoyed this. The after taste is super bitter (which is why I don't like IPAs) but the initial taste is fairly fruity and citrus-y. I would recommend it to IPA lovers or perhaps even people like myself who are really trying to like IPAs.

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Smells fruity, dark red fruits with some hints of lighter ones.

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Very wet, very drinkable. Sharp after taste.

It’s a great IPA. I get a lot of similarities to Pliny the Younger

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Maharaja from Avery Brewing Company
94 out of 100 based on 4,983 ratings.