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Maharaja - Avery Brewing Company

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MaharajaMaharaja

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BA SCORE
94
outstanding

4,682 Ratings
THE BROS
97
world-class

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Ratings: 4,682
Reviews: 1,738
rAvg: 4.23
pDev: 10.64%
Wants: 259
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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Poured from a growler into a Goose Island tulip. The pour is an amber-apricot color, dark for an Imperial IPA, and has a bit of haze. The head is fine, about a finger thick, and is an eggshell white. I could smell this one the moment I opened the cap on the growler. Big notes of over-ripe peaches and grapefruit hit me smack in the nose. It's fruity, sweet, and a little bit resiny.

Medium-full body and a big creamy feel. The flavor is exceptionally well-balanced with big, malty flavors of toast and marmalade up front followed by hops that accentuate, not over-ride, the maltiness. This beer is sweet, but not cloying, syrupy, or medicinal. The hops add spiciness and fruitiness. The finish has just a hint of booziness, but not nearly enough to suggest that it really carries a hefty 10.4% ABV. Very drinkable for such a robust representative of the style.

Another Beer of Fame off my list. Definitely glad I waited to get this one on tap. Still, I wonder if it isn't a little bit past its prime. I expected something much more hop-forward.

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Maharaja from Avery Brewing Company
94 out of 100 based on 4,682 ratings.