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Maharaja - Avery Brewing Company

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BA SCORE
94
outstanding

4,737 Ratings
THE BROS
97
world-class

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Ratings: 4,737
Reviews: 1,743
rAvg: 4.23
pDev: 10.4%
Wants: 265
Gots: 410 | FT: 7
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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4.25/5  rDev +0.5%

StephRai, Sep 25, 2014
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4.25/5  rDev +0.5%

Stevebeergeek, Sep 25, 2014
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4.1/5  rDev -3.1%
look: 5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

From notes on 6/18/14

Amber body with a small white tan head. Smell is mild hoppy earthy dank. Taste is malty with lots of hops. Very well balanced beer.

kkleu357, Sep 25, 2014
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4/5  rDev -5.4%

DerekCarruth, Sep 25, 2014
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3.84/5  rDev -9.2%

k47k, Sep 23, 2014
Photo of TheSixthRing
3.91/5  rDev -7.6%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

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.

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

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.

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

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.

TheSixthRing, Sep 23, 2014
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4.75/5  rDev +12.3%

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4.25/5  rDev +0.5%

DLSheidy, Sep 20, 2014
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4/5  rDev -5.4%

digga90, Sep 18, 2014
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pmangold, Sep 18, 2014
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4/5  rDev -5.4%

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4.82/5  rDev +13.9%

Big rich piney, resiny, floral hop nose backed rich malt.
3" snow white persistent very finely bubbled foam cap floating on a brilliant iced tea deep amber body. Lacy. Beautiful beer.
Palate: clean - no big yeast flavors, spicy light malts with light caramel support big piney, resiny hop flavors and bitterness.
Medium full body with medium low carbonation, warming.

pat61, Sep 17, 2014
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4.04/5  rDev -4.5%

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Btip1969, Sep 15, 2014
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5/5  rDev +18.2%

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4/5  rDev -5.4%

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Maharaja from Avery Brewing Company
94 out of 100 based on 4,737 ratings.