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Maharaja - Avery Brewing Company

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MaharajaMaharaja

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BA SCORE
94
outstanding

4,987 Ratings
THE BROS
97
world-class

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Ratings: 4,987
Reviews: 1,774
rAvg: 4.24
pDev: 10.38%
Wants: 313
Gots: 519 | 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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look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.25

Bottle purchased from Beers of the World in Henrietta, NY.

Pours a golden brown, almost clear with slight haze. One inch head, with a lot of lacing.

Smells like sweet caramel malt, honey, and pine.

This is one of the more malt-forward IPAs, I've had, almost like a hoppy barleywine. This could be due to the age (not sure how old), but I've heard Maharaja is really malty anyway. Big boozy burn spikes up front, with very sweet, almost cloying malt character, followed by pine bitterness. This just isn't simply my type of IPA, it's a malty boozy mess.

Medium bodied, sticky sweet mouthfeel. Low carbonation. Not all that drinkable. Very present alcohol.

This failed for me. I'd try it again if I found that I had an old bottle.

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Maharaja from Avery Brewing Company
94 out of 100 based on 4,987 ratings.