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Maharaja - Avery Brewing Company

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4,933 Ratings

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Ratings: 4,933
Reviews: 1,769
rAvg: 4.24
pDev: 10.38%
Wants: 301
Gots: 493 | 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:
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: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

Probably one of the sweetest DIPA's I drank. Poured in to snifter glass. Minimal head appeared, I did pour aggressively. Beer was amber colored, seemed more darker than other DIPA's I tried.

Just after opening I smelled citrus, nothing more really. After pouring into glass I smelled primarily pineapples, honey, and some oranges. Very very sweet and fruity.

Wow this beer is malty! It's so sweet it's not even funny. Maybe some hops noted but not a lot. It just seems so rich or maybe cloyingly sweet, then followed by a bitter finish. Hard to define the flavors specifically, maybe pineapples, just really sweet. As the beer warms up, the alcohol is definitely noticeable, not well concealed. The beer has a full bodied mouthfeel.

Overall it's not a bad beer. It has flavor but at the same time it seems so sweet. A little hard to get past the sweetness as I really appreciate bitterness from hops which I did not get a whole lot of in this beer. It is different than other DIPA's, a very malty beer overall.

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Maharaja from Avery Brewing Company
94 out of 100 based on 4,933 ratings.