1. Extreme Beer Fest. March 20 & 21, 2015 in Boston, Mass. Join us!
  2. The wait is over! Download the BeerAdvocate app on iTunes or Google Play now.
  3. Get 12 issues / year of BeerAdvocate magazine for only $9.99!

Maharaja - Avery Brewing Company

Not Rated.
MaharajaMaharaja

Displayed for educational use only; do not reuse.
BA SCORE
95
world-class

4,808 Ratings
THE BROS
97
world-class

(view ratings)
Ratings: 4,808
Reviews: 1,745
rAvg: 4.23
pDev: 10.64%
Wants: 273
Gots: 424 | 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)
Beer: Ratings & Reviews
Sort by:  Usefulness | Recent | High | Low | Top Raters | Read the Alström Bros Beer Reviews and Beer Ratings of Maharaja Alström Bros
Ratings: 4,808 | Reviews: 1,745 | Display Reviews Only:
Photo of bsling
5/5  rDev +18.2%

bsling, Nov 19, 2014
Photo of EDubLovesBeer
3.5/5  rDev -17.3%

EDubLovesBeer, Nov 18, 2014
Photo of asmangat
4.5/5  rDev +6.4%

22 oz. bottle poured into a tulip.

A: Darker copper than I expected with a plenty of head and great lacing.

S: The nose is surprisingly full of sweet citrus, almost burnt, along with a nice refreshing hop character.

T: The taste is way sweeter than expected in a good way. I got a ton of green apple and almost like grilled pineapple. Hops are definitely there and do linger for a bit, but perfectly complement the sweetness.

M: The body is medium to full (for an IPA) with a decent carbonation.

O: I really liked this beer. Couldn't find it anywhere when I went to Denver, so I was surprised when BevMo in SoCal had a few. This is really a great DIPA IMHO and may be one of the easiest to drink I've ever had. I could see how some hop lovers may be left looking for more, but it was almost perfect for my palate.

asmangat, Nov 18, 2014
Photo of RavenForBeer
4/5  rDev -5.4%

RavenForBeer, Nov 17, 2014
Photo of lovethebelgians
3.75/5  rDev -11.3%

lovethebelgians, Nov 17, 2014
Photo of harryhops
4.12/5  rDev -2.6%

harryhops, Nov 16, 2014
Photo of jhauf
4.2/5  rDev -0.7%

jhauf, Nov 15, 2014
Photo of BeermanLIc
5/5  rDev +18.2%

BeermanLIc, Nov 15, 2014
Photo of olradetbalder
4.5/5  rDev +6.4%

olradetbalder, Nov 14, 2014
Photo of Amedlin18
4/5  rDev -5.4%

Amedlin18, Nov 14, 2014
Photo of Cougar990
4.04/5  rDev -4.5%

Cougar990, Nov 14, 2014
Photo of Hartebreak
1/5  rDev -76.4%

Hartebreak, Nov 13, 2014
Photo of M_chav
3.75/5  rDev -11.3%

M_chav, Nov 12, 2014
Photo of SteveD082791
3.75/5  rDev -11.3%

SteveD082791, Nov 12, 2014
Photo of BeerforBrendan
4.68/5  rDev +10.6%

BeerforBrendan, Nov 11, 2014
Photo of Corriecrafts
4/5  rDev -5.4%

Corriecrafts, Nov 11, 2014
Photo of phishterrrrrrr88
4.25/5  rDev +0.5%

phishterrrrrrr88, Nov 09, 2014
Photo of JLD78
4.35/5  rDev +2.8%

JLD78, Nov 09, 2014
Photo of chamawaiian
4.25/5  rDev +0.5%

chamawaiian, Nov 09, 2014
Photo of TigerOwl
4.35/5  rDev +2.8%

TigerOwl, Nov 07, 2014
Photo of pkkosmatka
4/5  rDev -5.4%

pkkosmatka, Nov 07, 2014
Photo of Adeezy4495
4.25/5  rDev +0.5%

Adeezy4495, Nov 07, 2014
Photo of ElJosharino
4/5  rDev -5.4%

ElJosharino, Nov 07, 2014
Photo of Sande
3.64/5  rDev -13.9%

Sande, Nov 05, 2014
Photo of BabaBeer
4.25/5  rDev +0.5%

BabaBeer, Nov 04, 2014
Maharaja from Avery Brewing Company
95 out of 100 based on 4,808 ratings.