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Maharaja - Avery Brewing Company

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4,936 Ratings

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Ratings: 4,936
Reviews: 1,769
rAvg: 4.24
pDev: 10.38%
Wants: 301
Gots: 492 | FT: 5
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: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

22oz bottle from Spring 2012; thanks to madvermin for picking this up to share.

A: Pours a clear, golden amber color, with two fingers of frothy off-white head.

S: Sweet bready and caramel malts are most noticeable here, complemented by sweet citrus and piny hops.

T: Big doses of dank, resiny pine hops and fresh grapefruit control things here. While malts dominated the smell, here they provide balance and body, and do that job quite well.

M: Thick, syrupy, and sticky, with a bit of alcohol heat remaining on the finish.

O: Solid DIPA; I like the stickiness and prevalence of pine hops. Looking forward to my next glass.

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Pours a nice deep gold. Fairly dark for an IPA. Modest head, should have poured it faster.

Smells of citrus hops, perhaps some bubble gum. Very tempting.

Taste is nuanced but not subtle. Huge hop essence but less bitter than I expected. Strong alcohol taste at the end, but not unpleasant. At 10.4% abv, how it not have an alcohol taste! Great beer, and very big.

Maharaja: "with hops and malts as his servants, his rules both with a heavy hand."

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Maharaja from Avery Brewing Company
94 out of 100 based on 4,936 ratings.