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Maharaja - Avery Brewing Company

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BA SCORE
94
outstanding

4,700 Ratings
THE BROS
97
world-class

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Ratings: 4,700
Reviews: 1,741
rAvg: 4.23
pDev: 10.64%
Wants: 261
Gots: 399 | 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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3.5/5  rDev -17.3%

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3.5/5  rDev -17.3%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3

From notes:
Pours hazy brown/amber with noticable carbonation. Has a 1 1/2 inch head that settles down to about a 1/4 inch with very nice lacing.
Smells of caramel malts and citrus hops, pine resin and alcohol, a little unbalanced.
The taste is caramalt based (I'd guess) with the hops on the DL. A bit of citrus and pine but very simple.
The mouth is pretty decent, not too heavy and smooth going down.
Drinkability wise, I wouldn't turn one down but I also wouldn't go out of my way to get another.

OBeerMeGreatOne, Feb 25, 2011
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3.5/5  rDev -17.3%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Deep amber..not much of a head.
The smell is mostly piney hop....almost makes your eyes water.
This is like IPA concentrate....everything about it is intense. Very dense super sweet malt..almost syrupy...alcohol....huge bite from the hops...mouth puckering..grapefruit rind.
Mouthfeel is very full bodied...carbonation light.
This was good , but almost too intense....especially the sweetness.
Had a 12 oz. on tap and decided to split it with someone.

Hautacam, Apr 15, 2007
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Maharaja from Avery Brewing Company
94 out of 100 based on 4,700 ratings.