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Maharaja - Avery Brewing Company

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95
world-class

4,804 Ratings
THE BROS
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world-class

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Ratings: 4,804
Reviews: 1,745
rAvg: 4.23
pDev: 10.64%
Wants: 273
Gots: 422 | 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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4/5  rDev -5.4%

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4.58/5  rDev +8.3%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.5

Release No. 17, 2013. Poured into a fluted beer glass.

A balanced big IIPA. I love this beer. Heavier and sweeter than Stone's Enjoy By. Almost a barleywine, if not actually one. But no denying that this is a great beer.

A - Pours an orange/amber. Initially beer was cloudly, but allowed to warm and the haze disappeared almost but not completely. A half-finger beige rocky head, which quickly disapates, but better lacing than one might expect.

S - Resiny and sweet floral, ENTICING, a hint of lemon, maybe a bit too sweet (-)

T - Moderately malty, honey sweetness, that sweetness you taste with some whole wheat breads.

MF - Medium to heavy body, smooth with some lasting bitterness and some alcohol warmness that lasts into the finish (-).

Sludgeman, Jun 18, 2013
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3.75/5  rDev -11.3%

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4.2/5  rDev -0.7%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

A - Pours a dark amber with a one-finger foamy white head. Sticky lacing.

S - Sweet with lots of tropical fruits and floral hops.

T - Starts with a nice bitter resinous hop bit. Sweet tropical fruits - pineapple & mango - follow. ABV is very well hidden for being 10.2%.

M - Medium bodied with medium carbonation. Very smooth drinking. Sticky mouthfeel.

O - I look forward to this every year. A delicious sweet DIPA. A pleasure to drink.

TreyIsWilson, Jun 15, 2013
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The most unique tasting IPA I've had since I've been a fan of IPA's

Almost belgian style appearance; with little head

Very fragrant, not the hoppiest smelling, a bit surprised with my first sip because of this.

Malt, hop, citrus. First three words that popped into my mind.

Great feeling from first to last sip

And at 10.4% alc, the alcohol was not overpowering at all.

Will be investing more in this brew

Klutch14, Jun 14, 2013
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Maharaja from Avery Brewing Company
95 out of 100 based on 4,804 ratings.