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Maharaja - Avery Brewing Company

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4,700 Ratings

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Ratings: 4,700
Reviews: 1,741
rAvg: 4.23
pDev: 10.64%
Wants: 262
Gots: 400 | 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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Orlando, May 28, 2013
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4.61/5  rDev +9%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.75

Pours a beautiful orange/copper color. The head is thick and looks like orange sherbet. I gave it an aggressive pour, but was still surprised by the big three-finger head.

I immediately got intense pineapple and mango aromas. There is some lingering grapefruit and pine, but the most dominant smells are the tropical fruits. Faint light malt smells linger in the background, but are completely dominated by the aromatic hops.

Starts off with a great punch of clean fruit bitterness. The tropical fruits are more subdued than in the nose and the grapefruit and orange flavors become more prominent. Little to no malt presence The malt supports the aggressive hop bill fantastically and helps to balance out the alcohol, but does little to add to the flavor. There are very subtle biscuit and bready notes
, but they are buried beneath the intense hop flavor. Relatively "balanced" for an imperial IPA.

A light to full-bodies mouthfeel. Not chewy - still crisp and refreshing, but not too light for the imperial style.

Unfortunately, I could find no bottling date, but knowing my bottle was new, I would say this beer ought be enjoyed as fresh as possible. Form what I can tell, most of the hops are late additions and their flavors will not survive long in the bottle.

AndrewScottPentland, May 27, 2013
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look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.75

Poured from 22oz bomber into Duvel tulip

Appearance: Pours a hazy amber color with a nice 2 fingers of off white head that leaves some amazing lacing.

Smell: Fruity tropical, piney hop aromas; grapefruit, mango, and pine. Followed by a kiss of sweet caramel malt.

Taste: Dank, piney, tropical hop goodness! Some nice pine needle type flavors going on as well as a really great earth dankness, followed by some citirus, and tropical undertones.

Mouthfeel: Nice full body to stand up to the hop barrage, with moderate prickly carbonation.

Overall: Very, very good DIPA, stands up there with greats IMO, would love to be able to get my hands on some more of this sometime.

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