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Maharaja - Avery Brewing Company

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4,833 Ratings

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Ratings: 4,833
Reviews: 1,746
rAvg: 4.23
pDev: 10.64%
Wants: 277
Gots: 428 | FT: 6
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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A: A soft yellowish foam built from the agressive pour nearly two fingers tall and retained for a bit before receeding completly. The murky copper color of the beer brightens a few shades when held to a light, but doesn't make it more transperrant.

S: Pungent dank, pine, and resinous hop aroma kills all but faint hints of toasty malt and a wee bit of alcohol.

T: Strong armed bitterness on the first sip, ripe with the same piney dank aromas in the nose. With a few more sips an interesting bread crust, toast malt vibe comes out making it more interesting than the uber dry west coast IPAs (imho).

M: A moderate amount of body and mid carbonation. Resinous sticky hop oils dry out the tounge after a few minutes with out a sip.

O: Flavorful, bitter and aromatic everything I like in an DIPA.

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Maharaja from Avery Brewing Company
94 out of 100 based on 4,833 ratings.