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Maharaja - Avery Brewing Company

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4,984 Ratings

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Ratings: 4,984
Reviews: 1,774
rAvg: 4.24
pDev: 10.38%
Wants: 313
Gots: 519 | FT: 4
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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Ratings: 4,984 | Reviews: 1,774
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3.93/5  rDev -7.3%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Appearance - Poured a dark amber with a tan head from a 22oz bomber, a little dark for an IPA.

Smell - Floral and fruity hops are pretty strong; there is some malt aroma to balance it out.

Taste - Sweet, fruity, somewhat malty, and slightly herbal. The 10.40% can be tasted, but the alcohol is pleasant in this beer. A good amount of harmony for all the complexity.

Mouth-feel - Definitely full-bodied.

Overall - Somewhat dark, sweet, and malty for an IPA, Maharaja is still refreshing and a pleasure to drink.

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look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

22oz bomber poured into the hotel highball in San Diego. I go to the bottle store in San Dawg and this is the best I find? Support your local brewers, they are amazing "Whales Vagina"...

A - Strong body, syrupy and slow carbed, thick lacing. One sticky brew!

S - hmmm, grapefruit, pineapple, a lot of tropical sweetness...

T- now I remember this one, it was a bit more spot-on when it was Myrcenary by Odell! Enjoyed thoroughly, but can't help comparing the two...

M - Thickly sweet, but still delicious and a sleeper boozer.

O - Nice one, but I prefer Myrcenary and don't have to go to San Bootyego to find it...

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Maharaja from Avery Brewing Company
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