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Maharaja - Avery Brewing Company

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MaharajaMaharaja

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BA SCORE
94
outstanding

4,985 Ratings
THE BROS
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world-class

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Ratings: 4,985
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: 4,985 | Reviews: 1,774
Photo of Jwburns75
3.81/5  rDev -10.1%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Poured from a 22oz bomber into a HF snifter/wine glass. Pours a dark, rusty auburn color with about a one finger head. Laces well, and there is an abundance of sediment floating around in there. The bottle has been sitting in my fridge for about 3-4 weeks. Medicinal smell, some alcohol in the nose. Taste is sweet, caramel like. This is a malty imperial IPA, alcohol is present in the taste but not overwhelming. This one is a sipper.

Photo of Zetcha7x
4.21/5  rDev -0.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Photo of bbqnbeer
4.41/5  rDev +4%
look: 3.25 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.75

Very nice and complex. Not overly sweet like many doubles. The finish is slightly too astringent, but this is splitting hairs.

Photo of ConanSachler
4.79/5  rDev +13%
look: 5 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 5 | overall: 4.75

Photo of Winston3737
4.25/5  rDev +0.2%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of HipCzech
4.18/5  rDev -1.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

1 pint 6 oz bottle poured into an IPA glass (labelled "RELEASE No. 21 JAN 2015"). Slightly hazy, orange amber; good frothy head of off white foam and nice lacing. Full nose and flavor; plenty of malt body, grains and caramel without being too sweet; layers of hops - grapefruit rind, herbs, resin, tobacco, earth and slight sweeter fruit. A bit more than medium body with moderate carbonation. Balanced, full and all round enjoyable.

Photo of RobAM
4.06/5  rDev -4.2%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

A very good and powerful brew.

Photo of 30helens
4.05/5  rDev -4.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Photo of lavapajamas
4.63/5  rDev +9.2%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.75

Photo of Zonian1
4.25/5  rDev +0.2%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of dsnyder61
4.21/5  rDev -0.7%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4.75

Photo of Damian74Shensky
3.67/5  rDev -13.4%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of 4lo
4.16/5  rDev -1.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of AllanPatchin1016
4.83/5  rDev +13.9%
look: 5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 5

Photo of jroberts8811
4.43/5  rDev +4.5%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Photo of churchillps
3.5/5  rDev -17.5%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 3.5

Photo of Erikberglund
4.76/5  rDev +12.3%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.75

Delicious taste and smell. Tastes of mango citrus flavors one of the best IPAs I've ever had.

Photo of SierraFlight
3.42/5  rDev -19.3%
look: 3 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Bomber poured into shaker pint and shared with Tim K. Orange and clear body with an off-white head that sticks and leaves lace patches. Aroma is citrus (mostly grapefruit), tobacco, honey, and caramel malt. Taste is moderately bitter with a touch of malty sweetness, centered around grapefruit peel, pine, hop resin, and caramel. Medium body, slightly creamy texture, average carbonation, bitter finish with a hint of alcohol.

Photo of Nicole_Wyman
4.85/5  rDev +14.4%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.75

Photo of Dominic_Decoco
3.91/5  rDev -7.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 2.25

Photo of KDub_JK27
4.43/5  rDev +4.5%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.5

Photo of NoseOverTail
4.28/5  rDev +0.9%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Photo of Chrisfogle
4.94/5  rDev +16.5%
look: 4 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 5

Photo of Ryno3031
4.02/5  rDev -5.2%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of jooler
3.98/5  rDev -6.1%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25

Little to no head. Dark unfiltered look. Smell really malty, sort of like hopageddon. This initial taste is very crisp with a subtle bite to the cheeks. Afterwards, very malty with some hop taste. Also, they did a great job in hiding the 10%

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Maharaja from Avery Brewing Company
94 out of 100 based on 4,985 ratings.