Maharaja | Avery Brewing Company

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MaharajaMaharaja
BEER INFO

Brewed by:
Avery Brewing Company
Colorado, United States
averybrewing.com

Style: American Imperial IPA

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 10.20%

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.

Added by BeerAdvocate on 03-03-2005

BEER STATS
Ranking:
#1,609
Reviews:
1,887
Ratings:
5,716
pDev:
10.17%
 
 
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Photo of haines710
4.09/5  rDev -3.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

This is an Imperial IPA and taste likes and imperial or DIPA. I found a can in my local supermarket and had to try based on the reviews. This was a nice smooth beer for a 10%. It is malty and has a bit of an alcohol taste. It has a slight citrus scent and I can feel it on the tongue but then lose it. Surprising to find this in cans. Glad I tried it.

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

In a 12 oz. can. Juicy and sweet, not a hop bomb. Deep orange. Lots of sediment in the last few sips. Solid IPA in the recent category of sweet and juicy hop profile trending away from resiny bitterness.

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Photo of dbl_delta
4.19/5  rDev -0.9%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

On tap at Crimson in York PA. Nice clear orange-amber color with a persistent off-white head. Initial impression is a smooth, malty, fruity citrus bomb. Mouthfeel is medium tending toward sticky. Carbonation is on the light side. Alcohol is extremely well hidden. Finish is more malty than fruity, although there is a lingering citrus aftertaste.
Excellent IPA. Not for the faint of heart.

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Photo of FrancisM12
4.04/5  rDev -4.5%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of mpenske
3.75/5  rDev -11.3%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of chkwill
4.19/5  rDev -0.9%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Photo of Zazzi82
4.02/5  rDev -5%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of q33jeff
2.83/5  rDev -33.1%
look: 3.75 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 2.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 2.75

08/05/18
Blind comparison of 6 IPA's

1. Deschites Fresh Squeezed IPA
2. Cigar City Jai-Alai IPA
3. Southern Tier 2XIPA
4. Bear Republic Racer 5 IPA
5. Smuttynose Finest Kind IPA
6. Avery The Majaraja IPA
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LOOK: medium orange, medium head. Good retention.
AROMA: vinegar, wine, chemical. Strange smells for the style.
TASTE: lemon , citrus, mold.
FEEL:medium body


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Photo of Solid78
4.59/5  rDev +8.5%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.25

Like biting into a piece of fruit! Even my burps taste nice, lol. Pour from can, off white 3” head went down to 1/2”. Good lacing. Juicy enough to bite!! Nice hop at finish. Aroma is juicy citrus. Love this beer!!

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Photo of zbooks
3.75/5  rDev -11.3%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of Spaten454
4.25/5  rDev +0.5%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of Tennisballa07
4.39/5  rDev +3.8%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.5

Best IPA as of 7/20/18

Golden orange sunburst color. Delicious, complex hop profile balanced by a malt body that does not mute the hops.

“Royal scarlet hue”

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Photo of COBEERHUNTER
3.5/5  rDev -17.3%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of grapeshops
4/5  rDev -5.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of yesterdayfaraway
4/5  rDev -5.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of jripley97
4.4/5  rDev +4%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Photo of arrowsmith_
4.32/5  rDev +2.1%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25

Photo of Kwright
4.35/5  rDev +2.8%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.5

Photo of npdevil27
4.25/5  rDev +0.5%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of petrusek23
4.04/5  rDev -4.5%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

Photo of Keithkam
4.25/5  rDev +0.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

This is such a good IPA. I've had it many times in the past, and each time I have it I think about how I really have to seek it out more often. Look: classic light golden semi opaque west coast IPA look. Smell:. Exactly what you would expect from a juicy and fruity hoppy beer. Taste: delicious. How well of a job they do hiding the high abv is very commendable. Taste upfront of nondescript fruits (citrus, a bit of peach) and a touch of pine. Nice dry finish that makes you want more. Feel: standard IPA mouth feel. I tend to care about the mouth feel more for stouts than iPas, so as long as it's not too thin tasting it's all good in my book. Highly recommend!

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Photo of briandaube
4.19/5  rDev -0.9%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of trygelski1
4/5  rDev -5.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of LauraSchaff
4.31/5  rDev +1.9%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Photo of SaltofOH
3.8/5  rDev -10.2%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Draft tulip.

A: Golden orange. Hazy with a finger of white head.low carb.

S: fruity, strong grapefruit, really sweet, potent.

T: sweet, malty, grapefruit peel and pine arrival. Sweet citrusy malt and resin middle. Extremely piney on the finish.

M: kind of heavy-to-midweight low carb. Relatively clean, not terribly slick but low carb makes it feel not refreshing.

O: reminds me of a less sweet less carbonated six point resin. Limiting my weekly beer consumption this one feels like a waste.

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Maharaja from Avery Brewing Company
Beer rating: 4.23 out of 5 with 5,716 ratings