Maharaja | Avery Brewing Company

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Brewed by:
Avery Brewing Company
Colorado, United States

Style: American Double / 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

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look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Poured from a 22oz bottle with a bottled on Julian date of 12013 (i.e. January 13, 2012) into Riedel Tulip glass.

A- Pours a a very hazy copper/red-orange color and a titanic 3+ finger, off-white, sea foam-like head with soldier-like retention and really nice lacing.

S- Initially, waves of pineapple! As the head (finally) subsides I get more orange citrus, sweet tropical fruit (mango/papaya) as well as some residual malt sweetness.

T- Sweet malt followed by citrus rind on the mid-palate and finishing with a pine-like tackiness. Insanely drinkable considering the 10% ABV.

O- Although I know did not acquire the freshest bottle, I'm very happy to have had a chance to sample and review this highly regarded beer. Although the hype is well deserved (this is one damn good hop lovers dream), there are other examples in the market that are just as delectable on the palate. If you can get, get it...but don't get into a fight to acquire one.

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Maharaja from Avery Brewing Company
Beer rating: 4.23 out of 5 with 5,671 ratings
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