Maharaja | Avery Brewing Company

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MaharajaMaharaja
BEER INFO

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

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

BEER STATS
Ratings:
5,623
Reviews:
1,867
Avg:
4.2
pDev:
10.24%
 
 
Wants:
395
Gots:
867
For Trade:
7
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look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Poured from bottle into pint glass.

A- dark copper to amber in color, thin, quickly disappearing head that leaves a fair amount of lace as you drink

S- very hop forward, pungent, and harsh but doesn't overpower the complexity of the malt somehow

T- pretty great, major hops, face punching IBU's, and somehow the malt again isn't lost.

M- thick, chewy, almost like eating a pine tree, but in the best way possible

O- the BA reviews were right on, great beer, will absolutely buy again

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Maharaja from Avery Brewing Company
4.2 out of 5 based on 5,623 ratings.
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