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:
5,622
Reviews:
1,867
Avg:
4.2
pDev:
10.24%
 
 
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395
Gots:
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For Trade:
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Release number 15 Winter 2011/12

Creamy frothy off white head leaving nice sticky laxing. Light copper color body with sporadic bubbles and noticeable floating yeast sediment.

Sweet caramel, doughiness, citrus and pine on the nose.

Sweet caramel in the beginning, bready doughiness in the middle mixing with an intense grapefruit, citrus pine assault and a dry alcohol finish.

Smooth, very dry, slight carbonation, some alcohol heat - this is definitely a sipper.

This is a very big beer! This is a must sipper. If you are a huge hophead, like myself, you still might find this is a little too hop forward. I've had beers claiming to be well over a 100 IBU's and this clocks in at a 103; yet, this brew is nothing but hops with some sweetness to back it up. I am not complaining at all - but beware!

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A: Poured a golden color with good carbonation and a small white head.

S: Nose is big hops, grapefruit, caramel, booze, lightly toasted bread.

T: Taste is booze, pineapple, caramel, pine and bready. Pretty chewy for an IIPA. Plenty of hop bitterness from beginning to end. Big malt body, bigger than I expected

M: I thought it was pretty slick, big on body

O: I had a growler of it I was done after half. Just to much of a good thing. Very good in small doses.

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Maharaja from Avery Brewing Company
4.2 out of 5 based on 5,622 ratings.
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