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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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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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Maharaja from Avery Brewing Company
Beer rating: 4.23 out of 5 with 5,666 ratings
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