Maharaja | Avery Brewing Company

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MaharajaMaharaja
BA SCORE
4.23/5
Exceptional
5,665 Ratings
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
Ranking:
#870
Reviews:
1,873
Ratings:
5,665
pDev:
10.17%
Bros Score:
4.28
 
 
Wants:
396
Gots:
884
Trade:
7
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Ratings: 5,665 |  Reviews: 1,873
Photo of PSanger
3.72/5  rDev -12.1%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

Draft poured into a tulip glass. Found this beer to be very strong and heavy. I didn't get the dankness mentioned so a few times below in the reviews. Dark colored beer with some alcohol smells. I got a lot more malt then hops. In my opinion this beer is not worthy of the high reviews.

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Photo of timmy2b
3.74/5  rDev -11.6%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of weareallfalafel
4.55/5  rDev +7.6%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.75

Poured from a 12oz can into a tulip, pours an amber/gold with an inch and a half of off white head that fades slowly and leaves ample lacing. Smell is of pine, citrus zest, and huge loads of typical American hop character. Taste follows, but is huge! Hops, and lots of them, give you s nice forceful smack in the face, but in the middle, there is a soft sweet malt character, which then fades to dank, resinous hoppy character. That taste lingers long into the finish. Feel is medium to full in body with lively carbonation. Overall, I'm all about this. Super hop forward, but just enough malt to give it balance and harmony, but not without distracting too much from the boat loads of dank hop flavors.

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Photo of tigg924
3.56/5  rDev -15.8%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.5

Had on tap. Pours clear, gold in color with 1/4 inch head. Taste is big pine, orange peel, toasted malt, and alcohol. Heavy bodied, bitter with moderate carbonation. Makes for an above average, bitter treat. Tasty but there are several other IIPAs that I would go to first.

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Photo of NMA
4.21/5  rDev -0.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Photo of msscott1973
4.24/5  rDev +0.2%
look: 5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of Ozzylizard
4.34/5  rDev +2.6%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

$ 15.00 (Including tax)/four pack ($ 0.3125/oz) at Franklin Beer, Franklin, PA.
Canned on 03/07/17. Stored and served at 42 degrees into a hand washed and dried Jester King snifter.
Aroma – Citrus and flowers, some pine.
Head – large (Maximum 7.3 cm, aggressive pour), off white, creamy and dense, good retention, diminishing to a thick seven mm ring and heaped rocky partial layer. At this point, the receding head has left thick rings of excellent lacing.
Lacing – excellent. Thick complete rings of tiny to small bubbles: rings are connected by thin tiny columns.
Body – dark orange, hazy but it could be chill haze. It isn’t going to last long enough to warm up in the glass.
Flavor – Begins with a dank hoppiness which contrasts with the original aroma. Warming in my mouth accentuates the dankness as well as bringing out some malt. No alcohol, no diacetyl.
Palate – medium, slightly oily, lively carbonation.

An excellent DIPA and lawnmower beer. If I had another four-pack, I’d mow the lawn again just so I could drink this after.

Appearance 4.5, Aroma 4.25, Flavor 4.5, Palate 4, Overall 4.25.

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Photo of tbryan5
4/5  rDev -5.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of Ferretferret
4.21/5  rDev -0.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

$2.99 at the local liquor store - not a great sign, but, it didn't seem to be too old, especially for 10+%, so, I gave it a shot.
A strong, bitter, citrus splash with an undercurrent of pine, fruit, and ethanol-filled caramel. A smooth, almost imperceptible burn throughout, obviously from the high ABV> One of the best IPA's I've had.

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

Photo of Abbott
3.89/5  rDev -8%
look: 4 | smell: 3 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

Photo of Pens1967
4.25/5  rDev +0.5%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of SuiGeneris1
4.33/5  rDev +2.4%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of Casey_L
4.16/5  rDev -1.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

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

Photo of kwkdmk
4.3/5  rDev +1.7%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

Photo of TGlaz
5/5  rDev +18.2%
look: 5 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 5

Photo of Bammer21
4.02/5  rDev -5%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Photo of themegamancave
4.33/5  rDev +2.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

Photo of Jeff_whitman
3.85/5  rDev -9%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of GWalk612
4.69/5  rDev +10.9%
look: 5 | smell: 4 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.75

Photo of jakea
4.06/5  rDev -4%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of andrew8626
3.9/5  rDev -7.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

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

Photo of JPQ
4.35/5  rDev +2.8%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 4.5

Maharaja from Avery Brewing Company
Beer rating: 4.23 out of 5 with 5,665 ratings
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