Maharaja | Avery Brewing Company

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MaharajaMaharaja
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MaharajaMaharaja
BEER INFO

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

Style: American 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:
#1,609
Reviews:
1,887
Ratings:
5,716
pDev:
10.17%
 
 
Wants:
397
Gots:
903
Trade:
7
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Photo of SwellSwill1
4.55/5  rDev +7.6%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Poured six weeks from canning into an oversized wine glass. Golden color with no sediment and looks clear. One inch head with medium lace.
Smells fruity and sweet like a tropical chew candy.
Tastes sweet and fruity with medium carbonation. Mildly dry on the tongue with no piney notes.
At first taste I though this beer would be too sweet and overpowering in flavor to want to finish but I was wrong. I now want to lower the abv so that I can sessions this wonderful brew. I will look for this beer again.

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Photo of dzbeer
4.41/5  rDev +4.3%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Photo of Dduquette
3.5/5  rDev -17.3%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

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

Photo of Curt3
3.85/5  rDev -9%
look: 4 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

Photo of Nass
4.8/5  rDev +13.5%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 5

Canned on date on the bottom of the can. I am drinking this at 5 months old. Interesting looking artwork I may add. This is a pricey beer at $4.99 for a 12 ounce can. Wow! really well made IPA. That 10% ABV is undetectable. Well balanced & flavorful. Just when you thought you might not be a west coast IPA fan you should give this one a chance. One of the originators in this west coast style. This beer deserves to be titled the Maharaja. Commonly, I don't this give this style of beer a world class rating, but I think this one deserves it. One of the best west coast IPA's that I have had the pleasure of tasting. Cheers! A (95-99) World Class

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Photo of ejmontoy1
1.71/5  rDev -59.6%
look: 4 | smell: 3 | taste: 1 | feel: 1 | overall: 1.25

Photo of Thankin_Hank
3.97/5  rDev -6.1%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

Photo of Jgmiller829
4.21/5  rDev -0.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Photo of PhilHarmstead
4.22/5  rDev -0.2%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25

Photo of HeartPAC
4.08/5  rDev -3.5%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of Jbavi360
3.71/5  rDev -12.3%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of AWA
3.35/5  rDev -20.8%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.25

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

Photo of Duncian
3.84/5  rDev -9.2%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

Photo of zbelair
4.18/5  rDev -1.2%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Photo of Richie_C_Johnson
3.94/5  rDev -6.9%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

Photo of khargro2
4.18/5  rDev -1.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of RaulMondesi
3.71/5  rDev -12.3%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

This one is kind of like getting the prostitute at the end of her shift: I wish I could have tried it fresher. Canned 11/28/17, so at just under 3 months old, it ain’t that bad, but it still leaves Raul wondering. Light and citrusy with a HEAVY malt backbone... Yeah, Ima need to try this one fresher next time.

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Photo of Mjmoney23
3.86/5  rDev -8.7%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4

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

Photo of jtadams69
3.41/5  rDev -19.4%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

L-amber with 1/2” head that last through the experience
S-malty slight citrus
T-initial sweet start, malty, little hop bit,
F-good mouth feel. Felt smooth. No alcohol burn - I kind of expected that for a 10% brew
O-too sweet for my taste. But good overall. Surprisingly drinkable. You could easily down more than 1 but would feel it.

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Photo of chitownfanatic21
4.1/5  rDev -3.1%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

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

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

Maharaja from Avery Brewing Company
Beer rating: 4.23 out of 5 with 5,716 ratings