Maharaja | Avery Brewing Company

5,602 Ratings

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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Poured into a Dogfish Spiegelau glass. Label says Release No. 17 2013

A- Pours a clean copper color with a full two fingers of light tan head that retains for a very long time before eventually becoming a thick ring around the edge of the glass and a large bump of surface foam. Webs of lacing stick to the glass and stay there.

S- Somehow bright but earthy at the same time as far as the hop aroma goes. Piney, grassy but also with an equal amount of citrus. It's also quite musty with a toasty malt presence backing it all up.

T- Wonderfully balanced with the resinous hops playing the main role but the bitterness is kept in check wonderfully by the toasty malt. Somehow, the alcohol remains at bay as well with only the key flavors showing. Quite outstanding.

M- Very oily and slick due to the hops. Semi-bitey, medium carbonation and a body leaning towards the fuller side of things for the style.

O- It's been years since I've had this and I like it much better now that I'm more well acquainted with top-notch IPAs.

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A: Dark gold, half a finger, not much lacing. It even looks smooth.

S: Lots of tropical fruits. Pineapple, passion fruit, grapefruit, orange. Just amazing tropical aromas here. Lots of florals.

T: Lots of tropical fruit. Just bursting with pineapple and grapefruit. Honey sweet and grassy dryness.

M: Medium-body, medium-low carbonation, medium acidity. No charred or burnt aftertaste. A slight syrupy smoothness.

O: Just an amazing beer. When i first smelled it, I had a really good feeling about it. This is why IPAs are my favorite type of beer.

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Maharaja from Avery Brewing Company
4.2 out of 5 based on 5,602 ratings.
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