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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look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4.25

22oz bomber into a tulip. Purchased by my wife because "it has a cool bottle."

A - a nice, deep, copper color. Resembles amber when held to the light.

S - little bit of booze up front. Grapefruit, mango, and other citrusy goodness. The nose has some depth to it and is quite pleasant.

T - Excellent. Really high quality. There is a lack of malt balance in the nose but the beer is extremely balanced and for a high ABV IPA its not too hop forward. Very well done.

M - None of that unpleasant overtly pine after taste. A bit too syrupy but I am being picky here.

O - I'm glad my wife liked the bottle! You can't go wrong with this IPA.

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look: 4.75 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 5 | overall: 4.5

A: Clear dark amber with a super sticky cream colored head. Great looking beer

S: PUNGENT Huge sweet grapefruit and caramel. Ripe fruits - mango, pineapple, apricot. Incredibly vibrant tropical flavors.

T: Huge grapefruit/tropical fruit and caramel sweetness. Big bitterness at first, then balanced by rich sweetness. Incredibly rich and full - vibrant flavors and lots of complexity.

P: Huge! Sticky, chewy, smooth, full. Amazingly smooth

O: Just a huge imperial IPA, but a bit of an overload. I feel the nuances of the hops were lost in the malt overload - could pass as a hoppy american barleywine. Really enjoyed it, a bit too boozy

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look: 4.75 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

A: Poured out a crystal clear amber color. Two fingers of fluffy off white head. Good lacing and retention.

S: Resiny pine, tobacco, grapefruit, pineapple, and caramel malt.

T: Boozy and has a hard bitter bite at the end. After sifting through bitterness and alcohol, notes of pineapple, biscuit, orange, and grapefruit can be found. Nice malt backbone.

M: Medium body with a lower than average carbonation for an IIPA. This one has got a slightly creamy body.

O: A very strong offering in the IIPA category. I think it has just a little too much bitter bite (it also is 102 IBUs), but I would definitely recommend this beer to any hophead because it has a very complex nose and taste.

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Maharaja from Avery Brewing Company
Beer rating: 4.23 out of 5 with 5,671 ratings
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