Maharaja | Avery Brewing Company

MaharajaMaharaja
BA SCORE
4.23/5
5,654 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:
#847
Reviews:
1,871
Ratings:
5,654
pDev:
10.17%
Bros Score:
4.28
 
 
Wants:
395
Gots:
881
Trade:
7
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look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

A: deep amber body, couple of fingers of tan foam head - lace drape-lines left behind

S: piney hops and resin ride rich amber malts, suggesting sweet brown bread and honey

T: maltiness was sweet and caramel-like, chewy, too; pine comes in right in with it - the two have a back-and-forth; pale orchard fruit notes hide beneath the dank bittering hops

M: smooth but with bark; tingly soft fuzz; bitterness on the back-end; chewy malt feeling; relatively full-bodied

O: The freshest I've had it there was lotsa big malt up-front - a loaf of dense bread sweet with honey and chewy grain; the hops aren't as hammering as some DIPAs, due in part to a strong malt bill. The piney and resinous hop character has a subtle bittering effect, and you'll feel it on your tongue toward the backend of the sip. I personally lean a little more toward a crisper take on the style, but there's no denying this beer's appeal. Definitely worth a buy.

Enjoyed:
2010 bottling @ 10.48% abv in 2012
2014 bottling @ 10.2% abv in 2014

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This is one of the better double IPAs I've had. I wouldn't try to cellar this beer, as the hop flavor and aroma would diminish for sure. If you have a bottle, drink it now!

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Maharaja from Avery Brewing Company
Beer rating: 4.23 out of 5 with 5,654 ratings
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