Maharaja | Avery Brewing Company

5,633 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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look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

on tap at tapestry in philly

Pours a clouded grapefruit orange color with a thick layering of white head resting on top. Retains nicely with a plenty of film and leaves rings of lacing all down the glass.

Spiky grapefruit hops pierce the nose with some pith and rind. Juicy and sweet with caramel and honey. Bready malts with a smack of booze too.

Bitter and juicy up front with grapefruit and oranges. Smack of pineapple sweetness and sticky resin. Sweet tropical tones give way to a malty backbone with caramel, bread, and honey. More grapefruit and pineapple towards the finish, which is dry and boozy.

Medium body, decent carbonation, sticky and lingering on the tongue. I thought this was a little too sweet and boozy this time, although I've had it a bunch of times before and thought it was really good.

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Maharaja from Avery Brewing Company
4.2 out of 5 based on 5,633 ratings.
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