Maharaja | Avery Brewing Company

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MaharajaMaharaja
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4.23/5
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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:
#850
Reviews:
1,871
Ratings:
5,654
pDev:
10.17%
Bros Score:
4.28
 
 
Wants:
396
Gots:
881
Trade:
7
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2008 vintage, served from a bomber and poured vigorously into a Rodenbach tulip.

Words alone cannot describe what an immense beer this is. A stunning example of an Imperial IPA. Close to flawless.

A: Gorgeous. Huge, thick two-fingered head. A thing of beauty.

S: Explosive. Dangerous. A slut of an IIPA.

T: An absolute bomb on the tongue. Again, words fail to adequately describe the complexity...

M: Couldn't be improved. Thick. Creamy. A hop milkshake.

D: Boom goes the dynamite!

This beer is as good as the style gets. Show me a better example of an IIPA. I dare you.

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