Maharaja | Avery Brewing Company

5,605 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: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Copper amber hue with a frothy tan colored head. Citrus, fresh hops and caramel malts. Big earthy and floral aroma with hints of pine and lemongrass. Rich dry hops and smooth fruity textures on the initial sip. Lingering carbonation with sugared citrus fruits and smooth malts compose the body. Hints of honey and caramel follow into a hoppy aftertaste. Medium bodied, moderate carbonation. A near perfect double IPA.

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This was one of the first big American IPAs that I was introduced to. And a great example of one it is.
22 oz 'current release' bottle.

Pours a dark amber color, with a healthy looking white head. Head clung to the glass as I drank. Smells like it received a good portion of American grown dry hops. Bitterness is pretty strong followed by a floral citrusy punch of flavoring hops. Truly grapefruity in flavor. Bitterness lingers just a little but is complimented with a satisfying sweetness. Acidic and crisp, really refreshing. And with a decent ABV that is surprisingly smooth and bright in flavor. I like this beer a lot, and have for many years.

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Maharaja from Avery Brewing Company
4.2 out of 5 based on 5,605 ratings.
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