Maharaja | Avery Brewing Company

5,623 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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Avery Maharaja
22 oz brown bottle
Bottled in Feb. 2007 - Batch 5
Served in an Allagash tulip glass

Pours a dark amber with a hazed-induced peach tint. Awesome head on top that leaves marvelous trails of sticky lace all over the glassware. This one looks good from the start.

Whoa...powerful nose up front. A tad floral, piney and fruity sweet. Lemon citrus twang meets power after a couple of whiffs.

Sweet and juicy flavors dominate the palate. Grainy backbone with a syrupy malt presence.

The hop profile is off the charts. WTF !?! We're talking fresh orange slices, pineapple, mango, pine resin & black pepper. Incredibly smooth, a tad spicy and super enjoyable overall. A monster brew and incredible Double IPA offering from Avery.


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Maharaja from Avery Brewing Company
4.2 out of 5 based on 5,623 ratings.
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