Maharaja | Avery Brewing Company

5,601 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 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Had this on tap poured into pint glass though probably would have been better to have been a snifter or tulip as this was a fairly full beer to sample. A thick light head formed on top of golden, slightly copper tones with lacing that clinged to the glass.

The nose was full of floral and hops...sweet and quite fresh. Taste followed suit with (obviously) fully hopped, floral notes and sweetness in front then slight bitterness that grabs the tongue toward the finish. Not as much alcohol that was initially expected from the 9+% ABV though as I say..a pint was quite a full sample especially as it was preceeded by a Mattingly's Dead Flower which is hopped to the hilt!!

Nonetheless, this is a really good beer. Very drinkable a great Imperial IPA.

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look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Bought at Whole Foods in Pasadena, Ca-Arroyo Parkway.
Bottled in Feb. 2009, Batch 9.

Smell off the bottle is definitely hoppy with a grapefruit smell. Poured a dark golden color in wine glass which is the only clean glass I have at the moment. The taste is definitely hoppy like a double IPA should be. Nice. Mouthfeel fills the whole mouth with a tingly sensation with a good alcohol back end. Drinkability is take your time sipping this beer. Good on a warm summer day/evening. I'll throw in Winter too.

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Maharaja from Avery Brewing Company
4.2 out of 5 based on 5,601 ratings.
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