Maharaja | Avery Brewing Company

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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
Ratings:
5,605
Reviews:
1,859
Avg:
4.2
pDev:
10.24%
 
 
Wants:
392
Gots:
862
For Trade:
7
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Photo of mkh012
4/5  rDev -4.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Canned 2 months ago, so not peak freshness but still very much in the realm of drinkability.

Pours rusty amber-orange with a soapy finger of white head.

Nose is deep, resinous hops, herbaceous green, white pepper, mulled citric fruits, and spicy grass.

Medium to high bitterness but smooth for 10% ABV. Big - almost creamy - with dank, oily hops, orange rind, fermented honey, and potpourri. The malts are almost raisin-y mid-palate. Bitter orange-caramel candy.

Mouthfeel is medium to full.

Overall, this is a good DIPA but a touch rough around the edges. I admittedly prefer juicier, fruit-forward IPAs, and this can is 2 months old. It's oily, aromatic, and resinous in the same way Nugget Nectar is. Pretty solid but bold.

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Photo of milehighfly757
4.38/5  rDev +4.3%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25

Photo of micropale
4.17/5  rDev -0.7%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Photo of bshiban
3.38/5  rDev -19.5%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of clake
3.77/5  rDev -10.2%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of webbcreative
4.51/5  rDev +7.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

Photo of Bunuelian
3.99/5  rDev -5%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of Luckydog91
4.04/5  rDev -3.8%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

Photo of Chestertonian82
3.88/5  rDev -7.6%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of Aewachiw
4.23/5  rDev +0.7%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Photo of Cthulhusquid
4.77/5  rDev +13.6%
look: 5 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.75

Look: Two finger creamy white head, hazy orange body.

Smell: See below.

Taste: Candied oranges, resin, mild toastiness, some mild christmas-y spices.

Feel: Medium body and carbonation, slight sweetness, mild hop bitterness (strange at 102 ibus) but lingers. Barely any alcohol presence, mainly just stomach warmth.

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Photo of cj8311
3.84/5  rDev -8.6%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of brewaddict
4.25/5  rDev +1.2%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Reviewed 1/16/17

L - Pours hazy pumpkin orange with a fluffy one finger head
S - I get oranges with a little dankness and malt sweetness
T - rich candied orange with honey sweetness and some hop bitterness on the finish
F - full bodied juicy with a dry finish
O - big and bold it's kind of one note but very rich and somewhat decadent

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Photo of Wiffler27
4.03/5  rDev -4%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

pours a cloudy amber, nice looking beer

smell is juicy and fresh. nice malty aroma coupled with grapefruit-y hops

taste is nice, doesn't hit of much booze. has a nice fruity flavor with a mellow malt. somewhat clovey as well. not sure what it is but every Avery beer i've had has this similar taste.

not bad but nothing special, has a somewhat strange taste. not a crisp IPA or even a super juicy dIPA

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Photo of AJmon13
4.34/5  rDev +3.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of StoutElk_92
4.54/5  rDev +8.1%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.75

12oz. canned on 01/03/2017

Pours clear dark orange near red with a creamy white foam head. Smells like melons, papaya, cantaloupe, mango, peach nectar, orange citrus, grapefruit, red berries, caramel, honey, toasted malts, with dank resinous floral earthy herbal grassy pine. Tastes like candied melons, papaya, cantaloupe, mango, peach nectar, orange citrus, grapefruit, red berries, caramel, honey, toasted malts, with dank bitter resinous floral earthy herbal grassy pine. Feels medium-light bodied, creamy and slick with moderate carbonation. Overall a real nice IIPA.

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Photo of Colin32
4.34/5  rDev +3.3%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25

Photo of Grackos
3.82/5  rDev -9%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

Photo of jkeefe1800
4.09/5  rDev -2.6%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Purchased and shared with my brother in law Corey. 12oz can pours a nice clean Amber color. Initial smell is a fruity burst of citrus and some tropical fruit, maybe passionfruit, that intense smell does decrease rather quickly. Taste is full of citrus, pine and some subtle dark fruit notes. Surprised I haven't given this a try before. Solid DIPA definitely worth having again.

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Photo of Akeah
4.29/5  rDev +2.1%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Photo of Jodio
4.37/5  rDev +4%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

Photo of anon
3.87/5  rDev -7.9%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of PprBurke
4/5  rDev -4.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of Lucular
3.9/5  rDev -7.1%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Photo of ThisSeasonsWaifu
3.5/5  rDev -16.7%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

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