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:
5,641
Reviews:
1,869
Avg:
4.2
pDev:
10.24%
 
 
Wants:
394
Gots:
876
For Trade:
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4.34/5  rDev +3.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

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3.65/5  rDev -13.1%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

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4.35/5  rDev +3.6%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

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3.7/5  rDev -11.9%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.5

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

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3.75/5  rDev -10.7%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of Parmesan
3.6/5  rDev -14.3%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

L: Pours a dark copper orange red, with a very creamy white head and no lacing on the glass.

S: Sweet fruit, toasted grain, caramel and toffee malt, a little bit of pine. Smells very malty for a DIPA.

T: Sweet caramel, toffee, and malt lead the way with a strong hit of sweet citrus fruit at the end. A resiny piney bitterness, at the end but not overly strong for a DIPA, booze is pretty well hidden.

F: Pretty thick body, with creamy carbonation

O: Not a bad DIPA, but it is a little too sweet and malty for my liking.

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4.22/5  rDev +0.5%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25

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4.08/5  rDev -2.9%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

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4.33/5  rDev +3.1%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

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4.17/5  rDev -0.7%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of MikeBogert53
4.09/5  rDev -2.6%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

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

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4.33/5  rDev +3.1%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

DATE: July 11, 2017... OCCASION: watching the All-Star game and needed an accompaniment... GLASSWARE: Maudite snifter... pours a dark amber body with palpably active effervescence... its white head thickens and remains a finger thick, which arches of coral reaching up and around... loads of tangerine and grapefruit invade the nostrils, with watermelon, tangerine, and passion fruits... herbal accents like ginger, rye and bourbon suggest a robust profile... first sip is warm but smooth, chunky and substantial... sweet honey, tangerine, watermelon, boozy sweetness, with caramel, bread malts and a late charge of citrus... small resin too boot...a lethal cocktail of hops that lifts the spirits in a soft, inviting package... the Maharaja sneaks up on his constituent before shiving him with fruity hops and a smile while doing so....

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3.44/5  rDev -18.1%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

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4.66/5  rDev +11%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

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4.24/5  rDev +1%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

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4.24/5  rDev +1%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

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4.18/5  rDev -0.5%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

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4.07/5  rDev -3.1%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

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4.52/5  rDev +7.6%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.75

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3.82/5  rDev -9%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

Pours reddish brown. Head is a finger thick.Nose of sweet malt and tangerines. Taste is sweet with a sharp whip of it's 10%ABV making itself present.Mouth feel is quite pleasant, softly velvet on the palate. Medium dry finish. Overall it is a pretty good brew to sip on.

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4.43/5  rDev +5.5%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

A - Dark orange, mostly clear slightly hazy body, thin off white head, lots of fine dot lacing.

S - Pine, resin, orange zest, a hint of vanilla, a bit of malty dough.

T - Lovely open of bubble gum, with hop notes of orange zest, pith, and mint, a middle reveals a nice malt core, delivering a dinner roll hit, slight buttery note, but nothing offensive, and a bitter but not harsh close. Delicious.

M - Sticky open, brisk middle, dry close. Alcohol is well cloaked, and this is superbly drinkable for the ABV and heavy hopping.

O - Superb. A big, bold, full IPA experience, with a big malt core. Not a boozy mess, this is a refined, carefully constructed beer that delivers on all fronts. Impressive.

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3.76/5  rDev -10.5%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Jewel tone Amber, nice head, lots of lacing, smell of hops and over-ripe cantaloupe, taste follows with a little caramel to balance the hops. Alcohol packs a punch, a beer to be shared.

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4.18/5  rDev -0.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

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Maharaja from Avery Brewing Company
4.2 out of 5 based on 5,641 ratings.
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