Maharaja | Avery Brewing Company

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MaharajaMaharaja
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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
Ranking:
#930
Reviews:
1,880
Ratings:
5,701
pDev:
10.17%
Bros Score:
4.28
 
 
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396
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look: 4.75 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.75

This is a wonderful beer!

Taste: Malt upfront, which leads into tropical fruit, and grapefruit, hoppiness. The aftertaste is quite pleasant...as long as you love hops! The alcohol is well hidden but the little that comes through is very enjoyable and enhances the flavor.

Overall: Definitely up there with other world class double IPAs.

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A:
Pours a clear golden amber with three fingers of beige cream that settles to a fat film that picks up with a swirl. Good retention; splotchy lacing.

S:
Astringent and freshly hoppy. Grapefruit rind, pine, dirt, sweet citrus notes, some caramel malt flavors underneath.

T:
Dry, crisp, hoppy. Slightly malty with dry hop flavors, grapefruit, lemon, pine, some biscuity malt.

M:
Crisp and slightly creamy with some nice prickly carbonation, a medium body, and a smooth, dry finish.

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Very tasty IIPA.
Excellent, dry, creamy, hoppy, bitter, fresh. Beautiful pour with a nice fresh aroma that is not too intense and only hints at the astringent hoppiness of the flavor. The beer tastes delicious and hoppy as could be. However, it is all quite tropical in character and is not shudder-inducing. It is creamy and feels lovely on the palate but is a little exhausting after a while (but it's a IIPA, so what are you going to do...).
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Maharaja from Avery Brewing Company
Beer rating: 4.23 out of 5 with 5,701 ratings