Maharaja | Avery Brewing Company

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MaharajaMaharaja
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4.23/5
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5,697 Ratings
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:
#916
Reviews:
1,880
Ratings:
5,697
pDev:
10.17%
Bros Score:
4.28
 
 
Wants:
396
Gots:
899
Trade:
7
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4.69/5  rDev +10.9%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.75

Pours golden, dark amber with finger width foamy head that quickly dissipates. Lacing dissipates quickly as well. Boozy, citrus odor. Can detect hints of apple as well. There is a mild hoppy tastes up front with a strong, malty, boozy aftertaste. It goes down very smooth. Definitely a beer for cold weather. Will warm you up like a Brandy or Congac. Very little hoppy aftertaste. Definitely a beer you want to sip by a warm fire.

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4.56/5  rDev +7.8%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

Dark, amber-orange body with a thick and creamy, sticky, white head. Powerful pine and citrus hop aroma. Complex mixture of caramel and biscuit malt flavors, zingy hop bitterness, and a bold alcohol heat percolating underneath. Heavy body; slight sweet heaviness; semi-dry finish.

I had the pleasure of sampling this at the brewery's tap room just two days ago and really liked it (and rated it at 4.25), but must give this higher props after making it my first beer of the day. Bold balance and depth throughout with eye-popping zest to please the palate. I get additional flavor notes of apricot and dried peaches for some additional fruit-like notes. If big, beautiful IPAs are your thing, check out an offering of this monster.

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Maharaja from Avery Brewing Company
Beer rating: 4.23 out of 5 with 5,697 ratings