Maharaja | Avery Brewing Company

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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: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

This ale pours a deep copper color with a substantial white head and alot of lacing. The nose is very balanced with substantial hop and malt notes. There is also alot of booze on the nose (no surprise given the abv). The mouth is medium and coating and very pleasant. The flavor is balanced but shockingly boozy on the finish. I like a beer with alot of alcohol flavor but for those that don't like the burn, this is not for you.

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look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

August 2015 bomber poured into an oversized tulip.

Copper body with frothy pale white head. Scattered lacing. The body is opaque but clean. 4.5

Oooh, that's a nice aroma. Melon and grapefruit are a great combination. Somewhat bubblegum-like from that burst of sweet melon. I love that aroma. 4.25

I love that the melon carries over to the palate. I love that flavor in beer (all Yellow Rose's fault). It's rich, bursting and dessert-like. If you've ever had a melon creamsicle, that's the flavor here. Bubblegum aspects are in there too but eventually give way to resinous grapefruit. The combination of flavors are very enjoyable. 4.25

I wouldn't call this beer boozy, but you'll know you're drinking a monster. The bitterness is pretty intense too and there's a spicy burn from the hop/booze mix, though it's not disagreeable. Plus, the smoothness of the thick malts help to ease things. 4.25

I was really pleased by the melon-heavy fruit nose and flavor. I still am partial to Yellow Rose for being lighter, easier to drink and less harsh/bitter, but for those that insist on a DIPA, this is pretty damn good.

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Maharaja from Avery Brewing Company
Beer rating: 4.23 out of 5 with 5,673 ratings
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