Maharaja | Avery Brewing Company

5,603 Ratings

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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3.96/5  rDev -5.7%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Batch 18. Pours a clear amber with a large long-lasting head. Great lacing. Lots of pineapple and peach on the nose with hints of caramel and biscuit which become more prominent as it warms. Lots of fruit on the front of the tongue, mostly grapefruit, pineapple, and mango. Pine comes mid-palate followed by sweet malt. Finishes sweet with a hint of earthiness. Medium bodied with decent carbonation. Overall a well crafted DIPA that's just a bit too sweet on the finish for me.

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3.79/5  rDev -9.8%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

22 oz bottle poured into a snifter.

A: burnt orange. nice head, about a quarter to a half inch. good retention, nice lacing.

S: lots of tropical fruit. some citrus and pine. but the tropical fruits dominate.

T: resinous pine. I get orange, peach. some mango on the finish. A nice crisp bitter finish too. AT 10.2 % abv, this is a bit dangerous. Very well hidden. Easy to drink.

M: thick resinous mouthfeel.

O: a good beer. I'd drink it again. I don't know that I'd buy it again. I prefer Double Jack....but not much else holds a candle to Double Jack.

good beer.

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4.75/5  rDev +13.1%

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4.25/5  rDev +1.2%

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4.5/5  rDev +7.1%

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4/5  rDev -4.8%

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4.61/5  rDev +9.8%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.5

Poured from bomber into a snifter glass. (release #18 2014)

Appearance: A dark amber color, not like most. Nice fluffy head just a little off white.

Smell: Awesome hop aroma. Get a lot of caramel smell as well.

Taste: Very nice, has great amount of malty sweetness that has a caramel taste. You also get all the hops and bitterness.

Mouthfeel: Amazing mouthfeel, probably because of the malt. Very full bodied and creamy. Goes down great.

Overall: One of my favorite brews. Must try, Avery did a great job on this one. Got this as an extra in a Pliny trade and I think I may like it a bit more (although they re very different) Cheers!

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4/5  rDev -4.8%

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4.56/5  rDev +8.6%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

From the label...Release #18 2014

Poured cloudy orange color with at least a finger of head and thick sticky lacing into an IPA glass

Smells dank and hoppy with smells of tropical fruits, grapefruit and an underlying sweet aroma.

Lots of hops flavor against a sweet malt backbone, with a good alcohol kick. Hop Flavors of grapefruit, mango with a bitter finish.

Pretty heavy thick mouthfeel, moderately carbonated.

Overall, great DIPA , real hop forward but with enough malt to balance it out. Not overly sweet, maybe a little too bitter in the finish for my tastes. Would definitely try again.

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4/5  rDev -4.8%

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Maharaja from Avery Brewing Company
4.2 out of 5 based on 5,603 ratings.
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