Maharaja | Avery Brewing Company

MaharajaMaharaja
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4.23 w/ 5,649 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:
#846
Reviews:
1,870
Ratings:
5,649
Liked:
5,191
Avg:
4.23/5
pDev:
10.17%
Alströms:
4.28
 
 
Wants:
395
Gots:
879
Trade:
7
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4.73/5  rDev +11.8%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.75

Photo of BrentMcQuirk
4.7/5  rDev +11.1%
look: 5 | smell: 5 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

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4.14/5  rDev -2.1%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

Photo of BranfordBound
3.92/5  rDev -7.3%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

Super big DIPA brewed for an older time when making a DIPA instead of an IPA meant the malts were doubled and the hops were almost doubled and all put in the kettle. Double dry hopping and leaving the malts lighter and adding oats and flour would come much later. It's weird to say that a 10+ year old beer is a bit of a relic but I think in the insanely trendy and dynamic craft beer world it is a bit true. This DIPA was no doubt a king for its time but has now been usurped by more agile and younger DIPAs looking to make their claim.

Drink this in the cooler days of fall and think of the craft movement from years back with rose colored glasses, if necessary.

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3.93/5  rDev -7.1%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

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4.15/5  rDev -1.9%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

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

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3.5/5  rDev -17.3%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

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4.34/5  rDev +2.6%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

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3.65/5  rDev -13.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

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4.35/5  rDev +2.8%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

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3.7/5  rDev -12.5%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.5

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4.29/5  rDev +1.4%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

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3.75/5  rDev -11.3%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

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3.6/5  rDev -14.9%
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 -0.2%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25

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4.08/5  rDev -3.5%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

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4.33/5  rDev +2.4%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

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4.17/5  rDev -1.4%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

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4.09/5  rDev -3.3%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

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4.23/5  rDev 0%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

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4.33/5  rDev +2.4%
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 -18.7%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

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4.66/5  rDev +10.2%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

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4.24/5  rDev +0.2%
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Maharaja from Avery Brewing Company
Beer rating: 91.9% out of 100 with 5,649 ratings
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