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:
#877
Reviews:
1,875
Ratings:
5,674
pDev:
10.17%
Bros Score:
4.28
 
 
Wants:
394
Gots:
889
Trade:
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Photo of RaulMondesi
3.71/5  rDev -12.3%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

This one is kind of like getting the prostitute at the end of her shift: I wish I could have tried it fresher. Canned 11/28/17, so at just under 3 months old, it ain’t that bad, but it still leaves Raul wondering. Light citrusy, HEAVY malt backbone. Yeah, ima need to try this one fresher next time.

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Photo of Mjmoney23
3.86/5  rDev -8.7%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4

Photo of GenoMcCoy
4.21/5  rDev -0.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Photo of jtadams69
3.41/5  rDev -19.4%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

L-amber with 1/2” head that last through the experience
S-malty slight citrus
T-initial sweet start, malty, little hop bit,
F-good mouth feel. Felt smooth. No alcohol burn - I kind of expected that for a 10% brew
O-too sweet for my taste. But good overall. Surprisingly drinkable. You could easily down more than 1 but would feel it.

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Photo of chitownfanatic21
4.1/5  rDev -3.1%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

Photo of whatsgoody
4/5  rDev -5.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of billbeers
4/5  rDev -5.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of Afeo
4.33/5  rDev +2.4%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Photo of CollinaTiger
4.11/5  rDev -2.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Photo of TheCrowsEye
4.11/5  rDev -2.8%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of AyatollahGold
4.04/5  rDev -4.5%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

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

Photo of FlaS4
3.86/5  rDev -8.7%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

Photo of G_Shoe
4.65/5  rDev +9.9%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.75

Photo of GlennWB
4.58/5  rDev +8.3%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Photo of travelguy
4.16/5  rDev -1.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of ThePold
4.75/5  rDev +12.3%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.75

From a can into a perfect pint glass. Dating seems to be fresh. Can only have one of these beauties a night because of the 10% alcohol. Thick gold color, decent head, but the hops barely cover the high alcohol content. Wonderful expenditure of brain cells.

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Photo of DaveCash
4.23/5  rDev 0%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25

Photo of Tadertot
4.55/5  rDev +7.6%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.75

Dark amber with a quarter inch of foam. Very little lace. Smells buttery and fruity. Nice balance of alcohol and hops. Nice funky bitterness at the end. Rich and delightful.

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Photo of BryantForestry
4.5/5  rDev +6.4%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Photo of Ecxeeder616
4/5  rDev -5.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of DOCRW
3.6/5  rDev -14.9%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of brunop
3.29/5  rDev -22.2%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.25

Photo of Bill69
3.99/5  rDev -5.7%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Photo of Radcpa
4.27/5  rDev +0.9%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Nice straw/amber appearance with slight white head. Aroma is nice hoppy with some citrus. Taste is also a nice hoppy with some citrus without bitterness.

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Maharaja from Avery Brewing Company
Beer rating: 4.23 out of 5 with 5,674 ratings