Maharaja | Avery Brewing Company

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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
Ratings:
5,623
Reviews:
1,867
Avg:
4.2
pDev:
10.24%
 
 
Wants:
395
Gots:
867
For Trade:
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Photo of themegamancave
4.33/5  rDev +3.1%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

Photo of Jeff_whitman
3.85/5  rDev -8.3%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of GWalk612
4.69/5  rDev +11.7%
look: 5 | smell: 4 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.75

Photo of jakea
4.06/5  rDev -3.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of andrew8626
3.9/5  rDev -7.1%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of jcflorian
4.25/5  rDev +1.2%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of JPQ
4.35/5  rDev +3.6%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 4.5

Photo of colts9016
4.17/5  rDev -0.7%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

A deep reddish copper color with some carbonation. The off-white head is creamy and billowy is two finger head had good retention. The head did leave some lacing on the glass as the head dissipated. The carbonation that existed was a bubble here and a bubble there.
Piney, resin, citrus (grapefruit, orange), floral, touch of herbal, caramel, and a toasted bread note.
Tons of pine flavor, citrus (grapefruit, orange, lemons), floral, touch of herbal, caramel, toasted bready malt flavor, and subtle sweetness.
A big full body beer, slightly chewy, medium carbonation, medium plus carbonation, and a full finish.
Maybe I am used to the ripping effect of brash hops profile, but to me this beer had a heavy malt backbone and the hops was just laced in between. A touch bigger hop profile would make this an awesome DIPA

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Photo of Eamonn-Cummings3
4.17/5  rDev -0.7%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Poured from a 12oz can into a Speiglau IPA glass.

Look is a deep rich clear amber with an off white head.

Aroma is a deep malt like a classic imperial IPA with a slight hoppy undertone.

Hops really come through with the taste dominate and bitter.

Delicious imperial IPA.

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Photo of drawbackwards
4.45/5  rDev +6%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.75

Photo of aasher
4.05/5  rDev -3.6%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of petewheeler
4.39/5  rDev +4.5%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Photo of chicagoish
3.9/5  rDev -7.1%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of bigpoppa67
4.17/5  rDev -0.7%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Photo of TheAnk
3.5/5  rDev -16.7%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of Gemini6
3.67/5  rDev -12.6%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.5

Photo of soundaurora
3.75/5  rDev -10.7%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of chuckgietzen
4.14/5  rDev -1.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of mkh012
4/5  rDev -4.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Canned 2 months ago, so not peak freshness but still very much in the realm of drinkability.

Pours rusty amber-orange with a soapy finger of white head.

Nose is deep, resinous hops, herbaceous green, white pepper, mulled citric fruits, and spicy grass.

Medium to high bitterness but smooth for 10% ABV. Big - almost creamy - with dank, oily hops, orange rind, fermented honey, and potpourri. The malts are almost raisin-y mid-palate. Bitter orange-caramel candy.

Mouthfeel is medium to full.

Overall, this is a good DIPA but a touch rough around the edges. I admittedly prefer juicier, fruit-forward IPAs, and this can is 2 months old. It's oily, aromatic, and resinous in the same way Nugget Nectar is. Pretty solid but bold.

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4.38/5  rDev +4.3%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25

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4.17/5  rDev -0.7%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

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3.38/5  rDev -19.5%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of clake
3.77/5  rDev -10.2%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of webbcreative
4.51/5  rDev +7.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

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

Maharaja from Avery Brewing Company
4.2 out of 5 based on 5,623 ratings.
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