Avery The Maharaja Imperial IPA

Avery The Maharaja Imperial IPA

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Brewed by Avery Brewing Company

Boulder, CO, United States

Style:  Imperial IPA

9.9% Alcohol by Volume

102 International Bittering Units

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The newest beer to the Avery family is now available. The Maharaja - Imperial IPA is royally welcomed to Colorado. Weighing in at a huge 102 ibu's, and 9.9% abv, The Maharaja is a maniacal display of hops and malts. This newest Avery Dictator completes the the "Dictator Series" joining the likes of The Kaiser & The Czar. Be aware that the Maharaja is a limited release only available for the summer. Welcome to his kingdom!

ID: 12971 Last updated 16 years ago Added to database 17 years ago

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Overall Rank200
Overall Percentile99.6
Style Rank19 of 2048
Style Percentile99.1
Lowest Score2.1
Highest Score4.6
Average Score4.002
Weighted Score3.945
Standard Deviation0.474

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  • THOMASSOVA4 1037 reviews
    rated 3.7 9 years ago

    Aroma: 8 | Appearance: 8 | Mouthfeel: 7 | Flavor: 7 | Overall: 7

    I have heard about this beer for a while and wanted to love it. The problem is that the beer was more of a malt bomb than a hop bomb. It reminded me of Great Divide's Hercules Double IPA. It is boardering on that barleywine line. I would've liked something more akin to a true high hoped IPA ... think 90 min. It wasn't a favorite but I can understand why those that do love this beer love it. It wasn't a bad beer, just different strokes for different folks.

  • ICHORM 144 reviews
    rated 4.2 9 years ago

    Aroma: 8 | Appearance: 8 | Mouthfeel: 9 | Flavor: 9 | Overall: 8

    I've been waiting... for a girl like you... to come into my life. Yeah, waiting.... What? It's 10.39%. Been waiting awhile to try this one. In fact, it's been kicking around my van and place for over six months. Smells more alcohol than you taste. Burnt orange, with a wee head, and decent lacing. Pretty sweet, but masks the ABV well. Politely citrusy. Generously piney. Killer smooth. Heavy mellow. Caramel cream. I'm done.

  • HEYBEERMAN 1025 reviews
    rated 3.9 10 years ago

    Aroma: 8 | Appearance: 7 | Mouthfeel: 8 | Flavor: 8 | Overall: 8

    A nice boozy iipa. Looks good in the glass, nice burnt orange and mostly clear. Aroma is a bit weak for the style but not bad at all. Flavor is sticky malt that slightly overpowered the hops but based on avery's other big beers its what you would expect.

  • KINGER 2328 reviews
    rated 4.3 11 years ago

    Aroma: 9 | Appearance: 9 | Mouthfeel: 8 | Flavor: 8 | Overall: 9

    I've been able to enjoy this on tap and in bottles, and it always impresses me. A hugely hopped IIPA with an exceptional hop profile. Sticky, sweet, piney, with a blast of citrus. The biscuit and caramel malt flavors are a mere backdrop to the hops. Awesome offering.

  • CYBERCAT 11209 reviews
    rated 4.6 11 years ago

    Aroma: 9 | Appearance: 9 | Mouthfeel: 9 | Flavor: 10 | Overall: 9

    Strong aroma is very hoppy, nearly evergreen, with a firm citrus underpinning that is mainly grapefruit with some sour orange. It pours a beautiful clear coppery brown with a thick and fluffy pale copper head. Scrumptious and highly pleasing hoppy flavor has tones of grapefruit, orange and caramel, with a hint of sweetness that perfectly balances the hoppy bitterness. Full-bodied texture is quite fizzy and lively, leaving a lip-smacking tingly, hoppy, slightly sweet finish. Strongly recommended to all IPA fanatics.

  • FARGINGBASTIGE6 1476 reviews
    rated 4.2 11 years ago

    Aroma: 9 | Appearance: 8 | Mouthfeel: 8 | Flavor: 9 | Overall: 8

    Absolutely righteous! On tap at the J. Clyde... drawn a nice clear amber with a slightly thin, but lightly fluffy off-white head. Pleasantly intense citrus aroma, pininess and hops... matches in flavor. Smooth on the pallette. Alcohol masked very well.

  • BLUESANDBARBQ 2568 reviews
    rated 4.4 12 years ago

    Aroma: 9 | Appearance: 9 | Mouthfeel: 8 | Flavor: 9 | Overall: 9

    Nice almost clear amber pour with a perfect cream head and elegant lacing throughout. Big grapefruit and apricot hops aroma which is almost sweet and dank. Taste is epically hoppy with the massive grapefruit/apricot hops upfront with a slightly heavy mouthfeel that is both resiny and welcome. Big EPIC Impy IPA - been on the wish list for a long time. Worth the wait. Fantastic.

  • SIGMUND 5029 reviews
    rated 3.5 12 years ago

    Aroma: 8 | Appearance: 9 | Mouthfeel: 6 | Flavor: 6 | Overall: 6

    1 pt. 6 fl. oz. bottle, courtesy of Cardinal Pub & Bar, Stavanger. OG 1090, ABV 10.41%. 102 IBU. Orange colour, big off-white head with an orangey hue. Strong sweetish aroma with notes of tropical fruits, citrus and pine, very nice. The flavour is sweet, alcoholic and dominated by an absurd amount of American hops from start to finish. Unbalanced. Another example of "overkill".

  • JKBPILL 201 reviews
    rated 3.8 12 years ago

    Aroma: 7 | Appearance: 8 | Mouthfeel: 7 | Flavor: 8 | Overall: 8

    Pours a nice golden copper color with a white foamy head, it has nice lacing all the way to the finish. It has a real clean citrus flavor mainly orange with a hint of grapefruit. It is hoppy from start to finish without being over powering. The aroma is fresh with a hint of pine over all this beer is a plus.

  • FUNK 898 reviews
    rated 4.5 13 years ago

    Aroma: 9 | Appearance: 10 | Mouthfeel: 8 | Flavor: 9 | Overall: 9

    Wow! First thing to notice is the wonderful citrusy smell--pineapple, grapefruit, orange; just excellent. Pours a clear, dark copper with an ample white fluffy head. Taste is obviously bitter but not as overwhelming as I expected. Strong malt presence yields some caramel sweetness to go with the citrus flavors. An excellent hop bomb.

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