Tuesday, March 24, 2009

Mountain Raj

A favorite local IPA chills on the deck at sunset, it hasn't a chance.
Photo: Will O...taken with an iphone. (not bad)
via Avery Brewing
The Maharaja
Beer Style: Imperial India Pale Ale
Hop Variety: Columbus, Crystal, Centennial & Simcoe
Malt Variety: Two-row barley, caramel 120L, victory
OG: 1.090 Alcohol By Volume: 10.54% (2008)
IBU's: 102

Color: Dark Amber

Maharaja is derived from the sanskrit words mahat, - "great" and rajan - "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.

This newest Avery Dictator completes 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!

* "Best hop-delivery vehicle"- Men's Health Magazine
* "American brewing at it's best"- Beer Advocate Magazine

* 22 oz. bottles
* 5.17 gallon keg
* 15.5 gallon keg
* Available March thru August

If you have never had this beer, find it, buy it, consume it. It's delicious!


  1. Is this bear going to be easily available or will it have to be special ordered. It sounds tasty; I would really like to try it but I'm wondering where I might find it.


  2. Hey Thomas,
    This is a seasonal beer that Avery produces in the spring and summers. It is easy to find around Boulder during these months...because it is SO tasty and they brew it here, but hard to find in the winter anywhere.

    check out:
    Avery's "where to buy" page:
    this site for beer delivery options:

    ...although I didn't see the Maharaja listed yet.

    Good Luck!