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RATINGS: 139   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.56   EST. CALORIES: 186   ABV: 6.2%
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Building on a classic English style and adding some uniquely Northwest touches, Bhagwan's Best has developed fiercely loyal following wherever it is served. Bursting with local hop flavor, bitterness, and aroma, it is a particular treat when served dry-hopped and cask-conditioned on Big Time's beer engine. O.G. 16 Plato (1.064), alcohol is approximately 5% by weight.


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1.1
   AROMA 2/10   APPEARANCE 1/5   TASTE 1/10   PALATE 1/5   OVERALL 6/20
dr_sarcastor (66) - - JUN 26, 2013
The expectation that this IPA is going to be bitter will not disappoint, bitter from first taste to the last. -- rated via 'Find A Beer' for Blackberry 10


3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
andrewje41 (645) - Kenmore, Washington, USA - DEC 10, 2014
Draft pour at the brewery. Pours a copper color with a very mild malt citrus aroma. Bitter hops on the flavor. This is a good IPA, but the flavor is pretty mild to me. Kind of an empty finish as well. What I do taste is all good, but I’m left wanting a little more. Overall this is a good beer though, very drinkable. Smooth flavor. Good stuff.

3.5
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
Prufrockstar (1128) - Seattle, Washington, USA - NOV 10, 2014
Draft at big time. My 3rd attempt to rate this. Clear amber pour. Citrus (lemon), toast, sweat, even some bubblegum. Lightly sweet, no caramel, bitter finish. Pretty okay.

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
beastiefan2k (2522) - Emerald City (formely NYC & KS), Washington, USA - OCT 15, 2014
Rating the cask version, which is a lot better than the standard. Super hazy orange color with a thick long lasting head. Well done appearance for a cask. Very fresh bouquet of C hops with the yeast and malts of a British IPA (tea, biscuit). As is often for their beers its like London but with fresh American hops.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
5000 (6298) - Hardened Liver, Washington, USA - FEB 12, 2014
Draught @ Brouwer’s Café:   Orange in color, faint haze, thin to moderate foamy white head, fairly nice lacing.   Soft somewhat of a sweet hoppy aroma, not too strong, citrus oriented.   Smooth on the tongue, flavorful without being overly bitter.   Could stand to be a bit brighter, but at least its very smooth and clean.   Moderate body and mouthfeel.   Hoppy finish, light to moderate bitterness, a little citrus peel.   Good overall, but could stand to be a little brighter.


3.6
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
LarryBeast (536) - - NOV 15, 2012
On tap. A solid, subtle IPA that doesn’t crack you over the head the way most IPAs in the Northwest tend to do. Very pub-friendly -- I wish it had been available on cask the day I was in.

4.4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 17/20
fiulijn (15217) - Vancouver, British Columbia, CANADA - AUG 16, 2012
2012-08-09, bottle from the brewpub, no ABV, 7-4-7-3-13=34
Hazy light amber color, small head. The aroma shows some caramel, malt, demerara sugar, bread, light biscuits. Some caramel and toffee flavor, with stale bread hints, a generic feeling of un-freshness, light biscuits; correct bitterness.
A bit boring overall.

2012-07-28, draught at the brewpub, listed at 6% ABV, 7-4-7-5-15=38
Hazy amber color. Good aroma and flavor, overall not so impressive like last night, more like a good IPA, but even less impressive than the Perspective IPA.

2012-07-27, draught at Brouwer’s Café, Seattle, listed at 5% ABV, 8-5-9-5-17=44
Dark amber color, with sparse head. Mild but nice aroma of hops, fruity; later it even shows some biscuity malt. Excellent malt caramel and toffee flavor; although the mouthfeel is lean, there is a light residual sweetness that makes this beer extremely drinkable, in combination with the hops that provide delicate fruity tones and resins.
One of the freshest and best IPAs in a long time.

3.6
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
CampesinoTino (781) - Seattle, Washington, USA - AUG 13, 2012
Bomber. Appearance is a clear orange and gold color with a half-inch of off-white head. The aroma is predominately citrus rind, floral hops and malt. The flavor opens up with a good dose of mandarin orange, passion fruit and pine leading to some honey, malt and caramel. Mouthfeel is medium-bodied with strong carbonation and a slightly sweet, citrus finish. Not quite as good as the draft version but still a quality WA IPA.

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
corby112 (2214) - philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USA - AUG 10, 2012
Draft at the brewpub in Seattle. Pours a cloudy pale golden orange color with tangerine edges and a 1.5 finger white head that very slowly fades into a thick lasting ring.  Glass is left coated with streaks of soapy lacing. Fuller bodied than expected with earthy, resinous hop aroma.  Strong grass/soil character with sticky pine needle countered by sweet malt and tropical fruit notes.  Hints of pineapple, mango, grapefruit and orange peel along with biscuit, caramel malt and graham cracker.  Hops linger throughout with a decent amount of dry bitterness that’s nicely countered by the sweeter notes.  Well balanced and easy to drink with a well masked abv.  Nice beer.

3
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
MadIndian (2433) - Levittown, Pennsylvania, USA - AUG 1, 2012
Gift from S.J. To call something "Best IPA," You need to live up to that, and this brew didn’t. With that said, it wasn’t bad. Some nice caramel malt bread and earth notes. The hop presence was mild...which is shocking due to the title.


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