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Bhagwan's Best IPA - Big Time Brewery & Alehouse

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52 Ratings
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Ratings: 52
Reviews: 35
rAvg: 3.96
pDev: 9.85%
Wants: 9
Gots: 0 | FT: 0
Brewed by:
Big Time Brewery & Alehouse visit their website
Washington, United States

Style | ABV
American IPA |  5.00% ABV

Availability: Year-round

Notes/Commercial Description:
No notes at this time.

(Beer added by: pezoids on 01-15-2003)
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4/5  rDev +1%

06-16-2014 21:28:30 | More by irishgreensoda
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3.75/5  rDev -5.3%

02-26-2014 01:58:19 | More by PEIhop
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4/5  rDev +1%

02-13-2014 14:48:37 | More by TurdFurgison
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3.64/5  rDev -8.1%

This is the good old orange amber-colored IPA style. Some head sloshes up for the first couple of pours in the tulip glass. It's quite finely carbonated and prickly in the mouth. Fairly light body.

This has the browned biscuit taste to start with an abundance of hoppy flavors. More dark fruit, a touch of apricot, and something like juniper. Rough, rustic, but not herbal or dank. There is something like lime rind as the bitterness increases in the aftertaste. Very spritzy and rather acidic.

Another workmanlike brew from Big Time. A big, bitter mouthful. From the 22 oz bottle bought at the brewpub near the University of Washington.

01-10-2014 06:55:16 | More by mactrail
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4.25/5  rDev +7.3%

10-22-2013 01:56:13 | More by BillRoth
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3.75/5  rDev -5.3%

10-18-2013 02:02:35 | More by YalovaIA
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3.5/5  rDev -11.6%

08-03-2013 05:42:26 | More by Smurf2055
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4/5  rDev +1%

04-17-2013 23:31:32 | More by Hopmodium
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3.99/5  rDev +0.8%

On tap into an American pint glass @ the Wedgwood Alehouse, Seattle. Pours a slightly hazy copper color, no lacing.

Aroma is hoppy and floral, clean and fresh.

Taste is neutral pale malt balanced by floral and citrusy hops, just a touch of something a little more tropical.

Mouthfeel is crisp and sharp with a hoppy bitter finish.

Overall a pretty typical NW style IPA. Perfect with a bowl of French onion soup, Buffalo wings, and a cheeseburger.

03-04-2013 03:15:12 | More by draheim
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4/5  rDev +1%

03-02-2013 19:28:33 | More by mdaschaf
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3.5/5  rDev -11.6%

01-17-2013 05:15:48 | More by jmccraney
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4/5  rDev +1%

08-23-2012 02:45:17 | More by t0rin0
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3/5  rDev -24.2%

08-20-2012 14:44:03 | More by mhaugo
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4/5  rDev +1%

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.

08-11-2012 01:41:26 | More by corby112
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3.93/5  rDev -0.8%

Poured into a Black Raven pint glass. Pours a clear coppery orange amber. Half finger off-white head that dissipates quickly to a ring around the glass and patchy foam. Slippery lacing. Aroma is mild herbal and citrus hops. Flavor starts with light to medium citrus hops with sweet caramel malt developing into a citrus and piney hop and malt finish. I'm getting used to a bit more assertive aromatic hops in my IPAs now, so this one is somewhat subdued. The taste and flavor progression is pleasant. Light to medium bodied. Good for a low ABV IPA.

07-15-2012 03:33:46 | More by LiquidAmber
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3.6/5  rDev -9.1%

22oz bomber from the brewery; split

appearance: served in my big time shaker pint, a pale amber body with a light layer of beige bubbles and no retention

smell: subtle - citrus, a touch floral

taste: big time cranks out a lot of IPA's of varying quality and consistency - while this may be the most accessible, its not my favorite. A subtle hop profile, with enough caramel and toasted malt to confuse it with an american amber, light floral notes

mouthfeel: light and slick

overall: refreshing, but not exceptional

06-07-2012 20:38:02 | More by dirtylou
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4/5  rDev +1%

04-23-2012 01:40:38 | More by strongaf
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2.5/5  rDev -36.9%

04-08-2012 23:01:09 | More by biercycle
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3.75/5  rDev -5.3%

03-27-2012 21:22:08 | More by avaldivia
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4/5  rDev +1%

11-23-2011 06:59:17 | More by twelveinches
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5/5  rDev +26.3%

11-21-2011 03:44:52 | More by gkangas
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4/5  rDev +1%

11-16-2011 14:49:44 | More by gdhawley
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British Columbia (Canada)

3.68/5  rDev -7.1%

A: 1/4" cream coloured head that left a nice lacing over cloudy yellowish amber liquid.

S: Floral hops and citrus hops.

T: Citrus hops up front with a bitter and malty finish.

M: Medium viscosity with a high level of medium carbonation.

O: A decent IPA that isn't quite as good as some of the others that are brewed at Big Time.

09-06-2011 06:05:42 | More by DaftCaskBC
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3.9/5  rDev -1.5%

Had this beer on tap in the alehouse.

Appearance: hazy copper-amber hue with a finger of white foam. Standard but solid IPA.

Smell: nice citrusy hop aroma, but a bit light. Perhaps they are serving a bit cold tonight?

Taste: good malt backbone with a good collection of hop flavors. Floral and citrus with a bombing bitterness.

Mouthfeel: medium body with a good carbonation for the style. I like it.

Overall: a solid and nicely drinkable IPA. Good stuff!

08-04-2011 02:44:48 | More by flagmantho
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4.22/5  rDev +6.6%

On tap at Big Time Brewery. Poured to a standard pint glass (this review is from notes taken on 7/12/11).

A - Poured a hazy burnt orange/tan, with a little head, decent retention for the large bubbles, isolated bits of lace.

S - Very mild scent: light malt, subtle hop, and mild tropical fruit.

T - Sweeter than your standard IPA. Picked up a distinct passionfruit flavor with a bit of malt. Finishes with mild hop bitterness, and the tiniest speck of heat.

M - Light medium body, smooth but with subdued fizzy carbonation.

D - Very pleasant flavor makes it very drinkable. The bitterness is nicely balanced with tthe sweetness of the passionfruit. A refreshing IPA.

07-18-2011 02:04:24 | More by Sky2625
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Bhagwan's Best IPA from Big Time Brewery & Alehouse
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