Brewery Bhavana

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New England IPA
Ranked #631
Ranked #3,657
4.22 | pDev: 5.69%
Brewery Bhavana
North Carolina, United States
Reviews: 22 | Ratings: 66
Photo of REVZEB
4.21/5  rDev -0.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

This was a fun little ipa. Opaque orange with a finger of white foam. Smells of juicy mandarin orange, lemon, floral and bitter hops, peach, and slight honey. Taste has all of the fruit up front, but the hops crash in and spice things up, giving the drinker a rewarding final third of the beer with fruit and hops making new flavors together, very grassy and floral in the hops. Feel is dry, bright, and thin with the hop textures cascading into the palate while the juicy fruit is sneaking in. Fun

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Photo of Hopheadjeffery
4.21/5  rDev -0.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Tasted in a Spiegelau IPA glass from a one pint can on August 8, 2019. Look is hazy gold with a thick head and spotty lacing. Smell and taste is bright citrus fruit. Feel is medium in body.

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Photo of Stooven
3.87/5  rDev -8.3%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

I don't want to put words in the brewer's mouth that this is a hazy or NEIPA. However, the taste profile right out of the fridge has many of the standard juicy characteristics, alcohol well hidden. The appearance and mouthfeel are where this certainly differs from an NEIPA, as is the ultimate revelation of bitterness and alcohol taste. Still, if this was only a few weeks old and not so far from home I could really dig it. In Chicagoland, at this price point ($5/can), we simply have far too many other options. That said, it held up really well and 1) if in NC or 2) was a more recent canning date I would pick it up again.

From a 16oz can into a tulip. Can dated 7/16/19, opened 9/4/19, purchased at a Whole Foods (single can) in the west suburbs of Chicago, so this has a full time zone of travel in it. Some sticky lacing, translucent but not hazy-IPA hazy. Minimal head retention. Smells of tropical and citrus fruit. Alcohol becomes more present as it warms. Carbonation a little high, which makes it more sippable than crushable. I'd be proud to have made it.

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Photo of GuyFawkes
3.67/5  rDev -13%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

Canned July 2018; drank 8/3/19 @ the Yarchives.

Cloudy orange appearance.

A rough pour yielded a nice white head; strong, frothy tree-rung lace.

Orange peel, mild wheat & faint sugar notes in the nose.

Medium mouthfeel.

Orange peel & dry wheat flavors; some table sugar notes & a biting finish.

A mix between old & new school IPA flavors here; not sure I love it, but certainly drinkable.

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Photo of EMH73
4.24/5  rDev +0.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Pours a cloudy orange with a well retained half inch fluffy white head that left little spotty lacing. Smells of citrus and tropical fruits, one and a hint of bready malts. Tastes of grapefruit, grapefruit peel, pineapple, lemon, apricot, resin, mild pepper and bready malts. Medium bodied, prickly carbonation, moderate bitterness, dry finish.

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Photo of kwakwhore
4.24/5  rDev +0.5%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Really good hazy double IPA. Nice citrus notes on the nose and on the tongue. Maybe a tiny bit of apricot or mango too. Probably my favorite beer from any brewery in the Triangle area.

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Photo of hman43
4.06/5  rDev -3.8%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Look: It pours hazy yellow with a full white fluffy head. Head retention is excellent.

Smell: It has strong grapefruit and citrus aromas. There are very low levels of bread in the background.

Taste: The flavors are grapefruit, orange, and citrus. There are some resinous notes in the background with a very low level of bread.

Feel: It has a medium full body with a high level of bitterness. The bitterness is not harsh.

Overall, a citrus and grapefruit forward IPA with other pleasant elements in support.

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Photo of VABA
4.25/5  rDev +0.7%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

A-Pours a hazy very light amber color with a nice head and lacing
A-Aroma has citrus and hop hints
T-The taste follows the nose with a citrus and hop flavor
M-A medium bodied well carbonated beer
O-A good Imperial India Pale Ale

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Photo of BigGold
4.08/5  rDev -3.3%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Had poured from pint can, no date, muled back from North Carolina by She Who Must Be Obeyed, into nonic pint.

My first beer from Bhavana, Grove isn’t refined. The head is out of control, there are yeast floaties and the aroma is whole citrus, including the peel. But in the end, the hop bite, citrus and malt carry into but are not overwhelmed by a drying 8.00 ABV finish, for a highly enjoyable DIPA.

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Photo of CHickman
4.26/5  rDev +0.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25

From the can, pours cloudy gold orange color with a huge billowing 2 finger foamy white head that looked like the suds coming out of a very soapy washing machine. The head dissipated very slowly and left good spotty lacing. Smells fresh and tropical, like melon, grapefruit, lemon zest and pineapple, mixed with some biscuit, fresh cut grass and light peppery spices. It's a soft nose, but it's complex and quite hoppy.

Flavor has all the same components as the nose with fresh citrus zest, tropical fruit, tangerine, melon, grapefruit, lemon, pineapple, biscuit, fresh cut grass and light peppery spices. Additions of honey, piney notes, toasted grains, brown sugar or faint caramel, lime and tea leaf. Some sips it seems dry hopped and the bitterness is low with mellow carbonation, an average body and mouthfeel that comes of refreshing as it hides the 8% ABV completely. Really smooth and easy to drink, I'd definitely have this one again.

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Photo of jzeilinger
4.24/5  rDev +0.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Many thanks to Nick for this can! Canned 9-12-18.

A - Hazy medium orange yellow colored pour with soapy white lacing.

S - Pungent, dank citrus permeates the noise and almost has a slight sting to it. Grapefruit and peach hit the nose with gusto.

T - This beer is all about the hops from start to finish. There's a relentless barrage of tropical fruit from the start with tropical fruit teetering from sweet to bitter. Intense grapefruit, citrus, and some peach. Finishes bittersweet with some sweetness on the tip of the tongue and more bitter and dry towards the back.

M - Medium body with a dry finish.

O - First beer from this brewery and really enjoying it. Recommended.

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Photo of SLeffler27
4.45/5  rDev +5.5%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

This beer has a beautiful glow of mango juice. It is an irredescent orange with a one-inch long-lasting frothy white head. The Speiglau IIPA glass becomes coated with a thick, patchy webbing of lace.

Mango is just as dominant in the aroma as it was in the appearance. Sweet grapefruit is a prominent second note, while orange blossom and lilac form an backdrop. As this beer warms, grapefruit overtakes the mango.

Peach and mango are followed by pineapple and eventually by grapefruit. This beer is well balanced between sweetness and bitterness with a not toward the sweetness. It is super juicy. Tangerine sweetness initiates the finish and quickly turns to bitter orange pith.

The body is full to medium with light carbonation. Alcohol is about as expected with little to no heat. Texture is similar to a thick soft cotton sweatshirt. Generally speaking, it is sweet up front and drying in the back.

This beer was very fresh, like a cool, sweet peach on a sunny day. It is sunshine in a can. Grove is a welcome surprise New England IPA from Raleigh, NC. This beer makes me even more excited to return South soon! The can says it is delicate and that adjective is fitting in every respect.

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Photo of FriedSlug
4.09/5  rDev -3.1%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Unfiltered so slightly hazy. Orange with a slightly off white head that leaves a few ribbons of lacing behind. Smells sweet with a lot of orange/tangerine, pithy bitterness and some floral hops. Tastes pithy and bitter with some tangerine sweetness coming through. Finishes pithy and bitter with the floral hops aftertaste at the end. Pretty nice beer.

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Photo of Tony210
4.26/5  rDev +0.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25

Pours a hazy golden color with appropriate white foam head that fades quickly. Big citrus and pine aroma. Loads of tropical and citrus flavors - orange and grapefruit, some peach as the can description suggests. Carbonation provides ample creaminess. Overall a very nice IIPA, unique, overpriced at $20 a 4-pack.

16 oz can dated 4/20/18
4.25 rating

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Photo of avalon07
4.25/5  rDev +0.7%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

L: Poured from a tallboy can to a snifter glass. Had a yellowish color and a cloudy texture. There was a half inch of creamy, somewhat long-lasting head. Pretty good lacing.

S: A sweet aroma of hops, tropical fruit, citrus, malt, and a floral quality.

T: Tasted of a good amount of citrus fruit (tangerine, in particular), a tinge of the floral quality, light malt notes (mostly in the finish), a healthy dose of hops, and tropical fruit (pineapple, especially). A well-balanced, fruit-forward flavor. The hops and the fruit play very well together. Complex and tasty.

F: A solid amount of carbonation with a slightly slick finish. Medium-bodied.

O: An extremely well made and likable beer. Well worth a look.

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Photo of darktronica
4.29/5  rDev +1.7%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25

Grove is significantly malty, with a fair amount of cracker on the nose alongside some generic fruity bitterness. The flavors are generically bitter, but inviting, when compared to Bhavana's flagship IPA, Pithy. Bright and sharp on the flavor profile despite a low-to-moderate carbonation. Suggestions of cantaloupe and lightly sweet melons on the mid-palate, alongside the aggressive bitterness.

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Photo of Knapp85
4.25/5  rDev +0.7%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Grove pours out as a hazy yellow color with a nice white head on top. Some decent lacing on the glass as well. The smell of the beer has a nice aroma of hops coming off of it. The taste is well balanced between malt and hops with obvious emphasis on the hops to make this one a rather enjoyable IPA. The feel of the beer is smooth and slightly creamy. Overall it's a solid brew from one of the more interesting places I've been to in North Carolina.

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Photo of Huhzubendah
4/5  rDev -5.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Can shared by ygtbsm94. Thanks Brad.

Caution light yellow body, medium haze, small white collar. Aromas of grapefruit and lemon zest. Hop forward with notes of lemongrass. Tangy with prickly carbonation. Medium body. Ok.

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Photo of StonedTrippin
4.06/5  rDev -3.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

a good but not really distinguishable east coasty ipa from these guys, who have somehow seem to have come out of nowhere and invaded the denver scene with highly priced bottled of mediocre beer in general. this is not the way to make a good impression on seasoned beer drinkers by the way, but maybe these apparently arrogant cats (price based judgement) will figure that out before too long. this is a nice beer, juicy and dry hoppy and kind of thick in a good way, strong orange and floral honey to it, grain starch, thickness in a good way, tangerine and all, zesty and bitter compared to its peers, but one of those beers that to me gets lost in the shuffle. nothing so unique about it, and while the hop profile is great, the beer in general lacks refinement and tastes like a million others, which to me is pretty lame. im a little mad about their roselle, and i will take that frustration out in a review of that beer of course, but i have a general disdain for these guys right now. you just cant come in here with short bottles for this kind of price that just taste average, and while i had this particular beer on tap, its no better. bhavana, whatever, for now...

edit: this was much better the second time around, probably just fresher. with more of a striking hop bitterness so it, really snappy and zippy there for something hazy like this, and a killer nose suggesting quite the hop cocktail. still a little generic to me, but it does taste pretty good and the price seems to have come down a little bit which helps...

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Photo of wedge
4/5  rDev -5.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

CANNED: 09/19/2017

Foggy golden orange with a small creamy head that leaves rings of lacing on the glass. Aromas of tangerines, pineapple, nectarine, and floral hops. Juicy tropical fruit flavors: mango, melon, pineapple, and grapefruit. A bit of honey, but not much in the malt department. Soft, medium-plus, creamy feel with a somewhat dry finish. Nice, fruity juice - I like a little dankness to cut through the sweetness, but nicely done.

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Photo of brentk56
4.35/5  rDev +3.1%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25

Appearance: Arrives cloudy and honey colored with a small head that leaves spots all over

Smell: Floral and citrusy; very bright with pineapple, mango and peach tones

Taste: Fruit forward, with pineapple dominant; mango and peach round out the profile; citrusy bitterness builds, through the middle, bringing a pithy finish

Mouthfeel: Medium to full body with moderate to high carbonation

Overall: The fruit flavors here are great and the malt is restrained; a little more bitter than I like these days

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Photo of rorjets
4.98/5  rDev +18%
look: 5 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 5

Had this poured into a 16 oz stemmed tulip glass at the brewery. Simply put, one of the BEST DIPAs I have ever tasted! Very cloudy, light amber in color with a great head. Fruity citrusy aroma, and even more so on the first sip. The 8.0% abv is well hidden in the flavors - this beer was so delicious I quaffed it down quickly. Wish I lived in Raleigh so I could enjoy this one over and over again!

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Grove from Brewery Bhavana
Beer rating: 93 out of 100 with 66 ratings