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Burnside IPA - Burnside Brewing Co.

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Burnside IPABurnside IPA

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72 Ratings
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Ratings: 72
Reviews: 22
rAvg: 3.38
pDev: 16.57%
Wants: 2
Gots: 4 | FT: 0
Brewed by:
Burnside Brewing Co. visit their website
Oregon, United States

Style | ABV
American IPA |  6.60% ABV

Availability: Year-round

Notes & Commercial Description:
Beer added by: madtappers on 01-23-2011

"Burnside IPA is our flagship brand on our sparkling new 15bbl system. An IPA with plenty of malt body and thoroughly hopped with 6 varieties of the herbaceous perennial."

abv: 6.6% ibu's: 84
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Ratings: 72 | Reviews: 22
Photo of grnmtnman
3.69/5  rDev +9.2%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

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3.44/5  rDev +1.8%
look: 4 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.5

Photo of BIll_Currie
4.5/5  rDev +33.1%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

first burnside beer. very good hop profile

Photo of biboergosum
3.43/5  rDev +1.5%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3

22oz bottle, good to see more Portland brews making their way north of 49.

This beer pours a hazy, yet bright medium copper amber hue, with two fingers of puffy, densely foamy, and mildly bubbly ecru head, which leaves some attractive layered cloud lace around the glass as it slowly ebbs away.

It smells of biscuity, grainy caramel malt, a strong flintiness, a bit of dry lemon, and earthy, leafy, and grassy hops. The taste is bitter grassy, earthy hops, with only lip service being paid to any citrus or pine notes, a crackery, semi-sweet pale and caramel malt, that same flinty chalkiness from the nose, and a hint of warming alcohol.

The carbonation is active enough to provide a gentle and supportive frothiness, the body a taciturn middleweight, and kind of tacky and edgy in its stillborn attempt at smoothness. It finishes on a strong drying trend, the malt forgoing its stake, while the very English-seeming hops carry on amongst themselves.

Hmmm...it does very well seem that this brewer either inexplicably doesn't know what 'grapefruit and pine' notes are, or they are not so secretly attempting to subvert the colonies to the ways of old (c'mon, 'Burnside'? How more British can you get?). Not a bad tipple, by any stretch, but not much of a 'murkn IPA.

Photo of sharpski
3.5/5  rDev +3.6%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of GeorgeAKeim
3.87/5  rDev +14.5%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

Photo of kamikazeokami
3.25/5  rDev -3.8%

Photo of tbone1384
3.7/5  rDev +9.5%

Photo of kemoarps
3.69/5  rDev +9.2%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Hazy rich amber. The good side of standard. Solid finger worth of big bubbles. Good lacing, decent retention.

Starts off a bit grassy and sweet like caramel, more malts : some earthy, some straw. Some spicy hops, nothing discernible. Reminds me more of the English style than the American, especially the big juicy west coast Americans.

Taste starts off with the same grassy mellow hops, some of the straw and sweet malts, but then suddenly turns punishingly bitter, in that sharply aspirin/pine sap sense.
The caramel sweet pops its head back in at the end to make sure we're doing ok, do we need anything? But quickly gives itself over completely to the earthy piney bitterness through the finish and aftertaste.
I'm surprised this one gets is as panned as it is. It's not a world beater, and the hop profile isn't my personal preference, but it feels well put together, and is certainly enjoyable, ESPECIALLY if you like punishingly bitter brews.

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3/5  rDev -11.2%

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3.5/5  rDev +3.6%

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3.25/5  rDev -3.8%

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4/5  rDev +18.3%

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3.5/5  rDev +3.6%

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3.5/5  rDev +3.6%

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3.25/5  rDev -3.8%

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3.25/5  rDev -3.8%

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3.5/5  rDev +3.6%

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Photo of cjgiant
3.64/5  rDev +7.7%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.5

This beer is on the lighter side of the IPA scale, hazy golden, not much head.
The smell got me first, citrus in nature, but faded fairly quickly.
Taste is smoother than one would expect, crisp with a maltiness like an orange cream (subdued). The IBUs are hidden, but ruby grapefruit and tangerine, with some pine trying to push through.
The feel is one the weaker side, somewhat coating and twig-like woody.
Another beer I wouldn't turn away, but seems "weak" considering the 84 IBU. I like the citrus lean but want more pull at that bitterness rating.

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Burnside IPA from Burnside Brewing Co.
78 out of 100 based on 72 ratings.