Burl
Half Acre Beer Company

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Style:
American Imperial IPA
Ranked #452
ABV:
8.5%
Score:
92
Ranked #3,244
Avg:
4.26 | pDev: 6.34%
Reviews:
20
Ratings:
61
From:
Half Acre Beer Company
 
Illinois, United States
Avail:
One-off
Wants
  4
Gots
  6
SCORE
92
Outstanding
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Notes: A seasonal stepping stone from Crocus DIPA and spring’s ability to push decay into new life, Burl brings Fall and everyone’s interest in gathering warmth. A combination of two transformative yeast strains and an art piece double dry hop featuring Simcoe, Mosaic Cryo, Citra, and 2019 Nelson places Burl into the soft core ~ big and pungent with Half Acre's bitterness and drinkability.
Reviews: 20 | Ratings: 61 | Log in to view all ratings and sort
Reviews by RollDamnTide:
Photo of RollDamnTide
4.43/5  rDev +4%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

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Photo of larryi86
4.43/5  rDev +4%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Thank you Franfab for this
16 oz can, dated 9/27/19, poured into a tulip

A- A hazy golden copper with a two finger white head.

S- Citrus, dank, some tropical fruits, pineapple, some grapefruit.

T- Citrus, papaya, tropical fruits, some citrus zest, dank.

M- Smooth, medium body, a little creamy.

O- A great DIPA, easy to drink and great balance of hop flavors.

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Photo of Claude-Irishman
4.29/5  rDev +0.7%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4.25

Poured into a Spieglau IPA glass, opaque peach color with a nice creamy ,resilient egg shell colored head.Smell is of candied fruit, peaches,hay,semi dank , earthy. Taste is of stone fruit, peaches,hay,mild toffee. Feel, the double dry hopping almost makes this sticky in a dank way.Full bodied, finishes juicy. Overall another great IPA. I know it does not matter but this seems like a New England IPA.

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Photo of BeerLover99
4.64/5  rDev +8.9%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

Photo of Juicer
4.57/5  rDev +7.3%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.5

Good stuff Maynard. Deep Space taken to another level. Dank, malty, fruity, tinge of honey, resiny, so well balanced. Well done. I'll be picking up some more.

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Photo of laketang
4.6/5  rDev +8%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Hazy beer, orange hue, murky with a good head
Pleasant notes of citrus.
There is oranges and grapefruit, lemon, mango notes and a very good hop bite.
Some carbonation and soft feel.
One off! Drats Hope they brew it again.

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Photo of djrn2
4.08/5  rDev -4.2%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

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

Photo of emerge077
4.25/5  rDev -0.2%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of 57md
4.32/5  rDev +1.4%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25

Pours an opaque rich golden color with a finger of head. The nose has notes of over-ripened fruit. The flavor follows the nose with a nice combination of juice and hops. The body is burl-y.

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Photo of jzeilinger
4.33/5  rDev +1.6%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Canned on 9-30-19.

A - Hazy/opaque dark orange color with a generously creamy white, thick head.

S - Resiny pine, spicy herbal, citrus, and mango.

T - Citrus, pine, mango, spicy fruit rind, tropical fruit, and juicy sweet grapefruit. Nice lingering peppery fruit rind on the backside.

M - Thick and chewy with a dry finish on the top of the tongue.

O - This is a great D-IPA and highly recommended.

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Photo of chrismattlin
4.61/5  rDev +8.2%
look: 4.25 | smell: 5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

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

Photo of jakea
4.21/5  rDev -1.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Photo of barnzy78
4.26/5  rDev 0%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25

16oz can, date stamped 09/23/19. Hazy apricot colored DDHDIPA with a frothy ivory cololored head that holds excellent retention. Citrus and pineapple aroma with light caramel malt. Hop forward flavors with loads of tropical pineapple, mango, orange, and papaya; light caramel and honey notes add sweetness and balance. Full creamy body, hops make it a bit resinous, alcohol is warming, and bitterness is modest overall. Half Acre does hops so well - so good as expected.

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Photo of ChrisMon02
4.25/5  rDev -0.2%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Pretty cloudy orange color with a decent off white head. Glass lacing is excellent.

Mango, papaya, pineapple, grape musk, faint grapefruit and mint.

Taste mimics the nose. Semi-sweet with a nice medium bitter finish. Quite juicy with a decently dry finish.

Mouthfeel is medium and almost creamy.

Really well constructed and dangerously crushable. Grab it while you can.

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Photo of BlurryVisi0n
4.31/5  rDev +1.2%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Served in a teku glass from the can.

Appearance: Hazy Gold with a medium to full bubbles creating a white head rising roughly half of one finger's length. Light sediments on the body hover the bottom of the glass.

Smell: Grapefruit juice with hints of malt.

Taste: Sweet malt with complex grapefruit and dose of floral feel which is quite so smooth.

Mouth: Sticky but with a dry feel and a soft carbonation. Incredibly appetizing.

Overall: Good brew, I haven't had much from half acre but the few that I did has delivered. Always in a glass...salud!

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Photo of jtransel
4.5/5  rDev +5.6%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Photo of Pockitz
4.43/5  rDev +4%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.75

Excellent taste and super easy to drink, at 8.5% it sneaks up on you. Absolutely loved this beer on my first try.

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Photo of berben30
3.87/5  rDev -9.2%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of SPLITGRIN
4.62/5  rDev +8.5%
look: 5 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.5

It doesn’t get much more hazy than this one. Like somebody blended fresh cream and orange juice. Creamy candy sweet citrus nose. Fuzzy, smooth, lush candied fruit sweetness coats the tongue. Zero bitterness and big cloudy haze makes for a pillowey mouthfeel. Delicious.

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Photo of GreenMind
4.21/5  rDev -1.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Photo of flat_lander
4.46/5  rDev +4.7%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

Incredible aroma. Leans towards classic HA bitterness which is a nice reprieve from all these really sweet DDH DIPAs.

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Photo of Balvenie
4.21/5  rDev -1.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Photo of PaulSlazinger
4.37/5  rDev +2.6%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Burl from Half Acre Beer Company
Beer rating: 92 out of 100 with 61 ratings