Burnside IPA | Burnside Brewing Co.

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Burnside IPABurnside IPA
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Burnside IPABurnside IPA

Brewed by:
Burnside Brewing Co.
Oregon, United States

Style: American IPA

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 6.60%

Availability: Year-round

Notes / Commercial Description:
"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

Added by madtappers on 01-23-2011

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Photo of chossboss
3.5/5  rDev +2.6%

Photo of BurdockBoy
3.25/5  rDev -4.7%

Photo of switzer
3/5  rDev -12%

Photo of triggerguy
1.41/5  rDev -58.7%
look: 2 | smell: 1 | taste: 1.5 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 1

A - Golden, two finger white head, quickly disappeared, extremely cloudy
S - Heavy raw grain musk masks more subtle aromas, slight barnyard funk, hint of citrus but no appreciable hop aroma
T - Sweet up front, followed by strong biscuity grain flavor, overwhelming tannins on swallow, lingering harsh unpleasant bitterness and rotten mash flavors
O - An extremely poor example of a NW IPA. I believe that this was a combination of over/hot sparging and a wild yeast infection. All in all this was not a pleasant experience. Two sips and the rest went down the drain.

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Photo of biboergosum
3.43/5  rDev +0.6%
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.

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Photo of mdaschaf
3/5  rDev -12%

Photo of ipa247
3/5  rDev -12%

Photo of Fatehunter
3.63/5  rDev +6.5%
look: 3 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Pours a thin head on a cloudy medium straw colored body.
The aroma is bright orange and mandarin smells.
The taste brings on a strong dry pine and lemon bitterness throughout and without let up.
The texture is crisp with moderate carbonation.
Bring on the hops!

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Photo of PretzelCity
3.25/5  rDev -4.7%

Photo of jmccraney
3.75/5  rDev +10%

Photo of ThisMoonlife
3.5/5  rDev +2.6%

Photo of JamFuel
3.61/5  rDev +5.9%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

Photo of Boozecamel
3.5/5  rDev +2.6%

Photo of Rutager
3.44/5  rDev +0.9%
look: 4 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.5

Photo of Docer
3.43/5  rDev +0.6%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

Appearance: (3.5)
- Pours a nice light copper yellow with a slight bit of haze and dusty sediment in the brew. There wasn't much of a head to speak of, but there is a nice small ring and a light dusting above the brew.

Smell: (3.0)
- Nice light bready grain with a slight sweetness, some grassy and citrus hops. Some bitter earthiness and a slight vegetative aroma. There is just a very faint buttery diacetyl in the background. Not much though at all.

Taste: (3.5)
- Quite the grainy and bready malt profile with a nice bitterness. Grassy pine bitterness with a floral and somewhat citrus-like hop finish. Overall it is pretty good, and I think its bitterness is the highlight.

Mouth Feel: (4.0)
- This is a nice chewy bitter IPA. It is smooth, light to medium bodied, and well carbonated for a good drink. Nice lasting bitterness and dryness from the early boil hops.

Overall: (3.5)
- This beer is solid for the most part. The malt flavors are not up there for me though. Just a bit too much husky barley gym sock going on. The hops certainly make up a little for it though. I wish most IPA's were this bitter. I believe the 84 IBU assessment. I'd snag this on tap while at the pub, but most likely won't be buying bottles of it.

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Photo of Spikester
3.36/5  rDev -1.5%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.5

Hazy amber with a modest head and good lacings.
Smell is all malt.
Taste is bitter hops some floral a bit of grapefruit and pleny of sweet malts.
mouthfeel is medium, low carbonation, and a dry bitter finish.
Overall a decent IPA, plenty of hops, a good amount of malt support. Not an awesome IPA but better than average.

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Photo of WhitmansNiece
4.25/5  rDev +24.6%

Photo of jaydoc
3.25/5  rDev -4.7%

Photo of gtermi
3.75/5  rDev +10%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of LiquidAmber
3.93/5  rDev +15.2%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

Poured into a Seattle Beer Week pint glass. Pours a medium coppery orange amber. Fine white one finger head with good retention and lacing. Aroma of bready malt and light fruit, only a hint of hops; not much going on here. Flavor is robust bready malt and stone fruit with an unusual very citrus component that slowly develops into a somewhat complex citrus and pine hops middle and finish, with lingering hops bitterness. This is not an intense hops-in-your-face start that I'm used to from NW IPAs. I'm a fan of malty IPAs and although I found this one a bit tame at first, I grew to like it quite a bit as I drank. The mouth feel is quite nice, heavy bodied and creamy. An unusual take on an IPA that I think is a winner. I'm definitely going to try the oatmeal pale ale that has arrived on the local market too.

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Photo of buschbeer
3.26/5  rDev -4.4%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.25

12 Fl Oz can
Served in a tulip glass

This beer pours a light shade of amber with golden highlights and a slight haze. It is topped with an inch of fluffy, off white head that leaves decent lacing.

It smells of stale hops and malt.

The taste is not fresh. I get caramel malt and some mildly floral flavors with a little bitterness in the finish.

Medium mouthfeel

I got this from a friend in Oregon. I hope this is not what is supposed to taste like.

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Photo of Beer-Ed
3.5/5  rDev +2.6%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of GeorgeAKeim
3.87/5  rDev +13.5%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

Photo of Canada_Dan
3.47/5  rDev +1.8%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.5

Photo of grnmtnman
3.93/5  rDev +15.2%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

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