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Burocracy India Pale AleBurocracy India Pale Ale
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Burocracy India Pale AleBurocracy India Pale Ale

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Style: English India Pale Ale (IPA)

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 6.00%

Availability: Year-round

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Added by stcules on 05-16-2011

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Ratings: 38 |  Reviews: 14
Photo of Acker88
5/5  rDev +43.3%

Photo of Srecko
4/5  rDev +14.6%

Photo of mick303
4/5  rDev +14.6%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

330 mL bottle, freshness date. Pours a small compact head that lingers for a bit then leaves some soapy lacing, which lasts till the end. Colour is a surprisingly dark auburn brown, rich, and slight carbonation.

Smell has a bit upfront piney, slightly citrusy hops. Fair bit of maltiness also. Pinecones, slightly dry and quite nutty, but very well balanced, and the hops are very bright.]

Taste is quite sweet initially, grapefruit, almonds, pine needles, fresh and fruity. Malt body is pretty good. Hop bitterness is there but the flavour seems to fade initially then resurge with a vengeance on the finish, with plenty of dry, medicinal hop character, and the aftertaste which is very dry, slightly hoppy with a bit of spice.

Mouthfeel is pleasant, a thick maltiness, smooth roiling carbonation lends a nice crispness, a bit more bitterness on the finish, moderately heavy body, but refreshing and nicely enjoyable. Highly drinkable.

Interesting, first off I would say that this should probably be classed as an American IPA with the considerable hoppiness and IBU of 52. That said this one comes out initially very fruity and sweet and develops wonderfully on the palate as a result. Hop bitterness is matched by plenty of malt and it makes for an interesting, hoppy IPA that is one of the more pleasant Ive tried in awhile, well-made with great flavour and balance. Definitely recommend trying this.

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Photo of alucard
3.91/5  rDev +12%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of StJamesGate
3.8/5  rDev +8.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Hazy amber with thick ecru froth that clings and speckles. Thick caramel, candied orange and some pine resin on the nose.
Mango, toasted hazelnuts and more caramel followed by gooey, sappy, orangey hops with some Simcoe-ish earthiness.
Sour Seville orange end and orange peel bitter linger. Medium, clingy, chewy.

Juicy, sticky IPA. Flavors are laid down in thick blocks, there's no real intricacy here. But it could sure pass for (slightly above average) American.

According to brewery website, hops are Magnum, Amarillo, Cascade, and Motueka.

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Photo of zeff80
3.75/5  rDev +7.4%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

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3.75/5  rDev +7.4%

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3.75/5  rDev +7.4%

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3.75/5  rDev +7.4%

Photo of CrazyDavros
3.73/5  rDev +6.9%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

Pours dark amber with a large, lasting head.
Nose shows grapefruit, floral, piny and spicy hops along with caramel and soft bready malt.
Flavours include more spicy and piny hops, as well as a bit of the bready malt. Finishes with a sharp, bold bitterness, but seems a bit metallic.
Body seems a little thick.

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Photo of Stanley23
3.68/5  rDev +5.4%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of jazzyjeff13
3.65/5  rDev +4.6%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

A 330ml bottle with a BB of June 2013 (batch 2261). Picked up the other day from Trembling Madness in York. I've never heard of this brewery before and thought I'd give them a whirl. The label mentions that it has 52 IBUs.

Poured into a Delirium chalice. Bottle conditioned. A hazy coppery-amber hue with decent carbonation. Yields a reasonable head of creamy off-white foam that hangs around for a minute or two before collapsing to a thin surface layer. Aroma of tangy aromatic hops with notes of grapefruit, citrus, white grapes and faint tropical fruit. Underpinned by sweet caramel malt and dry yeast. Fruity!

Tastes of aromatic hops with a strident bitter finish. Notes of grapefruit, citrus, stewed hops, faint caramel malt and earthy yeast. Considerable bitterness upon swallowing; bordering on harsh. Mouthfeel is smooth, tingly and spicy, but watery and thin. Pretty astringent. Aftertaste of very bitter aromatic hops.

A solid effort, if imperfect. Looks nice, and the aroma is great - tons of fragrant citrus notes. However the malt hardly comes through in the flavour; it's all aromatic hops with an excessive bitterness. The mouthfeel is also lacklustre. A good stab at an American IPA, just not quite a top tier product. Still, interesting and worth trying if you come across it.

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Photo of Poupae
3.6/5  rDev +3.2%

Photo of stcules
3.6/5  rDev +3.2%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

Ruby red color, beautiful and bright. An almost white foam, decent.
In thesmell american hops, well balanced with english hops. Anyway, a beer characterized by the hop.
A good fruitiness, tangerine, peppery touches. Balanced.
Well balanced in the taste, too, with malt, a touch of caramel, and hops.
Light to medium body, with a good herbal bitterness in the aftertaste. Again some tangerine in the finish.

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Photo of kjkinsey
3.58/5  rDev +2.6%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of snaotheus
3.54/5  rDev +1.4%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.5

330ml bottle purchased at a Marui Marui (0101?) in Japan and served in my little hotel tumbler. I don't see any indication of a bottled on or best by date.

Pours hazy brownish amber with a pretty large light tan creamy head. Fades medium fast, leaves the beginnings of some heavy lacing on the side of my glass. Lots of carbonation. Smell is mildly grassy, mildly toasty.

Taste is caramelly with a slow mild hoppy middle and then a creamy smoothness, more of that caramel, finally a slight piney bitter finish.

Mouthfeel is a little heavy, surprisingly not sticky. Overall, it's not too bad. Nothing terribly notable to say about it, although the creaminess in the flavor is fairly interesting.

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Photo of Rwalford74
3.5/5  rDev +0.3%

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3.5/5  rDev +0.3%

Photo of nmann08
3.5/5  rDev +0.3%

Photo of DuffMan23
3.5/5  rDev +0.3%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

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3.5/5  rDev +0.3%

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3.5/5  rDev +0.3%

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3.5/5  rDev +0.3%

Photo of Hayley_86
3.5/5  rDev +0.3%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of Farnswurth
3.5/5  rDev +0.3%

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