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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 Jeffo
1.95/5  rDev -44.1%
look: 2 | smell: 2 | taste: 2 | feel: 1.5 | overall: 2

Got this one at the De Molen beer shop in Bodegraven.

From a bottle into a snifter
Best before 30 July 2014
IBU: 52

APPEARANCE: A slow foamer. Pours a huge, three plus finger, very loose, bubbly, foamy, off-white head with decent retention. Perfectly clear burnt orange in color with no carbonation evident. Odd. Head slowly fades to a foamy, soapy cap. Bubbly wisp remains leaving some foamy dots down the glass. Color was nice, but the head an abomination.

SMELL: Grainy nose. Bread, light melon and caramel with floral hops as well. Soapy notes with some spicy yeast too. Off for an IPA.

TASTE: Pretty awful. Sweet grain and bread up front with some soapy notes as well. Bold aftertaste of soapy hops, floral bitterness and some sweet bread and spicy yeast flavors lingers. Not good. Too grainy and soapy.

PALATE: Thin body and light on the palate with bubbly, airy carbonation. Goes down airy and bubbly, finishing dry on the palate. Bitterness lingers. Light, airy and over carbonated.

OVERALL: Another lousy Brewfist beer. Too grainy and spicy for the style, with a bomb full of carbonation, which ruins both the look and feel. Not worth the calories, and I'm starting to think this brewery is a lost cause. Avoid.

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Photo of JLapadura
2/5  rDev -42.7%

Photo of laituegonflable
2.92/5  rDev -16.3%
look: 4 | smell: 2 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.5

Pours an amber colour, slight red tinge and slightly cloudy. Head is creamy-coloured, nice and dense and foamy. Nice-looking English style brew.

Plenty of malt on the nose with a touch of nuttiness. Hops are mild and woody and I guess English in character but there sure aren't a lot of them. Bit of sweetness but for an IPA it's a disappointing aroma.

Taste is not too sweet; more nutty malt upfront with a dry hoppy finish, quite earthy with a touch of POR but the notion of it actually being POR is absurd. Bitterness is prevalent but not very big. Touch of spice and quite rich and dark.

A little bit too much tingle on the texture, but alright.

Not a bad English IPA but it goes further to cement this as a style I don't really care for. I'm still waiting for one of these to prove me wrong, and since the English can't seem to do it I had hopes for the Italians. Oh well, no hard feelings.

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Photo of hilgart1
3/5  rDev -14%

Photo of lacqueredmouse
3.08/5  rDev -11.7%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3

Tried on-tap at the Local Taphouse in Sydney, during the Italian SpecTapular festival.

Pours a hazed bronze colour, with a filmy, bubbly ring of white. Lace is pretty decent if patchy, leaving some solid residuals as the head goes down.

Grainy malt on the nose, with just a touch of earthy hops to give some contrast. It comes across feeling a little skunky, to be perfectly honest. Eh. I'm unimpressed.

Light entry, with some mild earthy, and vegetative hop characters coming through. Body feels pretty light and dead, leaving the beer overall to feel incredibly bland. Very weak finish and pretty light mouthfeel as well.

Bland. Pointless. Dull. The question you have to ask is "why?". very unimpressed.

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Photo of DrBier
3.25/5  rDev -6.9%

Photo of bylerteck
3.25/5  rDev -6.9%

Photo of fugitive
3.3/5  rDev -5.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3 | feel: 2 | overall: 3.5

Draught at BQ (Naviglio Grande), Milano. Color unclear orange with medium lasting white head. Aroma malt, caramel, hop, citrus, orange. Taste sweet, caramel, heavy hop, pine, orange, apricot, citrus. Body is medium, texture is oily, carbonation is soft.

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Photo of Dentist666
3.36/5  rDev -3.7%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Hazy copper/amber beer, 2-finger golden head, good retention.
Smell - toasted, caramel, grassy. Closer to lagers.
Taste - caramel, herbal hop bitterness.
Medium body, soft carbonation.
Not impressing at all.

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Photo of beerdrifter
3.38/5  rDev -3.2%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Picked this up at my favorite beer store in Belgium, Dranken Geers. Slightly hazy copper-amber pour with one finger head with decent retention and nice lacing. Earthy malty nose with subdued citrusy hop notes. The taste yields a bit more of the hoppiness I was expecting. Hints of orange zest, pine, tea, apricot, and caramel. The mouthfeel is medium bodied and slightly syrupy with a nice tangy, bitter finish. This is not in the same league as Spaceman, but still a solid offering from up and coming Brewfist.

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Photo of ADZA
3.45/5  rDev -1.1%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.5

Pours a murky dark orange marmalade hue which leaves a one finger head and clingy lacing here and there,the smell is fresh honeycomb,marmalade,floral hops and marzipan,the mouthfeel is just over lightbodied too thin for me and has tastes of orange marmalade,toffee,honeycomb,ripe nectarines,marzipan,sherbet and finished with a floral bitterness and overall its alright without being great but better than average cheers.

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Photo of EmperorBevis
3.46/5  rDev -0.9%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Served on keg at the Port Street bar in Manchester
Handsome enough looking pint with golden body and tight white head
Not enough citrusy aroma
Nice bitterness in the flavour though

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Photo of KensWorld
3.47/5  rDev -0.6%
look: 4 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of Rwalford74
3.5/5  rDev +0.3%

Photo of jgammoniv
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

Photo of drrone
3.5/5  rDev +0.3%

Photo of pixieskid
3.5/5  rDev +0.3%

Photo of jzlyo
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%

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

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3.6/5  rDev +3.2%

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