Lost IPA
Burley Oak Brewing Co.

Lost IPALost IPA
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American IPA
Ranked #989
Ranked #8,093
4.02 | pDev: 10.95%
Burley Oak Brewing Co.
Maryland, United States
Very Good
Lost IPALost IPA
Notes: We scrapped all of the traditional recipes, drank a few beers, and completely lost ourselves in deep conversation about the perfect IPA - the one we could drink all the time. We stripped down our preconceived notions of how an IPA is typically crafted and instead built a recipe that would be the ultimate showcase of the most expressive hops available to brewers today. We were lost...and now we are in love.

48 IBU
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Photo of cyclonece09
3.93/5  rDev -2.2%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Poured from a can into a pint glass. Pours deep orange with a small white head. Smells of citrus hops. Tastes of sweet citrus and earthy hops. Beer is light bodied and easy drinking, good carbonation. Overall, a very good beer.

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cyclonece09 from Wisconsin, May 17, 2020
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4.42/5  rDev +10%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

16 ounce can into a tumbler style pint glass.

Pouring hazy gold with plenty of light showing through and topped with one finger of thick, creamy off-white foam. The persistent head diminishes but never disappears and leaves good lace. The nose is moderately strong and citrus forward but features peach pineapple and a whiff of apricot as well as orange/tangerine. Really juicy. A lot of flavor still juicy with a moderate bitterness but I'm getting more stone fruit flavor than citrus. It is fairly sweet but drys for a quick clean finish. Medium weight and smooth with medium-high carbonation it has a nice balance of soft and crisp before moving more crisp at the finish. Very drinkable.

Really good, this one seems to be zoned in on my preferences and is a favorite.

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BJB13 from Maryland, May 12, 2020
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4.04/5  rDev +0.5%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

A- The tall can goes into a goblet with a slightly hazy golden yellow body. The cap has a milky foaminess and rises to a finger high with good retention. Massive pillows of lacing at first with

S- Stone fruit is the first thing that comes to mind. Stone fruit nectar with big notes of mango, nectarine and peach with melon, papaya, slight citrus and floral hop hints supporting. Suggests some sweetness for that nectar feel. An orchard to be honest.

T- Keeps up with the stone fruit for the most part but becomes a bit more about the flesh and skin instead of the straight up juice. Stone and tropical fruit hops lead things off for floral, citrus peel bitter, melon, papaya and pineapple hop notes. Oats and whole grain hints as well as a medium sweetness.

MF- Medium thickness with a silky smooth and soft texture. Bubbles are at a moderate level and it ends bittersweet.

Has a lot of good stuff going for it but in the end feels maybe a bit dilute. Still delivers a nice aroma and some nice juicy fruits in the flavor.

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cbutova from Massachusetts, May 09, 2020
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4.34/5  rDev +8%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Pours a hazy light orange with fine head.

Smell is juicy with notes of mango, pineppale, grass and melon.

Taste is juicy and a bit dank with notes of melon, peach, mango, citrus and some freshly cut grass. Soft bitterness, and very clean finish. Drinks very light for the ABV.

Mouthfeel is medium, soft and well carbonated.

Overall, a really good IPA, easy to drink but full of flavor.

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JamFuel from Sweden, Mar 28, 2020
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4.2/5  rDev +4.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25

Brewers seemed to recommend this as a great everyday beer, and I agree. Lots of NEIPA look, nose and taste with a nice add of dank. Expected haze and more than decent melon and citrus. Good IBU...which had pleasant bitterness to accompany all the fruit. Feel is crisp but also nicely smooth. Not creamy, which I love... but having said that...exceedingly enjoyable and refreshing. Just about perfect for what I think was intention.
Price point was also excellent for an everyday beer.
Definitely my kind of “session” beer. Very tasty; drinkable and affordable. Great beer.

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BillRoth from Maryland, Jul 03, 2019
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3.49/5  rDev -13.2%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Poured from a tallboy can into a Dogfish Head tulip. Picked up fresh from a local distributor.

L: Kind of an ugly hazy golden brown pour. Thick fluffy head... nice lacing.

S: Citrus and grapefruit... maybe a bit of tangerine.

T/F: Taste is fine... but not nearly what I was hoping for. Light grapefruit and fruit juice... but kind of lacking. Borders on watery. Not much complexity or bitterness. Smooth carbonation.

O: A below average NEIPA. Not bad... but I was expecting much more. Just fell flat for me in the flavor department and there are WAY better NEIPA's that are easily accessible. I don't get the glowing reviews.

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EMV from Pennsylvania, Mar 21, 2019
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1.5/5  rDev -62.7%
look: 2 | smell: 2 | taste: 1.5 | feel: 1 | overall: 1

Friend from out of town left this 16 oz. can with me; never had anything from this brewery before. Dated 11/20/18.

The pour is tepid NE IPA, orange, but without the juiciness or vibrancy of your typical nor’easter. The nose is mild reaching towards water: vague, barely fruity.

Lost IPA is weak tea. Just like the nose, this seems watery & unfinished. Fruit? Some fruit in the background. No bitterness. Thinnnnnn. Unappealing.

This beer has either done a Thelma & Louise off a cliff in six weeks, or it’s just bad. Right now, it’s in flames at the bottom of the cliff. Early front-runner for worst beer of 2019. To the sink.

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maximum12 from Minnesota, Jan 10, 2019
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4/5  rDev -0.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

A: The beer is very hazy to nearly cloudy yellow in color. It poured with a short bright white head that quickly died down, leaving a thin layer of bubbles covering the surface and a narrow collar around the edge of the glass.
S: Moderate aromas of cantaloupe melon are present in the nose along with hints of pine.
T: The taste follows the smell and has additional flavors such as tangerines and mangos to go along with the cantaloupe melon and pine, the latter of which is most noticeable in the finish. There is a light to moderate amount of bitterness.
M: It feels medium-bodied and somewhat juicy on the palate with a moderate amount of carbonation.
O: This IPA combines the juicy mouthfeel of a New England IPA with the bitterness of a traditional IPA.

Serving type: can

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metter98 from New York, Dec 29, 2018
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4.13/5  rDev +2.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.25

Just over 2 fingers of pebbly white bubbles forms atop a cloudy orange. Spider webbed lace forms down the glass. Tiny bubbles cling all over the sides of the beer.

Love the nose. Fruity, kiwi scents, ripe melon, and maybe some lemon lime. Hop presence is floral and somewhat subdued but the fruit really shines.

Flavor follows the nose. Melon and kiwi dominate. Maybe a tiny bit of mango too. Bitterness is on the backend. I think there’s a good bit of pale malt in here to balance the hop bite.

The mouthfeel might be the best feature, for all the carbonation this drinks like silk. Alcohol presence is completely masked. This is soooo crushable for 7%.

It’s easy to get “lost” in this beer. Could easily down 2 of these before the abv kicks in. The fruits, hops, and mouthfeel are well balanced. 2 for 2 in my Burley Oak experience.

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haazer from Pennsylvania, Dec 10, 2018
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4.03/5  rDev +0.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

Canned on 9-24-18
L: Pours smooth ..little head. Lacing is hit or miss around the glass.
S: Ripe stone, mild citrus fruits.
T: Stone fruit upfront.. then loses flavor into the fruit side.
F: Smooth ..as in silky. Very very little carbonation. Light bitterness.
O: Would be a topnotch beer if not for the lack of flavors for a 7.2% ABV.

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Photo of SawDog505
4.32/5  rDev +7.5%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.25

[IMG] Starting with a little juice this morning thanks to @jzeilinger for this ripe can from Burleyoak Brewing Lost IPA. Poured into a 13 oz Weyerbacher tulip giving to me from JZ also, first of many he has sent me over the last 2 years. This pours a very hazy orange yellow with a billowy white head that leaves massive patches of lace, with excellent retention. 4.5

Smell is loaded with ripe tropical fruit, apricot, guava, mandarin orange, pineapple, honey dew, and a gentle hit of grapefruit. 4.25

Taste follows tropical front to back, mellon, apricot, and guava most prominent, with a little grapefruit bitterness in the slightly sticky finish. 4.25

Mouthfeel is bigger than average, plenty of life but fairly soft, not dry but juicy, and extremely drinkable at 7.2%. 4.75

Overall this is outstanding I would drink this often if I had access. Cheers all. 4.25

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SawDog505 from New Hampshire, May 08, 2018
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3.89/5  rDev -3.2%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

A - Medium orange gold color, hazy, light carbonation, thin lacing.

S - Tangerine, mango, and some citrus.

T - Tangerine, mango, melon, and a light to moderate pine bitterness on the finish.

M - Medium body.

O - Solid but not memorable.

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jzeilinger from Pennsylvania, Apr 22, 2018
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3.96/5  rDev -1.5%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Tall can, w/o canning date/freshness info...c'mon man I'd rather have some freshness info then the coolio can art work....just sayin

Nice lookin pour, about medium clouded, frothy off white cap that leaves well developed sheeting and fine fields of lacing.

Ripe Pineapple on the nose and again on the palate, smooth mouth feel, carbonation on point ...nothing amazing going on here,just better then decent NE Style IPA

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Billolick from New York, Jan 06, 2018
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4.08/5  rDev +1.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Medium-pale gold body has a faint haze and tall off-white head... Fairly dank, with pine elements, mild resin, dulled fruit impressions both tropical and orchard... Smooth and mild, not too sweet, not too bitter... Has no canning date so the freshness is suspect... Nothing exceptional, but I find myself really enjoying it... 60 IBUs, 7.2% abv...

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Greywulfken from New York, Dec 10, 2017
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3.61/5  rDev -10.2%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Pounder can into tulip appears clouded copper with offwhite cap.

An aroma of cheesy hops and fruit to sulfur finish.

It tastes hoppy with sulfur, cheese and fruity bitter rinds.

Medium in body witg modest carbonation. A decent ipa.

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stakem from Pennsylvania, Nov 02, 2017
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4.42/5  rDev +10%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

16 oz. can

Pours cloudy hazy amber orange with a creamy frothy white foam head. Smells like peach, apricot, mango, melon, fresh berries, candied papaya, honey, wheaty caramelized bready malts, orange citrus, grapefruit, with sweet floral perfumey dank resinous earthy herbal grassy pine. Tastes like peach, apricot, mango, melon, berries, candied papaya, honey, wheaty caramelized bready malts, orange citrus, grapefruit zest, some soil, with floral dank resinous earthy herbal grassy pine. Feels thick, medium bodied, creamy and smooth with moderate low carbonation. Overall a nice juicy IPA.

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StoutElk_92 from Massachusetts, Jul 29, 2017
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3.75/5  rDev -6.7%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Poured into a nonic pint glass, the appearance was a semi-hazy copper color with just a cap of a white head that slid into oblivion. No lacing. The aroma had some danky sweet onion to light weed and then some sticky grassy to piney bittersweet notes, nice and fresh. The flavor yields to a nice pure bittersweet blend between sweet to danky to bitter. Malt backbone coming out nice and balanced and clean. Semi-sticky notes of pine, and danky sweet onion rolls into the aftertaste and finish. On the palate, this one sat about a light to medium almost leaning towards the medium side. Carbonation felt spot on. ABV felt right where it should be. Overall, nicely done danky sweet and bitter AIPA that I would love to have again.

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Photo of tigg924
3.37/5  rDev -16.2%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.25

Pours clear, golden orange in color with 1/4 inch head. Taste is pine, grapefruit rind, and light toasted malt..Bitter, medium bodied with moderate-high carbonation. Above average and decent. Several other IPAs I prefer more. Not sure if I would get this one again, but glad I tried it.

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tigg924 from Massachusetts, Feb 27, 2017
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4.76/5  rDev +18.4%
look: 5 | smell: 4 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 5

A nice cloudy but not too hazy gold with a head the dissipates quickly. Nose is just a little too dang for my palate, but it's compensated big time by the taste. Fantastic showing from Maryland.

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a_andersen from Massachusetts, Feb 17, 2017
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4.01/5  rDev -0.2%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Pounder fresh from the brewery into a pint glass. Pours a clear gold with an eggshell-white head. Initial impression is citrus and resinous hops with a toasted malt backbone. Medium-light mouthfeel and medium carbonation. Finish is smooth, clean, and refeshing. This. is a very serviceable IPA from a very good brewery. Highly recommended.

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dbl_delta from Pennsylvania, Nov 26, 2016
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4.95/5  rDev +23.1%
look: 4.5 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 5

OK, I'm a total hophead. This beer just hits the perfect beer spot for me! It is fresh, piney, citrusy, with a light malt backbone, that just rings all my bells. I seem to love just about anything made with Mosaic, but the Burley guys knocked this out of the park. One of the best beers I've ever had. I'm a great Lagunitas Sucks fan, and this one ups that! Just try it!

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glmccready from Maryland, Sep 30, 2016
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4.11/5  rDev +2.2%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

On tap at the brewery.

Clear golden color, 1F dense white head, lots of web lacing, bubbly.

Notes of pine and citrus with a heavy dose of dank. Moist and fresh dime bag scent.

Grapefruit, fresh citrus, pine. Dried malt.

Medium body, good carbonation. Malt solids with a smooth lingering hop bite.

Freshness drove this beer for me. Great aroma.

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NiceTaps from New Jersey, Apr 09, 2016
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4.42/5  rDev +10%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

Another wonder from Burley Oak that is resinous pine , toasty malts , citrus notes and just a refreshing clean finish followed by a lengthy finish with hop flavors lingering.

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