Bulletproof Tiger
Burley Oak Brewing Co.

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American Imperial IPA
Ranked #3,048
Ranked #13,856
3.95 | pDev: 10.63%
Burley Oak Brewing Co.
Maryland, United States
Very Good
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Notes: Triple IPA
Reviews: 10 | Ratings: 64 | Log in to view all ratings and sort
Photo of Greenlabel
4.27/5  rDev +8.1%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

16 oz. can acquired in a trade. No previous experience with this brewery. Poured dark orange with normal head. I was expecting a somewhat fruity beer based on the written commentary on the can. However, I thought the overall taste was more earthy and malty than fruity. Some bitterness especially in the finish. Although this product wasn't quite what I expected, I did find it very enjoyable and certainly not lacking in flavor. I'd be happy to purchase a Bulletproof Tiger it if I come across one in any of my future travels.

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Photo of gustavmahler-09
4.3/5  rDev +8.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25

Pours dark golden-brown, with a two-finger head that dissipates quickly. Smells of citrus, fruity. Tastes of citrus too, oranges. Taste lingers on the palate. Feels creamy, foamy, not bubbly. Very enjoyable.

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Photo of tcoppi
3.14/5  rDev -20.5%
look: 3.5 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.25

Canned, poured smoothly into a tall pint glass.

Look - Extremely dark amber color, almost red, unusual for an IPA but not out of place. Head was about a finger after the pour but quickly dissipated.
Smell - Onions and garlic, mostly garlic. Almost all garlic, no hint of any kind of fruit or malt sweetness lurking in the background.
Taste - Surprisingly not too bad based on my initial smell impression, the garlic and onion is definitely there but there is a decent amount of malt sweetness that it is not overwhelming. Not very much alcohol in the mouth, surprising for a 9.2%er, but I can feel it going down my throat. Not unpleasant but maybe a bit much for an IPA, even a double.
Feel - Carbonation is about right for the style, nothing surprising or out of place.

Overall - The smell definitely threw me for a loop, considering the Nelson Sauvin and Pacific Jade hops touted on the can. The overall score of 3.25 is mostly because of my expectation based on the can of a fruitier IPA , in this case I got a much more earthy IPA than I was expecting, or even thought was on the market. It wasn't horrible, but given the disparity between the can and what I experienced, I severely hope this wasn't a bad batch that they canned anyway.

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Photo of Smakawhat
3.46/5  rDev -12.4%
look: 4 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

Poured from the can into a Spiegelau IPA glass. No dating on can, fresh from delivery.

Deep amber red body, quit clear with a polished red bronze quality to the body color. Very fine carbonation rising to only a two finger light creamy yellow head that settles to about a finger in size.

Hop aroma is weird on first exploration. Candied fruit and dank weed strangely, mixing in with a lot of caramel malt sweetness. Smells quite sugary, with an almost maple syrup bent to it. Hop angle tends to fade a bit and harder to rediscover on the nose after awhile. A bit weird too.

Palate gravitates to more classic amber quality. Moderate bitterness with a faint almost peach hop quality that fills the mid palate but with lots of caramel and syrup tones. Slight steely grapefruit finish but almost into a metallic bent as well. Interesting mild juiced fruit tones, but almost of canned cocktail like quality but with a solid malt depth.

Malt forward but also with a weird hop profile, certainly tastes better than it smells, decent passable brew but not for the hopheads out there.

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Photo of ChrisKayler
3.73/5  rDev -5.6%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

Pretty bit caramel malt sweetness. Almost diacetyl like, but probably just the malt. Bitterness and sweetness intermingle at first sip. Aftertaste is the best part. Fuzzy white peaches. Sticky mouthfeel. Nice lacing. Intensely sweet but enjoyable even if not refreshing at all.

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Photo of fitzy84
4.01/5  rDev +1.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

Had at Extreme Beer Fest. The beer had a somewhat murky, dark gold appearance with a thin, light brown head encircling the cup. Rich grassy aromas with hops filled the nose and followed through with the taste; generally bittersweet with an earthy citrus taste. Great carbonation which helped give the beer a solid crispness. Overall, a pretty good triple IPA.

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Photo of smcolw
3.88/5  rDev -1.8%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

Pours dark gold with a moderate chill haze. Smallish had but the rim bubbles last leaving a cross between webs and blankets for lace.

Starts with a an aromatic earthy nose. There's some good caramel and a touch of piney hop. Mild alcohol warmth.

The initial sip is soft, almost creamy. The very bitter hop takes over completely, dominantly, and overwhelmingly. This is extreme as the brewers intended. Featuring New Zealand Hops, this beer gives a grassy, nearly farmhouse feel. (it is not a Farmhouse beer.). All hop in the lingering aftertaste. Not much oil to the body despite the notable alcohol warmth on the tongue. Good carbonation.

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Photo of gillagorilla
4.15/5  rDev +5.1%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

On tap at Max's (from notes).

A: Golden yellow with nice lacing.

S: Very interesting with an almost honeysuckle scent. Vanilla and cinnamon, like cake.

T: Lots of floral citrus. Sweet citrus and grass. Very little pine, really only in aftertaste. Malty backbone.

M: Nice and smooth with little carbonation.

O: Good, but I think I might actually prefer their Aboriginal Gangster.

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Photo of moonrover333
4.57/5  rDev +15.7%
look: 4.5 | smell: 5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Drank at the brewery
A: golden and clear
S: intense amazing hop forward!!!!
T: intensely hoppy! Light body. HOPHEADS ONLY
M: medium body
O: Second only to pliny to me personally a very hop forward dipa

This is a local brewery for me amd abbsolutly knocked it out of the park with this beer

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Photo of IdrinkGas
3.95/5  rDev 0%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

Growler filled at the Brewery and consumed the same day. Brewed with all New Zealand hops.

Golden amberish in color with a huge bright white head.

Big fruit punch in the nose. White grapes and some citrus.

Taste is kind of like a sweet fruity wine. More sweet than bitter but there is some grapefruit in the finish. The Nelson Sauvin hops definitely give it a more fruit punchy flavor and set it apart from your everyday DIPA. Alcohol is extremely well hidden.

Carbonation was a little lower than normal (might be caused by the way the fill the growlers) with a dry finish.

Overall this is solid and worth a try.

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Bulletproof Tiger from Burley Oak Brewing Co.
Beer rating: 89 out of 100 with 64 ratings