Bulletproof Tiger | Burley Oak Brewery

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62 Ratings
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BEER INFO

Brewed by:
Burley Oak Brewery
Maryland, United States
burleyoak.com

Style: American Double / Imperial IPA

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 10.00%

Availability: Rotating

Notes / Commercial Description:
Triple IPA

Added by IdrinkGas on 09-09-2012

BEER STATS
Ratings:
62
Reviews:
10
Avg:
3.96
pDev:
10.61%
 
 
Wants:
2
Gots:
8
For Trade:
0
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Ratings: 62 |  Reviews: 10
Photo of ArtZan
4/5  rDev +1%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of Gkruszewski
3.77/5  rDev -4.8%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of Dirtyhands
4.08/5  rDev +3%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Photo of ions
3.79/5  rDev -4.3%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of bigred89
3.34/5  rDev -15.7%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.25

Photo of Greenlabel
4.27/5  rDev +7.8%
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 Furley80
3.5/5  rDev -11.6%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of Biggiekrock627
4.04/5  rDev +2%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

Photo of gustavmahler-09
4.3/5  rDev +8.6%
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 bluehende
4.04/5  rDev +2%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of krome
4/5  rDev +1%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of jgunther71
4/5  rDev +1%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of EricStanch
4.3/5  rDev +8.6%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25

Photo of tcoppi
3.14/5  rDev -20.7%
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 ChittyChambers
4.02/5  rDev +1.5%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of Aewachiw
4.48/5  rDev +13.1%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

Photo of InspectorBob
3.28/5  rDev -17.2%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.25

Photo of imbibehour
3.46/5  rDev -12.6%
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 ConradKenney
4/5  rDev +1%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of NickyDee21
3.97/5  rDev +0.3%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

Photo of ChrisKayler
3.73/5  rDev -5.8%
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 Evan
3.96/5  rDev 0%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Photo of JandJMD
4.18/5  rDev +5.6%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of acurtis
3.58/5  rDev -9.6%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of fitzy84
4.01/5  rDev +1.3%
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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Bulletproof Tiger from Burley Oak Brewery
3.96 out of 5 based on 62 ratings.
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