Surf Wax
Burial Beer Co.

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Style:
IPA - American
Ranked #178
ABV:
6.8%
Score:
92
Ranked #3,244
Avg:
4.14 | pDev: 6.52%
Reviews:
87
Ratings:
400
From:
Burial Beer Co.
 
North Carolina, United States
Avail:
Rotating/Seasonal
Wants
  13
Gots
  77
SCORE
92
Outstanding
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Notes: If you want the ultimate, you've got to be willing to pay the ultimate price. But are you crazy enough? Show those guys that are inching their way on the freeways in their metal coffins that the human sprit is still alive. Mosaic. Citra. Centennial. Columbus. Lots of barley. Touch of wheat. The sea swallows the Sun. And who knows if it rises again. Vaya con dios.
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arizcards from North Carolina

4.21/5  rDev +1.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Picked up a 12 oz can from the Blue Door Bottleshop in Hendersonville 4-5-21 for 2.75. Smudged canned date; consumed 4-15-21.

Beer poured a chilled gold with a nice white head with the original pour.

Nose is catty and dank, very nice!

Taste is a medium pale malt base infused with pine and grapefruit and a touch of melon. Finishes with a solid but restrained bitterness; 6/10 on my scale.

Mouthfeel is light to medium bodied and refreshing.

Overall a solid WCIPA that i will have again someday, hopefully at the brewpub!

Apr 15, 2021
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Taybeh from Minnesota

3.96/5  rDev -4.3%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

12 oz can, 1 month old, into a tulip. Looks fine and hazy, pretty average for the style, not much for lacing. Big hoppy nose: tropical and citrus fruit (pineapple, tangerine) and some sticky piney resin. Taste follows the nose...there's a solid malt backbone, but it isn't very distinctive; all in all, this is very tasty, especially if you're a hop head. Fairly soft mouthful, but there is a hoppy zip there, too. The last sips weren't nearly as big and bright as the first ones...don't know what to make of that. Would definitely like to enjoy this one more often.

Apr 07, 2021
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SaltofOH from Ohio

4.2/5  rDev +1.4%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Unreadable best by. DFH tulip.

A: pours a hazy yellow with 1 finger of bright white head that lingers as a white bubbly ring. Fine lacing, would have been better with a cleaner glass.

S: sweet, pineapple, wheat, dominated by a strong brightness like the familiar simcoe gasoline smell, though mild. There is a floral character here vaguely akin to some highland single malts that use reused sherry butts.

T: salty arrival. Bright simcoe grassiness, followed by a mildly tropical mosaic center, with an herbal dankness. Very, very mild bitterness on the finish.

M: silky, light, active carbonation, but with tiny bubbles. Fairly clean for the style, actually.

O: this grabbed my attention enough for me to write a review. It is a grassy, dank hazy IPA. Very modern in approach and delivery. I can’t imagine a single food this would pair well with. Interesting, well-executed, but not my style. Described as containing loads of Mosaic, Simcoe, and Citra. Other cans have said different hops.

Mar 20, 2021
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ManlyWealth from Georgia

5/5  rDev +20.8%
look: 5 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 5

On draft at Burial Brewing. I love this IPA! Poured with a healthy white head. Has a wonderful floral bouquet with citrus and pine and a beautiful west coast gold body. Taste the bold, full-bodied, hoppy west coast IPA and juicy, smooth mouthfeel with good carbonation. A very drinkable and solid IPA.

Feb 14, 2021
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beersampler6 from Michigan

4.21/5  rDev +1.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

A very solid IPA that neither reminded me of a West Coast nor an East Coast style. Very tasty. 5/22/20 date printed on can. Pours a medium golden color with a touch of haze and some thick fluffy white head that reduced to some small rings of soapy lingering lacing. Smells of crisp ripe orange, lemon, grapefruit, pineapple, vanilla, malt and bread. Also some weaker floral hops. Taste follows the nose, great balance and depth. Quite juicy. Smooth, slightly sticky mouthfeel with good carbonation retention. A very tasty beer.

Jun 27, 2020
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maximum12 from Minnesota

3.03/5  rDev -26.8%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

My first taste of Burial & after trying to trade for it a few times, hard to believe the gots-wants ratio with no takers. Screw all you N.C. traders! 12 oz. can.

Pour is golden pineapple in the sunlight with a nose of melon & citrus. Not bad.

Surf Wax is like a dank fruit tray from HyVee. Mild citrus, melon, touch of orange juice, all draped in a soft wrap of danky swampiness & the barest hint of bitterness. Half a can is plenty.

Truly meh. Not much going on here. Decent.

Jun 20, 2020
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patre_tim from Thailand

4/5  rDev -3.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Golden with a little haze, no carbonation and 2 fingers of white head.

Smells of battery acid, pine, and cantaloupe.

Taste follows the nose.

Light to medium body with little carbonation.

I got this in Waynesville and am drinking it in Clyde, June 17th, 2020. Decent and well rounded ipa.

Jun 18, 2020
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snaotheus from Washington

3.62/5  rDev -12.6%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.5

2020-05-25
12oz can served in a big tulip. No chance of reading the date, smeared along the rim on the bottom.

Pours hazy yellow. Head is medium sized. Smell is tropical and lemony.

Taste is old hay, old hops. Biscuit and bread, yeast.

Mouthfeel is medium bodied. Overall, it's not bad, but without being about to read the date, I would assume it's better fresh.

May 25, 2020
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MikeWard from Pennsylvania

3.68/5  rDev -11.1%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

12oz can into a pint glass. Appears to have been canned sometime in April 2020, so no more than 6 weeks old.

Looks pretty good. An actual hazy dull orange body with a persistent white head leaving very interesting lacing.

Faintly lemon aroma.

On tasting, the first thing that comes to mind is candy, the non chocolate kind. There is a little lemon, but it's not citrusy. having trouble getting past the candy flavors. There is a light bitterness on the tip of the tongue.

Mouth between medium and full, finish lemony candy with a little bitterness.

Overall, this didn't sit well with my palate, and I could not get past the candy flavors.

May 15, 2020
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mushroomcloud from Texas

4.31/5  rDev +4.1%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

12oz canned 01 APR 2020. Opened 4/26/20.
1 finger white head, slowly recedes and holds fast at 1/4". Golden, bright IPA with a slight haze, initially not clear but not of the hazy variety either. Very good lacing.
Bright and clean nose. Orange, pineapple, pine, and a subtle dank note. Floral. Noticeable bready malt under the generous hop aroma.
Orange peel, orange zest, orange oils, lemon zest, floral spice, pine, candy sweetness/.
Fresh zesty and zingy flavors.
Bright entry, medium body and carbonation. Clean hoppy medium length and dry-ish finish full of citrus hop flavors.
Packs a nice hoppy bunch and retains excellent drinkability.
Outstanding.

Apr 26, 2020
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VABA from Virginia

4.44/5  rDev +7.2%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

A-Pours a straw golden color with a slight head and lacing
A-Aroma has a generous pine and citrus hints
T-taste follows the nose with a very well balanced pine and citrus flavor
M-A medium bodied well carbonated beer
O-A great IPA

Apr 12, 2020
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Buckeye55 from North Carolina

4.6/5  rDev +11.1%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

This is a world class IPA. Pours a hazy golden/orange color with moderate head. Scent is equal parts citrus and pine. Taste follows, with a killer dankness. Light mouthfeel and an aftertaste of mostly citrus with hops coming in at the end

Feb 22, 2020
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BigGold from Mississippi

4.14/5  rDev 0%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Had at Green Truck Neighborhood Pub, Savannah, on draft into pint tumbler.

Lighter malt base, with dryer rather than juicier tropical and lemon flavors, and very crisp finish.

Jan 27, 2020
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ovaltine from Indiana

4.35/5  rDev +5.1%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Beautiful hazy straw color with a foamy bone white head, dank citrus aromas await the sniffer, with ripe tangerine and juicy pineapple notes the bounty.

The taste is redolent with the aforementioned dank citrus notes impart a most welcome bitterness. Wow, just a good old school dank IPA that will leave you wishing the glass never emptied.

My first from these guys, I can’t wait to try more of their stuff.

Jul 16, 2019
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mschrei from Illinois

4.17/5  rDev +0.7%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Slightly over two month old can. Pours dark gold with silty particulates. Slightly dank, slightly funky, slightly juicy on the smell. Taste is bitter, mildly citrusy. Light body, slightly dry finish. Good, but not as much as I was hoping for.

Jul 16, 2019
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Gajo74 from New York

4.08/5  rDev -1.4%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Pours a golden orange color with a light haze. A lathery head displays good retention.
Aromas are hops forward. Notes of floral hops, citrus, tangerine, orange and a touch of mango.
The taste highlights citrus flavors, with notes of grapefruit, tangerine and orange, which add zest and pith. There are also touches of tropical fruit, with flavors of mango and guava. Juicy overall with a very gentle bitterness, however, some notes of pine resin develop midway.
Medium bodied with a soft mouthfeel and gentle carbonation. Smooth and frothy yet with a dry finish.
Solid IPA that gets better throughout. Simple, smooth and easy drinking.

May 24, 2019
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WoodBrew from Ohio

3.97/5  rDev -4.1%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

I'm trying this at The Tap On Ponce in Midtown Hotlanta. The beer poured a slightly hazy yellow with white head that is leaving some lace. The scent had ripe pineapple and floral hop notes. The taste was nicely balanced and easy to drink with conflicting floral spice hop against tropical citrus. The mouthfeel was medium in body with good carbonation. Overall its a good beer.

May 08, 2019
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drdiesel9483 from Ohio

4.24/5  rDev +2.4%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Look - hazy copper color slight skimming and a good lasting white head
Smell - mango Mellon pineapple and a little citrus
Taste - tangy citrus tangerine mandarin with a little grapefruit with some peach
Feel - medium body lighter carb but creamy
Overall - different tasty beer

Apr 26, 2019
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brentk56 from North Carolina

4.23/5  rDev +2.2%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Appearance: Pours slightly hazy with a one finger head; nice retention and a good quantity of lace

Smell: Pineapple, peach, ruby red grapefruit and berry tones

Taste: Pineapple and peach forward, with some berry tones joining with the malt to add some sweetness to the base; moderately bitter flavors of ruby red grapefruit, through the middle, with some residual sweetness in the finish

Mouthfeel: Medium body with moderate carbonation

Overall: Crushable and juicy; a straight down the fairway, modern IPA

Mar 08, 2019
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Kinger22 from Virginia

4.33/5  rDev +4.6%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

This beer poured a foggy yellow color with a lot of lacing left behind on the class. The smell was delightful with an apple/citrus/caramel initial burst followed by some floral notes. The taste is rather malty for an IPA with some subtle touches of citrus, hops and caramel.

Dec 28, 2018
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hman43 from North Carolina

4.03/5  rDev -2.7%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Look: It pours golden with some clouding. It has a white head and head retention is moderate.

Smell: It has a dank and pine like aroma. There are slight hints of stone fruits and slight caramel and grain notes.

Taste: It has a stone fruit and pine flavor. There are restrained alcohol notes with a slight bit of grain and caramel.

Feel: It has a moderate body and slightly creamy texture. It is fairly easy drinking.

Overall, a pleasant drinking IPA with light grain flavors with pine and stone fruit.

Dec 07, 2018
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haines710 from Delaware

4.31/5  rDev +4.1%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Picked up a can in a Raleigh bottle shop while visiting North Carolina. 12 oz can opened bursting with flavor. This is a juicy IPA. Taste is a little dry with nice citrus forward and bitter finish. I enjoyed very much. Drinking in late November with stamp on can bottom showing “22OCT2018 SUPERIOR FIREPOWER”. Taste is fresh and goes down easy.

Nov 30, 2018
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russpowell from Arkansas

3.92/5  rDev -5.3%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Pours a hazed gold with 2 fingers of ivory colored head. Some floaties, nice head retention & lacing

S: Some citrus with a little breadyness

T: Follows the nose, plus some grassyness up front; Plenty of orange & tangerine Some dryness as this warms, more grassyness, a good amount of citrus & just a touch of passion fruit as well. Finishes a little dry with nice citrus notes

MF: Medium body restrained carbonation, good balance, body thins out a touch once warm

Drinks pretty easy, a nice take on the style

Nov 29, 2018
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chinchill from South Carolina

3.69/5  rDev -10.9%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

12 oz October 2018 can from ATL into a pint glass in November 2018.
Pours with a hazy, pale golden body and a moderate size, durable white head. Plentiful, sticky lacing is left on the glass.
Fruity and dank aroma.
The flavor is way less dank, featuring juicy citrus notes. Faint hints of bready malts, pineapple, melon, green apples and herbal hops. Moderate strength for style, but relatively mild bitterness.
Medium-full body and carbonation.

Nov 21, 2018
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WunderLlama from Massachusetts

4.21/5  rDev +1.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Can poured into a glass

Hazy golden yellow, two finger frothy white foam cap

Aroma of tropical fruits,

Taste of tropical fruit hops over a cracker malt base

Good beer

Nov 11, 2018
Surf Wax from Burial Beer Co.
Beer rating: 92 out of 100 with 400 ratings