Surf Wax | Burial Beer Co.

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Brewed by:
Burial Beer Co.
North Carolina, United States

Style: American IPA

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 6.80%

Availability: Rotating

Notes / Commercial Description:
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.

Added by GABrew on 03-22-2014

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Photo of RC_Saunders
3.83/5  rDev -7.5%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

Hazy golden in color,not murky. Fruity but not super juicy in my opinion. Light bitterness but finishes relatively smooth. It’s worth a try but I’ve had much better for sure

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

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

Photo of JakerLou
3.98/5  rDev -3.9%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

Photo of nashvilleforeigner
4.34/5  rDev +4.8%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

One of my absolute fave go to beers. Endlessly drinkable. If don’t wanna do a DIPA, do a surf wax. Anyone else notice that it’s gotten a touch hazier and slightly sweeter? I almost miss that bitter bite at the end. Either way if u see it drink it! Asheville baby!

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Photo of Gregf51
3.83/5  rDev -7.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of Abilow33
4.4/5  rDev +6.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

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

Photo of deadonhisfeet
4.11/5  rDev -0.7%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

American (slightly wheated) IPA brewed with Mosaic, Centennial, Citra, and Columbus. Poured from a can into a Rhinegeist tulip. The pour is light gold in color, hazy, and sports about a finger of white foam. Very fruity, juicy nose. Lots of fresh pineapple, orange, peach, mango, and lemon.

Medium-light body with a firm feel and a bright, citrusy flavor. Some cracker-like notes up front, a little marmalade, and fresh fruit up front. The hops produce soft bitterness and very pleasant tropical fruit flavors of lemon, pineapple, apricot, and mango. Dies a little in the back of the palate, but no off flavors or grating astringency. Very drinkable and enjoyable. Really wish I had bought more.

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Photo of Wizzle32
4.1/5  rDev -1%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

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

No canning date (grrrr!) ..poured into 20 ounce Spiegelau.
L: Orange, hazy and bubbly laced.
S: Wonderful blend of citrus, floral, pine.
T: Mirrors the aroma, with a hop kick that really brings out the full experience.
F: Smooth, semi-creamy.. with a touch of carbonation. While there is a little bitterness, but bite is mild and quick.
O: This is yet ANOTHER killer beer by Burial. For 6.8%, it tastes and feels like a DIPA. It's damn shame I never know when these will be near me.. if ever again.

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

Photo of Strohm
4.26/5  rDev +2.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25

This is one of the best "supermarket" ipas, imo. ie - if you have to get beer at a supermarket and they have this, it's probably better than all the other stuff there (sixpoint, flying dog, goose island, etc)

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Photo of schoolboy
4.02/5  rDev -2.9%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

This is a really wild brew. It's all over the map. The brewer is new to me, I believe. A big hello.

It pours a beautiful, cloudy, light yellow with fine head. The aroma is a huge skunky mix of hops with some weird yeast and malt smells as well. The taste is a mix of bitter hoppy dryness with exotic malts. This is one unique cocktail of brewing. The finish is fairly clean and bitter. Truly a unique experience.

Highly recommended for its one of a kind mix of tastes.

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

Photo of rudzud
3.88/5  rDev -6.3%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Received a can of this as an extra in a trade. Canned 4/11.

A - Poured into my Duvel tulip a nice hazy golden hue with a thin one finger head that faded slowly to leave light lacing and a thin blanket.

S - Aromas of light grassy hops, little bit of floral notes, light honey, some faint faint pine sap. Flashes of onion.

T - Taste is similar to the nose. Slight floralness, more honey malts, definitely getting some older earthy pine notes. Some candied orange peel. Finish is a little bit of cooked mango and peach. Still get some flashes of onion.

M - Mouthfeel is lightly carbonated, little crisp, body is rather light though.

O - Overall this was a somewhat underwhelming beer. The vegative onion notes from the Mosaic shined through pretty hard here.

Serving Type: Can

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Photo of Emersonio
4.35/5  rDev +5.1%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

POUR: 12oz can into a nonic pint. APPEARANCE: Light golden amber with moderate haze. Thin white head which reduced to a thin ring around the glass after settling. Lazy bubbles rising. AROMA: Somewhat sweet and juicy. Lots of dank citrus and mango. Some onion-like elements and hints of earthiness. TASTE: Follows the nose...dank and juicy. Onion-like elements are reduced here. Mouthfeel is light and delicate. Light lemon zest, mango and peach. AFTERTASTE: Finishes with somewhat of a bitter edge but nothing too serious. Short linger. NOTES: Consumed very fresh. Brewed the week previous. Strong offering. Delicate, dank, and crushable. Hops used: Mosaic, Centennial, Citra, Columbus. REVIEW/ RATING: Very good/ 4 out of 5.

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Photo of M_chav
3.69/5  rDev -10.9%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

Photo of RickyBfromCT
4.25/5  rDev +2.7%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of joe1510
4.18/5  rDev +1%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

12oz Can
$12.99 6-pack
Common Market - Charlotte, NC

Surf Wax is an apricot orange beverage with a bright glow about it. There's a touch of haze running throughout but it's old school haze, not nu school haze. Sunset from top to bottom. The white foam forms easily enough on the pour, a finger in height. It slowly fades to a skimming that leaves behind sticky, spotty lace.

The nose is nice. It's also of the old school nature, to an extent. Candied grapefruit and orange marmalade kick things off with a soft forest floor dankness. Dried apricot brings some oomph. There's a smattering of softly sweet tropical fruits infused along the way; pineapple and mango, maybe even a touch of papaya. The tropicals are fairly generic but good. It's a nice hop profile sitting atop a rather simple, but fitting, graham crackery malt base.

A nice sweetness gets things moving, more so from the hop profiles than the actual sugars. The sense of sweetness. Candied grapefruit and orange marmalade again. Dried apricot lends a touch of which I'm fond. That indistinct smattering of tropical fruits add depth while the forest floor falls to the wayback. The malt profile brings a dash of honey rich graham crackery malts that fit surprisingly well. I'm a fan.

The body sits at moderate in weight, maybe a tick higher. The bubbles are just right, they move but manage to keep a plush feel. It dries up quickly and leaves behind a nice moderate bitterness after running a buzzsaw across the tongue. It feels like there will be residual sugars off the bat but it dries up quick. This beer is immensely drinkable.

Surf Wax is a gem of old schhol flavor with some new school flair. It's Pacific Northwest-y with some new age hoppiness. It's dry and bitter while containing some sugar off the bat. I'm a fan of this beer and would buy it often if back in NC.

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Photo of Griffin2
4.06/5  rDev -1.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Poured a 12 oz can dated 4/11/18 into a Willi Becher pint glass.
L - Pours a hazy lemon yellow with a white head.
S - As soon as I opened the can I could smell the citrusy hops.
T - Tastes of pineapple with some bitterness on the finish.
F - Medium body and carbonation.
O - Really tasty citrusy IPA.

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Photo of ONUMello
4.02/5  rDev -2.9%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

12oz can dated 3/27/18 poured into an IPA glass
A: Pale orange, slightly hazy with a lingering one-finger head
S: Tangerine/orange, apricot/peach
T: Matches the nose - citrus up front, stone fruit towards the finish
M: Light-bodied, a touch bitter, fairly short finish
O: This is balanced, a good IPA, I love the art on the can though at the end of the day little stands out

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Photo of ESchweers
4.65/5  rDev +12.3%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.75

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

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

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Surf Wax from Burial Beer Co.
Beer rating: 4.14 out of 5 with 281 ratings