Surf Wax | Burial Beer Co.

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BEER INFO

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

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

BEER STATS
Ranking:
#3,578
Reviews:
68
Ratings:
312
pDev:
6.52%
 
 
Wants:
9
Gots:
58
Trade:
0
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Ratings: 312 |  Reviews: 68
Photo of AmeriCanadian
3.84/5  rDev -7.2%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

Photo of MephistosCafe
4.19/5  rDev +1.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4.25

Photo of Amalak
4.07/5  rDev -1.7%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Photo of kjkinsey
4.13/5  rDev -0.2%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Photo of Kinger22
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.

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Photo of WDJersey
4.08/5  rDev -1.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Photo of hman43
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.

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Photo of haines710
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.

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Photo of russpowell
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

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Photo of chinchill
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.

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Photo of WunderLlama
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

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Photo of superspak
3.91/5  rDev -5.6%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Got in a BIF from KMitch. 12 ounce can into tulip glass, no can dating. Pours very hazy/cloudy deep golden/amber/light orange color with a 2 finger fairly dense and rocky off white head with great retention, that reduces to a nice cap that lasts. Dense foamy lacing clings on the glass, with a fair amount of streaming carbonation. Fantastic appearance. Aromas of grapefruit, tangerine, lemon, peach, pear, pineapple, apricot, passion fruit, papaya, mango, melon, berries, citrus peel/rind, peppercorn, pine, wheat, cracker, biscuit dough, light honey, herbal, and floral/grassy earthiness. Nice and pleasant aromas with good balance and complexity of citrus/fruity/tropical/earthy hops and moderate bready malt notes; with solid strength. Taste of big grapefruit, tangerine, lemon, peach, pear, pineapple, apricot, passion fruit, papaya, mango, melon, berries, citrus peel/rind, peppercorn, pine, wheat, cracker, biscuit dough, light honey, herbal, and floral/grassy earthiness. Light-moderate pine, citrus peel/rind, herbal, floral, grassy, peppery bitterness on the finish. Lingering notes of grapefruit, tangerine, lemon, peach, pear, pineapple, apricot, passion fruit, papaya, mango, melon, berries, citrus peel/rind, peppercorn, pine, wheat, cracker, biscuit dough, light honey, and herbal/floral/grassy earthiness on the finish for a good bit. Very nice complexity, robustness, and balance of citrus/fruity/tropical/earthy hops and moderate bready malt flavors; with a great malt/bitterness balance, and no lingering hop astringency after the finish. Light-moderate increasing dryness from lingering bitterness and carbonation. Medium-high carbonation and medium body; with a very smooth, moderately bready/grainy/sticky, fairly crisp, and lightly resinous/rindy balanced mouthfeel that is nice. Minimal warming alcohol for 6.8%. Overall this is a very nice IPA. All around nice complexity, robustness, and balance of citrus/fruity/tropical/earthy hops and moderate bready malt flavors; very smooth, crisp, and easy to drink with the mellowly bitter/drying finish, not aggressive. Nice Mosaic, Citra, Centennial, Columbus profile; but this is obviously not very fresh. Juicy and fairly vibrant/dank/earthy hops; nice pale/wheat malt backbone, with minimal residual sweetness from crisp dryness. A very enjoyable offering, and well made style example. Giving it the benefit of the doubt on overall score. Would like to revisit a fresh can if given the opportunity.

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Photo of PprBurke
3.75/5  rDev -9.4%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of GroggyCarpet
3.7/5  rDev -10.6%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

Photo of JamieDuncan
4.5/5  rDev +8.7%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Photo of bubseymour
4.71/5  rDev +13.8%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.75

Photo of Buck89
4.27/5  rDev +3.1%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Poured into a snifter. Very hazy but not turbid. Bright golden color. Modest white head. Big aroma with tropical fruit, pineapple, and dank resin. The taste followed. Bitterness up from that faded into softness. Mango, papaya, pineapple, and resin. Bright flavors. Medium bodied and easy to drink. Outstanding.

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

Photo of VolatileAgent7744
4.3/5  rDev +3.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25

Photo of TomV69
4.78/5  rDev +15.5%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.75

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

Pale straw yellow and hazy. There's a fingernail of off white around the rim and covering most of the rim. It smell a lot like orange juice with some tropical fruit mixed in. I'm definitely tasting more tropical fruit with some melon, citrus, and mango. The mouth is lightly resinous and lightly sticky.

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Photo of bylerteck
4.33/5  rDev +4.6%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

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

Photo of Scottync
3.84/5  rDev -7.2%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of walkinginplace
4.46/5  rDev +7.7%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

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Surf Wax from Burial Beer Co.
Beer rating: 4.14 out of 5 with 312 ratings