Surf Wax
Burial Beer Co.

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Burial Beer Co.
North Carolina, United States
IPA - American
Ranked #294
Ranked #4,734
4.14 | pDev: 6.52%
Apr 07, 2022
Mar 22, 2014
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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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Photo of hopsngrains
4.15/5  rDev +0.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25
by hopsngrains from Michigan

This is a well thought of IPA, but actually drinks more like a Pale Ale. Very light yellow color and mouthfeel, but good lacing. Refreshing, and well balanced. Burial BC for whatever reason likes to ramp up prices. I think I paid 13.99 for a 6 pk. Give me a 2-Hearted any day, but a nice IPA.

Apr 07, 2022
4.25 by tonystanhope from Florida on Apr 04, 2022
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3.8/5  rDev -8.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.5
by lagrluvr

On tap at Bier Garden in downtown Asheville, looks typical , smells pretty hoppy and dank with the onion note. Taste is a bit rough and harsh on the palate, and why wheat? Not that impressed with this one, no recommendo, no repeato.
Burial is so over rated

Feb 09, 2022
4.66 by teamgalt from Massachusetts on Jan 16, 2022
3.5 by Fettpopps from Massachusetts on Dec 11, 2021
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4.03/5  rDev -2.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4
by clayrock81 from Florida

Poured an orange-gold body with decent head and nice lace sheath down glass. Bold citric hop aroma with touches of caramel malt and hints of grapefruit. Smooth yet dry while at same time has some breadiness with touches of caramel and grapefruit that balances a bitter citric and earthy west coast hoppiness. Crisp finish on this well-balanced beer and easy to drink.

Nov 30, 2021
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4/5  rDev -3.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4
by TheRougeBastard from North Carolina

Delicious citrus-hoppy-juicy IPA.

Nov 24, 2021
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4.17/5  rDev +0.7%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25
by dbl_delta from Pennsylvania

Can dated 10/21/21 into pint glass. Pours a slightly hazy gold with a persistent off-white head. Initial impression is slightly sweet grapefruit, mango, orange, and a touch of pine. Mouthfeel is medium, as is carbonation. Finish is slightly sweet and refreshingly clean. I would have this again in a heartbeat!

Nov 16, 2021
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4.5/5  rDev +8.7%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5
by DuaneL from Delaware

This IPA is different from any other; sort of a mixture of East Coast,, hazy and pale ale ale! As they say - very drinkable - but very pricey at $16 a 6-pac. Only place to get is Stateline, Elkton. Some special deal they made.

Nov 02, 2021
4.25 by FLBeerGuy from Florida on Oct 30, 2021
4.1 by Zaphog from Michigan on Sep 02, 2021
4.23 by mpolewan from Ohio on Aug 21, 2021
4.63 by DrBass from Maryland on Aug 14, 2021
4.09 by rorjets from Connecticut on Aug 08, 2021
Photo of Dawson_A
4.18/5  rDev +1%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25
by Dawson_A

Excellent. Smooth, floral and pine-resin flavor, little aftertaste. I thoroughly enjoyed it - you could drink a lot of these in a session.

Jul 20, 2021
4.19 by Keananmichael5 from California on Jul 11, 2021
3.98 by beaulabauve from Louisiana on May 09, 2021
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4.21/5  rDev +1.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25
by arizcards from North Carolina

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

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

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
3.75 by sdjkp from Connecticut on Mar 02, 2021
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5/5  rDev +20.8%
look: 5 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 5
by ManlyWealth from Georgia

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
4.23 by MGibbons from Maryland on Jan 31, 2021
4 by JamesLeung from Florida on Jan 24, 2021
Photo of MattBeer
3.75/5  rDev -9.4%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75
by MattBeer from California

Good, but a little...weird?

Jan 08, 2021
4.06 by jmbeerdude91 from Arizona on Dec 30, 2020
Photo of Captain69
3.44/5  rDev -16.9%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5
by Captain69 from Illinois

great combination of hops gives this beer a great hoppy flavor

Nov 12, 2020
4 by bigpoppa67 from Wisconsin on Oct 09, 2020
4.05 by Pinz412 from Pennsylvania on Oct 01, 2020
4.1 by Humanusfermentum from Virginia on Sep 27, 2020
4.25 by Bloodbuzz99 from Georgia on Sep 21, 2020
4.45 by Beer21 from Florida on Jul 15, 2020
3.25 by RiceOwls27 from Texas on Jul 07, 2020
4.1 by ntanner83 from Massachusetts on Jul 04, 2020
4.21 by Dharmelink from Wisconsin on Jun 28, 2020
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4.21/5  rDev +1.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25
by beersampler6 from Michigan

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
4.09 by bschmidt_37 from Illinois on Jun 24, 2020
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3.03/5  rDev -26.8%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3
by maximum12 from Minnesota

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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4/5  rDev -3.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4
by patre_tim from Thailand

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
3.91 by Duncian from Pennsylvania on Jun 02, 2020
Surf Wax from Burial Beer Co.
Beer rating: 92 out of 100 with 416 ratings