Massacre Of The Innocents
Burial Beer Co.

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IPA - American
Ranked #163
Ranked #3,368
4.22 | pDev: 5.21%
Burial Beer Co.
North Carolina, United States
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Notes: Forged from a wild strain of yeast, lactose and oats and wheat. Dry-hopped with Amarillo, Citra, Ekuanot and Vic’s Secret hops.

68 IBU
Reviews: 15 | Ratings: 83 | Log in to view all ratings and sort
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bluejacket74 from Ohio

4.06/5  rDev -3.8%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

16 ounce can, canned on 01 DEC 2020. Got this one from a friend last weekend so didn't have a chance to try it much fresher. Served in a DFH Spiegelau IPA glass, the beer pours a hazy pale gold color with about an inch and a half white head that stayed around a really long time. Lots of lacing. The brew smells like lemon peel, melon, peach, grapefruit and tropical fruit. Taste is similar to the aroma, but with the addition of some orange peel, pineapple, bready malt and grassiness. Mouthfeel/body is medium, it's slick and a bit creamy with a moderate amount of carbonation. Smooth and easy to drink. I liked this brew, but hopefully I'll get to try it fresher at some point. This is the first Burial brew I've had, and I definitely want to try more now!

Mar 12, 2021
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jdhops from Tennessee

4.37/5  rDev +3.6%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Unreadable canning date, but about five weeks old per Burial Instagram.

L: Pours a very hazy orange/yellow, with a big fluffy white head that thins quickly but remains on top. Nice splotchy lacing.

S: Orange, peach, mango. Not strong but it's there. Also a bit of dankness.

T: More orange, citrus, and tropical fruits. Just a touch of bitter orange rind at the end.

F: Extremely smooth mouthfeel. Not a fan of lactose, but this is fine.

O: Very well done. Great balance of juicy and dank.

Jan 09, 2021
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tilt122 from South Carolina

4.88/5  rDev +15.6%
look: 5 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.5

one word.....DANK!!!!! Drinking a tall boy at 6.5%. Nicely faded but not drunk- Absolutely delicious beer. Crushable sesh brew. Burial is killing it and y'all don't even know.

Feb 15, 2019
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CHickman from New York

4.15/5  rDev -1.7%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Pours cloudy gold-orange-tan color with a 1 finger off-white head that faded on average to quickly, leaving minimal spotty lacing. It started out good but turned real basic. Aroma is quite fruity with tangerine, orange peel, pineapple, melon, peach, faint grapefruit and a dash of caramel on the back end. Not much in the way of malt, but really nice citrus complexities. The taste is just like the nose but with gummy bears, Razzles, apricot, graham cracker, light brown sugar, caramel, mild floral hops and peppery spices, and the Belgian-like flavors that include green apples and dry chalky yeast. Very smooth and easy to drink, it's session worthy.

Feb 10, 2019
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TijuanaTovar from North Carolina

5/5  rDev +18.5%
look: 5 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 5

Solid NEIPA. For NC, this is on par with Heists citraquench’l and very similar. FG on this guy feels like it’s in the upper 1.020’s so it tastes on the sweeter side which is fitting for the style. Looks like straight orange juice and tastes and smells like tropical fruit smoothie. Well done burial! Hats off. Keep doing this

Jan 25, 2018
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Dragginballs76 from South Carolina

4.29/5  rDev +1.7%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Appearance - Pours hazy orange with thick white head that seems to last for 10 minutes. Spotty lacing.

Aroma- Lots of sweet juicy fruit peach, pineapple, tangerine light floral hops.

Taste - Very tasty orange, tangerine, mango well balanced with grapefruit and bitter orange peel. It is juicy and bitter at the same time.

Feel - Medium bodied well carbonated fairly dry finish.

Overall - A really well done IPA Very juicy up front dry and bitter finish great beer.

Jan 25, 2018
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wedge from North Carolina

3.93/5  rDev -6.9%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

PKGD 01/04/18

Foggy pale orange with a small foamy head. Smells similar to Ceremonial in some ways (maybe it's the yeast)...pulpy OJ, pineapple rings, peach skin, leafy herbs, and a light dry pine resin note. Tropical fruit flavors with a lingering oily hop resin quality. Zesty grapefruit peel, melon, pineapple, mango, apricot, and pleasant yeast esters. Fluffy, dry feel drinks pretty easy. Pretty tasty - definitely has that Burial house character.

Jan 17, 2018
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BrewsOverHoes from Georgia

4.19/5  rDev -0.7%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Another hazy juicy IPA from Burial. Served on draft, hazy yellow color, nice white head, decent retention.
Bitter hops, some grapefuit, and pineapple notes; medium bodied, a little lighter than their usual IPAs but not a bad thing. Super drinkable. Definitely will pick up some cans, when i can.

Sep 05, 2017
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Gavage from Nevada

4.16/5  rDev -1.4%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Appearance: very hazy pale yellow in color with a 1" head.

Smell: loads of pineapple and grassy bitterness rises from the glass.

Taste: follows the nose as grapefruit is the foremost flavor, with some melon, grass, and an earthy bitterness.

Mouthfeel: medium bodied beer. Crisp throughout. Long lasting citrus flavor here.

Overall: a very enjoyable IPA that is nicely refreshing.

Mar 23, 2017
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AgentMunky from New York

4.04/5  rDev -4.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

On-tap at Haymaker. From notes. Reviewed 17 January 2017.
Unfiltered and cloudy as hell.
It smells as an IPA ought -- citrusy and resinous. Powerful.
It tastes bitter, clean, and heavily grapefruity.
Very crisp. Light bodied.
Good IPA with a great name.

Mar 06, 2017
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Billolick from New York

4.26/5  rDev +0.9%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Enjoyed a pour at DeCicco's in Millwood, NY and now reviewed from a 1/2 growler at home.

Pours heavily clouded, watery orange juice in color, moderate head and leaves very minor lacing.

Pleasing pineapple sniff

Super tasty IPA/saison mash up...seems they also used some sort of wild yeast to kinda beer..

On the palate its soft ripe citrus, yeasty goodness, tropical hop luciousness...mighty fine stuff....only my second beer from Burial, (third if you count the collab with Other Half) but obviouslyu these guys know what they are doing....go get some

Jan 25, 2017
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brentk56 from North Carolina

4/5  rDev -5.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Appearance: Arrives cloudy and honey colored in the Burial mason jar; the head rises an inch above the liquid and delivers some splashy lacing that sticks to the jar

Smell: Fruity, somewhat tropical, the aromatics produce citrus and melon tones

Taste: Malt recessive, the beer is all about the Amarillo and Citra hops; here, there are modest citrus tones that blend with melon flavors; while the beer was made with wild yeast, there doesn't appear to be a meaningful impact as the fruit tones present themselves from start to finish; modest bitterness and a rather dry finish

Mouthfeel: Medium body with moderate carbonation; somewhat creamy from the oats in the grist

Overall: A decent New England style IPA, but the tropical fruit flavors don't pop as much as the best of the style, though that doesn't appear to have beer the brewer's intent; not sure what to make of the wild yeast impact

Jan 06, 2017
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HopsForBrains from North Carolina

4.39/5  rDev +4%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Extremely cloudy appearance like that of a true unfiltered hefeweizen. Aroma is that of supply tamed tropical fruit. Although the taste is not predominantly bitter, the supply balanced wave of flavor leaves you wanting for more.

May 15, 2016
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AngusOg from North Carolina

3.85/5  rDev -8.8%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 3.75

Review Edited 12/1/18

Remember trying this one a few years back when it was first released in bomber form, and thinking it’s good, but not great. It has been released a few times since then in 16 oz cans, and I tried it once again. Again, decent not great. Re-released today, supposedly with the “original” recipe. I tried it on draft at the brewery to see if I should grab some cans to take home. Definitely super hazy, but the verdict on the taste is still the same, good and drinkable, but nothing to get excited over. There are a lot of other Burial ipas I would much rather drink, including both regulars Surf Wax and Hawkbill. No cans will be going home with me today. Still, a lot of people seem to really like it, so what do I know?

Feb 11, 2016
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bcrossan from North Carolina

4.5/5  rDev +6.6%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Great on draft. Probably more like a 4 in bottles. Didn't carry over for some reason. Very dry on the finish and not as good of a hop profile on draft

Nov 27, 2015
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Beer rating: 92 out of 100 with 83 ratings