Ceremonial Session IPA - Citra
Burial Beer Co.

Ceremonial Session IPA - CitraCeremonial Session IPA - Citra
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Burial Beer Co.
North Carolina, United States
American IPA
4.07 | pDev: 4.42%
May 31, 2019
Nov 27, 2016
This Session IPA is carved from Pils, flaked barley, wheat and oats and is saddled with a new hop vision quest each time it is canned. Each batch features a blend of our favorite hops with a special house yeast that reacts with a robust dry-hop to provide a rounder mouthfeel, an incredible tropical aroma with a smooth juice flavor.

35 IBU
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Rated: 4.16 by Taphouse_Traveler from Florida

May 31, 2019
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Reviewed by GuyFawkes from Illinois

3.92/5  rDev -3.7%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4
Canned 11/21/16; drank 12/12/16 @ the Yarchives.

Opaque yellow appearance.

A violent pour yielded a huge, noisy bright white head; nice, frothy lace.

Lemon, cane sugar & grapefruit notes in the nose.

Medium thin mouthfeel.

Lemon & faint cane sugar flavors up front; dry grapefruit peel & mild carbonation bite on the finish.

Almost like a lemon soda but with a bit more depth; a nice session NE IPA.
Feb 24, 2019
Rated: 4.15 by Vonerichs from Colorado

Jun 30, 2018
Rated: 4 by BEER88 from North Carolina

Apr 25, 2017
Rated: 4.61 by Jmccanless from Georgia

Apr 02, 2017
Rated: 4 by Texasfan549 from Texas

Jan 23, 2017
Rated: 4 by kjkinsey from Texas

Jan 22, 2017
Rated: 3.9 by GTJayG from Georgia

Jan 04, 2017
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Reviewed by chinchill from South Carolina

3.73/5  rDev -8.4%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75
On tap in Asheville, NC.
Fruit floral herbal with light pine. Pungent.
Smooth, near medium body with medium plus carbonation..
Pale cloudy golden.
Overall: a bold session IPA.
Jan 02, 2017
Rated: 4 by ADTaber from South Carolina

Dec 24, 2016
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Reviewed by ThickNStout from Georgia

4.04/5  rDev -0.7%
look: 3.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 4
16oz can from Craft Beer Factory (Marietta, GA). 3.14. Canned 11/21/16. This batch was brewed with Citra hops. Served in a Burial snifter.

Pours a pale, muted yellow with a little under a finger of fluffy white head. A thin layer of retention spreads to a full belt around the edges. Somehow no lace finds purchase.

Smells of orange, grapefruit, a hint of lemon and a little bit of cracker.

The Citra hops are on full display in the flavor. Grapefruit, fresh orange rind, lemon zest and some faint, crisp, crackery pilsner malt.

Light body with peppy carbonation. The bitterish aftertaste is dominated by citrus skins.

Session ales are not really my thing but Burial has managed to impart some nice citrus flavor on a clean, crisp base that goes down quite easily. Ceremonial Session is a quick hop fix that can be consumed back to back without putting you into a stupor.
Dec 22, 2016
Rated: 3.95 by KAP1356 from Pennsylvania

Dec 17, 2016
Rated: 4 by woodchip from North Carolina

Dec 16, 2016
Rated: 4.21 by mecmd from Tennessee

Dec 14, 2016
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Reviewed by dbrauneis from North Carolina

4.04/5  rDev -0.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4
A: Pours a very lightly hazy pale yellow in color with moderate amounts of active visible carbonation rising from the bottom of the glass and moderate lemon yellow highlights. The beer has a finger tall foamy white head that reduces to a large patch of thin film covering the entire surface of the beer with a thin ring at the edges of the glass. Light amounts of lacing are observed.

S: Slightly stronger than moderate aromas of citrus/grapefruit, tropical/peach, tropical/apricot, and grassy hops over light aromas of slightly sweet grainy malts.

T: Upfront there is a light to moderate flavor of slightly sweet grainy malts. That is followed by a moderate flavor of citrus/grapefruit, tropical/peach, tropical/apricot, and grassy hops which imparts a slightly less than moderate amount of bitterness which does not linger for too long.

M: Light to medium bodied with moderate amounts of carbonation. Slightly crisp.

O: Very enjoyable - super easy to drink with well hidden alcohol and really nice hop flavors + aromas. Definitely one that I could easily have a couple of and I would definitely enjoy again. As always, a very well constructed session IPA that really highlights the specific hop varietal used.
Dec 09, 2016
Rated: 3.87 by msscott1973 from North Carolina

Dec 08, 2016
Rated: 4.28 by aasher from Indiana

Dec 07, 2016
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Reviewed by wedge from North Carolina

3.86/5  rDev -5.2%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4
Can stamped 11/21/16

Pours a hazy straw yellow color under a foamy white head. Smell is light and hoppy...zesty citrus oils, peach, and grass. Similarly zesty, grassy hop flavor with a fruity Citra lean. Apricot, resin, and peppery herbs. Light, dry, and fluffy feeling. Very easy to drink, as usual - could use a little more punch from the hops, but still a pleasant hoppy drinker.
Dec 04, 2016
Rated: 4.02 by jak from North Carolina

Dec 03, 2016
Rated: 4.24 by baklo from North Carolina

Nov 30, 2016
Ceremonial Session IPA - Citra from Burial Beer Co.
Beer rating: 90 out of 100 with 24 ratings