Both Ways India Pale Lager
Burial Beer Co.

Both Ways India Pale LagerBoth Ways India Pale Lager
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Burial Beer Co.
North Carolina, United States
Lager - India Pale Lager (IPL)
Ranked #16
Ranked #10,969
4.02 | pDev: 6.47%
Jan 18, 2021
Dec 04, 2016
Very Good
Both Ways India Pale LagerBoth Ways India Pale Lager
Notes: Collaboration with Threes Brewing

Take it easy, fella. Have it both ways. A light pilsner malt base, our house lager yeast and Saphir and Citra hops brewed in collaboration with our friends at Threes Brewing in Brooklyn.
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4.06/5  rDev +1%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4
by Apellonious from North Carolina

16 oz can poured into a Guinness style pint glass. A clear yellowish-orange with a half finger head that moves immediately to a thin lace. Herbal, grassy, slightly dank aroma. The taste is orange citrus, slightly bitter, grass and bread. Carbonation is medium, feel is medium light and crisp. A nice blend of the styles, very sessionable,

Jan 18, 2021
4.19 by loganburgh from Michigan on Jan 03, 2021
4 by jschott75 from Illinois on Dec 20, 2020
5 by Kwright from North Carolina on Jan 22, 2019
3.91 by BeardedWalrus from North Carolina on Aug 23, 2018
4 by paulish from New York on Aug 17, 2018
3.9 by Zazzi82 from Tennessee on Jun 04, 2018
4.23 by Jsalz21 from New Jersey on May 30, 2018
3.88 by Bluescooter from North Carolina on May 29, 2018
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3.82/5  rDev -5%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 3.75
by BB1313 from Ohio

Canned on 4/12/18. 12oz can poured into a tulip. Pours a pale golden with some haze to it; fluffy eggshell white head that slowly falls leaving great thick retention and nice lacing. The aromas have a nice amount of citrus along with some subtle hints of tropical fruits. Orange, grapefruit and pineapple. Some malts and crackers. The flavors follow the nose for the most part. More orange and grapefruit. Some pineapple and coconut in the mix. Some crackers and bread
Some fresh grass. Solid hop flavors, but it doesn't come off as that bitter. Malts do their thing without dominating. Alcohol goes unnoticed. Mouthfeel is nice. It's on the lighter side of medium-bodied with active carbonation. It's fluffy, sharp, smooth and easy to drink.

This is a nice "India Pale Lager". It's clean, crisp and refreshing. It drinks more on the IPA side than the lager side, but it works. Nice collaboration. I like it.

May 27, 2018
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4.25/5  rDev +5.7%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25
by StonedTrippin from Colorado

this is crazy good, sort of a hybrid kind of brew, basically an india pale lager here, brewed light on the malts, crisp and dry like a pilsener, but then really robustly dry hopped with some great varietals to yield a summery and juicy beer thats at least as hoppy as most american pale ale, but that drinks crisp and delicate and easy, its wonderful and ambitious and executed beautifully! citra and saphir hops make it fruity and bright, meyer lemon and tangerine notes to this, orange soda and dried grass too, and mild bitterness thats exacerbated a little bit by the fast finish. the lager yeast is light and clean, slightly european but very mild. seemingly efficient in its work though, this is so dry and snappy in the finish, its quick and refreshing for how flavorful the beer is overall. great carbonation, gentle pils malt, and a minimalist body make this summery and highly drinkable, and indeed i could happily crush through plenty of cans of this. great hop complexion, lively bubbles, full of life, this is killer. burial seems to be the king of collaborations right now, they team up with everyone! this is perfect summer beer for those seeking a volume drinker with plenty of hops! delicious!

May 20, 2018
3.75 by broadway848 from New York on May 13, 2018
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4/5  rDev -0.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4
by BEER88 from Washington

Canned 12april2018! Pretty solid for the style! Lightly fruity with some cracker malt and a crisp clean finish!

May 11, 2018
4.24 by JLC60 from Maryland on May 09, 2018
3.91 by smithj4 from New York on Apr 29, 2018
3.96 by sendbeer from Georgia on Dec 29, 2017
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3.94/5  rDev -2%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4
by argock from Virginia

Poured from a 12 oz can into a Samuel Adams Perfect Pint glass. Canned by 6/13/17.

A: Slightly hazy golden with 1-2 fingers of frothy, off-white head fade to a solid band of lacing.

S: Hops are lime, grapefruit, melon, dank and floral with crackery pils malt graininess.

T: Smooth and well-integrated flavor with melon, lime, grapefruit, orange, and dank character with delicious, lightly sweet pils maltiness. No yeast character. Low-medium bitterness.

M: Easy drinkability with creamy texture with medium carbonation and good layering on the palate and fairly dry finish.

O: A really enjoyable citrus/floral/dank hoppy IPL. Solid beer and a great collab for sure.

Aug 25, 2017
3.75 by petermethot from New Jersey on Aug 15, 2017
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3.76/5  rDev -6.5%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75
by ThickNStout from Georgia

12oz can harvested from the brewery by a friend. Canned 6/13/17. Served in a Burial snifter.

Pours a dull, hazy yellow with about a two finger cap of white foam. The head settles to a thin persistent layer, narrow band and a few small spots of lace.

Smells of light, crackery malt, some faint citrus and earthy fruit rind.

Tastes of orange, herbal grass, vaguely fruity bread and pale grains.

Light body with moderate carbonation. Fairly dry aftertaste of lightly citrus-kissed grainy bread.

Burial is back with another collaboration, this time a hoppy lager with Two Roads. Both Ways is an easy drinking lager with a light but pronounced hop bite.

Aug 08, 2017
4.01 by reebtaerG from Maryland on Aug 07, 2017
4.08 by warrendietrich2001 from Nevada on Jul 29, 2017
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3.2/5  rDev -20.4%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3
by JackRWatkins from Georgia

canned on 6/13/17

A: frothy one finger head, pale but warm yellow body
S: immediate pine and citrus notes, very juicy, pineapple as well
T: kind of bland upon first taste, there is a undercurrent of citrus and a clean bitterness that is somewhat piney, pleasant enough but unremarkable, not a very gratifying beer, but refreshing enough
M: surprisingly dry
O: it's okay, doesn't really taste like a lager in any way

Jul 27, 2017
4.24 by ClePaul from Ohio on Jul 21, 2017
4.1 by mecmd from Tennessee on Jul 20, 2017
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4.25/5  rDev +5.7%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25
by pathman from Ohio

7/12/17 can

Jul 13, 2017
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4.26/5  rDev +6%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4.25
by dbrauneis from North Carolina

A: Pours a murky medium yellow in color with moderate amounts of active visible carbonation rising along the edges of the glass and light to moderate lemon yellow colored highlights. The beer has a three finger tall dense foamy white head that slowly reduces to couple of small to medium sized patch of medium thick film surrounded by a large patch of thin film covering the remainder of the surface of the beer and a medium thick ring at the edges of the glass. Significant amounts of lacing are observed.

S: Moderate to strong aromas of slightly sweet/juicy tropical/honeydew melon, citrus/orange rind, citrus/grapefruit pith, tropical/mango, and pine/resin hops over the top of light aromas of grainy + bready malts.

T: Upfront there are light to moderate flavors of grainy + bready malts with a light amount of honey-like sweetness. That is followed by moderate to strong flavors of slightly sweet/juicy tropical/honeydew melon, citrus/orange rind, citrus/grapefruit pith, tropical/mango, and pine/resin hops which impart a minimal amount of bitterness which fades away quickly leaving a lingering juicy hoppy presence.

M: Medium bodied with moderate amounts of carbonation. Crisp initially with a relatively clean finish.

O: Very enjoyable, very easy to drink, and dangerously crushable.

Jul 11, 2017
3.89 by jak from North Carolina on Jul 10, 2017
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4.3/5  rDev +7%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5
by Gavage from Nevada

Appearance: hazy golden yellow in color with a 2" head that slowly falls to a thick surface covering. Nice lace develops.

Smell: tropical fruit is detectable.

Taste: grassy profile with pineapple, mango, lemon, and green grapes. Bitterness is moderate.

Mouthfeel: medium bodied beer. Crisp from start to finish.

Overall: a refreshing and well balanced beer. Easy to drink and full of flavor.

Jul 08, 2017
3.91 by DVMin98 from North Carolina on Jul 08, 2017
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4.15/5  rDev +3.2%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25
by FriedSlug from North Carolina

Light gold beer with a white head that leaves some lacing behind. The aroma is pineapple and pine. There is also some grassiness and touch of sweet malt in the nose too. The taste is lightly sweet with pineapple and yeast with a great bitter pine finish. Light body and medium carbonation. Really nice beer.

Jul 01, 2017
4 by fosters9 from New York on Jun 30, 2017
3.79 by mltobin from Connecticut on Jun 30, 2017
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3.92/5  rDev -2.5%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4
by wedge from North Carolina

CANNED 6/13/17

Hazy straw yellow under a fading, wispy white head. Bright tangerine and grapefruit hops layered over spicy grass and clean doughy yeast. Fruity, tangy orange juice hop flavor with some melon and grass, finishing softer than expected.
Medium-light and a little light on carbonation, but sufficiently crisp so as to be pleasantly drinkable. Nice.

Jun 29, 2017
3.84 by Gkruszewski from New York on Jun 27, 2017
4.18 by EnthusedAboutBeer from New Jersey on Jun 25, 2017
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3.84/5  rDev -4.5%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75
by Dragginballs76 from South Carolina

Appearance - Pours semi transparent yellow with very thin white head that quickly dissipates. No lacing just a ring around the top.

Aroma - Very light citrus lemon, grass, light hop aroma.

Taste - Light lemon, straw, some mild grapefruit. There is a very nice balance of light hoppiness and bitter citrus.

Feel - Light bodied refreshing with a touch of bitterness.

Overall - A pretty decent IPL nice flavors easy drinking.

Jun 25, 2017
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4.02/5  rDev 0%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4
by oberon from North Carolina

Pours into a becker a dull lemon/sunshine color with a large blooming sticky bone white head that leaves multiple broken rings of lace as it settles ever so slowly.Citrus,grass,and sweet onion hop aromas with underlying crisp bread dough,a good mix of IPA and lager.The pilsner malts play a nice supportive role up against citric and herbal hops,nice balance and not too much to take in.Just a real solid IPL and it's way to easy going down.

Jun 24, 2017
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3.87/5  rDev -3.7%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75
by Jason from Massachusetts

Review from BeerAdvocate Magazine #121

Bitter, Clean, Juicy, Pungent
This is a collaboration brew made with Threes Brewing from Brooklyn, N.Y. As with every hop-forward beer, we are all most interested in what hop varieties were used. Saphir and Citra hops drop down a soft but dank character of pine sap, orange pith, honeydew, and pink grapefruit rind. The clean lager tone throughout tells me that without a doubt this is an IPL even with all of its hoppiness that does not want to shake from my palate. For being well outside of the session beer zone, Both Ways is a dangerously crushable beer and I had a lot of fun drinking this one. [Jason]

Look 3.50 | Smell 4.00 | Taste 4.00 | Feel 3.50 | Overall 3.75

Jun 22, 2017
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4.31/5  rDev +7.2%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25
by HopsForBrains from North Carolina

Appearance of a cloudy witbier, dank herbal aroma, smooth full-bodied taste with a smooth finish.

Jun 20, 2017
4.25 by AngusOg from North Carolina on Jun 19, 2017
Both Ways India Pale Lager from Burial Beer Co.
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