Ceremonial Session IPA - Vic Secret
Burial Beer Co.

Ceremonial Session IPA - Vic SecretCeremonial Session IPA - Vic Secret
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Style:
IPA - American
Ranked #1,787
ABV:
4%
Score:
88
Ranked #15,038
Avg:
4.06 | pDev: 3.45%
Reviews:
8
Ratings:
22
From:
Burial Beer Co.
 
North Carolina, United States
Avail:
Rotating/Seasonal
Wants
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Gots
  4
SCORE
88
Very Good
Ceremonial Session IPA - Vic SecretCeremonial Session IPA - Vic Secret
Notes: 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
Reviews: 8 | Ratings: 22 | Log in to view all ratings and sort
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Biggtriksta from New York

4.02/5  rDev -1%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

Poured a pale golden color with a healthy two fingers of head on top. There are A LOT of bubbles rushing to the top of the glass. The beer is entirely transparent. Aroma is nice pilsner malt giving way to pizza crust breadiness followed by some subtle but definitely present hop fruitiness. Overall, smells very good. Taste follows very closely to the smell. The pilsner malt is definitely most prominent, but it continually gives way to a pleasant, dry hop profile. The more I sip, the less hoppy and dry it gets. For a session IPA, the mouth is as expected. It leans on the lighter side, which is okay for the beer only being 4%. Overall, this is a really easy drinking session IPA that boasts some nice hop and malt profiles.

Mar 23, 2017
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chrishiker1409 from New York

4.08/5  rDev +0.5%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

L: A hazy yellow with about a finger of head. It lingers. Beautiful.

S: Lemon, grapefruit, pineapple.

T: Follows nose. Light bitterness. A liitle dry.

F: Light body, moderate to high carbonation.

O: A well done, easy drinking session ipa.

Feb 19, 2017
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mecmd from Tennessee

4.06/5  rDev 0%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Canned 1/13/17. Poured into a snifter.

Hazy pale yellow with one finger white head that dissipates over 1-2 minutes to small ring and very thin partial cap. Not too much as far as lacing going on here.

Tropical aromas (mostly passion fruit and maybe some pineapple) with some hints of lemon and light dank pine resin.

Taste is tropical (again passion fruit predominantly) with some pine resin and light spiciness.

Soft. Light to medium body with moderate carbonation. Mild-moderate bitter, dry, crisp finish.

Not my favorite style but still a very good session IPA.

Feb 07, 2017
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dbrauneis from North Carolina

3.98/5  rDev -2%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | 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: Moderate aromas of tropical/pineapple, stone fruit/peach, and tropical/melon 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 tropical/pineapple, stone fruit/peach, and tropical/melon hops. Light to moderate amounts of bitterness which fades away pretty quickly.

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

O: Very easy to drink, very sessionable, and very enjoyable. One of the better session IPAs available since the mouthfeel is not watery like some others. Definitely worth grabbing, another successful version of Ceremonial.

Jan 29, 2017
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Dragginballs76 from South Carolina

4.21/5  rDev +3.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Appearance - Pours hazy yellow with nice white head and great lacing.

Aroma - Great tropical aromas mango/pineapple/orange with hints of pine.

Taste - The taste is very similar to the aroma lots of tropical fruit little hop bitterness and an earthy taste.

Feel - Medium body well carbonated and just the right amount of dryness.

Overall - This is a great beer that I could drink alot of at 4%, nice flavors and well balanced.

Jan 26, 2017
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Terp96 from North Carolina

4/5  rDev -1.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Pours a hazy light golden color. Nice head and lacing throughout. Smell is citrusy, dank hops. Tastes citrusy sour almost. Dry finish with a touch of sweetness. Well rounded. Really good session IPA. Nicely done at only 4%.

Jan 23, 2017
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wedge from North Carolina

3.93/5  rDev -3.2%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Can stamped 01/13/2017

Hazy pale yellow color with a pillowy white head that diminishes to a thin collar. Smells of pineapple, peach rings, and grassy herbal notes. Bright fruity and spicy fresh flavors in this one...stone fruit, pineapple, melon. Pretty clean, yet somewhat oily. Light, but not watery - crisp, but not as bitter as some of the other variants. Quite tasty.

Jan 22, 2017
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FriedSlug from North Carolina

4.17/5  rDev +2.7%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Pours pale gold and hazy with a one finger head that sticks around for a few seconds before retreating to the edges. The aroma is pineapple and pine with a hint of malt sweetness. It is only slightly sweet with the taste of pineapple juice that ends with pine before a wave of earthy bitterness washes that away. For a 4% ABV beer this thing is surprisingly big on taste.

Jan 22, 2017
Ceremonial Session IPA - Vic Secret from Burial Beer Co.
Beer rating: 88 out of 100 with 22 ratings