The Persistence Of Memories
Burial Beer Co.

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Burial Beer Co.
North Carolina, United States
IPA - Imperial
4.28 | pDev: 5.61%
May 25, 2018
Mar 20, 2017
Notes: None
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4.78 by Chilmer from Iowa on May 25, 2018
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4.26/5  rDev -0.5%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25
by colts9016 from Idaho

My dear friend Mike gave me this beer as part of a Ninja Box, thank you very much! I love the name of this beer, The Persistence of Memories.
The label is simple but strikingly eerie. The beer is 45 degrees and served in a tulip glass. The gentle pour on the beer produced a one finger bright white head with good retention. The head is frothy, creamy, and airy. The head left lacing on the glass. The color of the beer is SRM 5 a pale gold color with subtle orange hues. The beer is murky and ominous looking. Carbonation bubble persists on the sides of the glass with a few making its way to the top. A beautiful looking beer.

Tropical fruit, floral, resin, pine, grapefruit, toasted crackers, honey, and yeast are the aromas I smell.

Pineapple, tropical fruit, floral, resin, pine, grapefruit, toasted crackers, honey, grass, and yeast is what I taste.

The mouthfeel of the beer is astringent and dry.

The body of the beer is medium, medium-plus carbonation, and a long finish.

The beer gives me mixed emotions. The backbone of the beer is firm and holds well to the hop profile. For me, I would have liked to see a more assertive hop profile for a DIPA. Nonetheless, the beer is tasty and balanced.

Apr 22, 2018
4.1 by VeganUndead from Virginia on Mar 20, 2018
4.2 by LloydDobler from Indiana on Mar 17, 2018
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3.87/5  rDev -9.6%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 4
by Vidblain from Minnesota

One of two snow globe IPAs I've drank in the last several days - The Persistence of Memories came to me in a very generous ninja box. I'm reluctant to rate it down as such! But, I'm rating the beer, not my generous friend. Here goes.

The Persistence of Memories is curious to me because the taste, smell, and mouth feel of the beer happen to weirdly coincide with the name of the beer. As mentioned, it's full of snowflakes. Made me think of Citizen Kane right away. Well okay, maybe not, but while writing the review, it sure did. The smell is slightly overripe with pineapple and mango - just a bit sickly sweet. The taste is similar - it's a lovely tropical blend of flavor, but it's almost too much, with that rich, cloying overripe taste. Plus, the snow globe thing - it just has that odd, yeasty texture to it.

Who knows if all of these things were intentional, or whether it has just naturally developed as such by aging. It's curious though. I like it, but it's not my favorite beer.

Mar 14, 2018
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4.39/5  rDev +2.6%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5
by Dragginballs76 from South Carolina

Appearance - Pours murky deep orange color with thick soapy white head and tons of lacing.

Aroma - Lots of ripe fruit aromas mango, pineapple, tangerine sweet with a touch of pine at the end.

Taste - Taste is very smooth ripe tropical fruit mango and pineapple mostly with a touch of tangerine and orange. There is almost a bit of grapefruit bitterness and alcohol at the end.

Feel - Medium bodied creamy feel little burn from the alcohol with a hint of dryness on the finish.

Overall - Very well done lots of ripe fruit the sweetness mutes the alcohol very tasty and smooth.

Feb 28, 2018
4.1 by kell50 from North Carolina on Feb 10, 2018
4.15 by leprechaunandfatman from Ohio on Feb 04, 2018
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4.34/5  rDev +1.4%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25
by HopBomb515 from New Jersey

Deep golden, orange hues, hazy with nice lacing. Aromas are dank and fruity. Notes of grapefruit flesh, tangerine, pineapple for days dank needles and light pine resin. Pretty hefty carbonation, drinks lighter than it is, borders on refreshing with a lightly drying finish. This was a very solid fruit juicy dipa. It was a little too hefty on the carbonation for my liking.

Jun 10, 2017
4.5 by mecmd from Tennessee on May 28, 2017
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4.04/5  rDev -5.6%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4
by Slack from Virginia

16 oz can

Deep gold in color with an inch of head that settles to a ring and some. Lacing is strong.

Nose is tropical - mango, pineapple, and grapefruit along with malt and a minor bit of resin.

Taste is malty and slightly sweet with minor tropical notes, pine and resin.

Mouthful is medium is creamy. Carbonation is a bit above average. Finish is semi dry.

Juicy but not overly so. Tropical notes along with pine. Malty and creamy, sweet but dry. Good but nothing remarkable.

May 14, 2017
4.49 by baklo from North Carolina on May 13, 2017
3.75 by Jhfinn from New York on May 13, 2017
4.42 by epyon396 from Pennsylvania on May 10, 2017
4.6 by mst934 from North Carolina on May 04, 2017
4.25 by AngusOg from North Carolina on May 01, 2017
4.24 by BirdsandHops from Oregon on Apr 30, 2017
4.4 by Wisconsin_IPA_Lover from Wisconsin on Apr 30, 2017
4.5 by KingEdward from North Carolina on Apr 29, 2017
The Persistence Of Memories from Burial Beer Co.
Beer rating: 92 out of 100 with 19 ratings