Burial / CR/AK - The End Is Never Near | Burial Beer Co.

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BEER INFO

Brewed by:
Burial Beer Co.
North Carolina, United States
burialbeer.com

Style: New England IPA

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 4.20%

Availability: Limited (brewed once)

Notes / Commercial Description:
Finality is in the eyes of your wild temptation. For this path is set upon sanity, and winds to savagery. Made with Italy’s CR/AK Brewery. What may be a tiny IPA made with barley and oats, can be much more. Double dry-hopped with a bounty of Citra and Vic’s Secret.

BEER STATS
Ranking:
-
Reviews:
3
Ratings:
11
pDev:
5.68%
 
 
Wants:
1
Gots:
0
Trade:
0
 
User Reviews & Ratings
Reviews: 3 | Ratings: 11
Photo of Dragginballs76
3.84/5  rDev -5.2%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

Appearance - pours turbid yellowish color with a decent white head that quickly dissipates. Not much lacing.

Aroma - Light mango, lemon, oats, mild floral notes.

Taste - Picking up floral hops, nice earthy taste, mild orange and grapefruit. Little wheat.

Feel - Light side of medium, pretty soft carbonation.

Overall - Well done session IPA, little light on the flavors.

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Photo of fmccormi
4.15/5  rDev +2.5%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Straight pour from a 16oz can to a stemless wine glass (HPB’s Bottle Friends cat glass). This is missing a canning date, but it was somewhere around mid- to slightly past mid-March. That would make the beer somewhere in the neighborhood of three weeks old at the time of consumption, and it’s been refrigerated consistently.

Appearance (4.5): This pours out about two fingers of smooth, whipped white foam, capping a turbid, pale yellow-gold body reminiscent of straw. That head dies down fairly slowly for its size, leaving a broken collar of delicate legs tied to wide, curvaceous splotches of solid, but gentle lacing.

Smell (4.5): Huge, fragrant notes of yellow peach and passionfruit, white tea, and soft notes of fruity ganja jump out of the glass, floated by a soft, but starchy and sturdy grain/malt profile that calls to mind common crackers, dusty straw, and floury baking soda biscuit crusts. As it opens up, a sauvignon blanc-oriented mixture of passionfruit and fresh grass comes forward. Absolutely killer nose for a beer of this size.

Taste (4.0): On the palate, a soft, swishy tartness emerges from a confluence of strongly grassy, light bitterness and extremely lean, slightly starchy grain before a light and crisp bitterness takes over toward the back of the palate. Pomegranate rind, yellow grapefruit flesh, and a bold, herbaceous flavor lead the charge, shadowed by very soft, floury grains that suggest the slight starchiness and fluff of flaked oats, plus extremely pale barley. There’s an earthy, slightly spicy note that emanates from the space between pale, dry grain body and the herbal, slightly resinous hop character. It feels more resinous than astringent, fortunately, and remains eminently drinkable.

Mouthfeel (4.0): The feel is a nice mixture of very fluffy, active carbonation that’s never tingly—it’s exclusively soft and smooth—and a light, dry, swishy and quenching body. The carbonation washes in with lush, soft carbonation that coats all surfaces, and despite its softness manages to still foam up nicely without even a tingle as it washes out. The body is fluffy and swishy as well, remaining extremely light and perfectly dry, without sacrificing its fluff. Kind of a magic trick for session IPAs, in my mind.

Overall (4.0): I don’t care much for session IPAs. Typically, I end up feeling like the brewer tried to cram too much hop character into what is often an understructured grain body. It often ends up feeling a bit too light, resinous, and unbalanced. This is different in many ways: despite the levity of the body, it remains fluffy and quenching without notable astringency. It has plenty of hops, with fruity and pungent aromas and a lean, dry bitterness. Even so, it’s drinkable and lovely. Definitely best as fresh as possible, but recommended.

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Photo of dbrauneis
4.29/5  rDev +5.9%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

A: Pours a extremely milky murky pale golden yellow in color with moderate amounts of fine active visible carbonation rising along the edges of the glass and moderate dark golden yellow + bright yellow + tan colored highlights. The beer has a three finger tall dense sudsy foamy almost creamy white head that slowly reduces to a large patch of slightly mottled thin film covering 95% of the surface of the beer and a thin ring at the edges of the glass. Moderate amounts of lacing are observed.

S: Moderate to strong aromas of juicy citrus/grapefruit, tropical/mango, and stone fruit/candied peach hops over the top of light to moderate aromas of biscuit + oat + wheat malts with a very light amount of grainy sweetness.

T: Upfront there are light to moderate flavors of biscuit + oat + wheat malts with a very light amount of grainy sweetness. That is followed by moderate to strong flavors of juicy citrus/grapefruit, tropical/mango, and stone fruit/candied peach hops which impart a light amount of bitterness which fades away quickly leaving a lingering citrus + tropical hop flavor.

M: Just shy of medium bodied with moderate amounts of carbonation. Slightly crisp initially with a soft/fluffy mid-body and a hint of dryness in the finish.

O: Easy to drink with well hidden alcohol and a really pleasant mouthfeel (without the thinness that I often associate with Session IPAs). Very enjoyable with a really nice hop profile and I could easily have a couple of these - especially refreshing after a long run on a warm Sunday afternoon.

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Burial / CR/AK - The End Is Never Near from Burial Beer Co.
Beer rating: 4.05 out of 5 with 11 ratings