A Guillotine Of Contemplation
Burial Beer Co.

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Burial Beer Co.
North Carolina, United States
New England IPA
Needs more ratings
4.23 | pDev: 3.55%
Nov 05, 2023
Oct 25, 2020
Double IPA with pineapple

Sometimes it’s not just your own eyes, looking back upon you. But you wonder on through the ominous glow of what might be imagined by others. A double onslaught of Decapitation. Mashed with Epiphany Craft Malt Triticale and oats. Aged on loads of pineapple just like its little brother. Double dry-hopped with Simcoe, Vic Secret and Sabro.
Recent ratings and reviews.
Rated: 4.25 by petewheeler from Maryland

Nov 05, 2023
Rated: 4.24 by BeerBeast from Florida

Aug 17, 2023
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Reviewed by brentk56 from North Carolina

4.17/5  rDev -1.4%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25
Appearance: A bubble show produces a finger's worth of head atop the cloudy honey colored liquid; strong retention and quite a splattering of lace

Smell: Pineapple dominates but there is the familiar sugar cookie of Burial's malt base; hints of guava and passionfruit

Taste: Pineapple forward with some sugar cookie underneath; hints of guava and passionfruit emerge; a slight bite in the middle from citrus pith and then the finish has a bit of fusel alcohol that lingers into the aftertaste

Mouthfeel: Medium body and creamy, with moderate carbonation

Overall: Outside of the fusel finish, this is a well done DIPA in the New England, limited bitterness style
Aug 12, 2021
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Reviewed by BEERchitect from Kentucky

4.25/5  rDev +0.5%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25
On a backbone of Sabro, Simcoe and Vic Secret hops, Burrial's Imperial pineapple IPA takes a few pages from the New England-styled ways of making hoppy ale and carries an aggressive and even somewhat macabre name. But hop hop heads, this choice is a no-brainer.

Pouring with a turbid and matte goldenrod appearance, A Guillotine of Contemplation leads with a creamy ivory crown and a plethora of tropical, herbal and even winey scents; but with the pineapple fruit at the forefront. A creamy, cereal sweetness captures the attention of the tastebuds first with notions of cream of wheat, agave, honeysuckle and poundcake.

Those hops though, won't be denied as they quickly take command of the middle palate with the juicy and radiant taste of guava, mango, passionfruit and papaya that all tuck nicely behind the strong pineapple overtones. With the help of tangerine, red grapefruit and cantaloup stemming from the hops and the fruit punch medley is complete. Trending smoothly and spicy with bitterness, the late palate is charged with fresh grassiness, sun tea, hemp and an overall botanical gin-like bite.

Full bodied and creamy throughout, hints of vanilla and candied hops add a softness to the spucy, floral and peppery hop bite that closes out the session, with the remnants of citrus and tropical fruit puree lingering in a medium long afterglow.
Nov 09, 2020
Rated: 4 by Jdells09 from New Jersey

Nov 03, 2020
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Reviewed by GuyFawkes from Illinois

4.09/5  rDev -3.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4
Canned 10/13/20; drank 10/21/20 @ the Yarchives.

Opaque dull orange/yellow appearance.

A violent pour yielded a big off-white head; frothy lace.

Pineapple, orange citrus & soft wheat notes in the nose.

Soft, medium mouthfeel.

Pineapple & spring water flavors up front; soft wheat & faint citrus bite on the finish. No booze heat.

Soft, balanced & tasty; another winner from Burial.
Oct 26, 2020
Rated: 4.52 by Cheesehoops from Alabama

Oct 25, 2020
Rated: 4.32 by mig100 from Texas

Oct 25, 2020
A Guillotine Of Contemplation from Burial Beer Co.
Beer rating: 4.23 out of 5 with 8 ratings