The Slow Down
Burial Beer Co.

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IPA - New England
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3.95 | pDev: 9.11%
Burial Beer Co.
North Carolina, United States
Notes: These strange entities exist. A kinship as ethereal as the blood that runs within us. And once isolated in thought, you start to bend the spectrum of your perspective. Made with oats and lactose. Double dry-hopped with hand-selected Citra and Motueka.
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NiceTaps from New Jersey

3.12/5  rDev -21%
look: 3 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

16 ounce can in a stemmed tulip IPA glass.

An upbeat pour resulted in no head at all, oddly enough. A very thin cap left some splash lacing. Dense and cloudy wheat wash color.

The wheat color turns to strong oatmeal aroma. Citrus and grapefruit and lime aromas. Dank and dewy.

Lemon-lime, tangerine, and grapefruit flavors. Slightly tropical. Milky sweet and alcohol soaked.

It’s full bodied and boozed up. The flavors work hard through the alcohol. A bit chewy and very juicy.

In a word; unstable. Too much juice, abv, and lactose override any drinkable quality.

Sep 18, 2021
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jrc1093 from Connecticut

3.9/5  rDev -1.3%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Canned on 7/12/21; consumed on 7/31/21

Pours a turbid, milky sunflower-gold body capped with a fluffy half-finger of white foam; subpar head retention yields a thin layer of craggy cap, a slight, frothy collar, and dense, soapy ribbons of lacing covering the walls of the glass.

Aroma highlights overripe lime and prickly moss upfront, culminating to gooseberry milkshake over a lacto-fank middle and easing toward clementine and orange zest on the back end; underripe lychee further accentuates a ripely pungent fruitiness as the bouquet fades.

Taste opens with a fresh guava sweetness balanced with citric tangerine and braised with the acidity of spent lemon peel; lychee and papaya bring a tropical dank over the mid-palate before an almost inevitable orange creamsicle overtone glides through the finish.

Mouthfeel shows a medium body with lower-end carbonation and a predominant creamy-smooth character; a slightly juicy twang emerges from a distant hop acidity into an equally mild hop prickle over the mid-palate, followed by mild-moderate spurts of bitterness across a level and consistently textured finish.

A rounded use of lactose permeates every aspect of this milkshake IPA, simultaneously allowing the hop profile to accentuate a dank, fruity overtone while the creamy subtext contributes an effective pungency to this surprisingly easy drinker.

Aug 01, 2021
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brentk56 from North Carolina

4.25/5  rDev +7.6%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Appearance: Pours a cloudy honey color with a one finger head; leggy with streaks and shards of lacing

Smell: Pineapple and passionfuit with a touch of honeyed cream

Taste: Pineapple forward with the honeyed cream flavors sweetening; some passion fruit adds a bitter balance but the finish verges on the sweet side with just enough bitterness to satisfy

Mouthfeel: Medium to full body; creamy with moderate carbonation

Overall: Another in the parade of good NE IPAs from Burial

Jul 29, 2021
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GuyFawkes from Illinois

4.09/5  rDev +3.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

Canned 11/4/20; drank 11/14/20 @ the Yarchives.

Opaque dull yellow/orange appearance.

A violent pour yielded a big white head; strong lace.

Pineapple, dry grass & faint cane sugar notes in the nose.

Medium mouthfeel.

Pineapple & faint peanut butter flavors up front; dry grass & faint cane sugar notes on the finish. As this warmed, booze heat emerged.

A nice one from Burial; no surprise there.

Nov 25, 2020
The Slow Down from Burial Beer Co.
Beer rating: 3.95 out of 5 with 7 ratings