A Modern Ballad of Self-Torture
Burial Beer Co.

A Modern Ballad of Self-TortureA Modern Ballad of Self-Torture
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IPA - New England
Ranked #1,481
Ranked #11,633
4.19 | pDev: 11.46%
Burial Beer Co.
North Carolina, United States
Very Good
A Modern Ballad of Self-TortureA Modern Ballad of Self-Torture
Notes: From the very inception. Dizzied by the amorphous disfigurations that stare back. Entombed beneath the flooding of a senseless nonsense we had no choice but to embrace. Double dry-hopped with 2020 crop Galaxy, Simcoe and Sabro, and finished with some Simcoe Cryo.
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drdiesel9483 from Ohio

4.5/5  rDev +7.4%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

It looks a very light yellow and creamy with a sticky white lacing. On untapptd I have down that it was juicy tropical smooth and full. I do remember really liking this beer

Mar 30, 2021
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Alieniloquium from Florida

3.78/5  rDev -9.8%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

16 oz. can. Hazy pale orange. Smells of white grape, herbals, and some lemon soapiness. Tastes of woodsy pine, grassy herbals, white grape, and a strong dose of the lemon soap flavor. Light earthy bitterness. Medium body with a chewy texture. Pretty good, except for some soap. Not my favorite flavor, but it's light enough not to bother me much.

Mar 16, 2021
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UWDAWG from Washington

3.76/5  rDev -10.3%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

Poured from a 16 ounce can into a tulip glass.

Look- Medium gold, hazy, frothy white head, average head retention and lacing.

Smell- Dank, herbal, pine resin.

Taste- Herbaceous, mandarin orange, slight pine resin.

Full- Full body, creamy, astringent finish, between low and medium bitterness, average carbonation.

Overall- Nothing remarkable, very drinkable beer.

Jan 09, 2021
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dbrauneis from North Carolina

4.23/5  rDev +1%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

A: Pours a murky milky pale yellow in color with moderate amounts of fine active visible carbonation rising along the edges of the glass and moderate pale golden yellow + very pale orange colored highlights. The beer has a three finger tall dense creamy sudsy foamy bright white head that slowly reduces to a handful of small patches of medium thick film surrounded by a large patch of thin film covering the remainder of the surface of the beer and a medium thick ring at the edges of the glass. Significant amounts of lacing are observed.

S: Moderate to strong aromas of juicy citrus/grapefruit + citrus/tangerine + stone fruit/apricot + pine hops over the top of light to moderate aromas of biscuit + pale + oat malts with a light to moderate amount of sugary sweetness.

T: Upfront there are light to moderate flavors of biscuit + pale + oat malts with a light to moderate amount of sugary sweetness. That is followed by moderate to strong flavors of juicy citrus/grapefruit + citrus/tangerine + stone fruit/apricot + pine hops which impart a light amount of bitterness which fades away quickly leaving moderate lingering citrus + pine hop flavors.

M: Light to medium bodied with moderate amounts of carbonation. Slightly crisp initially with a light amount of creamy soft/fluffiness mid-body and a light amount of dryness in the finish.

O: Easy to drink with well hidden alcohol and a refreshing slightly crisp + creamy soft/fluffy mouthfeel. Very enjoyable combination of hop flavors and aromas. I could easily have a couple of these.

Jan 03, 2021
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Apellonious from North Carolina

4.14/5  rDev -1.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

16 oz canned 11/23/2020 poured into an elongated tulip glass, a overly hazy orange juice yellow with a one finger head. Aroma is grapefruit, sea salt/ onion, and maybe some tangerine. Less bitterness on the taste, heavy grapefruit/tangerine, some orange and slight stone fruit notes. The carbonation is medium, with a light feel. Another tasty Burial IPA.

Dec 20, 2020
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GuyFawkes from Illinois

4.34/5  rDev +3.6%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25

Canned 11/23/20; drank 12/10/20 @ the Yarchives.

Opaque dull orange/yellow appearance.

A violent pour yielded a nice off-white head; strong, fluffy lace.

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

Soft, medium mouthfeel.

Peach & orange citrus flavors up front; soft wheat notes on the finish.

A delightful Burial IPA; one of their better efforts.

Dec 11, 2020
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