Starburst IPA
Ecliptic Brewing

Starburst IPAStarburst IPA
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From:
Ecliptic Brewing
 
Oregon, United States
Style:
American IPA
Ranked #2,030
ABV:
7.8%
Score:
87
Ranked #16,276
Avg:
3.9 | pDev: 8.21%
Reviews:
38
Ratings:
86
Status:
Active
Rated:
Jan 21, 2023
Added:
Feb 16, 2017
Wants:
  3
Gots:
  31
SCORE
87
Very Good
Starburst IPAStarburst IPA
Notes: None
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Rated: 5 by davecorson from Oregon

Dec 09, 2022
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Reviewed by stevoj from Idaho

3.49/5  rDev -10.5%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5
Taster at brewery. Kind of subdued, malty hoppy mix. Medium golden, oily and slick. Nothing really stands out here. Could almost passed for a pale except for the ABV.
Oct 25, 2022
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Reviewed by TheBricenator from Oregon

4.09/5  rDev +4.9%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4
Look: Orange in color and decently murky in the glass with a fast-growing head that pillows up and holds well before receding and leaving sticky lacing behind
Aroma: Cara cara oranges, grapefruit, pine, passionfruit, strawberries, sweet rose, blueberries, sweet malt, and Fruit Loops cereal
Taste: Tropical and citrus fruit team up for the first punch and almost immediately following that, a huge wave of pine crashes in. Some berry notes pop up here and there and bready malt is present throughout before closing with resinous conifer notes and a big hop bite
Mouthfeel: Full, a little slick, medium-high carbonation, and a medium strength dryness on the finish
Overall: This stuff is fantastic. I love these folks’ portfolio and this one is a staple in the beer fridge rotation year-round and it’s easy to taste why while also slowing down to review it. A well-made WCIPA – almost DIPA ABV territory – with great pine, citrus, tropical fruit, and floral notes, a great body, and good bitterness and dryness. Recommended
Apr 14, 2022
 
Rated: 3.62 by Lucnifter from California

Feb 20, 2022
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Reviewed by Limazulu from Idaho

4.08/5  rDev +4.6%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4
A-mostly clear, prodigious white head
S-muddled, citrus and dank fruit
T-more pineapple than I prefer, above avg sweet and bitter
M- nearly full body, but the floaties have a strange texture
O- Below expectations
Feb 19, 2022
 
Rated: 3.77 by Gem29

Sep 19, 2021
 
Rated: 3.75 by Scotchboy from Idaho

Aug 26, 2021
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Reviewed by MattBeer from California

3.66/5  rDev -6.2%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5
Very prickly. Get it as a taster just to experience what a bright IPA tastes like. But this would be a lot even in a tulip. Better to save room for something better.
Jun 23, 2021
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Reviewed by Pivopijak from Washington

3.74/5  rDev -4.1%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75
draught
Meringuey, tiny bubbled, snow white, thick head. Nearly clear, light golden orange color. Slight tropical fruit aroma. Slightly sharp citrus peel (tangerine), primary flavor with the slightest hint of malt. Citrus peel oil finish.
Feb 25, 2021
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Reviewed by IPAJoeOregon from Oregon

4.28/5  rDev +9.7%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25
This is a great IPA with minimal gut heaviness.

The pour is more watery than thick and the head populates a beautiful white foam.

Initial smells brought thoughts of pineapple and citrus.

As you drink the initial flavor hits with a bang of citrus pineapple (as the smell suggests) but with a wonderful mosaic hop finish with enough bite to give you a taste of the NW but a balance that leaves you wanting more.

The " weight" of tge beer on the stomach is minimal, the yeasts are all but spent and its not as thick as other heavier malted IPAs.

Bottom line, this is a delicious beer with a fantastic pineapple citrus but comes through with some wonderful hops. Not too heavy at all and the carbonation leaves you satisfied but not bloated.

I will buy this beer again and I highly recommend it if you love a great Pacific NW IPA buy this.
Jan 25, 2021
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Reviewed by GrahamP from California

4.25/5  rDev +9%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25
Drank out of a snifter glass from a can dated 9/21/2020. Has a smidgen of haze to the look, smells of dank hops and sweet fruit, tastes bitterly hoppy which I enjoy, backed by a strong fruit sweetness to even the flavor, and feels incredibly smooth on the tongue. Amazingly easy to crush these. Love it!
Jan 11, 2021
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Reviewed by gandres from Philippines

3.7/5  rDev -5.1%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4
Wednesday, December 16, 2020 2:18 PM
12 ounce can poured to wine glass
Sight: light golden amber, appears clear, medium white foam that disappears quickly, some lacing
Smell: Nose: very good, fragrant, hoppy; drink: more malty aroma
Taste: very good, bitter
Mouthfeel: very good, lively carbonation, good follow through, dry finish, bitter aftertaste
Overall: Very good beer, ok to repeat, not to look for
Dec 16, 2020
 
Rated: 3.5 by deereless from Colorado

Sep 12, 2020
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Rated by SushiSakeBeer from Oregon

4.08/5  rDev +4.6%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4
Flavorful
Jul 22, 2020
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Rated by eatsluggs from Florida

3.87/5  rDev -0.8%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75
My brother in law, not a beer connoisseur, thinks it's awesome. Again, not a beer connoisseur.
Jul 21, 2020
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Rated by Captain69 from Illinois

3.56/5  rDev -8.7%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5
great hop combination -Amarillo, azacca, centennial, mosaic and simcoe hops= very hoppy ipa hoppy all the way thru the drink
Jul 11, 2020
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Reviewed by tomocracy from Washington

4.23/5  rDev +8.5%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25
I really enjoyed this as it has strong floral notes, and a decent flavor profile despite not being very juicy or citrusy. Instead it's very floral and bright with a focus on classic west coast bitter hops. A great summer IPA. Also is a nice touch at 7.8 ABV.
Jul 05, 2020
 
Rated: 3.93 by C4li from Oregon

Jul 03, 2020
 
Rated: 3.5 by TallGuyCM from California

Jun 23, 2020
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Reviewed by pianoguy from Washington

4.06/5  rDev +4.1%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4
12 Oz can. Packaged on 5/20/2020 (23 days old)

Pours a slightly hazy straw colored body with a bone white head. A couple of rings of lacing. Decent retention.

Very prominent scent at the pour. Centennial and Mosaic hops lead. I'm getting impressions of pineapple, and mango . A tiny amount of brown sugar malt sweetness noted.

Taste is very west coast IPA. Love the bitterness . The brown sugar malt note is still there, still very slight.

Slightly prickly carbonation. It really works for this beer.

Enjoyable and refreshing. Would have liked a little more malt on the balance. Yet thin and prickly totally works for this beer. A warm weather, just got done with the yard work kind of beer. Better then most beers at this price point. Would buy again.
Jun 14, 2020
 
Rated: 4 by paulish from New York

Jun 13, 2020
 
Rated: 4 by rfreed from Washington

Jun 08, 2020
 
Rated: 3.89 by oberon from North Carolina

Jun 08, 2020
 
Rated: 3.81 by jason_nwx from Oregon

May 29, 2020
 
Rated: 4 by BEER88 from North Carolina

May 11, 2020
 
Rated: 3.27 by eppie82 from Illinois

Apr 29, 2020
 
Rated: 3.9 by vabeerguy from Virginia

Apr 12, 2020
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Reviewed by MacMalt from New Jersey

3.97/5  rDev +1.8%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4
Received from @woemad in a BIF. Canned on 3/2/2020. Poured into a Spiegelau IPA glass. It pours a hazy, golden-honey color with almost a finger of creamy, bright white head and a soapy film of lacing. A rather malty nose with notes of lemon, grapefruit, and pine. The taste opens with a hint of malt sweetness that is quickly overwhelmed by tart, bitter grapefruit rind and lemon peel, along with resinous pine. Only as the glass warms do I notice some tropical fruit, which I would expect from Citra and Mosaic hops. The Amarillo, Azacca, and Centennial hops also provide a biting bitterness. It finishes decidedly bitter. This ale has a lite crisp mouthfeel with pleasing carbonation and the 7.8% ABV gives it good substance. Overall, Starburst is a first-rate, hoppy, West Coast IPA. In an era of fruity haze, I like the crisp bitterness. This IPA is big enough to pair with a burger, cheese steak or barbeque, or for casual drinking. I really enjoyed it.
Apr 10, 2020
 
Rated: 3.77 by Stevedore from Oregon

Feb 17, 2020
 
Rated: 4 by robebo44 from Virginia

Dec 24, 2019
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Reviewed by Sedunova from Canada (BC)

4.18/5  rDev +7.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25
I heard someone call this a "bright" IPA which I'd never heard before, but it makes sense after you drink it, especially compared to some "heavier" hoppy IPAs. Quite smooth going down for a 7.8 abv. Will continue to be one of my regulars.
Dec 01, 2019
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Reviewed by NickSMpls from Washington

3.99/5  rDev +2.3%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4
Slightly hazy, golden amber with tight head, fair retention. Very definite blast of piney & citrus hop which sets the stage for a very tasty IPA. Smooth, no trace of sharpness or roughness which can come through with some NWIPAs. This is one of Ecliptic's better brews.
Dec 01, 2019
 
Rated: 4.21 by bumatnet from Colorado

Oct 13, 2019
 
Rated: 4 by DerwinWentworth from Utah

Oct 07, 2019
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Reviewed by patre_tim from Thailand

3.97/5  rDev +1.8%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75
Straw hazy with moderate carbonation and a finger of white head.

Smells of caramel, pine and citrus.

Tastes of pine, caramel and citrus.

Medium syrupy body with moderate carbonation.

I got this in Portland and am drinking it in Redding, Sept 11th, 2019.
Sep 11, 2019
 
Rated: 3.71 by joemcgrath27 from Canada (AB)

Sep 06, 2019
 
Rated: 3.83 by LXIXME from New Mexico

Aug 02, 2019
 
Rated: 3.5 by adam36 from Illinois

Jul 22, 2019
 
Rated: 3.96 by Peteshabam from Pennsylvania

Jul 20, 2019
Starburst IPA from Ecliptic Brewing
Beer rating: 87 out of 100 with 124 ratings