Peasant King | Burlington Beer Co.

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BEER INFO

Brewed by:
Burlington Beer Co.
Vermont, United States
burlingtonbeercompany.com

Style: American IPA

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 9.50%

Availability: Winter

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Added by Ewhite2121 on 01-11-2015

BEER STATS
Ranking:
#5,833
Reviews:
17
Ratings:
78
pDev:
6.37%
 
 
Wants:
3
Gots:
17
Trade:
0
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Photo of zahara15
4.51/5  rDev +10.5%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.5

Photo of NiceTaps
4.07/5  rDev -0.2%
look: 3 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

16 ounce can in an IPA glass.

Thick cloudy morning juice colored liquid. The white cap starts a better than a finger's worth then quickly drops to a thick film. There's little lacing, some spots and a wisp. Some sediment settles at the bottom of the glass, looking like dirt.

Nice fresh hop aroma while pouring. There are orange and grapefruit citrus aromas and some caramelized malt. Some alcohol soaked yeast and rind, not too boozed up or sugary.

Grapefruit, sugared and malted. Some tangerine and tropical notes provide a pleasant aftertaste.

Full body with hoppy bite. Not too bitter or sweet.

A nice surprise. Sure, it's strong and slightly sweet, but it's no boozed up sugar bomb like so many other 9.0% abv DIPAs that I've had.

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Photo of PSanger
3.82/5  rDev -6.4%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 3.75

Very boozy double from one of my favorite breweries. Usually with BBC the taste and smell explode once you even get the glass near your mout and nose. Not this one. Surprising especially for the ALC. this is a phenomenal brewery better off trying one of there many other gems.

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Photo of Holderness
4/5  rDev -2%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Had on tap at Brix in Rutland

L -- Hazy amber-orange body with a finger of solid white head. Some retention and lacing
S -- Orange pith, new sneakers, unripe pineapple, green mango
T -- Orange rind, red grapefruit flesh, pine sap, caramel malt, booze
F -- Medium+ mouthfeel, medium carb. Some resinous character in the back, but the bitterness mostly drops out on the finish

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Photo of Simon212
4.09/5  rDev +0.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

Photo of MFMB
4.19/5  rDev +2.7%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25

Pours a opaque straw yelllw with a bright white frothy head. Nose is fruity, orange sherbet like. Notes of grapefruit peel and mango as well. First taste is a citrus blast. Orang and grapefruit mixed with notes of sweet dough and melon. I do however pick up a bit of that onion like flavor at points in this. It is ever so subtle tho. Maybe it’s just me but if a beer has that onion like/gym locker taste/smell I usually find it. Note: I haven’t tasted a gym locker yet ;) and was more meaning taste like it smells sort of thing. Still high marks on the taste as the juicyness is very pleasant. Creamy smooth body with a dose of hoppyness at the end.

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Photo of dfhhead25
4/5  rDev -2%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of angrybabboon
4.06/5  rDev -0.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Consumed 7/29/18

A: Golden tangerine - very hazy, moderately turbid - pours with a medium size off-white head, fades to a few wisps, leaves some streaks and spots of lacing

S: Bright citrus juice and tropical notes - tangerine and orange juice, with some bright grapefruit - floral citrus - some herbal and leafy green hops - some dank notes as well, some pine - lots of fruit, with melon, cantaloupe, mango, and some pineapple - some sweetness, but not as much as I would guess for nearly 10% ABV

T: As the aroma suggests, lots of fruit - in many ways reminiscent of orange juice - bright orange and tangerine, with some grapefruit zest, floral grapefruit - herbal and leafy hops, and some sharp, some resinous pine - medium amount of bitterness - some melon, mango, passionfruit, apricot, pineapple - mostly neutral, pale malts, but some notes of bread dough - hint of oats - booze is only apparent in the finish, but it is mostly masked

M: Medium body, smooth and chewy, carbonation on the low side

O: A pleasant king

Peasant King has a nice blend of hops on a solid base. I've had a number of IPAs from Burlington Beer Co, but only a couple of DIPAs. This is nicely aggressive, with some bitterness, but also mellow and chewy. I wish I had bought more than this one can.

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Photo of IBUBrew
4/5  rDev -2%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of Gkruszewski
4.27/5  rDev +4.7%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of gbiello
3.84/5  rDev -5.9%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of unclekeith
4.25/5  rDev +4.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

Photo of JakerLou
4.22/5  rDev +3.4%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25

Photo of mtomlins
4.12/5  rDev +1%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of polloenfuego
4.12/5  rDev +1%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Look is grapefruit juice in color with about a thumb of head. On break there is a nice collar, and generous lacing.

Smell is citrus all up in your nose. Tropicals also appear and there is a sweet scent that finishes things off.

Taste is similar to the nose, however, I find the tropicals more prominent. Pineapple especially comes through. Nice hoppy flavor on the end.

Feel is medium or better weight, with firm but not overbearing carbonation. Finish is quick and leaves that nice bitter hops.

Well, a damn fine beer. This is something that I would keep going back to were I closer to Burlington VT.

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Photo of Phil9250
4.03/5  rDev -1.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

Photo of Patches826
4/5  rDev -2%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of newcastlemike
4.08/5  rDev 0%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Photo of T-34-85
4.19/5  rDev +2.7%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of Marluc
4.05/5  rDev -0.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Photo of GratefulNole
4.17/5  rDev +2.2%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Photo of Curt2969
4.16/5  rDev +2%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Photo of Kurzman
4.25/5  rDev +4.2%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of papposilenus
4.37/5  rDev +7.1%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

From a 16oz can, dated 02/21/18. Served in an imperial pint pub glass.

Pours a thoroughly opaque, murky, pale orange-yellow with a finger-and-a-half of super-soft, lathery head. Retention is very good, leaving a solid curtain of soapy lacing in its wake.

A sharp, yeasty nose of grapefruit and pineapple with a wafting layer of jungle flowers and vanilla.

Taste very much follows the nose - the full boat of tropical fruits, especially the grapefruit and pineapple, with citrus oils and vanilla sugar cookies. Earthy and flowery, medium-high bitterness to the style with just a bit of the dank. Finishes with tingly citrusy hop oils coating the tongue.

Feel is soft and doughy, juicy, medium-plus bodied and brightly carbonated. A slight warmth in the gullet but, otherwise, no sign of the stated 9.5% abv.

Overall, an outstanding NEDIPA. Burlington can be hit or miss for me but Peasant King is decidedly a hit. Thick, juicy, doughy and delicious. I would definitely pick this one up again.

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Photo of kjkinsey
4/5  rDev -2%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

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Peasant King from Burlington Beer Co.
Beer rating: 4.08 out of 5 with 78 ratings