It's Complicated Being A Wizard
Burlington Beer Co.

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From:
Burlington Beer Co.
 
Vermont, United States
Style:
New England IPA
Ranked #1,742
ABV:
8%
Score:
92
Ranked #5,874
Avg:
4.11 | pDev: 8.76%
Reviews:
113
Ratings:
369
Status:
Active
Rated:
Oct 22, 2022
Added:
Feb 05, 2015
Wants:
  20
Gots:
  140
SCORE
92
Outstanding
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Notes: It's Complicated Being a Wizard is our flagship Double IPA. Pours a radiant glowing orange with which we immerse massive quantities of hops for a bold hop flavor. Brewed with Barley, Wheat Malt, and Flaked Oats. Hopped with Simcoe, Idaho 7, and Chinook for flavors and aromas of Ripe Papaya, Nectarines, Orange Zest, and Dank Cannabis.
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Rated: 4.08 by BeerForMuscle from New Jersey

Oct 22, 2022
 
Rated: 4 by Daniellobo from District of Columbia

Sep 10, 2022
 
Rated: 4.07 by Roguer from Connecticut

Aug 14, 2022
 
Rated: 4.06 by McSeal from Connecticut

Aug 14, 2022
 
Rated: 3.83 by XsoldoutX from Pennsylvania

Jun 30, 2022
 
Rated: 4.1 by Djchaston from Massachusetts

Jun 28, 2022
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Reviewed by VABA from Virginia

4.09/5  rDev -0.5%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25
Pours a hazy golden color with a nice head and lacing
Aroma has citrus and tropical hints
The taste follows the nose with a citrus and tropical flavors
A medium bodied well carbonated beer
A good NEIPA
Jun 19, 2022
 
Rated: 4.02 by tdm168 from Pennsylvania

Jun 05, 2022
 
Rated: 4.23 by ElGallo from New Hampshire

May 22, 2022
 
Rated: 3.96 by NYR-Zuuuuc from Connecticut

May 22, 2022
 
Rated: 4.44 by bw2000 from Texas

May 10, 2022
 
Rated: 4.54 by irs from New Jersey

Apr 25, 2022
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Reviewed by Scarpariello from New York

4.71/5  rDev +14.6%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.75
Tried this while up in Woodstock this past week. Really stood out to me and appealed to my palate. Fruit includes tangerine/orange, mango and papaya. Good bit of dankness/pine as well. I like the little bit of bite on the finish which increases the refreshing quality of this DIPA.
Apr 15, 2022
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Reviewed by NewtotheBrew

3.42/5  rDev -16.8%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.25
Beautiful yellow color, sweet, almost tangy or spicy on the back end, not sure what that is, malt? Tasty nonetheless.

...Just like the description, with falvors and aromas of Ripe Papaya, Nectarines, Orange Zest,Ripe Papaya, Nectarines, Orange Zest,
Apr 02, 2022
 
Rated: 4.5 by johnzur

Mar 31, 2022
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Reviewed by metter98 from New York

4.1/5  rDev -0.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4
A: The beer is very hazy to cloudy pale dark yellow in color. It poured with a quarter finger high white head that left a thin collar around the edge and some lacing down the sides of the glass.
S: Moderate aromas of orange citrus are present in the nose along with hints of dank pine.
T: The taste follows the smell but the dankness is more subdued and there are additional notes of papayas with hints of herbs. Only a light amount of bitterness is perceptible.
M: It feels medium-bodied, juicy and a bit crisp on the palate with a moderate amount of carbonation.
O: This beer has an interesting combination of citrus, dankness and tropical fruit.

Serving type: can
Mar 14, 2022
 
Rated: 4.38 by QuentinDishaw from Massachusetts

Mar 06, 2022
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Reviewed by tekstr1der from New Hampshire

4.23/5  rDev +2.9%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25
Good stuff, though I really enjoyed Creatures above any BBC yet. This one seemed a tad dry and a bit boozy, but was still very tasty. These folks need to get their canning date printed on the cans ASAP. Can't take too many more chances with old stock.
Feb 25, 2022
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Reviewed by Lucular from Maryland

4/5  rDev -2.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4
On tap at Lures Bar & Grille. Pours a hazy yellow orange with a fluffy head. Aroma and flavor feature citrus and tropical fruit, soft wheat, and a hint of grassiness. Overall a solid (D)NEIPA but not a standout.
Feb 24, 2022
 
Rated: 4.46 by Shantzak from Pennsylvania

Feb 20, 2022
 
Rated: 3.81 by lakewy17 from New Hampshire

Feb 08, 2022
 
Rated: 3.5 by Shenk87 from Pennsylvania

Jan 24, 2022
 
Rated: 3.95 by Knapp85 from Pennsylvania

Dec 28, 2021
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Reviewed by DaveMaciolek21 from New Jersey

4.5/5  rDev +9.5%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5
Loved this one! Deep gold in the glass, so deep it's almost orange. White two-finger head that laces your glass. Flavorful balance between tart citrus and blood orange sweetness, with a bit of mango tossed into the mix. Juicy, pulpy mouthfeel, with evolving complexity.
Dec 07, 2021
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Reviewed by TheManiacalOne from Rhode Island

4.19/5  rDev +1.9%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25
On-tap 12/1/2021 at Laura’s Bar & Grill in Smithfield, RI, served in a can-shaped pint glass.

A: The beer is a bright orange/amber color, with a short dense off-white head that fades slowly and leaves a thick lace on the glass.

S: The aroma contains fruity citrus, piney hops and caramelized malts.

T: The taste starts out sweet with flavors of fruity and juicy citrus and some caramel. Then a strong but not over-powering piney hops bitterness comes in. The malt character is hearty but not too heavy and brings a good balance. The after-taste is slightly sweet and slightly hoppy.

M: Crisp and smooth, medium body, medium carbonation, finish is slightly sticky.

O: Tasty, goes down easily, slightly filling, good kick, good representation of style. This is a solid 2IPA to drink for a long time.
Dec 02, 2021
 
Rated: 4.48 by BenEason

Dec 01, 2021
 
Rated: 4.12 by Bierbaum from Massachusetts

Nov 28, 2021
 
Rated: 4.09 by rorjets from Connecticut

Nov 26, 2021
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Reviewed by Pivopijak from Washington

3.89/5  rDev -5.4%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4
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Looks like a mix between yellow & pink grapefruit juice. Subtle, citrus peel with a little fermented touch and a light malt base. Good blend of citrus peel and some off-dry, medium light toasted malt, underlying, in the taste. Good, tangerine peel finish.
Nov 10, 2021
 
Rated: 4.08 by DBosco from Massachusetts

Nov 07, 2021
 
Rated: 3 by prisdefer from New York

Oct 19, 2021
 
Rated: 4.17 by florisj135 from Virginia

Oct 16, 2021
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Rated by pkalix from California

4.39/5  rDev +6.8%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25
bubble gum smell!
Sep 24, 2021
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Reviewed by harrypowers from Massachusetts

4.25/5  rDev +3.4%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25
Pours a hazy light orange with a small long lived head and ample lacing.

Smells of grassy piney hops with some tart citrus.

Tastes of grapefruit , orange and mango with a slightly bitter finish. The tart and bitter tastes balance with the sweet well.

Medium body with light carbonation. Smooth mouthfeel.

This is a very drinkable and flavorful brew.
Sep 21, 2021
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Reviewed by mvanaskie13 from Pennsylvania

4/5  rDev -2.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4
Poured into a narrow pint glass: color is straw gold, head is brighter white with fine bubbles, head presents 1 finger thick, then dissipates to solid top with at least 1/4 inch thickness, some lacing on the glass sides.

Smell is honeysuckle, melon, lighter pineapple, lighter citrus, some biscuit, light malt.

Taste is pineapple, melon, citrus, some rind, some biscuit, maybe some honey, abv is hidden well.

Mouthfeel is low carbonation, moderate sweetness (not overdone), light/moderate bitterness, drying finish.

Overall a nice mixed fruit hazy dipa with dominant melon character with balancing sweetness and lower but perceivable bitterness.
Sep 14, 2021
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Reviewed by BFCarr from New Jersey

4.06/5  rDev -1.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4
Pours hazy yellow with a thick white head. Aroma is hoppy and sweet. Taste follows with some hop bitterness and a lot of citrus sweetness. It's not sweet, but the sweetness is there. Feel is very good nice and smooth. Overall it's a very nice NEIPA.
Sep 02, 2021
 
Rated: 4.25 by Wesmaze from New York

Aug 31, 2021
 
Rated: 4.25 by Zekenyce from New Jersey

Aug 30, 2021
It's Complicated Being A Wizard from Burlington Beer Co.
Beer rating: 92 out of 100 with 482 ratings