It's Complicated Being A Wizard | Burlington Beer Co.

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BEER INFO

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

Style: American Imperial IPA

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 7.50%

Availability: Rotating

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Added by WillieThreebiers on 02-05-2015

BEER STATS
Ranking:
#4,864
Reviews:
81
Ratings:
338
pDev:
9.31%
 
 
Wants:
16
Gots:
107
Trade:
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Photo of Branlott42
4.1/5  rDev +0.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of 322wingedfoot
4/5  rDev -2%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

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

16oz can dated 8/7/18 poured into a tulip
A: Hazy creamsicle color with a one-finger head
S: Wow, after just writing the appearance I'll be damned if this doesn't smell like a creamsicle too. Orange, a bit of vanilla, some malt/tropical fruit/pine
T: Much drier than the nose; orange/dried orange peel, malt, pine, just a touch of dank
M: Medium-bodied, dry, bitter
O: The nose took my by surprise. The flavors differ but overall a well-made enjoyable NEIPA

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Photo of hcproff36
4.34/5  rDev +6.4%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25

Photo of Peter1977
3.9/5  rDev -4.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of jrfehon33
4.1/5  rDev +0.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

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

Photo of Crujones
4.91/5  rDev +20.3%
look: 4.75 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.75

Photo of Phoodcritic
3.83/5  rDev -6.1%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of VeganUndead
3.78/5  rDev -7.4%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

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

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

Thanks goes out to larryi86 for this brew.

16 oz. Can
Canned On: 060818
ABV: 8%

My first from this brewery.

Poured into a Trillium glass a pretty nice cloudy yellow color, very nice carbonation, with a very nice thick/creamy two-finger off-white head, which leaves some pretty nice sticky lacing behind. The nose is hoppy, malty, with a pretty nice citrus complex (orange, tangerine, mango, peach, apricot), slight diesel like. The taste is hoppy, malty, with a pretty nice citrus complex (orange, tangerine, mango, peach, apricot), slight diesel like, Medium body, ABV is hidden very well, with a nice dry/bitter finish. Overall, a pretty tasty brew. Glad to have gotten a chance to try it. Orange Julius! Addictive! Milkshake!. Thanks Larry!

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Photo of GravityKills
4.45/5  rDev +9.1%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.5

Photo of CanConPhilly
4.17/5  rDev +2.2%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

L - 2-finger white head atop a murky orange body.

S - dank orange, pine, some candy.

T - orange and grapefruit. Bread. Biscuit. Pine. Some dankness. Moderate-low bitterness. Low sweetness. Low booziness.

F - Medium body and carb.

O - It’s complicated being a NEIPA. This one is decent, though, but doesn’t stand out.

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Photo of Sammy
3.69/5  rDev -9.6%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of PSanger
4.29/5  rDev +5.1%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

this is quickly turning into one of my favorite breweries. Quality beer after quality beer. This one is no different. has a great NE IPA smell with the strong somewhat piney taste of a VT beer. Definently can tell this is an 8% but not in a negative way. This is a good IPA. Don't pass on an opportunity to buy this one.

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Photo of mhjipa
4.29/5  rDev +5.1%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25

Photo of dbl_delta
4.3/5  rDev +5.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25

Growler into pint glass. Pours a murky burnt-orange/amber with a decent off-white head. Initial impression is massive citrus (orange and grapefruit), with a little caramel malt balancing things out. Mouthfeel is nice and creamy-smooth; carbonation is perfect. Finish is initially sweetish, but fades to a lingering fruity bitterness in the back of the throat. Excellent!

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Photo of SharkNado
4.13/5  rDev +1.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

Photo of digboy
4.59/5  rDev +12.5%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Pours an opaque creamy gold color with a one finger silky bone white head that does not leave much lacing.

The aroma is sweet and tropical with guava and orange notes, very strong. Love it!

Taste is similar but with some floral notes that could fall under "orange blossom". Malt is low and lending to the sweetness while the bitterness is moderate, coming out midway through and remaining in the finish along with the orange notes.

Feel is very soft and creamy.

This is a fantastic example of a thick NEIPA. The nose and flavors are clean and very pleasant, feel is just right, and there is enough bitterness to add something to the profile. Love it! The last few I've had from these guys are making me a huge fan now. I will be coming back for more.

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

Photo of bylerteck
4.17/5  rDev +2.2%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

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

Photo of jwilson8316
4.39/5  rDev +7.6%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

Photo of izzyismyrott
3.96/5  rDev -2.9%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

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It's Complicated Being A Wizard from Burlington Beer Co.
Beer rating: 4.08 out of 5 with 338 ratings