Light In The Window
Burlington Beer Co.

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Style:
Rye Beer
Ranked #19
ABV:
5.9%
Score:
90
Ranked #5,821
Avg:
4.06 | pDev: 7.39%
Reviews:
28
Ratings:
133
From:
Burlington Beer Co.
 
Vermont, United States
Avail:
Year-round
Wants
  7
Gots
  38
SCORE
90
Outstanding
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Reviews by hudsonvalleyslim:
Photo of hudsonvalleyslim
4.57/5  rDev +12.6%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.5

Vermont wins! Another top-shelf IPA from the Green Mountains. 16oz can poured into a SoMe pint glass. Cloudy, orangey, one whiff and I know it's gonna be fine. What I would call a Vermont-style IPA - juicy, almost orange juice mouthfeel, fine dense carbonation. And bustin' with orange and citrus goodness.

Hope this one makes it down to Massachusetts . . .

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More User Reviews:
Photo of founddrama
4.3/5  rDev +5.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

LOOK: Amber gold, leaning red. Slightly cloudy. Decent head retention and nice lacing, though my pours got smallish heads.

SMELL: A little citrus in the aroma, followed by a little rye.

TASTE: Wow. Nice. Marvelous rye flavor. Citrus hints. Somehow both a little sweet and a little bitter.

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Photo of Keene
3.57/5  rDev -12.1%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

LITW pours a warm hazy orange color from the can with a persistent off-white head. Aromas of spicy rye, damp cedar, dried apricot, and dank hops. Not a bad example of a medium bodied IPA, but the flavors become somewhat muddled and bitterness takes over early into the sip. More spicy rye character on the palate with a degree of astringency. The sharp bitterness bleeds into the finish and hangs around for a while, contributing some dryness to the aftertaste. I'm glad to see more breweries releasing rye beers, and while this one is good, it doesn't quite stand out from the pack.

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Photo of Blueapollo420
4.75/5  rDev +17%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.75

This is exactly what I want out of a rye ipa. delicious and fresh and beautiful.

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Photo of Jason
3.93/5  rDev -3.2%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4

16oz tallboy can, sample from the brewery.

Tight tiny bubbled lacing, good clarity in the golden hued brew. Spicy, esters, zesty, fruity, and grainy in the nose. Lost of citrus rind flavor, soft thick blanket of hop bitterness. Spicy rye drops a little bit of body and a rustic breadiness on the palate. Fruit middle to finish with a more spice and a kick of esters. Enjoyable, flavors linger in a good way.

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Photo of plaid75
4.25/5  rDev +4.7%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of arnulfooxblood
3.71/5  rDev -8.6%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.75

Photo of harsley
3.89/5  rDev -4.2%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

Photo of deanhead
4.26/5  rDev +4.9%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of ColForbinBC
4.1/5  rDev +1%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

Photo of Kegatron
3.79/5  rDev -6.7%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

Photo of angrybabboon
3.78/5  rDev -6.9%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

Consumed 9/15/15

A: Hazy, medium gold with tangerine tones, milky cloudiness - pours with a medium sized, white head, fades to a wispy cap, leaves a few streaks of lacing

S: Citrus and spice - big floral citrus aroma - orange and grapefruit flesh, peel- grassy and herbal notes, with some pine - earthy, leafy, and grassy - spicy, with a moderate amount of rye (not too much), pepper - decidedly yeasty with some fruity esters - light bread, bread dough, and crackers

T: Simultaneously mild and interesting - moderate amount of citrus that increases markedly as this warms - orange and grapefruit juice, flesh, peel, and pith - above-average bitterness - herbal, leafy hops - earthy and spicy - peppery, which might be from the rye, might be from the yeast strain - nice amount of rye that adds some spice but does not dominate the flavor profile - light grains, bread, crackers - dry, clean finish

M: Medium body, smooth but with a crisp bite in the finish, nicely carbonated, dry finish

O: Loaf of bread in the window

This is a great example of how to make a rye beer: use rye in moderation. The rye does not dominate here, but it does make its presence known with some distinct spiciness. If you like rye, you will love this. For everyone else, this is still worth a try.

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Photo of johnnnniee
3.75/5  rDev -7.6%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Can shared by Jason, thanks.
Slightly hazy deep golden color. Spicy earthy piney hops with some faint bready maltiness lingering. Not too shabby, glad I got to try it.

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Photo of dar482
4.37/5  rDev +7.6%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25

The beer comes in a hazy straw/pale gold.

The aroma offers grapefruit, piney, fresh green herbs.

The flavor hits of citrus, grapefruit, pineapple, soft bready malt, dry and yeasty with a hint of rye spice on the finish. The finish is dry without much bitterness.

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Photo of Brad007
4.36/5  rDev +7.4%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

Pours a cloudy blonde/amber color with a decent head into my glass. Described as a Rye IPA.

Spicy rye on the nose with a citrusy hop profile.

Spicy and citrusy with a strong grapefruit kick. Amazingly bitter.

The bitterness lingers at the back of the tongue. Spicy.

This is how a rye IPA should be brewed. I need to take another homebrew stab at this style as rye pale ales/IPAs were my standard.

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Photo of DannyS
3.93/5  rDev -3.2%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

Photo of Huhzubendah
3.89/5  rDev -4.2%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

Thanks Paul!
Hazy orange / yellow body with a white cap. Aromas include tropical fruit, citrus. Hop forward, light sweetness. Biscuit malt flavor late palate. Pretty good.

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Photo of slvrmon82
4.1/5  rDev +1%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of chefduff2
3.75/5  rDev -7.6%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of aflamang
4.49/5  rDev +10.6%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 5 | overall: 4.5

Aggressively peppery and rye.

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Photo of Kelp
3.92/5  rDev -3.4%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Photo of Joecaddie
4/5  rDev -1.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of Beerasaurus
4.05/5  rDev -0.2%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

Photo of trevorpost
4.04/5  rDev -0.5%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

Photo of Alieniloquium
3.15/5  rDev -22.4%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.25

16 oz. can poured into a pint glass. Deep murky orange. Medium off-white head and a lot of lacing. Smells citrusy and toasty. Lightly fruity and a bit of diacetyl there as well. Grapefruit hop flavor. Pale malt sweetness. Spicy rye flavor right up front. Toasty malt. Bitter and spicy finish. Again, a bit of diacetyl. Medium body. Low carbonation. Pretty nice, except for the diacetyl flavor.

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Light In The Window from Burlington Beer Co.
Beer rating: 90 out of 100 with 133 ratings