Future Glow
Burlington Beer Co.

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IPA - American
Ranked #1,556
Ranked #12,075
3.99 | pDev: 7.77%
Burlington Beer Co.
Vermont, United States
Very Good
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Notes: Dry Hopped American style Table Beer. This recipe is built on a multi-grain grist bill with 60% wheat malt followed by pilsner malt and flaked oats. Heavily hop burst-ed with end of boil additions and traditional American IPA dry hopping rates.
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puboflyons from New Hampshire

3.62/5  rDev -9.3%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.5

From a 16 oz. can sampled May 16, 2021

The appearance is about what on would expect for the style with a cloudy, hazy amber-yellow ton and a lacing-leaving soft white head.

The aromas are on the subtle side but I get citrus and tropical fruit and also a breadiness.

Light-medium mouthfeel.

The taste is at first sweet and then the citrus and tropical fruit characters kick in. A slight peppery finish too.

May 16, 2021
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ANIMOUL from Vermont

3.94/5  rDev -1.3%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Poured from a 16 oz can. Decent albeit watery hoppy taste. Great option for enjoying a low abv beer but still enjoying something that is well made and refreshing.

Apr 04, 2021
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GratefulBeerGuy from New Hampshire

4.03/5  rDev +1%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

BB Co. Must've upped the abv% recently because this four pack of cans as of December 2020 has it at 4.5%.

A rather beautiful white haze within a yellow and golden color. Very thick hazy, NE style. Pure white foam cap, lots o lace.

Smells like vanilla covered oats and golden grains in the malt. Sweet tropical and citrus in the hops. Fresh lupulin sticky buds and more sweet pine and citrus. Very nice.

First sip, you'll notice the amazingly smooth, pillowy, yet fresh liquid mouthfeel. Refreshingly crisp but Soo damn smooth!

Hazy golden grains of the fields and chunky oats hit me first in the taste. Quickly balanced by some rather raw, earthy hops, freshly picked style flavor with orange peel, dry leaves and pine sap. The complexity is very high for a mild abv of 4.5.

Seriously delicious and relaxing.

Jan 03, 2021
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DJinVT from Vermont

4.27/5  rDev +7%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Hard to believe this is only 3.5% ABV. A very hefty load of hops and flavors that make it drink like any other high ABV NEIPA, but without the slurred speech! :-)

Aug 07, 2020
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scotorum from Massachusetts

4.23/5  rDev +6%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25

Bought a single at Craft Beer Cellar in Waterbury Vermont Sunday 9/22/19. No canning date visible.

a: Opaque dark yellow with a finger plus thick white head which receded to thin even surface foam and patchy lacing.

s: Slight tropical fruit blend.

t: Follows the nose with light bitterness. Dry finish

m; Hefty medium, very good body and some carbonation tingle.

o; Could easily pass for a higher ABV tropical NEIPA, lots of substance to this (no doubt the result of the wheat malt plus the flaked oats) and yet extremely sessionable at 4.5%. Not inexpensive for a session IPA (I paid almost $4 for the one) but worth it.

Sep 25, 2019
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BEERMILER12 from Maine

4/5  rDev +0.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

A: Pours a hazy yellow color with 2 fingers of head that fades down to a thin cap

S: Citrus and tropical fruit up front along with a light maltiness

T: Follows the nose. Starts off with some citrus and tropical hop notes along with some bready malt. Well balanced

M: Light-medium bodied with moderate carbonation

O: A solid session IPA that is super easy to drink

Sep 03, 2019
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NiceTaps from New Jersey

4.13/5  rDev +3.5%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

16 ounce can poured in to a tall tulip glass.

Watery yellow color, cloudy and light. Minimal white cap that drops to a film in a flash, some wisps of lacing.

Strong citrus hop aroma, orange, grapefruit, and lemon. Dry wheat and oats.

More lemon in the flavor than the other citrus, but they're there.

Light and slightly spritzer-like. Hoppy yet not bitter. Oats and malt give it sufficient body and some chew.

Nice hoppy session at an enjoyable 4.5% abv.

Jun 27, 2019
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digboy from New Hampshire

4.39/5  rDev +10%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

Pours a cloudy, bright gold color with a thin fizzy white head that settles quickly to a film.

Aroma has nice bright floral citrus notes- think tangerine and grapefruit.

Taste is the same and man is it fantastic! So fresh and packed with flavor for a session. Malt is pale and in the background

Feel is soft but a little thin. Almost no bitterness but packed with seltzery effervescence.

This is just a fantastic session that. I will be heading back out to get more as soon as I can. Kudos to Nature's Way Market for carrying it two states over.

May 20, 2019
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WaffleNugget from Vermont

4.04/5  rDev +1.3%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

L: A very light pale straw with about 1 inch of head with relatively big bubbles. Very cloudy and light. Pretty.

S: Tropical fruit - mango, even some orange. Definitely more sweet than sour. I don't get the sour citrus notes that are normally present in citra hops. Enjoyable!

T: Quite bitter and biting. Citrus peel. Extremely dry taste - I don't notice any of the sweetness or malt coming through. As nice as the aroma is, I don't find the taste to be as enjoyable.

F: Very juicy. Carbonation at a really nice medium level. This is a relatively light beer for BBCO at just 4.5%

O: The visuals and aroma of this session IPA will get you off on the right foot. However, this is quite bitter and didn't quite do it for me. If you like dry hops, though, this might be for you!

Jan 09, 2019
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metter98 from New York

3.99/5  rDev 0%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

A: The beer is very cloudy yellow in color. It poured with a short white head that left lacing on the surface and a narrow collar around the edge of the glass.
S: Light to moderate aromas of mangos, oranges, and papayas are present in the nose.
T: As in the smell, the taste has moderately strong flavors of citrusy (oranges) and tropical fruits (mangos and papayas). No bitterness is perceptible.
M: It feels just about medium-bodied and very juicy on the palate with a moderate amount of carbonation.
O: This beer is packed with lots of aromas and flavors from the hops, especially considering its low alcohol content. It is very drinkable and sessionable.

Serving type: can

Dec 09, 2018
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Lone_Freighter from Vermont

4.05/5  rDev +1.5%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

This was poured into a becher pint glass. The appearance was a semi-hazy/milky yellow to pale copper color with a finger and a halfs worth of white foamy head that fell off at a moderate pace. Somewhat in rings, the foam clings nicely. The aroma softly takes grapefruit bitter rind to play with some orange bitter rind, adds a little bit of pulpy juice. Sly resin and a little bit of wheaty sweetness. The flavor blended nicely the bitter to the sweet in a semi-juice like fashion and punched in a little bit of drying resin/piney-ness. Aftertaste was the orange/grapefruit bitter rind and the resin/piney-ness. Finish was abrupt with the bitterness. The palate was about light bodied, maybe a touch above with a fair sessionability about it. Carbonation felt fine. ABV felt appropriate. Bitterness does bite a little bit at the front on my tongue, but isnt distracting. Overall, very nicely done session IPA.

Jun 07, 2017
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fmccormi from California

4.3/5  rDev +7.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.5

Straight pour from a 16oz can to a 250ml flute (Allagash chalice). I think this is fairly fresh (no canning date available, but this is a recent release and was purchased within a couple of weeks of a FG canning run), and it’s been refrigerated fairly consistently since purchase.

Appearance (4.0): Two and a half fingers of custard colored foam, composed of fine and fat bubbles dying down slowly. Nice, widely-spaced arcs of thick legs and pretty lace decorate all sides of the glass where the had has passed. A pale yellow surface with orange lowlights, quite nearly opaque, characterizes the body. The head dissipates eventually to a wispy, white film, leaving looping, broken collars as it goes.

Smell (4.5): Fairly typical Mosaic characteristics: a nice mixture of papaya musk, champagne mango flesh, and subtler floral and grassy notes. It’s accompanied by a gentle malt component made up of some dried wheat corns and other cereals. Some tart, green grape skin and crushed grape seeds come up with the bitter finish, flashing tannic tones and a bit of gooseberry. Goddamned lovely!

Taste (4.0): Bitter with a pithy, almost tannic quality right off the bat—like macerated, green wine grapes, with both skin and seeds included. Some yellow grapefruit pith shows up as well, along with some fresh cut grass. What little malt there is here has been fermented down pretty damn far. Common crackers, underripe banana skins, underripe pineapple . . . the green banana peel captures the starchiness here. Not as well rounded as an “ideal” SIPA or whatever you want to call it, but considering it as a table beer, it works very well.

Mouthfeel (4.75): This already has a light, lean feel to it, especially as the hops dry the living hell out of an already scrappy little body, but the soft malt body makes it smooth and pillowy even aside from the carbonation. Which, by the way, is full and evenly-distributing in nature, with a gentle coating of fine bubbles on all surfaces and a very soft foaming action as it washes out. The drying hops come off as almost tannic and have the effect of making the malt almost seem starchy, but for the most part it just has the effect of leaning in for another sip.

Overall (4.5): I’ll admit it, I’m a sucker for concept and execution, and this beer absolutely delivers. They took a lean, soft malt body, fermented it cleanly with American ale yeast, and dry-hopped it to hell. Crushable, an easy pairing with a variety of foods, and refreshing. I’d say they hit their target.

Sep 01, 2016
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BranfordBound from Connecticut

3.6/5  rDev -9.8%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

Drinking from the 16oz can into a snifter glass last night. Pours a hazy yellow color with a fluffy head that falls flat quickly, some spotty lacing left behind.

Subtle aroma of grainy malts, touch of yeast spice, some floral hops. Flavor starts with a white bread grain, there's a touch of sweetness, some odd hops in the middle, kind of smoky or tobacco-like, bit of herbs, finishes with some yeast and a prominent dryness.

Light in the body and easy to drink, just not as hoppy as I though, maybe 3 months is too long for this beer but I doubt it has fallen off that much in such a short time.

Aug 30, 2016
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Brad007 from Vermont

3.47/5  rDev -13%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.5

Pours a cloudy orange/white hue with a small head into my glass.

Lots of dank citrus in the nose.

The flavor profile confuses my taste buds with citrus, tobacco leaf and a touch of funk.

Finish is unusual too. I could attribute that to the malt bill of wheat, pilsener malt and flaked oats.

It's not quite what I was expecting. Not a bad beer but I don't think I'd drink it again.

Jun 26, 2016
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Bluecrow from New York

4.09/5  rDev +2.5%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

-very pale, cloudy pour, can to glass. There is some citrus hop in the nose. Grapefruit juice is the dominant flavor with some spruce at the back end. This tasty and refreshing pale ale finishes dry.

Jun 25, 2016
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NeroFiddled from Pennsylvania

4.11/5  rDev +3%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

Burlington Beer Co. "Future Glow"
16 fl. oz. can, coded "05/18/16" and sampled on 06/16/16
$3.20 @ Beverage Warehouse, Winooski, VT

"Dry Hopped American Table Beer" eh? I like that. I certainly like it better than "Session IPA" which seems a bit of an oxymoron to me.

It's a cloudy gold beneath a bright white head of foam. It looks like a hefeweizen except that the head drops fairly quickly and the lacing isn't as good.

Aroma? Fairly bright... fairly bold... hoppy as expected with tropical fruit and a touch of earthy, leafy and herbal 'dankness'... kind of like tobacco leaves.

The flavor follows, as it usually does. It's fruity and leafy and herbal, but also grainy/wheaty. It makes me think of orange marmalade. It may be just 3.5% ABV but that hasn't hindered its flavor; nor does it seem thin or watery, and a fine-bubbled, seemingly natural carbonation gives it's light-medium body a delicate zest followed by smoothness across the palate. Bitterness? Hard to pinpoint... I'd say 35-40 or so. It's definitely there, and it finishes quite dry, but it's not bracing. Some fruit and herbs linger for quite a few moments. Nicely done!

Jun 16, 2016
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Sheppard from Massachusetts

4.39/5  rDev +10%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4.25

Pours a pale straw. Looks the part. Nice citrus aroma. I'm getting some nice orange citrus flavors. Is this galaxy? It's some sort of southern hemisphere hop. It's a tad rough around the edges, which makes the feel less good than it could be, but overall, this is an awesome dry hopped table beer that you can session (since it is a table beer).

May 17, 2016
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TheSevenDuffs from Canada (ON)

3.75/5  rDev -6%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

This was a really nice session ale. The nose was absolutely delightful, bursting with juicy tropical fruit aromas. The palate was nice, but a let down that didn't live up to the wonderful nose.

Mar 28, 2016
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