Orbital Elevator
Burlington Beer Co.

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Burlington Beer Co.
Vermont, United States
New England IPA
Ranked #744
Ranked #2,415
4.24 | pDev: 6.6%
Sep 24, 2023
Sep 19, 2016
Double IPA brewed with Oat Malt and Flaked Oats for a fluffy mouth-feel. Hopped with Mosaic, El Dorado, and Simcoe for a tropical and fruity pebble paradise of hop flavors.
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Reviewed by HeisenbergBPC from New Jersey

4.81/5  rDev +13.4%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.75
Wow! This hits all the marks. Great citrus smell and vanilla. Incredibly balanced hop flavors. The citrus and the pine in perfect proportions along with the berry and vanilla flavor. Great body, right amount of oats, slight bitterness on the finish to round everything out. This one is a winner!
Sep 24, 2023
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Rated by JonnyNytro from New York

4.72/5  rDev +11.3%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.75
Smooth and strong hops. Extremely well balanced. Loved it
May 20, 2023
Rated: 4.06 by Bwag from New York

Apr 18, 2023
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Reviewed by Bitburger from Vermont

4.77/5  rDev +12.5%
look: 5 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.75
On tap (flight) at BBC Burlington VT
L: Orange
S: fruity and zesty
T: That´s the point: bitter orange and deep pine; a fruity dream! 8.4% ABV makes it perfect
O: One of the best DIPA´s BBC has to offer
Jan 30, 2023
Rated: 4.25 by Daniellobo from District of Columbia

Jan 14, 2023
Rated: 4.02 by tdm168 from Pennsylvania

Jul 24, 2022
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Reviewed by harrypowers from Massachusetts

4.35/5  rDev +2.6%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25
Pours a hazy light orange with a 1F head and light lacing.

Smells of floral grassy hops with some citrus and sweet fruit.

Tastes of slightly tart grapefruit, orange , pineapple and mango with a mildly bitter finish.

Medium body with light carbonation. Lightly lush and oats in the malt smooth mouthfeel.

This is well balanced , well made and very drinkable brew. This brewery has yet to disappoint!
Jul 04, 2022
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Reviewed by fujindemon74 from Pennsylvania

4.75/5  rDev +12%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.75
Look- hazy orange juice

Smell-grapefruit, orange, tangerine

Taste- follows the nose, somewhat sweet, a very good NEIPA


Overall- an excellent addition to any beer fridge, would definitely repurchase
May 18, 2022
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Reviewed by Peach63 from New York

4.46/5  rDev +5.2%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5
Hazy light amber with a 1" cream colored head, which lasts. Heavy lacing to the end.

Aroma is strong pine, grapefruit, orange.

Taste follows nose: Pine, grapefruit, orange.

Medium body, light carbonation. Dry, resinous finish.

One of the best NEIPA's. Tasty!
May 08, 2022
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Reviewed by GratefulBeerGuy from New Hampshire

4.53/5  rDev +6.8%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.5
032522 date on can. Opened and reviewed on: 5/25/22

Looks: A white glow in the straw gold color. White fluff head style cap, stays nice and high with good lacing.

Nose: The aromatics of these hops together have a very deep, creamy vanilla orange smell with wild berries, smooth oatmeal in the grains and a tangy nose kick.

Flavor & Feel: The grain bill is very complex and the 20% Oats makes for an excellent fluffy, smooth and soft feel. Not to mention the malty grains base really adds major character to the super orange fruity hop complexity. There's no lack of earthy bitterness either, which rounds out the citrus and cream very well.

Overall: well played BBC! A fine NE big IPA.
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Orbital Elevator

Burlington Beer Company

IPA - Imperial / Double New England /...

Love the complex grist bill, oats makes it fluffy soft. A very solid malt and grain base. The hops are creamy orange and tangy wild style fruits. Earthy, bitterness within the fruitiness as well. Great taste and very complex. Very well crafted NE big IPA.
Apr 25, 2022
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Reviewed by tekstr1der from New Hampshire

4.43/5  rDev +4.5%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5
Had this before and wasn't impressed, but had no canning data. Now, under 30 days old, trying again, and yup, this is some darn fine tasty stuff from BBC once again. Gotta be the oats, I'm a sucker for that smoothness it imparts. When beer this good are becoming commonplace I'm bound to develop liver issues. Yum.
Apr 22, 2022
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Rated by NewtotheBrew

4.24/5  rDev 0%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5
So tasty, so smooth, almost orangey honey tasting, pretty gold color, kind of a dry after taste,
Apr 16, 2022
Rated: 4.03 by Knapp85 from Pennsylvania

Mar 19, 2022
Rated: 4.18 by Casterbridge from Connecticut

Feb 18, 2022
Rated: 3.97 by Stofko1992 from Pennsylvania

Feb 12, 2022
Rated: 4 by Shenk87 from Pennsylvania

Dec 27, 2021
Rated: 4.38 by ElGallo from New Hampshire

Dec 23, 2021
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Reviewed by brewandbbq from New Hampshire

4.24/5  rDev 0%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25
16oz can dated 11/19/21.

Pours murky gold with a inch of white fluff. Moderate retention and lacing. Dank and garlicky in the nose. Medium bodied with a chalky mouthfeel. Pithy citrus on the palate with minimal malt and a drying bitterness. Grapefruit, unripe peach, and pineapple pith. Finishes dry with lingering unripe citrus.
Dec 12, 2021
Rated: 4 by atlbravsrno1 from Maine

Nov 24, 2021
Rated: 4.28 by wmcgar01 from Pennsylvania

May 18, 2021
Orbital Elevator from Burlington Beer Co.
Beer rating: 94 out of 100 with 212 ratings