Orbital Elevator
Burlington Beer Co.

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From:
Burlington Beer Co.
 
Vermont, United States
Style:
IPA - New England
Ranked #772
ABV:
8.3%
Score:
94
Ranked #2,621
Avg:
4.23 | pDev: 6.62%
Ratings:
205
Status:
Active
Rated:
May 18, 2022
Added:
Sep 19, 2016
Wants:
  8
Gots:
  33
SCORE
94
Outstanding
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Notes: 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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4.75/5  rDev +12.3%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.75
by fujindemon74 from Pennsylvania

Look- hazy orange juice

Smell-grapefruit, orange, tangerine

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

Feel-medium

Overall- an excellent addition to any beer fridge, would definitely repurchase

May 18, 2022
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4.46/5  rDev +5.4%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5
by Peach63 from New York

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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4.53/5  rDev +7.1%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.5
by GratefulBeerGuy from New Hampshire

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.

Apr 25, 2022
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4.43/5  rDev +4.7%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5
by tekstr1der from New Hampshire

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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4.24/5  rDev +0.2%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5
by NewtotheBrew

So tasty, so smooth, almost orangey honey tasting, pretty gold color, kind of a dry after taste,

Apr 16, 2022
 
4.03 by Knapp85 from Pennsylvania on Mar 19, 2022
 
4.18 by Casterbridge from Connecticut on Feb 18, 2022
 
3.97 by Stofko1992 from Pennsylvania on Feb 12, 2022
 
4 by Shenk87 from Pennsylvania on Dec 27, 2021
 
4.38 by ElGallo from New Hampshire on Dec 23, 2021
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4.24/5  rDev +0.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25
by brewandbbq from New Hampshire

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
 
4 by atlbravsrno1 from New Hampshire on Nov 24, 2021
 
4.28 by wmcgar01 from Pennsylvania on May 18, 2021
 
4.31 by caffeinelogic from New York on Apr 30, 2021
 
4.31 by jcaleb86 from New Hampshire on Apr 12, 2021
 
4 by DBosco from Massachusetts on Mar 29, 2021
 
4 by djrn2 from New Jersey on Mar 14, 2021
 
4 by njbusa from New Jersey on Feb 01, 2021
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4.25/5  rDev +0.5%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25
by ANIMOUL from Vermont

Poured from a 16oz can dated 12/23/20. Pours cloudy, orangish color with minimal head - what little appears quickly recedes. Very subtle fruity and bright flavoring. Nicely done and another good one from Burlington.

Jan 28, 2021
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4.34/5  rDev +2.6%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25
by Boccu from New York

Tasty

Jan 25, 2021
 
4.46 by fitzy84 from Massachusetts on Jan 01, 2021
 
4.39 by PSanger from Connecticut on Nov 29, 2020
 
5 by CornedAgain from Massachusetts on Nov 23, 2020
 
4 by jbarletto from Massachusetts on Sep 18, 2020
Photo of brewme
4.5/5  rDev +6.4%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5
by brewme from Massachusetts

Picked-up a four-pack of cans at Bradford's in Plymouth for about fourteen dollars. Have had a few brews from these guys before. Very nice brew, enjoyed my elevator ride.

Aug 01, 2020
 
4.25 by Velivolus1 from Vermont on Jul 18, 2020
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4.23/5  rDev 0%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25
by zeff80 from Missouri

16oz can. Poured out a cloudy, golden orange color with a small, white head of fluffy foam. Some sudsy trails of lace on the glass. Sweet juice aroma - pineapple, grapefruit and orange. Sweet tropical fruit taste with a toasted caramel backbone and sharp bitter bite.

Jul 09, 2020
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4.28/5  rDev +1.2%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25
by Mister_Faucher from Washington

Pint can poured in to a nonic glass. No can dating.

Look- Murky golden straw colort, decent off white head that slowly recedes to a thin foam cap, ample lacing. Little to no carbonation streaming as it sits.

Smell- Big citrus (orange, grapefruit, lemon and lime), tropical fruits (pineapple, mango, papaya and passion fruit), nectarine/peach, a bit of melon and dank, grainy malt, little pine, some herbal/floral notes.

Taste- Seriously juicy citrus and tropical fruit, nectarine and peach, some melon, honey and grainy malt, negligible pine and some other herbal/floral hop notes.

Feel- Heavier side of medium bodied, soft and creamy, somewhat sweet and sticky up front with a lingering lightly bitter finish. Moderate/light carbonation on the tongue.

O- Another high quality NE hazy, this is killer. Definitely worth checking out.

Jul 08, 2020
 
4.35 by smi69 from New York on Jun 29, 2020
 
4.24 by hockeypuck from Maine on Jun 20, 2020
 
4.56 by zahara15 from Vermont on May 14, 2020
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4.49/5  rDev +6.1%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5
by WunderLlama from Massachusetts

Can poured into a teku

Hazy pale orange liquid , one finger creamy white foam cap , good retention , good lacings, settles to a thin layer

Aroma of citrus,?orange, tangerine, candied fruits, juicy fruit gum, tropical fruits

Citrus hops taste with a hint of dank in the finish

Smooth , creamy mouthfeel , hop nibble on the finish

Good beer

May 13, 2020
 
4.49 by TWStandley from Massachusetts on May 02, 2020
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4.75/5  rDev +12.3%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.75
by Crowheadhopper from New York

Damn this beer is good. Took a long walk with the dogs, sitting outside in late april, sunny 58 degrees. Homebound and then I pop this baby open. Double hop explosion, strong and beautiful hop essence. Does this brewery not make any great beer? They have reached a summit with this one. Thank you everyone at BBC.

Apr 28, 2020
 
4.44 by TMMaul from Massachusetts on Apr 26, 2020
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4.43/5  rDev +4.7%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.5
by themoviebrewer from Massachusetts

A delicious subtle double IPA with a light pour, a potent aroma, and a sharp, but easy to drink bite to it. One of the best Double IPA’s I’ve had in a long time.

Apr 02, 2020
 
4.32 by Beer21 from Florida on Mar 22, 2020
 
4.25 by EatonHops from Massachusetts on Mar 19, 2020
 
4.52 by Uconnbrewskies from Connecticut on Mar 14, 2020
 
4.16 by BAsbill from California on Mar 03, 2020
Orbital Elevator from Burlington Beer Co.
Beer rating: 94 out of 100 with 205 ratings