Orbital Elevator | Burlington Beer Co.

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4.19/5
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BEER INFO

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

Style: American Imperial IPA

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 8.30%

Availability: Rotating

Notes / Commercial Description:
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.

Added by ThatsThatDude on 09-19-2016

BEER STATS
Ranking:
#2,844
Reviews:
27
Ratings:
126
pDev:
6.92%
 
 
Wants:
6
Gots:
27
Trade:
0
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Ratings: 126 |  Reviews: 27
Photo of digboy
4.73/5  rDev +12.9%
look: 5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 5 | overall: 4.75

Pours an opaque creamy gold color, like liquid butterscotch. A frothy bone white 2 finger head leaves sheeting lace on the way down.

The aroma is heavenly with intense, rich orange blossom and passion fruit notes.

The flavor follows the smell with a creamy punch of tropical fruits up front that slowly fades into a lingering moderate bitterness. There's so much density and richness here it is difficult to get a tack on any malt but this has a semi-sweet base to it.

The feel is like thick orange juice, very soft with a little stickiness on the lips.

Wow, this is just a fantastic offering from a brewery that already has won me over. This one could be my new favorite - too bad I have to drive 3 hours to find some. It is the quintessential NEIPA in my book, though the extra bitterness in there is not as common but really balances it off well.

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Photo of bdiiorio
4.25/5  rDev +1.4%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of Velivolus
4.25/5  rDev +1.4%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of 11-52_4hops
3.94/5  rDev -6%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of benjaminsa
4.06/5  rDev -3.1%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of Mainardit
4.21/5  rDev +0.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Photo of kjkinsey
4/5  rDev -4.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of Kurzman
4.25/5  rDev +1.4%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of wilymobastardo
4.03/5  rDev -3.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

Photo of BranfordBound
4.19/5  rDev 0%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of pveilleux
4.42/5  rDev +5.5%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

Photo of Verdebeer787
3.9/5  rDev -6.9%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of Cooker_stp
4.27/5  rDev +1.9%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of Maudrey
4.16/5  rDev -0.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of Bloodsnot77
4.4/5  rDev +5%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.5

Photo of Sherls30
4.25/5  rDev +1.4%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Solid beer all the way through

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Photo of smcel371
4.25/5  rDev +1.4%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of RABouffard
4.6/5  rDev +9.8%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Tasted with Heady Topper, Sip of Sunshine and Julius, ranked 3 of 4 world class brews, really surprising, excellent DIPA, wish I had purchased more than a couple cans on recent Vermont beer expedition. Have been craving this brew ever since the tasting.

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Photo of smb71481
4.29/5  rDev +2.4%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Photo of CayseyW
4.12/5  rDev -1.7%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

Photo of RickyBfromCT
4.04/5  rDev -3.6%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

Photo of RT-Kris
4.43/5  rDev +5.7%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

Photo of ADKbeerguy
3.9/5  rDev -6.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of angrybabboon
4.25/5  rDev +1.4%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Consumed 12/10/17

A: Tangerine gold with a lot of yellow, could pass for a pale orange juice - very hazy, turbid - pours with a small, off-white head, fades to a small collar and leaves some streaks of lacing

S: Very hoppy, with Mosaic for days - bright citrus, with some tangerine, orange, and grapefruit flesh and touches of zest - floral zest - herbal, green hops and hop pellets - Mosaic is very obvious with its sharp, tropical pine aroma - tropical overall, with some mango and pineapple - some juicy peach as well - not much in terms of malts, just a faint pale base

T: Juicy - tangerine and orange juice with a splash of grapefruit, ruby red grapefruit flesh - floral and lightly spicy citrus - green and herbal hops, lightly dank - peach, mango, guava, tropical fruit flesh - some pale malts and some oats at the base - very low sweetness - low bitterness, too - lingering notes of tropical fruit

M: Medium body, low carbonation, very chewy and silky from the oats, lingering hops in the finish

O: What about a Great Glass Elevator?

Burlington Beer Company wasn't always about the haze, but they jumped on the bandwagon quickly with some great results. If I had to compare this to anything, Tree House's Alter Ego comes to mind, and I would consider that a compliment. It's a touch rough around the edges but definitely worth trying.

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Photo of MDDMD
4.06/5  rDev -3.1%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Orbital Elevator from Burlington Beer Co.
Beer rating: 4.19 out of 5 with 126 ratings