Uncanny Valley
Burlington Beer Co.

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Style:
IPA - New England
Ranked #1,057
ABV:
7%
Score:
92
Ranked #3,296
Avg:
4.16 | pDev: 6.25%
Reviews:
48
Ratings:
210
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Burlington Beer Co.
 
Vermont, United States
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Rotating/Seasonal
Wants
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Gots
  45
SCORE
92
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dbl_delta from Pennsylvania

4.22/5  rDev +1.4%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25

Can dated 9/8/21 into pint glass. Pours a murky gold with a persistent off-white head. Great lacing. Initial impression is a fairly malty NEIPA, with mango, orange rind, melon and a touch of pine. Mouthfeel is soft and chewy, with moderate carbonation. Finish is citrus fading to a slight bitterness. Another excellent NEIPA from Burlington!

Oct 21, 2021
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beerbully from New Jersey

3.96/5  rDev -4.8%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

L- Straw colored, big three finger head, good retention, lacing is thick, hazy, murky

S-Aroma is faint, grainy, grassy....not much fruit

T-Bready, grainy.....some passionfruit, lime, greatfruit.....slight bitterness like citrus rind

M-slick, dry finish, mild carb

O- Solid well balanced brew

Jul 31, 2021
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brentk56 from North Carolina

3.88/5  rDev -6.7%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

Appearance: Pours a cloudy honey color and is capped a three fingers of foam; excellent retention and shards of lacing

Smell: Grainy and leafy with hints of papaya and orange marmalade

Taste: Papaya forward with a grainy character developing; somewhat leafy, through the middle with a hint of candied orange rind; hits some pine notes, too; the finish brings along a bitterness that I don't often see in the style

Mouthfeel: Medium body with moderate carbonation; somewhat creamy

Overall: Nice to see some bitterness here but it would be better if it more of a juicy character;

Jun 12, 2021
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profpilky from New York

4.15/5  rDev -0.2%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25

Poured from 16oz. can dated 11-03-20. One of the juicier NEIPA out there. The citrus aroma is very noticeable and the look is opaque with little to medium carbonation. Left a bit of sediment at the bottom of my glass. Bit too juice heavy for my taste. Overall a solid beer, but is a bit lacking on the hops front.

May 29, 2021
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MikeWard from Pennsylvania

3.84/5  rDev -7.7%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

16oz can into a pint glass. Canned 3/23/21, so 6-7 weeks old.

Looks pretty good in the glass. Standard hazy orange/yellow body. Big white head maintains throughout leaving spidery lacing.

A little fruit on th he nose, plus a musty grassy grainy aroma that is actually quite pleasant

On tasting, the background grain seems to dominate. I'm guessing the raw wheat aspect. Any fruit notes are very much in the background.

Mouth between medium and full, finish the cereal grain note with a little warmth from the abv.

Overall, doesn't quite do it for me. Though not unpleasant, the wheat aspect and strong grain bill makes me forget I'm drinking an ipa.

May 08, 2021
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DavetotheB from Pennsylvania

4.33/5  rDev +4.1%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

From a 16oz can dated 3/3/21 into a weizen glass.

Pours an opaque pale light brownish yellow (straw color) with about four fingers of white head. Great retention and lacing.

Smells strongly of pineapple, onion, grapefruit and tangerines. Also a bit of earth.

Taste follows. Very well put together mixture of juice and earthy flavors. Even some floral notes thrown in there. But not all juice...some nice bitterness in there as well.

Fairly soft mouthfeel but also some stickiness-a nice combo. Medium to full-bodied. Great bitter aftertaste. medium to high carbonation.

Overall, I took a chance on this one and it appears I won. This is a well put together beer. Saw a few others from BBCO at the store and will probably try them as well.

Mar 23, 2021
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brewme from Massachusetts

4/5  rDev -3.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Picked-up a four-pack of cans at Luke's in Plymouth for about fifteen dollars. My fourth from these guys. This is ok, nothing special, would not get again.

Mar 20, 2021
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puboflyons from New Hampshire

4.07/5  rDev -2.2%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

From a 16 oz can sampled on Jan 22, 2021.

Opaque, hazy yellow pulpy pour under a lacing-leaving white foamy head.

A lot of tropical aromas to speak about in the aroma with an undercurrent of cereal grain.

Soft, medium mouthfeel.

Sweet then tropical fruity taste leading to a fruity bitter end. On target for the style.

Jan 22, 2021
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ANIMOUL from Vermont

4.35/5  rDev +4.6%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Drankin' on 1/15/21; canned 12/02/20. Pours hazyish gold with a decent head, though fades fairly quickly. Subtle sweet aroma - guava? - with an equally subtle sweetness taste. Very good.

Jan 16, 2021
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SawDog505 from New Hampshire

4.48/5  rDev +7.7%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.5

Poured into a 13 oz tulip glass not sure when it was canned. Pours a hazy orange with a 2 finger sticky slightly off white head that leaves big thick streaks of lace with excellent retention. 4.75

Aroma passionfruit, pineapple, peach, mango, tangerine, and apricot. 4.25

Taste follows passionfruit, tangerine, peach, mango, pineapple, and apricot really balanced. 4.5

Mouthfeel is bigger than medium, not sticky or dry, rather gentle carbonation, and at 7% it may drink a little bigger, but exceptional drinkability. 4.75

Overall this is an excellent NEIPA, wish I knew when it was canned and I trust it was recent. Very happy to have this brewery in NH and I trust you will see me buying these guys often when on shelves. 4.5

Dec 20, 2020
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ericstin from Rhode Island

4.19/5  rDev +0.7%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Smell is pretty non-existent. Taste is Straight up grapefruit peel. I enjoy it. Has a citrusy bitterness and sourness that you sometimes find in Trillium offerings. It is also not unlike some milkshake IPA's that I've had. Definitely east coast w/ alot of flavor for not being a double.

Dec 06, 2020
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Jwale73 from Rhode Island

4.02/5  rDev -3.4%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Pours a dull, muted orange with a turbid clarity and a dense, rocky, 1.5 inch, bright white head. Nose expresses bright citrus and herbal notes. Taste consistent with nose, albeit somewhat watered down, with a hint of biscuit malts. Mouthfeel is light in body with an even carbonation and a mild acidity. Overall, a decent offering but the flavors don't really pop. Maybe it's a bit past it's prime.

Nov 28, 2020
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WunderLlama from Massachusetts

4.14/5  rDev -0.5%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Can poured into a teku

One finger fizzy white foam cap over hazy pale orange lieu of with numerous streams of carbonation. Quickly referee to a pencil thick layer

Aroma is citrus orange, tropical fruits, guava

Taste is more earthy than citrus

Good sudsing, hop nibble lingers on the back of the tongue

Good beer

Jun 05, 2020
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BEERMILER12 from Maine

4.13/5  rDev -0.7%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

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

S: Lots of citrus and tropical fruit up front along with a light floral and earthy undertone. Juice bomb

T: Follows the nose, but leans a bit more towards the earthy and floral hops rather than the citrus and tropical ones. The citrus and tropical notes are still there, but this time more of the undertone rather than up-front flavor profile. Some light balancing malt in there as well. Finishes with lingering earthy and floral tones

M: Medium bodied with moderate carbonation

O: A very good NEIPA that is easy to drink. Low-moderate bitterness adds to the drinkability. Check it out

Dec 17, 2019
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daudelin2000 from Vermont

4.81/5  rDev +15.6%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.75

Pours a hazy, light yellow to gold color with white head that dissipates quickly, but leaves nice lacing.

Aroma is super ripe tropical fruits with a touch of grass and pine.

Taste is super ripe fruits with some, dare I say sweat sock flavor, but in a good way if that is possible. I'm guessing this is heavy on the Citra and/or Galaxy, but I could be wrong. I also get a bit of mineral flavor. Possibly from the water chemistry adjustments. It's not a bad flavor. In fact, I kinda like it.

Mouthfeel is not quite as creamy as other standout NEIPA's in the region, but is satisfactory. Bitterness is very low and carbonation is on point.

Overall, I really love this beer. Probably my favorite Vermont NEIPA. I did a blind taste test with this beer and Green from Treehouse and it was too close to call!

Aug 11, 2019
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SierraNevallagash from Maine

4.06/5  rDev -2.4%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

Pint can - no visible date - poured into a tulip at 46F

Pours an ultra-hazy pale glowing orange hue, with a large finger of basic white head, which keeps its place for quite a while, ultimately reducing to a film and healthy collar. Certainly looks like a New England IPA.

Nose: I could smell this from the moment I poured the can. Just an absolute basket of sweet, ripe, tropical fruit. Mango, papaya, guava, lychee. The main component of the aroma however, if pineapple. More than I've gotten in any other beer. Absolutely, unmistakably, sweet, ripe pineapple rings. Down to the zesty acidic tang. In addition to the pineapple tropical fruit salad aroma, there's a nice red/blue berry characteristic in the background. Some cotton candy, blue raspberry, strawberries and cream. These candied berry-like notes are quite prominent, and really add to the overall aroma of this. This is certainly going to be a "juice bomb". The aromas that these hops are expressing themselves as are just to die for, and this is easily one of the most aromatic IPAs ive encountered since something from Tree House. It's sweet, fruity, juicy, and incredibly pungent, and earns some serious points in this department.

Palate: Right off the bat, it's clear that this is a beer who's flavour doesn't entirely match the nose. There is quite a bit of tropical fruit going on, but it's intercepted by a surprising earthiness. There's also a big dose of grapefruit pith. I'm almost certain this is a Citra/Simcoe/Mosaic hop bill. It reminds me of a couple Hill Farmstead IPAs I've tried. S&S#8. The hops prove nearly assaulting, and there are aspects of different hops that come through very clearly. I can't help but think that the Simcoe-like earthiness is working to this beers detriment. Into the finish, the earthiness dominates, before falling back and becoming quite grassy. There's almost no pithy or resinous bitterness in the finish - the bitterness in this one comes in quick and early, before leaving a faint finish, with just a dry whisper of everything you just experienced.

Mouthfeel/Body: Another aspect of this beer that deserves some credit is the body and feel of it. This is up there with some of the better NEIPAs. If soft and fluffy is what you look for, then this will deliver in spades. Medium-bodied, which would nearly be crisp were it not for the incredibly fluffy, pillowy, almost chewy feel to it. This added texture, paired with a relatively large hop delivery makea this one somewhat more of a slower sipper, than a quick midday refresher. It drinks larger than it is, and doesn't go down weightless.

Overall: There are some who will absolutely adore this beer. Fact. This review is my subject opinion, and should be taken with a grain of salt. Personally, I do not enjoy Simcoe hops, and I find it to be the one and only thing that really hurts this beer. Any other hop, and this could be magical. It reminds me a lot of Hill Farmstead's Society and Solitude #8. A near clone, if you ask me. That's a well-loved beer, and I see no reason this won't be as well. Not my cup of tea, but with just a slight alteration to the hop choice, I truly think I'd be singing a different tune.

Jun 28, 2019
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Billolick from New York

4.19/5  rDev +0.7%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Tall can

Hazed up pour and leaves a load of fine sheeting

Orange and pineapple on the sniff

Tasty neipa with more oranges and more pineapple, medium juicy and thoroughly enjoyable ... nice brew.. go get some

Jun 26, 2019
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SSS from Canada (QC)

4.86/5  rDev +16.8%
look: 5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 5

A-Pours a pineapple juice yellow color, with a thick and pillowy white head
S-Aroma is made up of sweet tropical fruit and citrus.
M-Medium body with carbonation a little high which results in a slightly peppery mouth feel
T-Sweet and bitter balance make way for a juice bomb that in parts elements of orange and tangerine and grapefruit
O-This is an outstanding NEIPA

Jun 05, 2019
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brewandbbq from New Hampshire

4.12/5  rDev -1%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

16oz can dated 5/14/19.

Pours cloudy gold with a moderate head and retention. Pine and grapefruit in the nose but not very pungent. Medium bodied with a crisp, somewhat creamy mouthfeel. Grapefruit with pine and pithy citrus on the palate with zero malt and a firm bitterness. Finishes dry with lingering citrus.

Jun 05, 2019
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Mrcam from Massachusetts

4.5/5  rDev +8.2%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Not too hoppy and has a sweet refreshing taste. There is some citrus flavors and has an okay mouth feel. One of my favorite beers from Burlington Brewing company.

Jun 05, 2019
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OneEyedWilly from Massachusetts

4.46/5  rDev +7.2%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.75

I’ve had many IPAs from Burlington and Uncalley valley may be the best. It’s fruity and hoppy and really is the definition of citrusy ipa. I don’t know if I’ve ever had another beer that hits every note of a hazy NEIPA.

May 02, 2019
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Jlabs from New York

4.23/5  rDev +1.7%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

poured into a taster glass via draft @ BBCO

color is brownish yellow

smell is lemons and grapefruit

taste is bitter citrus with a slight sweetness at the end

mouthfeel is full and medium carbonation

I liked this one

Jan 23, 2019
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tigg924 from Massachusetts

4.47/5  rDev +7.5%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.5

Pours hazy, orange-gold in color with 1/3 inch head. Taste is juicy lemon lime, orange juice, and light cracker. Medium light bodied, moderate carbonation, and sweet. Another excellent ipa from Burlington. Could have several.

Dec 24, 2018
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Greywulfken from New York

4.25/5  rDev +2.2%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Pours opaque, kinda like the color of orange-grapefruit juice, with a finger or so of fluffy white head... Has a creamy citrus character suggestive of both white grapefruit and mild orange - doesn't get too sweet - actually has a dry, almost chalky vibe that I really dig... Malts show up, too, with an earthy, grainy undertone bringing something herbal and floral to the mix... soft and smooth, amply carbonated, mildly bitter, and really enjoyable... 10/3/18 canning...

Nov 17, 2018
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Eamonn-Cummings3 from New York

4.56/5  rDev +9.6%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

Poured from a 16oz can into a Speiglau IPA glass.

Look is a hazy yellow with a billowy white head.

Aroma is bitter astrigent lemon.

Taste matches aroma, lots of citrus but not overall bitter.

Excellent beer.

Oct 11, 2018
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