Elaborate Metaphor | 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 Pale Ale (APA)

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 5.40%

Availability: Rotating

Notes / Commercial Description:
American Pale Ale w/ Citra & Amarillo

Added by Hendry on 12-03-2016

BEER STATS
Ranking:
#2,840
Reviews:
29
Ratings:
121
pDev:
5.73%
 
 
Wants:
5
Gots:
19
Trade:
0
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Photo of IckyT2012
4.23/5  rDev +1%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

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

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

Hazy straw yellow pour with a finger of white head.
Lots of citrus on the nose, orange and tangerine mainly.
Taste follows with the tangerine and orange, pithy bitterness finish.
Light to medium body with good carb levels.
Overall a pretty tasty sessionable IPA.

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Photo of GreesyFizeek
3.62/5  rDev -13.6%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

On tap at The Blackback Pub in Waterbury, VT.

This one pours an exceptionally hazy and murky dark yellow color, with a small head.

This smells like full pulp orange juice, with a bit of acidity on the nose, along with papaya and pink grapefruit.

This is solid, but it's a little bit too juicy, without any bitterness to keep it from being too muddled. It just feels too raw, like orange juice with too much pulp. This could be better with a few tweaks.

This is lighter bodied, with a slick mouthfeel, and a decent level of drinkability.

I still don't fully understand the obsession with Burlington Beer Co overall- this isn't bad, but it's nowhere near the heaviest hitters in Northeast.

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

Photo of Harrison8
4.09/5  rDev -2.4%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Pours a murky straw-yellow with two fingers of white foam that bubbles up rapidly and retains decently well. Aroma is orange and tangerine with bigger toasty, biscuity, wheaty malt and yeast notes. In the hop to malt balance, malts lead the charge. Flavor profile is wheaty, biscuity, doughy, toasty malts with hints of orange, tangerine, papaya, and light mango. Yeast is heavily present, giving the impression of a fresh, slightly under-baked bread. Malt notes are bigger than the hops, hitting a good ratio between hops and malts. Mouth feel is lightly chalky, grainy texture with a medium thickness. Overall, good hops and malts, but with low intensity hops.

Served in a 12oz snifter from a 16oz can.

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Photo of brentk56
4.25/5  rDev +1.4%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Appearance: Pours very cloudy with a pale honey color; the head rises to one finger but leaves plenty of lacing

Smell: Tangerine and grapefruit, with hints of peach and lime

Taste: Tangerine forward, with a bit of peach to round out the flavor; through the middle, the more bitter elements of grapefruit and lime arrive, though the overall bitterness level is not particularly high; juicy finish

Mouthfeel: Medium body with moderate carbonation

Overall: A nice APA that draw a lot from the NE style

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Photo of Gerardes
4.78/5  rDev +14.1%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Photo of oberon
4.14/5  rDev -1.2%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Photo of deonreds
4.1/5  rDev -2.1%
look: 3.75 | smell: 5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Photo of Simon212
4.23/5  rDev +1%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

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

Photo of DaveCash
3.91/5  rDev -6.7%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Photo of orcrist_cleaver
4.09/5  rDev -2.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

Photo of broadway848
3.92/5  rDev -6.4%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Photo of russpowell
4.12/5  rDev -1.7%
look: 3 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Pours a very hazy gold with a thumg of cream colored head. Average lacing & head retention

S: Tons of citrus peel & flesh,tails of a touch once warm

T: Orange sweetness, a little grapefruit bitterness, & a touch of dry breadyness & mango up front. Plenty of of grapefruit & a little tangerine as this warms, plenty of dryness too. Finsishes grapefruitty, dry with a little grassyness

MF: Medium body, fairly assertive carbonation, good balance

Easy to drink, pretty crushable

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Photo of dannycohen62
4.03/5  rDev -3.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

Photo of ScottP
4.1/5  rDev -2.1%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

Photo of 322wingedfoot
4.19/5  rDev 0%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of TheEpeeist
4.24/5  rDev +1.2%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Photo of Sammy
3.58/5  rDev -14.6%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of Jhfinn
3.85/5  rDev -8.1%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of tobelerone
3.79/5  rDev -9.5%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

Photo of PicoPapa
4.27/5  rDev +1.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

16oz can. Pours a turbid pale orange with an inch of frothy head. Some lacing. Big whiff of the Citra hops with a good amount of sweet tropical fruit candy as well. The taste is peach, pineapple, kiwi, lime, mango and melon. Kiwi and peach at the finish with some doughy bread and pine. Dry mouthfeel with a low amount of carbonation. A fantastic Pale Ale I will definitely buy more of.

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Photo of JLK7299
4.25/5  rDev +1.4%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

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Elaborate Metaphor from Burlington Beer Co.
Beer rating: 4.19 out of 5 with 121 ratings