Intangible Tides
Burlington Beer Co.

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Burlington Beer Co.
Vermont, United States
New England IPA
Ranked #231
Ranked #1,002
4.37 | pDev: 6.18%
Oct 29, 2022
Nov 25, 2017
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Rated by EatonHops from Massachusetts

4.5/5  rDev +3%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Aug 14, 2022
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Rated: 4.25 by paulish from New York

Oct 29, 2022
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Reviewed by tekstr1der from New Hampshire

3.4/5  rDev -22.2%
look: 3 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 2.75 | overall: 3
I will revisit this as I'm certain I must have had a spoiled can, not only based on it's ratings and reviews here, but I could tell immediately by the thin, transparent pour and lack of head that it had turned. Bummer.

Canned 07-25
Opened 09-08

Sad that it deteriorated so drastically in just 6 weeks. was really looking forward to this one.
Sep 21, 2022
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Reviewed by Bierman9 from New Hampshire

4/5  rDev -8.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4
Single 16oz can from The Lazy Dog, at $5.99 (though $20 for a 4-pack).

Pours a slightly hazy, muted golden color. Has a fine, thin, white head, most of which gathers at the rim. Lacing is fairly light, overall. Aroma is mildly sweet and fruity, with some tangerine and apricot. Feel is rather smooth, with a body in the medium range, but no more.

Flavor has some mild crackery, biscuity malt action as a foundation. Then there's fruity, hoppy shenanigans coming into play. Lastly, some light grapefruit, a bit o' sweeter apricot, and pithy, rindy notes. Rather so-so and underwhelming, all in all (especially for the price). Prosit!

4/5 rDev -8.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Sep 15, 2022
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Reviewed by harrypowers from Massachusetts

4.4/5  rDev +0.7%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5
Pours a hazy dark orange with a 1F head and light lacing.

Smells of slightly dank grassy and floral hops with citrus and sweet fruit.

Tastes of lightly tart grapefruit, lemon and melon with a mildly bitter boozy warm finish.

Medium body with light carbonation. Lightly syrupy mouthfeel.

This brew is a very drinkable, powerful, well balanced, sipper.

I still recommend trying anything BBC puts out.
Sep 04, 2022
Rated: 4.28 by ElGallo from New Hampshire

Aug 24, 2022
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Reviewed by mothman from Minnesota

4/5  rDev -8.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4
On tap. Hazy golden sunset.

Dank and weedy, but also tropical and fruity. Honeydew, mango, papaya, floral, weed, resin. Some bitterness. Some softness. Sticky finish. Hides the 10% fairly well.
Jun 27, 2022
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Rated by edthehead from New York

4.11/5  rDev -5.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4
Apr 15, 2022
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Reviewed by Harrison8 from Missouri

4.36/5  rDev -0.2%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5
Triple IPA.

Pours a dark orange with three fingers of off-white foam. Aroma is resiny, herbaly, medicinal, tropical fruit, and piney hops. It leans well into the sticky nether of hop notes - a spider web of evergreen notes. Flavor profile is medicinal, resiny, herbaly, grassy, piney, and tropical fruit hops. While the sticky, evergreen notes lead it, the tropical fruits create an equal balance on the back end. Forward is sticky and bitter, but the backend carries some soothing sweetness. Mouth feel is medium-thick with a hearty silty texture. Overall, an absolute hop bomb that carries both sticky, resiny hops and sugary, citrus hops.

Served in a 15.5oz Speigalau tulip from a 16oz can.
Dec 05, 2021
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Reviewed by clausthaler from Massachusetts

4.29/5  rDev -1.8%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25
7.30.21 canned. Nice 2” head dissipates into a 1” head. Smells like dank tropical fruits, mango durian gasoline notes but not Strong, kind of standard ipa smell for today but nice tight and not very yeasty. Melon grass hop odor. Nice body but definitely shows perhaps a little age in terms of maltiness on the finish This has been refrigerated it’s whole life afaik. Really nice lasting cantaloupe melon dank flavor throughout, with some tangents but a really solid backbone. Melon vibes linger for a while, corny but it’s lip smacking like run your tongue around your mouth after finishing a sip and it’s dank musky melon all over again. At this point honestly gotta bump my rating up slightly, it’s quite nice solid 4.2, not my favorite would grab a single over a 4pk but happy either way.

Doesn’t hit like 10% at all. This is better than trilliums Insert hip hop reference anywhere. That is a hop soup you experience, this a delight
Aug 22, 2021
Rated: 4.35 by PhineasMcClintock from Massachusetts

Dec 10, 2020
Rated: 4.44 by Zekenyce from New Jersey

Sep 13, 2020
Rated: 4.5 by Velivolus1 from Vermont

Jul 18, 2020
Rated: 4.5 by Husky-Topper from New Jersey

Mar 22, 2020
Rated: 4.76 by JMScowcroft from Vermont

Mar 05, 2020
Rated: 4.33 by Chuckdiesel24 from Illinois

Jan 19, 2020
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Rated by BEERMILER12 from Maine

4.46/5  rDev +2.1%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5
On tap at the brewery
Dec 17, 2019
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Reviewed by scotorum from Massachusetts

4.6/5  rDev +5.3%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.5

Acquired 9/21/19i at the Waterbury Vermont Craft Beer Cellar. Canned 9/3/19.

Poured from the 16 oz. can into a Samuel Smith English tulip.

a: Opaque orange gold with a finger thick white head which receded to thick surface foam and dense lacing.

s: Citrus leaning to orange rind, from a foot away.

t; Citrus and tropical fruit combo with moderate bitterness over a toothy smooth malt base. Dry finish with only very slight lingering bitterness. Very high ABV (10%) is amazingly well covered.

m; Hefty medium, great body and much carbonation tingle.

o; An excellent NEDIPA, fruity and substantial, beautifully balanced.
Oct 02, 2019
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Rated by VTBeerDrinker from Vermont

4.77/5  rDev +9.2%
look: 5 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.75
Great beer from BBC. Unfortunately they only make this in very limited batches, so one needs to grab it during the short window it's available.
Sep 28, 2019
Rated: 4.47 by sjones5045 from Pennsylvania

Aug 25, 2019
Rated: 4.19 by Benyannelli from New Jersey

Aug 22, 2019
Rated: 4.5 by Velivolus from Vermont

Aug 10, 2019
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Reviewed by Holderness from Massachusetts

4.5/5  rDev +3%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5
Canned 17 days ago.

L -- Pale and intensely turbid orange body with two fingers of solid white head produced with moderate pour. Good retention and great lacing
S -- Orange creamsicle, clementine, vanilla, lemon sorbet, dank weedy resins, guava, pineapple candy, kiwi
T -- Largely follows the nose. Straightforward creamy citrus -- the citra and mosaic take the center stage here for sure. Bit of astringent black tea bitterness in the back but nothing much. The pale malt bill works well here; it's not as syrupy sweet as many triple IPAs are
F -- Soft and fluffy. Medium+ mouthfeel, medium carb. Very drinkable, especially for the ABV
O -- One of the best, if not the best, TIPA I've had to date. Bravo, BBC

Aug 06, 2019
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Reviewed by PSanger from Connecticut

4.06/5  rDev -7.1%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4
Unbelievable how little alcohol I taste for a 10%beer. Pretty thick and juicy looking beer with not a ton of fruit flavor. More oats. Taste and mouth feel are best part of this beer. Definitely worth a shot if you get the opportunity.
May 11, 2019
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Reviewed by ichorNet from Massachusetts

3.85/5  rDev -11.9%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4
Got a four pack of this a few weeks ago when up in VT for my 30th birthday, so figured it's time to review a can! I had Intangible Tides as part of a flight when at BBCo, and liked it so much I wanted to pick up a four-pack. As usual with the brewery, this was an incredible deal for the high ABV... I think this was something like $16 for four tallboys. Talk about value. Let's see how it's been holding up considering this was canned 2/26/19, making it somewhat old at this point. Will it hold up? One way to find out...

Pours an incredibly hazy orange color. This is a dense, opaque, almost milkshake-like IPA with a slight sudsy head and great tiered lacing. Though the head builds up pretty poorly even with a harder pour, it does retain pretty well. Overall, if you're into the category of (almost-)disgustingly-turbid NEIPAs, this will be up your alley. I would personally prefer a slight bit of effort into the look of this one. It just smacks of trend-hopping for whatever reason. Perhaps it's because I haven't had a lot of super-hazy triple IPAs, but... yeah. Not really super into this one appearance-wise.

The nose is leafy and slightly dank with overripe tropical fruit and light earthiness. This unfortunately smells a little old at this point, as I remember it being amazing both on tap and from the other can I had a week or so ago. Strange that it could fall of so quickly... perhaps it has somewhat of a short half-life after it gets to a month old? I feel like that shouldn't happen, but maybe it's more volatile due to the unfiltered nature and high strength when taking into account what must be intense hopping rates. I definitely remember this being better just a week or two ago, though... strange but not out-of-the-question, I suppose. I feel, however, that I should rate it kind of between what it is now and what it was then, as that makes the most sense from a review perspective.

Flavor profile is chalky and oat-laden with some sweet, boozy flavors melding with mango, overripe guava and tangerine flesh. Some light dankness and oily grapefruit peeking out as well. Very creamy with an orange-like flavor and a disposition that screams "milkshake" to me, just as I noted it could be based on its appearance. No lactose present here, though... just a really smooth drinking triple IPA with moderate carbonation and a slick, semi-sweet finish. If I had a suggestion for this beer, though, it'd be that you consume it within a month of when it's canned (or, better yet, have it on draft at the source!)... it's a really good beer when fresh but falls off fairly quickly as is evident from my current experience with it.
Apr 08, 2019
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Reviewed by CommonSense from Maine

4.67/5  rDev +6.9%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.75
Uh yeah BBCO is killing it. Might be the best triple IPA I've ever had. So many layers of flavor without a hint of alcohol. I'm really surprised their beers aren't as hyped as some other Vermont beers.
Mar 16, 2019
Rated: 3.72 by acurtis from New Jersey

Mar 04, 2019
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Reviewed by DaveMaciolek21 from New Jersey

4.12/5  rDev -5.7%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4
Cloudy gold juice in the glass. Kind of reminded me of Tree House's Julius, perhaps a shade less complex. A New England juicebomb all the way. Absolutely delicious, if not nuanced.
Feb 23, 2019
Rated: 4.26 by buzzy from Pennsylvania

Jan 31, 2019
Rated: 4.19 by Bum4ever from California

Jan 28, 2019
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Reviewed by Jlabs from New York

4.28/5  rDev -2.1%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25
poured into a taster glass via draft @ BBCO

color is like OJ

smell is semi-sweet citrus and faint onion

taste was pineapple, mango and orange peel

mouthfeel was full and creamy (almost creamsicle like)

probably the best BBCO beer I've had to date
Jan 23, 2019
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Reviewed by agreenman19 from Connecticut

4.51/5  rDev +3.2%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 5 | overall: 4.5
L - pour is straight hop mud. Brown haze... braze? I don't think I've ever seen an IPA look this thick. The head is creamy as can be and sticks to the glass like tree sap to.. pretty much everything.

S - the dank. Onion peel and sweaty, gritty pineapple zest. Puckering grapefruit rind and whiffs of lemon vanilla candles.

T - aw man, taste isn't nearly as saturated as I was hoping for. Aggressively herbal and acidic. Fortunately, as it warms, that saturation starts to come through. Yeasty and tangy, this is loaded with pure hop essence. Honey, oats, and grape-infused papaya. Lemon peel and lime soda. Lots going on here in a potent package. Fair amount of burn on the finish. This is going to be less than fun by the time I get to the last few sips. Better drink these fresh.

F - thick and chewy. Milkshake feel that is oh so satisfying. Soft and velvety, really coats the mouth and works its way into every crevasse. Feels like it has become one with my body.

O - big, bold, and unrelenting. Love the flavors and feel, but remember that throat-burning grey area? Yeah, well it's right on that line, if not sightly over. For best results, drink this quickly, but at the same time don't because you'll be sorry. Good luck.
Jan 19, 2019
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Reviewed by dns711 from Vermont

4.76/5  rDev +8.9%
look: 5 | smell: 4 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 5
When friends visit from out of state, this is the beer I tell them they simply must have (not Heady, not a Hill Farmstead variety, not a Lawson's variety...). Extraordinarily well-balanced with an unexpected malt balance that makes this remarkably drinkable despite the 10% ABV. Agree with the description of tropical fruits on the nose and wheat + honey upon tasting. Ultimately this takes the best of other BBCO offerings (Wizard, Beekeeper) and fuses them together perfectly. If left with only one IPA to drink the rest of my life (and not required to function on a daily basis), this would be the one.
Jan 16, 2019
Rated: 4.52 by Uconnbrewskies from Connecticut

Jan 11, 2019
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Rated by MrCruz23 from South Carolina

4.43/5  rDev +1.4%
look: 5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 5 | overall: 4.25
Tangibly ok... not heady or Julius...
Dec 24, 2018
Rated: 4.35 by mhjipa from Vermont

Nov 22, 2018
Rated: 4.15 by Rimbimhoot from Illinois

Oct 07, 2018
Rated: 3.94 by dannycohen62 from Illinois

Oct 07, 2018
Rated: 4.75 by peterpunk15 from Massachusetts

Sep 24, 2018
Rated: 4.5 by bigred89 from Maryland

Sep 16, 2018
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