Sublimated Dreams
Burlington Beer Co.

Sublimated DreamsSublimated Dreams
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Style:
IPA - Imperial
Ranked #759
ABV:
8%
Score:
91
Ranked #5,011
Avg:
4.21 | pDev: 5.46%
Reviews:
16
Ratings:
48
From:
Burlington Beer Co.
 
Vermont, United States
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Rotating/Seasonal
Wants
  1
Gots
  5
SCORE
91
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Sublimated DreamsSublimated Dreams
Notes: Brewed exclusively with New Zealand grown hops. Silky, soft body from raw wheat, oat malt, and flaked oats complement the range of flavors from the southern hemisphere; Candied Mango, Kiwi, and Lime.
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fujindemon74 from Pennsylvania

4.5/5  rDev +6.9%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

L- hazy golden orange

S- orange, tangerine

T- citrus, mandarin orange, grapefruit, papaya, guava, sweet upfront, lingering bitterness on the finish

F- medium, silky soft body

O- quite a nice hazy DIPA, would purchase again

Sep 12, 2021
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tobelerone from New Jersey

4.19/5  rDev -0.5%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Very tasty, smooth and creamy feel, moderate sweetness in line with the style but not excessive. There is a bit of hop burn on the finish which I actually find really appealing. In earlier days I found this to be prevalent and simply too pronounced in nearly every hoppy beer BBCO turned out but it feels like that’s in check now and the “burn” at the end makes
For a snappy finish that reminds you you’re drinking an IIPA after all, not a slushy fruit drink.

Mar 14, 2021
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jzeilinger from Pennsylvania

4.17/5  rDev -1%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Many thanks to SawDog505 for this can!

A - Dense opaque dark golden orange color and white creamy lacing. It literally looks like a full glass of fruit / orange juice.

S - Pulpy citrus aroma.

T - Sweet citrus all the way through and ends with some juicy pine bitterness to balance things out. Pineapple, lime, spicy peppery citrus rind, and mango, with some alcohol presence and slight alcohol warming in the back of the throat.

M - Thick and frothy on the palate, overly thick for the style.

O - Rock solid and worth checking out.

Thx again, Tim!

Feb 18, 2021
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SawDog505 from New Hampshire

4.29/5  rDev +1.9%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25

Poured into a 16 oz Nordic pint glass canned on 1/29/2021. Pours a very attractive hazy orange yellow with a 2 finger sticky white head that leaves thin streaks of lace, with nice retention. 4.5

Aroma ripe melon, passionfruit, pineapple, and apricot. 4.25

Taste follows cantaloupe, pineapple, passionfruit, and apricot really balanced. 4.25

Mouthfeel is medium, gentle carbonation, not dry or sticky, and 8% ABV it goes down very easy. 4.5

Overall another excellent beer from Burlington Brewing Company. Always quality beers from them. 4.25

Feb 14, 2021
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brewandbbq from New Hampshire

4.35/5  rDev +3.3%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

16oz can dated 8/11/20.

Pours cloudy yellow with an inch of white fluff. Plenty of retention with thick ropes of lacing. Pineapple, melon, peach, and orange in the nose. Medium bodied with a creamy mouthfeel. Juicy tropicals on the palate with minimal bitterness or malt. Grapefruit tangerine, mango, and peach. Finishes with plenty of overripe citrus.

Oct 04, 2020
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WunderLlama from Massachusetts

4.34/5  rDev +3.1%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Can poured into a teku

Hazy pale orange

One finger off white fizzy foam cap quickly recedes to a ring

Citrus orange aroma

Citrus orange taste

Medium sudsing , hop nibble , no bite , almost creamy

Good beer

Jun 03, 2020
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mike22ne from Massachusetts

4.18/5  rDev -0.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Poured from a can, dated 03-19-20. I picked it up at the store fresh from a delivery today so it's about 6 weeks old already.
Anyways, it's my first beer from this brewery, and I'm very happy I picked it up!

Smells of dank pineapple, kiwi and green tropical candy.
Taste follows, with a blend of tropical fruit qualities and lightly bitter grapefruit. Some sweet candy character and soft cushy grainy malt base. A hint of spicy bitterness in the end.

A very nice imperial NE IPA, I'm glad they shipped it out!

May 01, 2020
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BEERMILER12 from Maine

4.24/5  rDev +0.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

A: Pours a 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 some lighter floral and dank hop notes

T: Follows the nose. Starts off with the citrus and tropical fruit and then goes into the floral and dank herbal notes. Very light malt. Finishes with a mix of tropical fruit and dank hops

M: Medium bodied with moderate carbonation

O: A very good DIPA that is highly focused on the NZ hops. Easy to drink for 8%. Definitely worth checking out

Dec 19, 2019
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digboy from New Hampshire

4.13/5  rDev -1.9%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25

Pours a creamy, opaque pale gold color with a one finger off-white silky head.

Aroma is sweet with pineapple, banana and faint musty notes. Unusual.

The flavor is similar, starting off strong and keeping it up into the finish. It should be noted that this is not a pineapple dominant flavor. The banana esther notes are present enough to share the limelight equally. I get a touch of ribbon candy in there too. Pale malts are discernible.

Mouthfeel is so thick and creamy and super soft. Light carbonation and almost no bitterness make this a hops show.

This is a really well.done NEIPA but I don't think I can drink a lot of these with the banana notes. A real treat nonetheless.

Nov 16, 2019
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Lone_Freighter from Vermont

4.8/5  rDev +14%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 5

Is it me or is BBC trying to hide their canning dates on the sides of their cans? The hell if I know for sure, whatever. However, I did find the date marked in a "sublimated" style emblazoned "091319" next to the key hole of that door on the logo, left side. One can rub their finger along the side and feel it.
This was poured into a tulip.
The appearance was a milky opaque yellow color, if motor oil had this color you wouldn't want to put it in your engine but it sure had the "glub glub" sound pouring out of my can. A nice finger's worth of white foamy head softly slid off to leave some spotty lace speckling the sides of my glass.
The aroma had pineapple chunk puree' with creamy banana sweetness rolling into some mango notes. Brisk piney sweetness makes a small play underneath.
The flavor started with the banana creamy sweetness and pineapple chunk puree' then had a small creamy biscuity malt. Subtle aftertaste of the pineapple chunks, banana cream and a bit of a sharper pine needle sweet bite.
The mouthfeel was about medium bodied with a fantastic sipping quality about it due to some piney hop bitterness but hot damn, it's so mobile as it's running so smoothly along my tongue. Slight stickiness in the finish.
Overall, what an absolutely amazing gem of a New England styled DIPA! I have contemplated several times of giving up on this style but if they were all brewed like this, I bet this could turn the haters to drinkers! No hop heat anywhere in this beer. ABV seemed as projected.

Oct 25, 2019
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GratefulBeerGuy from New Hampshire

4.45/5  rDev +5.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.25

Pint can reviewed on 10/18/19

Opaque straw Golden color with an inner white haze. Dense seafoam white cover. Minor bits of lace and a thin layer is all that's left eventually.

Aromatics are classically New England Style. Sweet fruits: pineapple, mango and banana combine with a Creamy golden malt smell permeates far out of the top of the glass.

Crisp! Bang! Big grainy bite but then crazy smooth! The texture is thick, chunky and milky. Light, then medium to full bodied... I mean it's got a crispy first sip with a bite, then it's smooth and silky... Once again NE stylie.

The hops (New Zealand) converge to be a heady, deep mix of fresh and sticky lupilin, stone fruits, tropical crush combo: tangy pineapple, earthy mango and creamy golden malt complexities that make it hard to separate the different flavor aspects over the unified flavor of everything combine.

A bit of vodka style boozy heat is felt and tasted through the dense fog of hop and smooth malty charecter. Intense complexity but still has you reaching quickly for another gulp.

Oct 19, 2019
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brureview from Massachusetts

4.15/5  rDev -1.4%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Very cloudy pineapple color with a 3 F head in a Spielgelau IPA glass.

The aroma grows on me. OJ, citrus, tropical fruits.

Smooth MF. Almost creamy.

Undefined NZ citrus taste, OJ. Well done, but the NZ hops fruit tastes.are often undefinable.

I also don’t like that the brewer doesn’t list the hop profile and the brewing process.

Worth checking out.

Oct 13, 2019
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PicoPapa from Connecticut

3.88/5  rDev -7.8%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

16oz can. Pours an opaque pale yellowish brown with an inch of head. Some lacing. Not much of a nose. Some pineapple, grapefruit, mango, white wine and herbal hops. Taste is a blend of citrus and tropical fruits. Pineapple, kiwi, peach, mango, grapefruit and papaya. Toasted malts and fruity tropical candy finish. Some white wine and white grapes at the end. Soft mouthfeel with low carbonation.

Oct 08, 2019
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Hyptochrons from Massachusetts

4.03/5  rDev -4.3%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

some smooth bready and fruit flavors throughout, sharp and pithy bitterness on the finish invoking grapefruit peel and green leafy herbaceous character, danky and pine notes as well. decent IPA.

Apr 17, 2019
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TheRealNRG from Pennsylvania

4.19/5  rDev -0.5%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Very tasty offering from BBCO. Yes, the head dissipates fairly quickly, leaving decent lacing behind. No concerns to me though. Delicious flavors abound. Love the selection of southern hemisphere hops leading to another awesome double IPA!

Apr 14, 2019
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bobv from Vermont

3.62/5  rDev -14%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

16 oz. can.
Canned 03/22/19, one week old.
Can's label states: New Zealand Double IPA
Moderate pour yields a murkbomb like you read about. As I was pouring, the head was disappearing! Some sticky lacing and down to a thin ring after a minute or two. Nice nose of tropical fruit and sweet citrus. Nicer taste for a few sips and then...an American Imperial IPA, this is not. Feel is not to my liking with little proper IPA carbonation. Overall.....no, no no! I won't be finishing this. Cheers?

Mar 30, 2019
Sublimated Dreams from Burlington Beer Co.
Beer rating: 91 out of 100 with 48 ratings