Sublimated Dreams
Burlington Beer Co.

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From:
Burlington Beer Co.
 
Vermont, United States
Style:
New England IPA
Ranked #1,134
ABV:
8%
Score:
92
Ranked #4,441
Avg:
4.19 | pDev: 5.49%
Reviews:
17
Ratings:
40
Status:
Active
Rated:
Oct 26, 2022
Added:
Mar 29, 2019
Wants:
  1
Gots:
  5
SCORE
92
Outstanding
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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Rated: 4.09 by Gkruszewski from New York

Oct 26, 2022
 
Rated: 4.21 by GreenMind from Pennsylvania

Oct 19, 2022
 
Rated: 4.25 by paulish from New York

Oct 14, 2022
 
Rated: 4.23 by ElGallo from New Hampshire

Aug 27, 2022
 
Rated: 4.3 by Themaker140 from Massachusetts

Aug 27, 2022
 
Rated: 4 by Simon212 from Canada (ON)

Aug 03, 2022
 
Rated: 4.02 by WillieThreebiers from Connecticut

Jun 12, 2022
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Reviewed by dbl_delta from Pennsylvania

4.42/5  rDev +5.5%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25
Undated (WTF) can into pint glass. Pours a murky burnt orange with a brief off-white head. Good lacing. Initial impression is juicy mango, orange, and pink grapefruit. Fairly sweet to start, but morphs nicely into a refreshing bitterness. Mouthfeel is deliciously thick, sticky, and soft. Overall, an absolutely excellent NEDIPA that makes me wish I'd bought more than a single!
Jun 07, 2022
 
Rated: 3.5 by Shenk87 from Pennsylvania

May 18, 2022
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Reviewed by fujindemon74 from Pennsylvania

4.5/5  rDev +7.4%
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
 
Rated: 4.25 by Dizzy242 from Massachusetts

Apr 07, 2021
 
Rated: 3.96 by Nunya from Ohio

Apr 04, 2021
 
Rated: 4.34 by TTripp725 from Pennsylvania

Mar 20, 2021
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Reviewed by tobelerone from New Jersey

4.19/5  rDev 0%
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
 
Rated: 4.3 by sludgegnome from Pennsylvania

Mar 05, 2021
 
Rated: 4.08 by AD17 from New Jersey

Feb 28, 2021
 
Rated: 4.14 by fitzy84 from Massachusetts

Feb 25, 2021
 
Rated: 4.14 by DrStiffington from New Jersey

Feb 21, 2021
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Reviewed by jzeilinger from Pennsylvania

4.17/5  rDev -0.5%
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
 
Rated: 4.28 by JakerLou from New Hampshire

Feb 18, 2021
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Reviewed by SawDog505 from New Hampshire

4.29/5  rDev +2.4%
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
 
Rated: 4.22 by jcaleb86 from New Hampshire

Feb 13, 2021
 
Rated: 4.25 by hockeypuck from Maine

Jan 09, 2021
 
Rated: 4.25 by Mleblanc25 from Massachusetts

Dec 28, 2020
 
Rated: 3.94 by Bwag from New York

Nov 06, 2020
 
Rated: 4.15 by PhineasMcClintock from Massachusetts

Oct 17, 2020
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Reviewed by brewandbbq from New Hampshire

4.35/5  rDev +3.8%
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
 
Rated: 4.25 by Velivolus1 from Vermont

Jul 18, 2020
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Reviewed by WunderLlama from Massachusetts

4.34/5  rDev +3.6%
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
 
Rated: 4.2 by lochraneg from New Hampshire

May 07, 2020
 
Rated: 4.27 by Bluesfolk19 from Massachusetts

May 05, 2020
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Reviewed by mike22ne from Massachusetts

4.18/5  rDev -0.2%
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
 
Rated: 4 by smcel371 from New York

Mar 15, 2020
 
Rated: 4.25 by Velivolus from Vermont

Jan 18, 2020
 
Rated: 4.56 by RickyBfromCT from Connecticut

Jan 13, 2020
 
Rated: 4.48 by WaffleNugget from Vermont

Dec 24, 2019
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Reviewed by BEERMILER12 from Maine

4.24/5  rDev +1.2%
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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Reviewed by digboy from New Hampshire

4.13/5  rDev -1.4%
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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Reviewed by Lone_Freighter from Vermont

4.8/5  rDev +14.6%
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
 
Rated: 4.38 by JMScowcroft from Vermont

Oct 19, 2019
Sublimated Dreams from Burlington Beer Co.
Beer rating: 92 out of 100 with 57 ratings