Burton Air
HopEra

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Style:
IPA - Imperial
ABV:
8%
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Needs more ratings
Avg:
3.77 | pDev: 2.65%
Reviews:
3
Ratings:
8
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Phyl21ca from Canada

3.75/5  rDev -0.5%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Bottle: Poured a golden color ale with a large foamy head with good retention and some lacing. Aroma of citrusy and grapefruit notes with some caramel notes. Taste is a nice mix of floral hops with some citrusy and grapefruit notes with some light caramel malt and some residual sugar notes. Body is about average with good carbonation. Well-made IIPA with good drinkability.

Nov 23, 2015
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biegaman from Canada

3.92/5  rDev +4%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Burton Air not only sounds like it was designed by or for a snowboarding company - it looks like it too. Its orange coloured body has a slushy complexion as well as an orange rectangle-worthy head featuring stiff peaks, ungroomed powder and 'death cookies' for lace. Let's hit the slopes!

Far out! This aroma has ganja-like herbals and tropical fruitiness. Forget about the winter theme, this smells like sunny San Diego. Mango, papaya, grapefruit, and honeydew are tossed with bitter greens and lightly drizzled with honey. IBUs aren't listed on the label but one can readily sense their presence.

The taste buds are coated in that same emulsion of tropical fruit and almost toffee-like maltiness. It's an entirely easy, pleasant DIPA with the exception of a slightly metallic note in the aftertaste. Nonetheless, I return to the glass quickly and often, cautiously trying not to finish the beer too fast.

A lot of Canadian brewers struggle with Double IPAs. I like to think their polite and mild-mannered nature precludes them from making obnoxious, bold beers. But truth be told a well-executed DIPA is entirely agreeable. That's not to say balanced, but when well made this style is plenty drinkable.

...provided the drinker has an affection for hops - that is an important detail. It's safe to assume anyone considering buying this beer has that fondness for citrus, tree sap, and floral qualities and, that being the case, HopEra, true to their name, provide one of the finer examples in all of La Belle Province.

Burton Air is certainly a 'freeride' adventure - aggressive and quick-hitting, this has a mountain-sized hoppiness that requires a chair lift to climb. It's obvious inspiration was taken from south of the border - way south, in fact, as this brims with a tropical jungle worth of fruitiness. It's certainly no bunny hill.

Oct 17, 2015
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VbolieuV from Canada

3.84/5  rDev +1.9%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

Pale amber in colour with a massive foamy head that stays for a while with lots of lacing. Really hoppy smell, with some caramel malts too. You get some Grapefruits, citrus there. In the mouth it's really bitter, but with a nice malt presence. You get a huge grapefruit presence, some oranges and citrus too, a little lemon. Not bad but nothing out of the ordinary for an Imperial IPA.

Aug 11, 2015
Burton Air from HopEra
Beer rating: 3.77 out of 5 with 8 ratings