Higher Burnin'
LIC Beer Project

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LIC Beer Project
New York, United States
American IPA
Ranked #219
Ranked #4,315
4.16 | pDev: 8.41%
Nov 27, 2021
Jun 29, 2016
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Notes: El Dorado, Belma, and Mosaic hops and 4 different malts.

Higher Burnin' is brewed in celebration of the late 5 Pointz: NYC's graffiti mecca. This IPA is hazy, bright orange in color with aromatics of juicy fruit, strawberry, & nectarine. Orange marmalade and candied citrus flavors emerge with a subtle piney bitterness, finishing long, lush and dry.

80 IBU
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Reviewed by daliandragon from Maryland

4.13/5  rDev -0.7%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25
My cousin brought this over for Thanksgiving but we had a ton of other good stuff so I didn't get to it until leftover day. Pours a huge, tight bubbled off white head with visible lace as it recedes. Nose is bread note and heavy medicinal hops. The flavor is similar, with a clean finish and relaxed carbonation this is almost delicate for the octane. Really well disciplined in the crafting, this works as a tightly controlled burn. Keep an eye out for these guys.
Nov 27, 2021
Rated: 4.42 by wip998001 from Massachusetts

Nov 21, 2020
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Reviewed by PSanger from Connecticut

3.19/5  rDev -23.3%
look: 4 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.25
This must be from the part of queens AOC represents because many people think it’s good but it’s actually awful. The taste is actually poor. Read my previous I never write this. The taste is Bitter and extra malty. I get a bit of melon but that’s about it. Have to find out what I’m going to do with the other three cans I have. I cannot not recommend this enough.
Nov 16, 2020
Rated: 4.26 by newcastlemike from Connecticut

Sep 05, 2020
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Reviewed by Pentastar from New York

4.25/5  rDev +2.2%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25
Look: Hazy golden orange, three finger white head.
Smell: Citrus fruit and freshly mowed lawn.
Taste: Crisp and light flavor of various citrus fruit, orange sticks out. There is some melon like flavor as well. Finishes with some malt in the aftertaste and a little bitterness.
Feel: Less than average carbonation, not too thick.
Overall: A light beer for the style, not so bad.
Aug 18, 2020
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Reviewed by Shiredave from New York

4.31/5  rDev +3.6%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5
No production date on can. My metallic green on green can is different than the pic above.
The color is on the yellow side of amber, carbonation is steady and visible through a slight chill/protein haze. A tall, 2 inch head of white foam billows up and is reluctant to fall. Thick sheets of clotted lace drape the glass.
Aroma is clean and "spritzy" with notes of lemon, hints of rock candy and alcohol. By no means an in your face IPA nose but nothing unpleasant.
Flavor is an essay in balance. Complex malt and hop flavors fill the mouth in the 1st sip. Bitter / boil hops seem on the soft side but not by much. Hop flavors of apricots, spruce tips and sour apples mix with a light honey on bread malt backbone that combine to create the "ale fruit" bliss of song and story, and oh so lost in the juicy haze of today's so-called IPA's.
Body is a bit thin as the finish is abrupt and final. Mild, lingering hop spice tingles the tongue long after the swallow.
Great rich malt character and well balanced hop flavors with a firm, bitter IPA bite.
Getcha some of this one boyz!
Aug 12, 2020
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Reviewed by RaulMondesi from California

4/5  rDev -3.8%
look: 3 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4
If this beer was a painting, they wouldn’t be hanging it in the Louve, ya feel me? Like, damn, it’s ugly. All “off” orange like a jack o lantern in July. No thanks. When I sniffed the sucker, I was pleasantly surprised - maybe Tahiti after rainfall - all tropical and clean. But the taste...omg...the taste! Nasty! It’s like old, dirty fruit. Can’t say I’ve had anything like it. It’s not vile, but it’s just not my thing.

Like the NL adopting the DH, no sir!

*Hey now. Pretty weird. This beer all of a sudden flipped a switch. It got pretty damn clean with beautiful melon and a soft feel. I’m feelin’ it.
Jun 28, 2020
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Reviewed by TrashMax from New Jersey

4.39/5  rDev +5.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5
Poured from pint can. Light/hazy orange in color, a fun medium bodied beer with a balanced taste. Has a backbone at 7% abv though has a mellow well blended flavor. Easy to drink.
Jun 14, 2020
Rated: 4.18 by WDJersey from Colorado

May 16, 2020
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Reviewed by Peach63 from New York

4/5  rDev -3.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4
Pours light amber with a 1/2 inch white head. Moderate lacing. Hazy.

Aroma is grapefruit, orange, pine, papaya, pineapple.

Taste follows nose: tropical fruits, pine.

Medium bodied, light carbonation. Semi-sweet, bitter finish.

This is one tasty concoction. Fruity.
May 12, 2020
Rated: 2.79 by Insyte from New York

May 04, 2020
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Reviewed by Gajo74 from New York

4.06/5  rDev -2.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4
From the can it pours a hazy orange color. A moderate head displays decent retention.

The nose opens with strong notes of pineapple and hints of tropical fruit. Stone fruit aromas evoke notes of peach, nectarine and apricot. The malt aromas are sweet and bready with notes of biscuit, honey and caramel.

Juicy hops flavors, which balanced with the biscuity and doughy malt evoke a jammy marmalade and fruity preserve taste. Hoppy flavors of peach, nectarine, pineapple, mango and citrus fruit come to dominate the palate, providing a tangy and zesty spice. The bitterness is mild yet assertive, with notes of pine resin.

Medium bodied and moderately carbonated. The feel is somewhat crisp, while the finish is dry, long and fruity.

Solid hazy IPA overall. It is very drinkable.
May 04, 2020
Rated: 4.28 by desint from Belgium

Apr 25, 2020
Rated: 4.15 by khargro2 from Tennessee

Apr 25, 2020
Rated: 4.19 by OtisCampbell007 from Tennessee

Apr 25, 2020
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Reviewed by AndyDufrense

4.13/5  rDev -0.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4
Hazy, fruit forward IPA. Tons of citrus on the nose and palate reminiscent of orange juice in the mouth feel. Mango and apricot and pineapple in there as well. Very refreshing on a warm day by the grill.
Apr 11, 2020
Rated: 4.27 by liquorpig from Massachusetts

Mar 29, 2020
Rated: 4.49 by BosDen07 from Delaware

Mar 24, 2020
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Reviewed by beersampler6 from Michigan

4.18/5  rDev +0.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25
Very nice IPA - mouthfeel and juiciness almost reminded me of a New England style IPA. Could not find a date printed on the can. Pours a hazy yellow-orange color with lots of fluffy white head and some small rings of lingering lacing. Smells nice and bright and dank, ripe grapefruit, pineapple, mango, lemon and tangerine hops. Also some malt, creamy vanilla, bread and weaker floral and herbal hops. Taste follows the nose, great balance and depth and very flavorful. Smooth, sticky, juicy, slightly soft mouthfeel and great amount of carbonation. A very well crafted beer from a brewery that's new to me.
Dec 08, 2019
Rated: 4.25 by rare_bird from Michigan

Dec 03, 2019
Rated: 4.31 by Edy-Cantarero from New York

Nov 25, 2019
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Reviewed by branham1989 from Texas

4.41/5  rDev +6%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25
LIC Beer Project’s Higher Burnin IPA 7% ABV 80 IBU. This IPA pours a very hazy caramel orange color with a two finger width slightly off white colored head that lingers for a bit before leaving tons of lacing on the glass. The aroma is absolutely amazing with fruit being the predominant aroma with hints of mangoes pineapples apricots passion fruit tartness grapefruit flesh and peel with a bit of pine finishing it off. The flavor is of grapefruit mangoes pineapples oranges hints of apricots passion fruit there are also floral notes from the hops along with pine before finishing with a grapefruit peel hop bitterness to balance out the sweetness of the malts. The mouthfeel is medium body with a decent amount of carbonation. The IPA is very well balanced and delicious. 7/10
Nov 19, 2019
Rated: 4.34 by mtnwesdew from New York

Nov 11, 2019
Rated: 4.17 by Knapp85 from Pennsylvania

Oct 27, 2019
Rated: 4.64 by jmbeerdude91 from Arizona

Oct 26, 2019
Rated: 4.33 by brewskis from Indiana

Oct 13, 2019
Rated: 4.42 by Beer21 from Florida

Sep 21, 2019
Rated: 4.3 by BidYouABrew from Washington

Sep 18, 2019
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Reviewed by Harrison8 from Missouri

4.19/5  rDev +0.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4
Pours a foggy orange. Aroma is resiny, orange, tangerine, herbal and dank hops. Sticky up front and remains all the way through. Flavor profile is resin, dank, herbal and orange with a little hop burn at the back. Mouth feel is lightly velvety but turns to a more bubbly texture. It has a medium thickness. Overall, sticky and refreshing.

Sep 12, 2019
Rated: 4.21 by Curt3 from New Jersey

Sep 08, 2019
Rated: 4.25 by Ice_Cream_And_IPAs from New York

Sep 02, 2019
Rated: 4.25 by Bustersuess from New York

Aug 23, 2019
Rated: 3.93 by socon67 from New York

Aug 10, 2019
Rated: 4.36 by MTone8788 from Pennsylvania

Aug 03, 2019
Rated: 4.13 by PaulSlazinger from Pennsylvania

Aug 02, 2019
Rated: 4.19 by buzzy from Pennsylvania

Aug 01, 2019
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Reviewed by zeff80 from Missouri

4.21/5  rDev +1.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25
16oz bottle. Poured out a clear, golden orange color with a small, off-white head of foam. It smelled of orange, pineapple and toasted caramel. Sweet and tropical with caramel maltiness.
Jul 28, 2019
Rated: 4.06 by GreenMind from Pennsylvania

Jul 04, 2019
Rated: 4.34 by NastyNorseman from New York

Jun 30, 2019
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Reviewed by NeroFiddled from Pennsylvania

4.03/5  rDev -3.1%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4
LIC Beer Project "Higher Burnin'"
1 pint can without production codes or freshness dating

Notes via stream of consciousness: Another haze bomb! It's beyond the cloudiest of hefeweizens and bordering on becoming murky. It's orange-ish beneath a yellowish off-white head. The aroma suggests strawberry, other berries, pineapple, orange, and melon. It's not the brightest aroma given that it's an IPA but it's decent enough. The flavor follows the aroma with a firm, sweetish and bready maltiness. I'm not really finding any more fruitiness but there is a touch of something that's a bit like pine. A firm bitterness balances it and it finishes mainly dry with some of that semi-pine lingering. In the mouth it's medium bodied with a little zest on the tongue from the carbonation and then creamy smooth. Overall it's pretty decent all-around.

Review #6,600
Jun 11, 2019
Higher Burnin' from LIC Beer Project
Beer rating: 92 out of 100 with 233 ratings