Burlington Beer Co ‘Uncanny Valley’ NEIPA


45355298_977041662479979_8381229873250697216_n“Uncanny Valley is an IPA hopped with Vic Secret and Citra hops. The bold new hop variety’s have a high oil content for a huge flavor impact of Ripe Mango, Pine Needles, Watermelon, and Stone fruit. The hop flavors wash over a balanced malt bill to hold up the bold hops.”

Glassware: IPA glass.

Appearance: Hazy AF! Brekky juice with a thumb of white foam perched on top. Decent retention with soapy lace clinging to the glass.

Aroma: Incredible uplift. Wafts of bright tropical fruits, stonefruits, mango, guava, papaya, peach, Frosty Fruits, grassy hop and pine in absolute abundance. Quite the juice bomb! There’s a fair floral perfume to it as well. Not much of a malt profile…oaty if anything, handing it that hallmark creamy accent along with lactose and vanilla.

Flavour: Just lots and lots of creamy citrus, fleshy stonefruits, pine, grassy green hops and herbal spice. Orange peel and grapefruit is introduced midway leading in to oats and dusty powdered vanilla and lactose. The finish is bitter, fruity and citrus-driven with a pithy and acetic back palate.

Mouthfeel: Creamy as. Smooth and medium-full body. Co2 is mild and the 7% AbV is well placed. 35 IBU – although low it shows through late in the piece.

Overall: This is a fine representation of the style that’s for sure. There’s only a small hop bill of Citra and Vic Secret but it’s very cool to see our very own Aussie hops playing a big role in an IPA from the likes of BBCo. A very tidy drop.