This beer from Burial Beer in Asheville, North Carolina, has quite a long name. A Desolate Divide on the Westward Metamorphosis India pale ale. This IPA is 6.5% ABV. This IPA is a collaboration with bike packing.com. It has Cryo, and Incognito hops in the whirlpool. Then it’s double dry hopped with Cashmere, Mosaic, and Simcoe hops. Then a finishing dose of Cryo hops. It also used Burial Heavy Resin treatment. This beer is a one-off and will not be around again. This IPA pours a bright hazy yellow color with a three-finger bright, thick white head. The aroma is piney, juicy, citrus, and hoppy.
The taste is similar to the aroma. There is a citrusy, juicy, piney, and hoppy flavor. The piney notes stick around and are bolder than the other flavors. The mouthfeel is medium to almost full. Then this long-named IPA finishes with a piney bitter fruit flavor. Then you get a piney aftertaste that fades into a hoppy, juicy note that lingers just enough to enjoy. This IPA has a lot going on. This IPA has lots of bold flavors here. I give this IPA an A. Burial always does a great job with their beers, and this is true to that. The piney fruit flavor is just perfect, as is the amount of bitterness. I recommend this or any Burial Beer offerings. Please be kind, stay safe, and remember to enjoy responsibly! Cheers!