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Hoppy Trails IPA - Appalachian Brewing Company

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Hoppy Trails IPAHoppy Trails IPA

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BA SCORE
83
good

247 Ratings
THE BROS
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Ratings: 247
Reviews: 98
rAvg: 3.65
pDev: 12.33%
Wants: 7
Gots: 14 | FT: 0
Brewed by:
Appalachian Brewing Company visit their website
Pennsylvania, United States

Style | ABV
American IPA |  6.00% ABV

Availability: Year-round

Notes/Commercial Description:
No notes at this time.

(Beer added by: BeerAdvocate on 05-24-2002)
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3.25/5  rDev -11%

xnicknj, Dec 23, 2013
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3.75/5  rDev +2.7%

Hermthegerm, Dec 10, 2013
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3.75/5  rDev +2.7%

gtup, Nov 26, 2013
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3.5/5  rDev -4.1%

BillRoth, Nov 25, 2013
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2.75/5  rDev -24.7%

everlong353, Nov 23, 2013
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3/5  rDev -17.8%

Druss157, Nov 18, 2013
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3.5/5  rDev -4.1%

Yeroc, Nov 16, 2013
Photo of Thezapper
3.49/5  rDev -4.4%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.5

Filled up a growler with this beer.

Golden amber color with bright white head and lacing that fades quickly.

Not a whole lot in the nose of this beer, some piney citrus and a touch of tropical fruit.

You get the hops right away but not as much as you would think. It's balanced by a decent amount of malt and has a lingering dry and bitter taste.

It's a decent enough IPA, and a convenient purchase for me since the brewpub is within walking distance. I would drink this again but I wouldn't go out of my way to find this beer.
Appalachian has a few decent brews but I find most of them are lacking just a little bit in what I want from each style. And this is a good example.

Thezapper, Nov 14, 2013
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3.5/5  rDev -4.1%

swfeidt, Nov 10, 2013
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4.25/5  rDev +16.4%

KolbMarley, Nov 10, 2013
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3/5  rDev -17.8%

Travcofarms, Nov 08, 2013
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3.5/5  rDev -4.1%

Mississippi, Oct 27, 2013
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3/5  rDev -17.8%

jdaddy, Oct 27, 2013
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3.25/5  rDev -11%

HRamz3, Oct 23, 2013
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3.25/5  rDev -11%

ROGUE16, Oct 02, 2013
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3.5/5  rDev -4.1%

Bill69, Sep 27, 2013
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3.5/5  rDev -4.1%

Morey, Sep 08, 2013
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3.5/5  rDev -4.1%

LarryMyers, Sep 06, 2013
Photo of The-Sud-Truth
3.45/5  rDev -5.5%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Poured from a bottle into a standard pint glass.

Appearance: Notable lacing and Ideal head. Murky golden color.

Smell: Scents of a good IPA...Pine, Citrus...sweet ( ? )

Taste: Well blended with a somewhat bitter aftertaste. Typical for this type.

Mouthfeel: Full. Fizzy. I feel a push outward from within my mouth. Slight numbing even after it is consumed. Nice finish for this style.

Overall: I live about 20 minutes from this brewery but this is the first time I have purchased a case of any of their offerings. I have been to their local brew pubs and have enjoyed their scratch and non Year-round brews. That said, this is not a disappointing IPA and I would buy another. I would much rather track down a case of their seasonal Major Hopps but that seems to have little distribution or supply to the local distributors. Hoppy Trails stands on its own and I admire it above many of the mid-Atlantic regional efforts. In sum: This is an honest representation of an IPA but has room for improvement.

The-Sud-Truth, Sep 05, 2013
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3.25/5  rDev -11%

csurowiec, Aug 25, 2013
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3.5/5  rDev -4.1%

bigfnjoe, Aug 25, 2013
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3/5  rDev -17.8%

Gmartin75, Aug 21, 2013
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3/5  rDev -17.8%

JakeEsterly, Aug 17, 2013
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4/5  rDev +9.6%

micropale, Aug 01, 2013
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3.5/5  rDev -4.1%

Jeremy_Zim, Jul 26, 2013
Hoppy Trails IPA from Appalachian Brewing Company
83 out of 100 based on 247 ratings.