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Hoppy Trails IPA - Appalachian Brewing Company

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Ratings: 256
Reviews: 99
rAvg: 3.65
pDev: 12.05%
Wants: 7
Gots: 15 | 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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3.5/5  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
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3.75/5  rDev +2.7%

eargle, Jul 11, 2013
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4/5  rDev +9.6%

davidIPA, Jul 09, 2013
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4.25/5  rDev +16.4%

LXIXME, Jul 08, 2013
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5/5  rDev +37%

mpbrady320, Jun 26, 2013
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3.5/5  rDev -4.1%

DavidGross, Jun 22, 2013
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3/5  rDev -17.8%

SarcasticAaron, Jun 15, 2013
Photo of smakawhat
3.45/5  rDev -5.5%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Poured from the bottle into a Dogfish Head pint glass.

A somewhat cloudy body, very pale amber and lemon dark yellow in color. Good slow rising carbonation. Head is off white and manages two fingers tall, with a little bit of a creamy character while forming. Settles to a slow 4mm tall puck and soapy collar.

Subtle brown sugar and caramel like malts, with a little bit of toasty quality. Hop angle is present but it's very tiny with the malts dominating. Slight spicy, faint citrus possibly with a sweetness quite noticeable.

Palate fills with a good pine like quick bitterness. Aftertaste leaves some good hop aromatics with a nice coating but quite fleeting also. Good malt backbone and brown sugar like sweetness matching with the pine and somewhat resin like bitterness. Mouthefeel is slightly weak, but nothing that doesn't let the flavor coat or get out of control. Not boozy. Pine action gets quite noticeable and larger as the beer gets consumed.

Overall nothing earth shattering here, but a decent enough IPA that is enjoyable to drink.

smakawhat, Jun 14, 2013
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3.75/5  rDev +2.7%

domnalbrecc, May 30, 2013
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3.75/5  rDev +2.7%

InspectorBob, May 23, 2013
Photo of DIM
3.91/5  rDev +7.1%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

a: This was a clear golden color. It was served to me with a small, fizzy head.

s: Bready malts with a little honey and caramel. Hop aromas are grassy and herbal with a hint of citrus rind

t: Very much hop forward. A little biscuity malt with light sweetness quickly over powered by leafy, grassy hops that are quite bitter.

m: Slick and a little sticky.

o: For my money, maybe the best everyday beer on the board. Broad Steet Barleywine excepted.

DIM, May 23, 2013
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4/5  rDev +9.6%

NJBeer265, May 22, 2013
Photo of mpcrump
3.73/5  rDev +2.2%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

A: More yellow than amber. Very light shade. Thin white head that dissipated quickly. Very little lacing left. .

S: Piney earthy hops and biscuit malts. A very slight hint of citrus.

T: Biscuit malts up front with a little bit of citrus. The hops bring a bit of bitterness at the end.

M: Right in the middle - medium body and carbonation. Dry with a slightly bitter finish.

O: Definitely a beer I would drink again. Doesn't top my list of top IPA's but this is a good beer.

mpcrump, May 16, 2013
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3.5/5  rDev -4.1%

rolltide8425, May 13, 2013
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4.5/5  rDev +23.3%

ejane, May 12, 2013
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3.25/5  rDev -11%

twenty5, May 10, 2013
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3/5  rDev -17.8%

tommyguz, May 07, 2013
Hoppy Trails IPA from Appalachian Brewing Company
83 out of 100 based on 256 ratings.