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Green Trail - Ithaca Beer Company

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189 Ratings
THE BROS
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Ratings: 189
Reviews: 32
rAvg: 3.59
pDev: 10.31%
Wants: 0
Gots: 12 | FT: 0
Brewed by:
Ithaca Beer Company visit their website
New York, United States

Style | ABV
American IPA |  6.00% ABV

Availability: Year-round

Notes/Commercial Description:
No notes at this time.

(Beer added by: unclejazz on 02-27-2014)
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Reviews by Omnium:
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Omnium

Pennsylvania

3.56/5  rDev -0.8%

Bottle > Mason Pint

A - Cloudy orange with half a finger of soapy white head, no real significant lacing.
S - Orange zest, grapefruit juice, pine, bready malt, all good, just not real vibrant.
T - Up front you get some mild bitterness and a big orange juice rush followed by some grapefruit like bitter tart flavor, then it all fades away very fast.
M - Medium feel but still kinda thin, and watery, no good aftertaste.
O - Decent session IPA, if it were in can's it'd be an OK choice for a hot day. Good potential in here with all the orange flavor, just misses the mark on too many areas though.

05-10-2014 18:25:56 | More by Omnium
More User Reviews:
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woodchipper

Connecticut

3/5  rDev -16.4%

05-10-2014 19:23:30 | More by woodchipper
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SunDevilBeer

Massachusetts

2.75/5  rDev -23.4%

04-14-2014 18:52:10 | More by SunDevilBeer
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TimoP

Pennsylvania

3.75/5  rDev +4.5%

06-12-2014 02:23:45 | More by TimoP
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mjtiernan

New York

3.25/5  rDev -9.5%

06-06-2014 04:20:19 | More by mjtiernan
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ChaseBacon

New York

3.5/5  rDev -2.5%

06-16-2014 20:24:52 | More by ChaseBacon
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BurgeoningBrewhead

Pennsylvania

3.94/5  rDev +9.7%

Poured into IPA glass; translucent orange-gold with a moderate fluffy white head that fades very slowly leaving tons of rings of great, tight lacing.
Smells very floral; sweet tangerine and hints of more tropical fruits as well.
Taste is relatively simple; lots of floral and citrus rind bitterness, with crackery malt and some herbal undertones supporting.
Mouthfeel is light, well-carbonated and wet.
Overall, I guess by the line "easy-drinking IPA" that this is Ithaca's entry into the whole "session IPA" fad, but the %abv seems high for that type of beer. Then again, I've never met any actual person who requires that any beer they want to drink more than one of be 3%abv, so this one is still very sessionable by my standards.

06-09-2014 22:36:29 | More by BurgeoningBrewhead
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WVbeergeek

West Virginia

4/5  rDev +11.4%

05-09-2014 17:19:56 | More by WVbeergeek
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Zonian1

Ohio

3/5  rDev -16.4%

06-24-2014 22:20:03 | More by Zonian1
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rdilauro

Connecticut

3.51/5  rDev -2.2%

Poured a slightly golden amber with that slight orange hue associated with bigger IPAs.
The head was cloud like, white and long lasting.

The bouquet was all IPA, but not a powerful grapefruit/citrus/pine nose. Subtle, but completely evident

The initial taste was clean, crisp, dry and light It had that nice 'sting' on your tongue as I learned to love with hoppy IPAs. The finish was fairly long and very dry

I have been trying to figure out if I would add this to my list of session beers. The 6% abv might be slightly higher, but this one goes down so smoothly.

To me, its the baby cousin to Itasca's Flower Power

04-25-2014 14:16:55 | More by rdilauro
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alamode

Massachusetts

3.75/5  rDev +4.5%

03-19-2014 15:01:20 | More by alamode
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BamfBacon

Ohio

3.5/5  rDev -2.5%

06-16-2014 21:02:30 | More by BamfBacon
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whatname

Pennsylvania

3.75/5  rDev +4.5%

04-09-2014 12:05:04 | More by whatname
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tdm168

North Carolina

3.75/5  rDev +4.5%

07-21-2014 00:02:00 | More by tdm168
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Grugalug

New York

3.58/5  rDev -0.3%

Poured into a pint glass.

A- Pours a gold straw-like color with a really nice two finger head. Carbonation bubbles are coming to the top and some nice and sticky lacing. Looks pretty nice.

S- The aroma on this beer is very reserved. Some subtle earthy and pine qualities that are very pleasant. Just a bit of citrus fruit and a very slight hint of malt. Understated but nice.

T- The earthy and pine characteristics dominate throughout. The little bit of citrus fruit that is present in the head is not present here, although there is just a bit more malt here. Low but reasonable and appropriate hop bitterness for this IPA.

M- A fair amount of tingling carbonation. Not thick by any means but has a pleasant amount of body and goes down impressively smoothly. Incredible easy-drinking and refreshing IPA.

O- An incredibly accessible American IPA that certainly lives up to the "Easy-Drinking" claim on the label. Certainly not the most flavorful IPA and one that hop heads will probably be disappointed with. However, this should appeal to the masses and could convert many a beer drinker that has sworn of IPAs.

06-28-2014 04:48:42 | More by Grugalug
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Roguer

Connecticut

3.58/5  rDev -0.3%

Cloudy orange brew, little head.

Yeast and citrus aroma, not unlike a tripel or a citrusy wheat beer.

Bitter, citrus, a hint of banana yeast, and a dry hay-like flavor. Tastes like a decent white or Belgian IPA.

Lively with moderate sting; very dry.

This is a decent, refreshing IPA. It's not outstanding, but it's a little different.

07-13-2014 12:48:33 | More by Roguer
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let8it8grow

Pennsylvania

3.25/5  rDev -9.5%

08-01-2014 17:13:11 | More by let8it8grow
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dailyminefield

North Carolina

3.25/5  rDev -9.5%

06-30-2014 02:18:55 | More by dailyminefield
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Betajeff

New York

3.5/5  rDev -2.5%

05-13-2014 03:02:36 | More by Betajeff
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chrishiker1409

New York

3.5/5  rDev -2.5%

07-31-2014 16:54:43 | More by chrishiker1409
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CoreyClark

New York

3.25/5  rDev -9.5%

05-21-2014 02:39:51 | More by CoreyClark
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jdaddy

Pennsylvania

3.5/5  rDev -2.5%

07-25-2014 16:16:48 | More by jdaddy
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poohbearzeccola

New York

4.25/5  rDev +18.4%

08-03-2014 02:40:51 | More by poohbearzeccola
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Gmann

New York

3.44/5  rDev -4.2%

Pours a slightly hazy golden color. There is a wispy white head that settled into a light cap.

The aroma is of a bready malt with hints of toffee. Slightly toasted. The hop aroma appears to be tropical with perhaps some apricot. It has an English IPA type of aroma.

The taste is malty sweet. The malt is quite bready and has a slight toffee flavor. The hop flavor ranges from grass to pineapple to pine. Some pepper spiciness.

The feel is moderate with prickly carbonation. Sweet on the palate but finishes with an earthy bitterness that lingers a bit.

This is an ok IPA. It is labeled as an easy drinking IPA but at 6% it wouldn't be a session IPA. I think the malt is too heavy for a session anyways. Not a huge fan of the hop profile. Meh, just buy a flower power.

05-18-2014 20:26:31 | More by Gmann
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Jimbo321

Pennsylvania

4/5  rDev +11.4%

07-25-2014 15:34:51 | More by Jimbo321
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Green Trail from Ithaca Beer Company
82 out of 100 based on 189 ratings.