Green Trail - Ithaca Beer Company
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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
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
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
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
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
Green Trail from Ithaca Beer Company
82 out of 100 based on 190 ratings.