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Green Trail - Ithaca Beer Company

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BA SCORE
80
good

212 Ratings
THE BROS
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Ratings: 212
Reviews: 34
rAvg: 3.59
pDev: 10.31%
Wants: 0
Gots: 19 | 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 thecheapies:
Photo of thecheapies
3.79/5  rDev +5.6%
look: 2.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

Very hazy ochre color. The head doesn't really impress. Lacing is not much.

Soft clementine aromas of citrus and herbal hops. Some melon and Amarillo-like spiciness. Juicy, but not pungent. Very soft. This could be really good, but this is where the session IPA will fail you. Sweet pale maltiness is not all that scarce, however. Good representation.

Crispy, dry, and thin; like the diet soda of IPAs. More citrusy than Flower Power, but it still has that good balance. A little bit of that spicy bitterness in the outro. Still, it's dialed down. More melon, tangerine, and some floral notes. Hint of starfruit, tea, and leafiness.

Light-bodied with a late-life carbonation. A little too far toward watery.

Tastes good, but I'm missing Flower Power right now. Needs that oomph that flaws the nose and feel.

thecheapies, Apr 14, 2014
More User Reviews:
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3/5  rDev -16.4%

woodchipper, May 10, 2014
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2.75/5  rDev -23.4%

SunDevilBeer, Apr 14, 2014
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3.75/5  rDev +4.5%

TimoP, Jun 12, 2014
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3.25/5  rDev -9.5%

mjtiernan, Jun 06, 2014
Photo of ChaseBacon
3.5/5  rDev -2.5%

ChaseBacon, Jun 16, 2014
Photo of BurgeoningBrewhead
3.94/5  rDev +9.7%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 3.75

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.

BurgeoningBrewhead, Jun 09, 2014
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4/5  rDev +11.4%

WVbeergeek, May 09, 2014
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3/5  rDev -16.4%

Zonian1, Jun 24, 2014
Photo of rdilauro
3.51/5  rDev -2.2%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

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

rdilauro, Apr 25, 2014
Photo of sourd
3.5/5  rDev -2.5%

16oz jar glass...be burley

bright orange...the new ipa standard

bready with a pleasant floral pine scent and a whiff of yeast

cereal grains and bread followed by pine and the floweriest hop flavor that i have tasted in maybe forever. quite unique, almost lily-like and slightly perfumy

medium bodied with a slight sweetness. the aforementioned pine and flowers linger for a bit

i picked this up (justifiably) assuming that it was a session ale, based on the only info on the bottle being "easy drinking india pale ale". i took the first sip and my ears perked, thinking that ithaca had brewed the elusive full bodied session ipa...but then i looked it up and saw that it is 6%...not a big beer, but not a sesh by definition either. i see what they are trying to accomplish, and it comes off like an older style east coast ipa but just a touch lighter in color/maltiness-sort of a hyrbrid substyle. this was quite drinkable, and i would recommend trying one, if for no other reason but to taste the somewhat rare floral hop profile.

sourd, Monday at 12:17 AM
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3.75/5  rDev +4.5%

alamode, Mar 19, 2014
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3.5/5  rDev -2.5%

BamfBacon, Jun 16, 2014
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3.75/5  rDev +4.5%

whatname, Apr 09, 2014
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3.75/5  rDev +4.5%

tdm168, Jul 21, 2014
Photo of Grugalug
3.58/5  rDev -0.3%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

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.

Grugalug, Jun 28, 2014
Photo of Roguer
3.58/5  rDev -0.3%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.5

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.

Roguer, Jul 13, 2014
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3.25/5  rDev -9.5%

let8it8grow, Aug 01, 2014
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3.25/5  rDev -9.5%

dailyminefield, Jun 30, 2014
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3.5/5  rDev -2.5%

Betajeff, May 13, 2014
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3.5/5  rDev -2.5%

chrishiker1409, Jul 31, 2014
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3.25/5  rDev -9.5%

CoreyClark, May 21, 2014
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3.5/5  rDev -2.5%

jdaddy, Jul 25, 2014
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4.25/5  rDev +18.4%

poohbearzeccola, Aug 03, 2014
Photo of Gmann
3.44/5  rDev -4.2%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

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.

Gmann, May 18, 2014
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Green Trail from Ithaca Beer Company
80 out of 100 based on 212 ratings.