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Farmhouse Session IPA - Long Trail Brewing Co.

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Farmhouse Session IPAFarmhouse Session IPA

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BA SCORE
82
good

79 Ratings
THE BROS
86
very good

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Ratings: 79
Reviews: 11
rAvg: 3.59
pDev: 9.75%
Wants: 2
Gots: 10 | FT: 0
Brewed by:
Long Trail Brewing Co. visit their website
Vermont, United States

Style | ABV
American IPA |  4.50% ABV

Availability: Rotating

Notes & Commercial Description:
Beer added by: GarthDanielson on 10-03-2013

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Ratings: 79 | Reviews: 11
Reviews by Billolick:
Photo of Billolick
3.56/5  rDev -0.8%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Long trail farm house session IPA
Thanks Smolly for sharing/trading
From the 12 bottle box, 12/10/13 etched on the bottle, brewed on date?
Pours near clear, with bubbles rising. Lite tan head, that leaves a nice tiny bubble film, collar and and some larger bubble webs of lace.
Citric hop nose.
Hoppy on the tongue from start to finish, with resin, pine and also some grapefruit. Sort of mushy and not as crisp as I’d prefer in the finish. Hops are quite biter, but I wouldn’t say they are really that flavorful.
Nothing special, just a middle of the road, drinkable IPA

More User Reviews:
Photo of Jason
3.84/5  rDev +7%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 3.75

12oz brown bottle with a freshness date.

Pale copper color, good clarity. Big citrus zest nose, spicy and grainy as well. Thinner body but we are drinking a "session" beer so that seems to be common. Loads of hop flavor; zest, rind, pith, peppery. Grassy maltiness, clean palate with a very dry finish.

Way too easy to drink, gettin my hop fix on without a huge hammer of alcohol is not a bad thing.

Photo of KTCamm
3.55/5  rDev -1.1%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

8/27...pours light copper, some white foam, some sticking. Notes of toffee, earth, grapefruits. Taste is a higher hoppy combined with light body. Strong residual bitter burn. Does what it sets out to do - an easy drinking hop forward IPA.

Photo of cbutova
3.74/5  rDev +4.2%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

A- Poured from the 12oz bottle with a pretty much clear orange-light amber body. Small white cap builds up to a bit lower than one finger with fairly poor retention. The head recedes to a small, foamy ring depositing spotty lace.

S- Fairly juicy hops off the top but the nose overall is not that pungent. Hops have tropical, citrus, floral and pine notes. The fruity note reminds me of a mini-Limbo.

T- Follows the nose in that it reminds me of a smaller version of Limbo. The hop focus is on a stone fruit and tropical fruit pith with a strong citrus backdrop as well as hints of pine, floral and spicy hops. Fairly bitter for 4.5%. Light bit of yeast fruit, bread and light cracked malts.

MF- Nice creamy texture for a session and lower-ABV IPA. Body is on the lighter side and carbonation hits the palate at a high level, without it the hops might be a bit subdued. Finishes with a moderate bitterness.

Honestly is like a Limbo-light session brew. The hop profile seems to be quite similar and everything else in the brew is super clean.

Photo of ppoitras
3.72/5  rDev +3.6%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

12oz bottle bought as part of the current Long Trail Farmhouse Ales mixed 12-pack from Yankee Spirits, Sturbridge, MA. Bottled on 10/9/14.

Poured into an imperial pint glass, formed a 1/4" off-white head over the crystal clear golden copper brew. Head holds on well, with sticky lasting lace. Aroma is balanced and rather sedate.

Taste is citrus to start, smooths with some malt sweetness through the middle, and cruises crisply balanced to the swallow. Mouthfeel is smooth, and drinkability is good. Session describes this brew well.

Photo of smcolw
3.97/5  rDev +10.6%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4.25

Clear caramel, amber color. Decent starting head and settles in a dome. Good chunks of lace on the glass.

Caramel (crystal) malt sweet aroma with a bit of floral hop.

The hop bite is stronger than the smell suggests. The malt base is also far more dry. Peppery aftertaste. Good body but with a high carbonation level. It has all of the elements of an American IPA--nice for a session beer.

Photo of GarthDanielson
4.04/5  rDev +12.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Poured from a bottle into a shaker pint, the beer is a bright, slightly hazed, copper coloring with a thin, filmy, light, white head that completely dissolves after a minute or two. Aromas of cedar resin, grass, pepper spice, hints of grapefruit, tangerine, and mango. Flavors are tangy sweet forward, with a solid blend of roast caramel and tropical fruits, followed by a peppery spiced and subtle bitter highlight. Very well balanced, and the bitter and spice builds towards the end of the palate. Thin, light body leading to an effervesced, crisp, dry finish. Aftertaste of bitter resin and tangy tropical fruit. Very crisp, and very easy to drink. Robust flavors on a light body and light ABV. Well done.

Photo of micromaniac129
3.69/5  rDev +2.8%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

As far as session IPA's go this one is about as average as it gets.
Pours clear and bright amber. The head is medium and fades quickly.
I smell dank wet hops. No malts really since it's a session.
taste is lean with a some lean hops and a touch of bready malts. I'm not getting much here.
It is smooth and easy to drink.
A standard boring IPA session.
This style is quickly going the way of the American pale wheat.

Photo of Brad007
3.11/5  rDev -13.4%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 2.75 | overall: 3

Pours a dark golden color with a one-finger head into my glass. Lots of lacing too. I barely knew about this variety pack.

Lots of pine upfront with a touch of citrus and biscuity malt underneath. Similar to a mild pale ale.

A bit hard to drink because of the bitterness, which tastes out of whack. Gives way to this buttery/biscuity malt background. Chewy.

Finishes alright but leaves a lot to be desired.

Eh. I've had better examples of a "sessionable" IPA. I think it's just easier to call it a pale ale.

Photo of BWED
3.75/5  rDev +4.5%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

12 oz bottle poured into craft pint

A- Light golden. Clarity is good. One finger off white head. Fairly dense. Decent lacing.

S- Nice floral and citrus hop character. Slight pine. Malt is toasty and slightly acidic.

T- Mild hop character. Citrus and floral. Malt is toasty, and mild. Light flavor makes for an easy drink.

M- Light body, very smooth. The finish is bitter, but not necessarily dry.

O- I like this style. Low alcohol and bitterness, high hop flavor and aroma.

Photo of Faxmesomehalibut
2.68/5  rDev -25.3%
look: 2.75 | smell: 2.25 | taste: 2.75 | feel: 2.75 | overall: 3

I am not a big fan of session ipa's, and this is a definite reason why. Just nothing going on.

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Farmhouse Session IPA from Long Trail Brewing Co.
82 out of 100 based on 79 ratings.