Farmhouse American IPA - Long Trail Brewing Co.

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Farmhouse American IPAFarmhouse American IPA

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88 Ratings
very good

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Ratings: 88
Reviews: 16
rAvg: 3.74
pDev: 9.63%
Wants: 0
Gots: 16 | FT: 0
Brewed by:
Long Trail Brewing Co. visit their website
Vermont, United States

Style | ABV
American IPA |  6.40% ABV

Availability: Rotating

Notes & Commercial Description:
Beer added by: GarthDanielson on 10-05-2013

No notes at this time.
Beer: Ratings & Reviews
Ratings: 88 | Reviews: 16
Reviews by Hoperator:
Photo of Hoperator
4.11/5  rDev +9.9%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Sampled this for the first time and was very pleased. Reminded me a little of Stone. Color was a light amber (or deep gold) slightly hazed, with a medium, light tan head that remained and lightly laced the glass. First experience is a bitterness balanced well with a sweetness that has an almost-nutty undertone. The front end quickly dissipated to slight resiny, peppery notes and then finished with a lemony/grapefruit rise. Nose was light resiny but complimented the flavors perfectly. No off flavors, unlike the Session IPA version. Great example of the style, well balanced and this is Long Trail's best swing at an AIPA, including Brown Bag. Understanding it is a scratch offering, hopefully we will see it come to those of us outside of VT.

More User Reviews:
Photo of Billolick
3.74/5  rDev 0%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

12 ounce bottle from the 12 bottle box.

1-6-14 etched onto the bottle, bottling date?

Pours heavily hazed lighter and yellowy . Frothy off white head, stays nicely, before leaving plenty of thicker and high on the glass lace.

Lemon, ginger and citrus on the nose.

More of the same on the tongue and around the mouth. Hops are kinda dull tasting and mostly just bittering. Not getting much floral or citric notes. All in all a decent if not awe inspiring AIPA. Worth a try but dont expect fireworks

Photo of KTCamm
3.84/5  rDev +2.7%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

8/24....pours cloudy hazy bronze with a layer of white foam that rings and sticks. Strong evergreen pine nose, resin notes. Taste is a light/bright with an underneath bitter line. This bitter holds on following completion.

Photo of nebula1999
4/5  rDev +7%

Nice and hoppy with pine and citrus and a malt balance.

Photo of donkeyrunner
3.06/5  rDev -18.2%
look: 4 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Clear gold with a sticky white head that hangs around until I'm done. Piney whiff out of the bottle but the lupulins settle down once they're in the glass. Camomile ginger aroma. A little bit of pine sap and grapefruit flavor but not nearly enough. Timid, lingering bitter.

Just not hoppy enough for an American IPA. It did help me crush my mom in Scrabble though.

Photo of cbutova
3.96/5  rDev +5.9%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

A- Poured from the 12oz bottle to a large-bulbed tulip with a hazy, golden body with some light orange hues as well. Large white cap forms to several fingers high with a thick, creamy texture. The frothy pillow has good retention. Lace beings with thick webs at the top followed by more thick sheets below that.

S- Hop pungency stronger than the other two I have reviewed so far (White and Black Rye IPAs). Tropical fruits come to mind immediately with herbal, floral and citrus qualities from the hops as well. Clean yeast and minimal malts.

T- Hops follow from the aroma with juicy tropical fruit really opening up. Mango and tangerine come to mind leading the way for other hop notes like lemon zest, spicy herbs and floral hints. Resiny bitterness coats the palate. Slightly dank feel. Minimal yeast and malt presences.

MF- Crisp, light end body overall with moderately high carbonation. The texture is fairly creamy and somewhat foamy. Moderate bitterness lingers on the taste buds.

Packs a decent bit more bitterness and comes through with a deeper tropical fruit feel than the others in the mixed pack. Solid, clean IPA that I would certainly have again but then again there is Limbo!

Photo of TheManiacalOne
4.16/5  rDev +11.2%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

On-tap 6/18/2014 at Track 84, in Warwick, RI served in a US tumbler pint glass.

A: The beer is a bright gold color, with a short off-white head that fades quickly and leaves a thick lace on the glass.

S: The aroma contains piney hops, fruity citrus and caramelized malts.

T: The taste starts out with a nice burst of floral hops bitterness. Then some strong citrus and caramel sweetness comes in. The malt character is hearty but not too heavy and brings a very good balance. The after-taste is slightly hoppy and slightly sweet.

M: Crisp and very smooth, medium body, medium carbonation, finish is clean.

O: Very tasty, goes down quite easily, not too filling, decent kick, very good representation of style, this is a very nice IPA to pound down for a long time.

Photo of ppoitras
4.06/5  rDev +8.6%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

12oz bottle bought as part of the current Long Trail Farmhouse Ales mixed 12-pack from Yankee Spirits, Sturbridge, MA. Bottled on 10/6/14.

Poured into an imperial pint glass, formed a 1/2" off-white head over the slightly cloudy golden amber brew. Frothy head holds on nicely, with ample lacing. Aroma is green and spicy hops.

Taste is is sweet to start, strong pine and citrus in the middle, and complementary bitterness closes us out. Mouthfeel is smooth, and drinkability is good. American describes this one well.

Photo of founddrama
2.96/5  rDev -20.9%
look: 3.25 | smell: 2.75 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Almost indistinguishable from their regular yellow label IPA? Maybe a little more grassy?

Photo of smcolw
3.78/5  rDev +1.1%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

Light amber color with the faintest hazes. Some spotty-to-blankety lace on the glass. Modest starting head.

Pine-like hop aroma. Overall, mild smells, but the pale malt is definitely in the background.

Little to no malt base. The hop jumps in quickly and stays around throughout the tasting, but the aftertaste is surprisingly brief. Interestingly, I detect some alcohol warmth. Initially, I was thinking this was another session style beer because of the muted tasted, but the warming aspects tell me otherwise. Spritzy and bubbly for the style. Neutral body.

Photo of GarthDanielson
3.77/5  rDev +0.8%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Poured from a bottle into a shaker pint, the beer is a bright, slightly hazed, golden coloring with some sediment and a good flow of carbonation throughout. Clingy, filmy, bright white head that coats the surface and coats the glass. Aromas of pine resin, subtle caramel backbone, pine tassels, and a ribbon of subtle citrus sweetness. Flavors are very bitter on the forward tongue, with a pine and grass blend of green and pepper spice. Caramel backbone, with tangy citrus sweet throughout. Pretty well balanced, with a lean towards the roasted notes and pepper spice. Very bitter, resiny aftertaste. The body is thin and slightly effervescent, leading to a dry, bitter finish. Robust flavors on a drinkable body.

Photo of micromaniac129
4.05/5  rDev +8.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

This IPA pours with a light amber color. A tall loose head forms on the pour with lace forming in it's wake.
Mild carbs stream to the top.
In the aroma is citrus, and lemon with some subtle pine.
The taste isn't very hoppy but is balanced.
It's refreshing and clean with some lingering bitterness on the palate.
It's an enjoyable beer and nice to see this brewery kick but There is best is still limbo.

Photo of Brad007
3.92/5  rDev +4.8%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

Pours a lighter golden color with a huge, frothy white head into my glass. A welcome contrast to the "sessionable" IPA.

Spicy hop aroma with a touch of lemon and mango in the nose. This IPA uses the falconers flight blend of hops (not a stand-alone variety, mind you).

The taste reflects the aroma, except that the mango presence is stronger. Very crisp and balanced. The bitterness does not overwhelm my tongue.

Mouthfeel reflects the excellent malt base, which leaves a biscuity aftertaste. Not much remains of the hops though.

I would like to see this become Long Trail's full-time IPA offering. Throw in a bit more hops and you'll have perfection.

Photo of LTAmIPA
5/5  rDev +33.7%
look: 5 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 5

My favorite beer of all time. Can't get enough and wish they would put into full stand-alone production. Infinitely better than their regular IPA.

Photo of BWED
3.6/5  rDev -3.7%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.75

From undated notes (Sometime in August 2014)
Poured into a Spiegelau IPA glass, from a 12 oz. bottle

A- Hazy bronze. Off white head is fairly dense and holds around a finger. There's a little bit of lacing.

S- Citrus, a little lemony, and pine. Mild toast backdropping the hops.

T- Subtle malt background and a heavier piney hop profile. A little lemony sweetness in there too.

M- Body is medium, with a rather low carbonation level. Could be a little snappier. Bitterness is up there in the dry piney finish.

O- Not bad. It doesn't seem like they were "cramming hops" in, but still a decent IPA.

Photo of reebtaerG
3.91/5  rDev +4.5%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Poured 12oz bottle dated 1/6/14 into tulip

A-Pours clear gold, lightly effervescent, with a creamy, 1 finger white head. Decent lacing.

S-Nose has light dry orange, pine, pee and mild grapefruit.

T-Light to medium sweet flavor with further pine and orange and grapefruit.

M-Medium bodied with fine carbonation. Lightly resinous on the finish with pith, faint grass and citrus rind bitterness.

O-overall a decent IPA

Farmhouse American IPA from Long Trail Brewing Co.
84 out of 100 based on 88 ratings.