Limbo IPA - Long Trail Brewing Co.

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Limbo IPALimbo IPA

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BA SCORE
91
outstanding

1,561 Ratings
THE BROS
85
very good

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Ratings: 1,561
Reviews: 215
rAvg: 4.08
pDev: 10.54%
Wants: 74
Gots: 455 | FT: 1
Brewed by:
Long Trail Brewing Co. visit their website
Vermont, United States

Style | ABV
American Double / Imperial IPA |  7.60% ABV

Availability: Year-round

Notes & Commercial Description:
Beer added by: luvbier on 10-12-2013

A big, mouth-watering IPA, brimming with all the flavors and aromas of the new breed of hops coming from Australia and the Pacific Northwest.
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Ratings: 1,561 | Reviews: 215
Photo of tekstr1der
4.4/5  rDev +7.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Impressive. Long time since Long Trail for me, but a small store with small variety led me to try this one. Great fortune! Whatever variety this new breed of hops is, it's right up my alley. Pours amber with slight orange tint, and lacy white top. Aromas are pungent fruit with slight citrus. Flavor is more of the same with some malt breadiness. Finish is crisp and clean. I'll have another.

Photo of Phillip13
4.46/5  rDev +9.3%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

A very good IPA very tasty and drinkable. The best beer by Long Trail hands down.

Photo of Ohiovania
4.17/5  rDev +2.2%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Would have rated it higher on taste but it has a slight metallic flavor to it. Very nice otherwise.

Photo of Socialiste
3/5  rDev -26.5%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

A decent IPA but extremely watery

Photo of jneiswender
4.25/5  rDev +4.2%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Nice ipa but nothing to shout about. New hops kind of taste more or less familiar to me. Again, nice but nothing that is that ground breaking or unusual.

Photo of fscottkey
4.24/5  rDev +3.9%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

A: [4.50] Orange to apricot in appearance. Sports a full finger of white head. Leaves tons of lacing on the glass. The bottle lists the ABV (7.6%) and the IBU (80) - the born on is (11/21/14) so it is a bit old for an IPA.

S: [4.25] Really pleasant pineapple, mango, hints of pine and citrus.

T: [4.25] Pretty tasty. I get pine, more pineapple and light citrus (more rind than fruit).

M: [4.00] Decent body - slight heft to it. There is some carbonation but it fits the style. For 80 IBU the finish is not too bitter or drying.

O: [4.25] This one surprised me. It had a great aroma and flavor combination. The appearance and mouthfeel wee also really good. I need to have another - one that is closer to the bottling date. I would definitely have this again (and again).

Photo of Mike_ee
3.9/5  rDev -4.4%
look: 3.5 | smell: 2.75 | taste: 5 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.5

Good hops on it reminded me of sixpoint bengali tiger ipa! Good beer to sip on ! Cheers

Photo of brentk56
4.09/5  rDev +0.2%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Appearance: Pours a hazy amber color with a modest head; a few squiggles of lacing hang around

Smell: Citrus and mango tones

Taste: The malts deliver a neutral platform for the hops to dominate, bringing citrusy grapefruit and mango flavors; bright and juicy through the finish

Mouthfeel: Medium body with moderate carbonation

Overall: Very impressed by this beer; far and away the best thing I have ever tasted from Long Trail

Photo of csbrew1
4.32/5  rDev +5.9%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

Not sure what happen to this brew? When it first launched it was outstanding, but most recent "six'er" was a bit below par. Overall, I found it to be average.

Photo of wilmerkatie
2.86/5  rDev -29.9%
look: 2.25 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 2.75 | overall: 3.25

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Photo of ChrisMon02
3.38/5  rDev -17.2%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

This is a weird one for me. Looks great-nice foamy head-Amber in color. Smell is throwing me off a bit. Light spicy almost onion/garlic smell. Taste like it smells. Not horrible but there is something off putting here. Wanting it to change as it warms but that's not happening. I can finish but don't want another. I have never had a beer that taste like this. Maybe a bad keg.

Photo of PaulKristopher
4.35/5  rDev +6.6%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Great hoppy taste, doesn't linger in your mouth, has a lot of middle

Photo of ClevererRemark
4.07/5  rDev -0.2%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4.25

politely nonchalant. living close(ish) to the brewery, this is fresh and wonderful. solid west coast ipa in a region full of angrily (though beautifully) hopped ipas.

Photo of delta490
3.94/5  rDev -3.4%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Pours a lighter hazy orange with a moderate cap of foamy head. Leaves nice sticky lacing, the aroma is crisp and clean, with milder tropical fruit present along with a light bready body. The body is much the same with hops first followed by the malt body in the end. The body is a nice weight and easy to drink.

Photo of GOBLIN
4.02/5  rDev -1.5%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Really impressed by how well crafted this ipa is. I guess 91 is a score nobody can scoff at but imho Limbo is so well put together I can't believe it's not mentioned more often. On second thought I suppose it's hard to compete in conversations with the likes of The Alchemist, Lawson's, Fiddlehead, etc (my apologies if I'm forgetting someone else Vermont). But I wouldn't sleep on this beer for a moment. I could drink this often granted it was fresh.

Photo of pdad329
3.38/5  rDev -17.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.25

Very bitter on the hops, to the detriment of balancing flavors. Sharp aftertaste. (Draft sampler in restaurant.)

Photo of Houlio_99
4.48/5  rDev +9.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Balanced floral taste with the right bitterness. Slight aftertaste, but quite smooth for 7.6 ABV.

Photo of chessiejackson
3.17/5  rDev -22.3%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.25

Maybe it's just my taste buds, but I didn't particularly like this IPA. Had it both bottled and draft and neither hit me right. Kind of an odd aftertaste.

Photo of VTBeerDrinker
4.89/5  rDev +19.9%
look: 4.75 | smell: 5 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 5 | overall: 5

Living in West Rutland, VT gives our family the opportunity to visit the Long Trail Pub and Brewery frequently since it's only 30 minutes away. Limbo is definitely near the top of my list of favorite IPAs. It's got a great citrusy flavor and goes down smooth. Fantastic beer!

Photo of InkedinRi
3.8/5  rDev -6.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Pretty good beer the one I sampled was bottled late December.. And it held up pretty good.

Photo of Uncledoobz
4.25/5  rDev +4.2%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

I had it on tap at Bardi's Bar and Grill in Pequanock Township, NJ.
It was delicious!

Photo of dd43
3.97/5  rDev -2.7%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

What this beer needs to take it to the next level is a more pungent aroma profile. Long Trail is so close to making an amazing beer with this one. I've had it from the bottle poured into a pint glass and from the tap poured into a goblet, and in both cases the aromas were just a little too subtle to bowl me over with hoppy malty goodness up in my face. A dry hopped or cask hopped version of this would be gangbusters.

Photo of Daktah
3.99/5  rDev -2.2%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Don't think of this as a DIPA. It's. It boozy enough to be in that class. As an IPA it is top notch. Smooth, flavorful and balanced. Great beer that I ordered only because it was a "regional" suggestion. Great find.

Photo of DukeRanger17
4.89/5  rDev +19.9%
look: 4.75 | smell: 5 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 5 | overall: 5

Got do the Limbo every now and then... Little boozy. But still very drinkable.. Be careful

Photo of chasmandocharles
3.25/5  rDev -20.3%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.25

Needs a bit more hops

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Limbo IPA from Long Trail Brewing Co.
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