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Limbo IPA - Long Trail Brewing Co.

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Limbo IPALimbo IPA

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BA SCORE
91
outstanding

1,484 Ratings
THE BROS
85
very good

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Ratings: 1,484
Reviews: 196
rAvg: 4.09
pDev: 10.51%
Wants: 68
Gots: 388 | 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: 1,484 | Reviews: 196
Photo of VTBeerDrinker
4.89/5  rDev +19.6%
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 -7.1%
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 +3.9%
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 Daktah
3.99/5  rDev -2.4%
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 +19.6%
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 -20.5%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.25

Needs a bit more hops

Photo of Tripel_Threat
4.42/5  rDev +8.1%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.5

Poured from bottle into trusty tulip. Beautiful golden-orange with lots of threads carbonation bubbling to the surface. Got a few fingers of fluffy white head, which settles to a solid finger of foam and lots of sticky lacing. The carbonation on this thing is ridiculous; it's amazing.
First sniff is fruit and copper. Letting it warm a little after a few initial sips brings a malty/sugary/caramel scent. There seems to be a lot there, but nothing is standing out, the aromas are sublte.
Taste, however, is not. Smooth, juicy, tropical fruit, a little pine but no bitterness. Sweet, malty. Bready. carbonation is still amazing.

Photo of JebBeerFish
3.72/5  rDev -9%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Given my expectations, a tasty brew.

Photo of Paul432_1
3.25/5  rDev -20.5%
look: 2.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.5

OK intense. Very bitter , strong IPA. Recommended if you enjoy very strong IPA's

Photo of beersacrossamerica
4.42/5  rDev +8.1%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

One of my favorites from Long Trail - great IPA!

Photo of TheBigBoy
2.57/5  rDev -37.2%
look: 2.75 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 2.75

Just not my flav for an ipa

Photo of PGRADY
4.04/5  rDev -1.2%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

Smooth, moderately hoppy, 7+% alcohol content, & not very filling

Photo of xcdarrel17
4.09/5  rDev 0%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

A very solid and different ipa. So much mango/ passion fruit really give this a different flavor.

Photo of PriorDoubleDark
4.21/5  rDev +2.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

On tap at Mulligans, Barre VT

Photo of bk66
5/5  rDev +22.2%
look: 5 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 5

Great - thank you Long Trail!

Photo of GFM
4.07/5  rDev -0.5%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4.25

12oz bottle poured into Spiegelau IPA glass. Pours a dense deep amber color. Ample head and resilient lacing that formed rings around the glasses. Very prominent grapefruit scent. Resiny texture. Grapefruit, citrus start to the taste, a little sweetness from the malt backbone and very mild bitterness in the aftertaste. This one surprised me. I hadn't heard of it before I tried it. Excellent. (9.0)

Photo of sulldaddy
3.96/5  rDev -3.2%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Sampling a cellar temp bottle poured into a snifter. Date on bottle is 10/22/14. Not sure how i missed it but it must have gotten buried in cellar during holidays.
Pours a bright clear copper hue and a dense tightly packed bleached white head of 3 cm foams up and fades to a sturdy edge layer. Sipping the beer leaves windowpane lattice and I end up with some wispy islands on the surface.
Aroma is rindy grapefruit and a bit of pine sap mixing, with only mild notes of caramel malt. In general the nose isnt huge on this, maybe bigger if I drank it two months ago? This is as expected a hop forward beer.
First sip reveals an average body with smooth texture and very fine and tingly carbonation.
Flavor is similar to nose with wisps of caramel that concede quickly to some citrusy hops and some grass, with a bit of general astringent bitterness. Very dry finish and lingering vegetal bite after each sip.
No real booze presence that I can detect. A nice fairly easy drinking IPA. Good mix of hop notes and dry finish makes me want to drink more after each sip.

Photo of tclipse
4.5/5  rDev +10%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

On draft, this gets a 5/5.

In bottles, 4/5. It seems to fall off fast and I've had a few fresh batches taste a bit off.

Photo of DudMan
3.65/5  rDev -10.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Chimney Rock Inn draft on 2/14/15.

Photo of NikNico
3.93/5  rDev -3.9%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

Nice hops, good clean ipa.

Photo of Toemas
4.29/5  rDev +4.9%
look: 3.25 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

Edited review:
Must have been something wrong with that batch.
This bunch Amazing Mango/Passion Fruit(PF) aroma.
This time ... not boozy at all... pre gaming may have had some effect.
very tasty , and fairly light..very drinkable ....

Original Review:
Not as spectacular as anticipated.Good, Solid, as advertised but certainly not outstanding. A little Boozy even for the 7.6.
ok offering from LT not their best work . would not buy again, especially for the price.the dos corazons from MI is a better choice.

Final result: Better than the Bell's as orig stated. warming up for second review may have had huge effects on different reviews. Still too expensive. Might be cheaper at 7-11,mine might actually get this, the dude knows.

Photo of Triple_Seven
5/5  rDev +22.2%
look: 5 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 5

What a pleasant surprise!! Strong smell of grapefruit... Love everything about this IPA! Best offering by Long Trail to date in my opinion. The 7.6% ABV is well hidden. Will certainly buy again and recommend to anyone who enjoys IPA's.

Photo of PA-hunter
4.5/5  rDev +10%
look: 4.5 | smell: 5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

Poured 12oz bottle into snifter glass. 7.6% abv

Appearance- Pours a medium amber with a slight bit of haze. Pronounced fluffy 2 finger head.

Smell- Grapefruit and mango make the the strong citrus notes. Some pine as well mixed with sweet malt. Very nice.

Taste- Sweet malt on the slightly caramel side blends nicely into a citrus mix of orange, mango, and pineapple. The bitterness comes after, but is very smooth and blends about with the sweetness. Hops and the malt make a great showing.

Mouthfeel- Medium in body with lively carbonation and fresh to the palate.

Overall- An excellent IPA. Full of fresh sweet citric flavors and fresh hop characteristics. Full of complexity. Well crafted and a must try.

Photo of Beerparrot
3.62/5  rDev -11.5%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

Great label, like the new look for Long Trail.

Photo of dsnyder61
3.88/5  rDev -5.1%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Very good ipa very hoppy

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Limbo IPA from Long Trail Brewing Co.
91 out of 100 based on 1,484 ratings.