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Limbo - Long Trail Brewing Co.

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976 Ratings
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Ratings: 976
Reviews: 135
rAvg: 4.12
pDev: 10.44%
Wants: 38
Gots: 152 | FT: 2
Brewed by:
Long Trail Brewing Co. visit their website
Vermont, United States

Style | ABV
American IPA |  7.60% ABV

Availability: Rotating

Notes/Commercial Description:
No notes at this time.

(Beer added by: luvbier on 10-12-2013)
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Reviews by JerzDevl2000:
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New Jersey

4.29/5  rDev +4.1%

Picked this up in Totowa, as a recommendation since none of the other beers that I had from Long Trail in the past impressed me that much. All of that skepticism ended when I undid the cap on this and poured it out. From the hue to the taste to the aftertaste, this was a winner from start to finish; so much so that it stood out quite a bit from most other IPA's that I've had in the past. The beauty in this beer wasn't in its punch but in its drinkablity, as I really has to pace myself to make this last for the duration of this review!

Loved the pour to this, as the dark golden hue was capped off by a thick, sea-foam form of a head that didn't quit and stuck to the side of my pint glass as I worked my way down. Besides the loads of lacing, the carbonation swirled around the center of the beer for quite some time as it looked like I had a vortex going on in there. Lots of pint and grapefruit in the nose, reinforced by sharp citrus and tropical fruits in the back. Very little "burn" and not a dry-hopped beer either, this had a nice balance with just a hint of resin to give it some oily depth and a hint of mint freshness. There was also bit of grassiness to this as well, giving this beer a slightly rustic feel.

Booze? It's in there somewhere but you might have to make your way to the bottom of this before you feel it kick in. No big deal - this went down so easily and because the bitterness was muted, the malt was just a bit more pronounced than it would be in your typical IPA. Not a true east or west coast take on this style, Long Trail is more of a trailblazer than anything else with this offering. Great example of what this style is capable of and well worth the price of a six-pack. The hype for this beer was certainly warranted!

02-09-2014 07:05:44 | More by JerzDevl2000
More User Reviews:
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4.06/5  rDev -1.5%

On-tap at Miracle of Science in Cambridge, Massachusetts.

A- Body is hazy golden yellow. One finger white head, fair retention, rings upon rings of lacing. Looks good, and after walking the entire Freedom Trail and then walking to the MIT campus, I was ready for a beer.

S- Grapefruit, citrus, pineapple and pale malt, in that order. Smells quite hoppy indeed.

F- Clean citrus hops come out as grapefruits and oranges with a leafiness. The bread and biscuit pale malts complement the hops nicely enough but this is definitely not the paragon of balance. Which is definitely not a bad thing here.

M- Medium bodied with a dry finish. Citrus bitterness on the finish is not terribly high; in fact my IPA-hating wife considered this one to be quite tasty as it is the bitterness that she usually objects to.

O- Very good IPA with plenty of hop character; enjoyed this one a lot with my lunch on a humid hot day.

06-09-2014 23:01:16 | More by Stevedore
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3.15/5  rDev -23.5%

Had cold and on tap at The Purple Pub in Williamstown, MA. As in other reviews I've made, I'll make the disclaimer that I think I have relatively insensitive taste buds, so I tend to like big beers, strong coffee, spicy food. Someone with more gentle or discerning taste buds might feel differently.

Appearance: A pleasant, slightly hazy burnt orange. Moderate carbonation and a nice lacing on the glass.

Smell: Brown rice, but no other notes per se. No hops at all. Don't get much here, maybe partially because the beer was quite cold.

Taste: Doesn't taste bad at all, but as with the smell, not a punch to the flavor. I get that soft brown rice flavor again, all the way through, a little lemon in the middle as the beer warmed up, and a pleasant but subtle hops bite lingering at the end. Fairly dry and crisp, never sweet.

Mouthfeel: Moderate carbonation, and the lingering hops for a second or two is pleasant. Would prefer a little more malt sweetness personally.

Quite drinkable, no off-tastes or nasty surprises. I could see this working well for a lot of people as a session beer. Just personally prefer my IPAs to have strong, opposing flavors that come to a balanced consensus like those doubles on the West Coast have (Racer 5, Maximus,...).

01-04-2014 18:18:12 | More by ddean
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4.25/5  rDev +3.2%

06-13-2014 02:13:02 | More by Marty
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3.75/5  rDev -9%

10-19-2013 16:05:25 | More by aszatk01
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3.96/5  rDev -3.9%

Bitterness Units: 80, ABV: 7.6%, Malts: 2-row Pale, Wheat and Caramel Malt, Hops: Bravo, Chinook, Galaxy, Mosaicrn, Availability: Year-round.

Had this on tap at Foxwoods. Not the best IPA I've ever had but it is the best I've had from Long Trail. Much better than their standard IPA. I'm a big Double Bag fan but haven't found any of their other offerings to my liking until now. Glad it's a year round brew.

01-20-2014 03:11:27 | More by ExtraStout
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4.25/5  rDev +3.2%

01-13-2014 06:01:22 | More by Tiernan
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4.5/5  rDev +9.2%

07-19-2014 12:03:58 | More by TimBeaulieu
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New York

4/5  rDev -2.9%

02-10-2014 14:10:15 | More by SkiBum22
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1/5  rDev -75.7%

02-13-2014 21:22:59 | More by beergod82
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New York

3.5/5  rDev -15%

07-06-2014 01:48:00 | More by kuishinbo_tantei
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Quebec (Canada)

4.5/5  rDev +9.2%

11-16-2013 01:02:38 | More by dobmaster
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3.5/5  rDev -15%

04-05-2014 21:17:17 | More by TTripp725
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4.5/5  rDev +9.2%

03-21-2014 21:34:14 | More by 77apm
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Rhode Island

4.49/5  rDev +9%

A - Hazy orange, decent head, good lacing

S - HUGE tropical fruitiness. Mangoes, tangerines, papaya, white grapes....smells like fruit punch. Phenomenal.

T - Follows the nose but not as over the top. Tropical fruitiness, some uber-fresh hop dankness you only get with super fresh IPA's, Citrus flavors, and ending with grapefruit and aspirin astringency.

M - Pretty light bodied for the ABV%, perfect amount of carbonation.

O - The best Long Trail beer I have ever had the pleasure of having. I've tried mostly everything they have had to offer with the exception of a few of their big beers but this is the first offering to thoroughly impress me. If this is the direction they are going to start taking, I am on board. Fantastic IPA, great price, and an aroma to die for. The burps taste just as good.

12-19-2013 01:29:08 | More by Doomcifer
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New Hampshire

4.25/5  rDev +3.2%

11-23-2013 00:41:12 | More by JakerLou
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New Jersey

4.25/5  rDev +3.2%

02-28-2014 17:14:55 | More by megamass
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New York

4.18/5  rDev +1.5%

12 ounce bottle, bottled 1-22-14

Pours clouded lighter amber, long lasting lite khaki head. Leaves generous fine and high sheeting.

Grapefruit nose, juicy and pungent.

Super tasty IPA. Loads of citrus, grapefruit,grapefruit and more grapefruit and more of a minor lime note.

Long trail's finest hour. This is well crafted and well worth seeking out. Finally a world class IPA from Vermont that I dont have to Vermont for and dont need to know the secret handshake to purchase a few six packs of.

02-28-2014 02:55:42 | More by Billolick
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3.75/5  rDev -9%

01-23-2014 03:36:45 | More by codysjb
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3.81/5  rDev -7.5%

Appearance: 1/4 inch head, gold in color, medium carbonation, clear

Smell: pine and citrus fruits

Taste: big citrus fruits--grapefruit stands out but so does lemon, nice malty and cracker backbone

Mouthfeel:sweetish start with bitter middle and end, medium bodied with medium carbonation

Overall: A nice and citrusy IPA. Hoppy but not overly so. I could do a couple of these. One of the better beers I have had from Long Trail in some time.

06-25-2014 16:26:08 | More by tigg924
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4.5/5  rDev +9.2%

02-21-2014 15:30:52 | More by KolbMarley
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4.75/5  rDev +15.3%

06-29-2014 13:15:30 | More by Will0792
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3.75/5  rDev -9%

11-16-2013 14:04:27 | More by GreenMountainBoy
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3.5/5  rDev -15%

12-09-2013 06:51:51 | More by alienlifeforcecube
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3.5/5  rDev -15%

07-10-2014 22:21:33 | More by MicroBeerMan1980
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Limbo from Long Trail Brewing Co.
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