Limbo - Long Trail Brewing Co.
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Reviews by ZagZagg:
4.41/5 rDev +7%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5
12oz bottle into tulip
A: Two finger slightly off white head generated from a generous pour. Retention looks nice; the brew itself is a full bronze or deep golden hue that appears filtered, but not 100% transparent. Mid-level carbonation to the eye, looks reasonably bodied. Not seeing sediment of any kind.
S: Slightly maple scented, faint caramel, freshly cut peach and sweet mango, wild grape, juicy esters hit the nose and mellow into light tangerine and muddled citrus. The fruit aroma is syrupy sweet reminding me of the liquid that remains at the end of a fruit cup. Very pleasant -
T: The nose in liquid form with the addition of a low-tone resin. More citrus than the nose, zesty orange/lemon peel collides with a very hushed hoppy bitter profile. Forward flavor is tropical bringing back the peach and mango. The middle mouth is relegated into balance with caramel malt, pushing toward the finish. The finish recapitulates the whole experience and ends with sweet and fresh tropical fruits.
M: Nice bodied, medium carbonation, pretty crisp and fresh. Aftertaste is sweet and just slightly dry. Tends to leave a bit of a sugary residue on the palate, very satisfying.
O: Impressive, easily my favorite Long Trail offering. Limbo brings the hop imparted tropical fruit profile I look for in an IPA. At the same time the beer is balanced and very drinkable; the mouthfeel and body are perfectly complementary. I’ve been drinking LT for a good few years, and I can say this is high quality. Will drink this anytime I see it.
Serving type: bottle
04-02-2014 00:56:42 | More by ZagZagg
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4.55/5 rDev +10.4%
look: 4 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 3 | overall: 4
I know that I have been eschewing bottles and trying to reduce my backlog, but my high school classmate, Mike, came by last night for a bomber bottle blowout and dropped one off for me. It was cold when he got here, so I kept it cooling in the reefer and decided to knock it out while I transcribe some of the notes from our debacle.
From the bottle: "A big, mouthwatering IPA, brimming with all the flavors and aromas of the new breed of hops coming out of Australia and the Pacific northwest."
My anxiousness led to an aggro pour which resulted in a pseudo-cascade and two fingers of rocky, eggshell-white head with good retention. Color was that shade of deep-gold (SRM = > 5, < 7) with NE-quality clarity that always seems to call forth the Unholy Trio of Mammon, Croesus and Midas. Nose had the tropical fruit quality of a roll of Tropical Fruit Life Savers! We used to unroll one of each (mango, coconut, papaya, pineapple) and put them all in our mouth at the same time. That sensation was what this smelled like (plus a little bit of dank for good measure). Hee hee. Mouthfeel was a bit thin, frankly. The taste was fantastic! Fruity as all get-out, not at all alcoholic and at 7.6%, with a grassy mellowness. Yowza! This was the antithesis of those Black/Cascadian IPAs, which seem to waste the hops, IMHO. Here, the hops were put to fantastic use. I took a break to put on my knitted hophead to enhance my enjoyment. Finish was bone-dry, hoppy as heck and unrelenting. It was a step below a DIPA, but the lingering fruitiness also put me in mind of Juicyfruit gum. I remember kissing a girl in high school that always chewed Juicyfruit. Good times, man, good times.
Serving type: bottle
07-18-2014 23:25:52 | More by woodychandler
Limbo from Long Trail Brewing Co.
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