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Limbo IPA - Long Trail Brewing Co.

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Limbo IPALimbo IPA

Educational use only; do not reuse.

1,405 Ratings
very good

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Ratings: 1,405
Reviews: 180
rAvg: 4.09
pDev: 10.51%
Wants: 68
Gots: 325 | 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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4/5  rDev -2.2%

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3.75/5  rDev -8.3%

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3.75/5  rDev -8.3%

Pleasantly surprised with this offering. Solid all the way around.

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4/5  rDev -2.2%

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3.75/5  rDev -8.3%

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4/5  rDev -2.2%

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4.5/5  rDev +10%

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4/5  rDev -2.2%

Photo of metter98
4.06/5  rDev -0.7%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

A: The beer is quite hazy yellowish orange in color and has a light amount of visible carbonation. It poured with a half finger high off white head that died down, leaving a thin layer of bubbles covering the surface, a collar around the edge and lots of lacing down the sides of the glass.
S: Moderate aromas of citrusy hops are present in the nose along with notes of mangos.
T: The taste mostly follows the smell and has flavors of citrusy hops—grapefruit stand out in particular—along with notes of mangos and other tropical fruits as well as some hints of pine. There is a moderate amount of bitterness.
M: It feels medium-bodied and quite crisp on the palate with a moderate amount of carbonation.
O: This beer tasted very fresh and had nice bold aromas and flavors from the blend of four hops that were used. It was also quite drinkable and hid its alcohol very well.

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3.25/5  rDev -20.5%

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4/5  rDev -2.2%

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4.25/5  rDev +3.9%

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3.5/5  rDev -14.4%

Photo of StonedTrippin
3.78/5  rDev -7.6%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

big juicy ipa, more in the west coast style than the vermont one, but a well made and well hopped beer. almost orange in color, radiantly glowing, with an inch or more of fluffy white head packed with a million little air bubbles. it smells sticky and tropical, clementines and pineapple come to mind, but there is bitterness too, and perhaps a touch of pine. definitely quite the hop bill on this. the flavor is much the same as the nose, a pretty sturdy malt base shows up though, not doing too much flavoring, but contributing plenty of body for the hops to hang on to. a great hop complexion arises on the finish, different from what preceded it, less tropical, more resinous or sappy hops, dense, almost sticky in the mouth like taffy. this gets a little heavy in the feel with the fuller body, and its a sipper for me. interesting beer overall, not my favorite from long trail, but a well made and sturdy all season ipa.

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3.5/5  rDev -14.4%

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4.1/5  rDev +0.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

On-tap 11/20/2013 at Track 84, in Warwick, RI served in a tulip glass.

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

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

T: The taste starts out very sweet with strong flavors of citrus and caramel. Then a strong but not over-powering hops presence comes in. The malt character is hearty and brings a good balance. The after-taste is slightly sweet.

M: Smooth and a little crisp, medium body, medium carbonation, finish is slightly sticky.

O: Tasty, goes down easily, not too filling, good kick, good representation of style, this is a very solid IPA to drink for a long time.

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3.75/5  rDev -8.3%

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3.75/5  rDev -8.3%

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3.75/5  rDev -8.3%

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4.1/5  rDev +0.2%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

Pours a nice flufy 1.5 finger head that fades pretty slowly, nice soapy lacing, fairly hazy copper color with lots of bubbles streaming up.

Nose is very nice, esp for a Long Trail beer, lots of fresh hops, citrusy with tangerine and orange zest, mild grapefruit pith, hint of that fruity bubblegum, little tropical fruit like papaya, little spicy earthy rind like hop towards the end, and a hint of sweet like malt base.

Taste starts a little sweet with some malty flavors, but seems a little watery somehow, quite thin actually, but a little toasty copper malt with little graininess. THen hops, fairly biter to start with some rind flavors at first, orange zest, mild grapefruit pith, into a little clementine and pink grapefruit, little generic tropical fruit but not a lot, into some mild earthy hop, very faint touch of a mint like hop even. Finish is dry and quite bitter, the grapefruit flavor picks up as well as quite a bit of citrus rind bitterness, almost like chewing on the grapefruit with rind and all, no malt character, little juicy citrus fruit.

Mouth is lighter bod, a bit thin and probably the only problem with this beer, despite being 7.6% abv and hidden well, the body is just missing, decent carb though.

Overall pretty good, a surprise from Long Trail, well at least ones they bottle and send out here. THe two times I've been to the brewery they had some great test batches going on, but never seem to bottle them, although the newer ones, the special series seem to be pretty good lately, and this is a big step up for them, although it's still a little short of great since its a bit too thin.

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3.77/5  rDev -7.8%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

I enjoyed this chilled in a glass, bottled on 6/23/14, review from notes.

The color is a beautiful golden color with mild haze and slow moving carbonation bubbles with 2 finger bone white head with very fine bead. Thick lace sticks and retention is very good. The smell has a lot of pine in the nose with mild orange zest odors from hops with subtle alcohol in the aroma. The feel has a moderate bitterness and light sweet malt tinge and medium carbonation with slight alcohol in the mostly dry finish.

The taste starts tangy with citrus up front with slight piney hop flavor and gentle grassy edge with mixed orange and light caramel in the background with light astringency toward the end. There is a subtle sweet malt in the finish. Overall a solid IPA with nice hop profile and very easy to drink for a 7% + ale.

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3.5/5  rDev -14.4%

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4.25/5  rDev +3.9%

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3.5/5  rDev -14.4%

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4.5/5  rDev +10%

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Limbo IPA from Long Trail Brewing Co.
91 out of 100 based on 1,405 ratings.