Limbo - Long Trail Brewing Co.
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4.08/5 rDev -1%
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.
01-17-2014 04:13:31 | More by metter98
4.08/5 rDev -1%
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.
11-21-2013 16:46:09 | More by TheManiacalOne
4.08/5 rDev -1%
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.
01-02-2014 21:57:02 | More by jlindros
3.78/5 rDev -8.3%
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.
02-28-2014 18:57:46 | More by StonedTrippin
4.55/5 rDev +10.4%
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.
07-18-2014 23:25:52 | More by woodychandler
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
3.79/5 rDev -8%
Thanks Kegatron for gifting me with a bottle of this. 12oz poured into a cervoise, the brew appears a hazed copper with frothy white topping that is silky and fades leaving a wall of patchy lace.
Aroma is dank and catty with quite a solid herbal aspect that is grassy as well. There is a bit of mineral thing going on in this before getting slightly cheesy/sulfuric.
There is quite a grassy and herbal bitterness to this that is catty, dank and almost dusty. Some floral and fruity aspects as well blending to some alcohol esters. When focusing on the bitterness it gets quite pulpy/pithy.
This is medium bodied with moderate carbonation. Quite hoppy and flavorful with some solvent alcohol that emerges as it warms.
04-25-2014 19:00:44 | More by stakem
Limbo from Long Trail Brewing Co.
92 out of 100 based on 976 ratings.