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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

1,369 Ratings
THE BROS
85
very good

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Ratings: 1,369
Reviews: 174
rAvg: 4.09
pDev: 10.51%
Wants: 62
Gots: 295 | FT: 1
Brewed by:
Long Trail Brewing Co. visit their website
Vermont, United States

Style | ABV
American IPA |  7.60% ABV

Availability: Rotating

Notes & Commercial Description:
Beer added by: luvbier on 10-12-2013

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Photo of Duffman79
3.9/5  rDev -4.6%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of dredmahawkus
4.65/5  rDev +13.7%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.75

great beer! grapefruity hoppy I love it! I heard this was made by the same brew master as heady topper.....I dont know if that is true but it is wonderful beer!

Photo of ssimpson89
4/5  rDev -2.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of Mikecurtisnj
4.34/5  rDev +6.1%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of Lefty_P_Hand
4.6/5  rDev +12.5%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Photo of jmalko
4.24/5  rDev +3.7%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of BodiesLexus
3.84/5  rDev -6.1%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of threeviews
4.65/5  rDev +13.7%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

Poured from a growler obtained at the brewery one day prior into a Spiegelau IPA Glass. (I failed to ask when this particular batch was kegged, but I can only assume it was uber fresh).

A- Pours a hazy, sunset orange color with a 1-1/2 finger soapy, white head. Based on the beautiful lacing left behind after each sip shows the aggressive hopping regiment of Limbo. (4.75)

S- Pithy aromas of Pine, Tropical Fruit (Passionfruit, Mango, Papaya), Lemon/Lime Zest and Mint all battle out for dominance. Surprisingly absent in the nose is the familiar grapefruit citrus aroma I find in a majority of IPA's. (4.75)

T- A slap of citrus rind bitterness hits first, followed by a wave of sweetness that is equal parts malt and tropical fruit. A tacky, resiny feeling follows the malt and tropical sweetness which lingers, but a fleshy, orange sweetness is the last the flavor detected on the palate. Despite the calculated 80 IBU's, the 'juicy' finish is very unexepected, yet welcome change from many other IPA's flooding the market. (4.75)

M- Although far from a sipper, Limbo is medium bodied and drinks heavier than advertised 7.6% ABV. (4.25)

O- Although I'm certain there will be many that disagree, Limbo reminds me (in aroma, flavor and mouthfeel) of another well-received Vermont IPA in Lawson's 'Sip Of Sunshine.' That said, Limbo is undoubtedly THE beer that will force many a seasoned craft beer enthusiast (fond of IPA's, of course) to take another look at Long Trail Brewing Co. They have re-branded their packaging, are barrel aging and continually release new beers under their 'Brown Bag' series...many of which are quite good. I am impressed with how far Long Trail has matured in the last 2 years. (4.75)

Photo of LizzieBorden
4/5  rDev -2.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of Valentno7
4.56/5  rDev +11.5%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

Photo of tb4475
3.34/5  rDev -18.3%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.25

Photo of fubanger
4.7/5  rDev +14.9%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.75

Photo of Damian74Shensky
3.78/5  rDev -7.6%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

Photo of Sean_King
3.91/5  rDev -4.4%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Nice IPA. Beat Long Trail brew I have had.

Photo of BigRizz62
3.62/5  rDev -11.5%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Its ok. Nothing special. Standard IPA

Photo of Belosh88
4.54/5  rDev +11%
look: 4 | smell: 5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4.75

Photo of vdub191
4/5  rDev -2.2%

Photo of gwiedman1
3/5  rDev -26.7%

Photo of Senorblues
3.76/5  rDev -8.1%

Photo of Chris19
4.48/5  rDev +9.5%

Photo of BurgeoningBrewhead
3.96/5  rDev -3.2%

Photo of JV-NH
4.2/5  rDev +2.7%

Photo of jonanderson81
4.08/5  rDev -0.2%

Photo of mgopack42
4/5  rDev -2.2%

Photo of Patbrown2
3.75/5  rDev -8.3%

Sampled 12/12/14 bottle-dated 10/22/14

Really want to try this from tap. Previous reviews speak of tropical and citrus tastes, which is right up my alley. But flavor was muted to me

Limbo IPA from Long Trail Brewing Co.
91 out of 100 based on 1,369 ratings.