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Summer Ale - Long Trail Brewing Co.

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BA SCORE
82
good

109 Ratings
THE BROS
77
okay

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Ratings: 109
Reviews: 12
rAvg: 3.59
pDev: 12.53%
Wants: 1
Gots: 14 | FT: 0
Brewed by:
Long Trail Brewing Co. visit their website
Vermont, United States

Style | ABV
American Pale Ale (APA) |  4.30% ABV

Availability: Summer

Notes/Commercial Description:
No notes at this time.

(Beer added by: puboflyons on 03-22-2014)
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puboflyons

New Hampshire

3.71/5  rDev +3.3%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

From the 12 fl. oz. bottle bottled on 02/26/14. Sampled about four weeks later on March 21, 2014. This is the second new Long Trail brew I have added to the BA database.

A slightly hazy pale yellow pour erupts into a white fizzy head that fades back gently to a ring around the glass. Slow moving carbonation continues bubbling upwards for the session.

The aroma emits many of the classic summer pale ale esters including toasted biscuit malts, crackers, and a nice citrus hop sensation.

Light body but it also has a smooth texture to it.

The taste has a kind of boldness to it that does not often accompany summer brews I have tried. I get the same toast and cracker note but it evolves quickly into a dry and citrus hop finish. The hop character makes this one more of a standout to other summers IMO.

Serving type: bottle

03-22-2014 01:02:15 | More by puboflyons
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Summer Ale from Long Trail Brewing Co.
82 out of 100 based on 109 ratings.