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Long Trail India Pale Ale - Long Trail Brewing Co.

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Long Trail India Pale Ale
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BA SCORE
81
good

1,085 Ratings
THE BROS
86
very good

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Ratings: 1,085
Reviews: 408
rAvg: 3.58
pDev: 13.41%
Wants: 8
Gots: 90 | FT: 0
Brewed by:
Long Trail Brewing Co. visit their website
Vermont, United States

Style | ABV
English India Pale Ale (IPA) |  6.00% ABV

Availability: Year-round

Notes & Commercial Description:
Beer added by: BeerAdvocate on 07-08-2000

Real India Pale Ale (IPA), as it was first brewed in the days of the British Empire, was not the carefully filtered brew that we call IPA beer today. The first IPAs were unfiltered and featured extra hops and higher strength as a preservative for the long trip from England to the colony of India. Our Traditional IPA ale is naturally carbonated, dry-hopped & unfiltered like the old days.

42 IBU
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Photo of PGD120
3.53/5  rDev -1.4%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

Poured into a pint glass

Appearance: pretty hazy as is to be expected since it's unfiltered. Medium golden color with some visible carbonation. White 1 finger head.

Smell: pretty weak aroma, some flower, orange candy, lemon, sugary ruby red grapefruit juice.

Taste: sweet orange gum drop type flavor right off the bat. Then quickly switches to grapefruit. Not very bitter at all.finishes off sort of like a flowery scented soap, but not in a terrible way

Feel: bright carbonation that doesn't linger long. Pretty light body

Overall: it's not too great but not too bad. It's easily session able but lacks some ipa flavors I look for. It's a little empty in flavor and the smell is really nothing to get excited about. Maybe more of an apa than an ipa. Good for people trying to get into an ipa or those that don't like resiny hop flavors

Photo of tkdchampxi
3.42/5  rDev -4.5%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 3

Photo of Dools9
3.77/5  rDev +5.3%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Very tame, easy drinking ipa. A good place to start for those new to hoppier styles.

Photo of mmg4dance
3.97/5  rDev +10.9%
look: 3 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Not too hoppy for a hop-phobic. This relatively weak (for my latest taste standards) beer was a wonderful treat to alternate with Long Trail's much harsher "Double Bag". It offered a nice aroma and full flavor, and was even bearable un-chilled. Wish it was stronger, but I reccomend it just the same.

Photo of cantal
3.69/5  rDev +3.1%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of chefdave37
3.5/5  rDev -2.2%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of ConorGolden
3/5  rDev -16.2%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Photo of BobMessina
4.06/5  rDev +13.4%
look: 3.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of Ironstutz
3.46/5  rDev -3.4%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of ZBowden
3.48/5  rDev -2.8%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3

Pours hazy orange with small white head, smells citrusy and piney, tastes of citrusy hops with a malt finish and creamy feel, average ipa.

Photo of anthony23cippy
3.51/5  rDev -2%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

Poured from bottle into snifter. Pours an orange color with minimal head and decent lacing. The aroma is of bread and hints of Apple. The taste is of citrus, most notably grapefruit, at first and then finishes off with a slight malt taste. The mouthfeel is okay with just a little too much carbonation, but the consistency is alright. Overall nothing id get again. 3.25/5

Photo of Dudon
3.35/5  rDev -6.4%
look: 4 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.5

Photo of bourassa23
3.25/5  rDev -9.2%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.25

Photo of nogophers
2.76/5  rDev -22.9%
look: 3 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 2.75 | feel: 2.75 | overall: 3

Lacks depth. Not very well-balanced.

Photo of strandm
2.99/5  rDev -16.5%
look: 3 | smell: 2.75 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3 | overall: 2.75

Photo of Antg8989
2.45/5  rDev -31.6%
look: 2.5 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 2 | overall: 2.5

Looks like there's a lot of sediment floating around. Pale, golden color. Smells slightly hoppy. Tastes less average than most IPA's. Bitter tasting..no real hints of anything else besides some hops. Not very pleasant on the tongue. Thin and carbonated. Maybe I just got a bad one, but it doesn't taste like it "went bad". Not a lot of flavor here, at least for my taste and the aroma wasn't anything special. At an ABV of 6, I'll pass.

Photo of mudboneINla
3.38/5  rDev -5.6%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.5

Photo of asuburbanman
3.65/5  rDev +2%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

Photo of aqualung23
3.74/5  rDev +4.5%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of tastesogood
3.49/5  rDev -2.5%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.5

Photo of ptickle
3.5/5  rDev -2.2%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of Genx
3.8/5  rDev +6.1%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of j0hnc2468
3.75/5  rDev +4.7%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Photo of jlindros
3.44/5  rDev -3.9%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.5

Bottled 8/18/14, not the freshest but should still be OK.

Pours a decent fizzy foamy 1 finger head that fades semi slowly, lots of bubbles rising to reinforce, great lacing, very hazy honey tea like colored.

Nose is decent, mostly old style American cascade family hops, grassy and spicy, with some decent citrus, a little grapefruit pith note, a little herbal as well, some sweet candy caramel like malts underneath but not a lot, a touch of an older IPA aroma unfortunately. I'll ahve to retry it fresh sometime.

Taste brings some malty sweetness, more malty than I expected or hoped, a little caramel and toasty malt note, reddish like, some grassy earthy hops, turns a little herbal, with faint fruity notes and just a little orange peel flavor. Candied zest and candied dried fruits, with some bitter earthy spicy chewy like hops. Finish is pretty bitter, more spicy chewy rindy hops, little earthy and herbal, little sticky sweet malt despite some drying effect.

Mouth is med bod, a little sweet sticky, decent carb.

Overall meh, nothing too special, hops are just OK, malts are a bit too much, although fairly balanced and drinkable.

Photo of hophugger
3.12/5  rDev -12.8%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.25

A decent IPA. Aroma and look lacks the excitement that most really good IPA's deliver. Taste is ok, but leaves me wanting a little more hops and citrus. Ok brew!!

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Long Trail India Pale Ale from Long Trail Brewing Co.
81 out of 100 based on 1,085 ratings.