1. BeerAdvocate on your phone?! True story. Try the beta now.

Traditional IPA - Long Trail Brewing Co.

Traditional IPATraditional IPA

Displayed for educational use only; do not reuse.
BA SCORE
82
good

844 Ratings
THE BROS
86
very good

(view ratings)
Ratings: 844
Reviews: 381
rAvg: 3.6
pDev: 13.61%


Brewed by:
Long Trail Brewing Co. visit their website
Vermont, United States

Style | ABV
English India Pale Ale (IPA) |  5.90% ABV

Availability: Year-round

Notes/Commercial Description:
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

(Beer added by: BeerAdvocate on 07-08-2000)
Beer: Ratings & Reviews
« first ‹ prev | 1-25 | 26-50 | 51-75  | next › last »
Ratings: 844 | Reviews: 381 | Show All Ratings:
Reviews by BrewSomerville:
Photo of BrewSomerville
BrewSomerville

Ontario (Canada)

3.5/5  rDev -2.8%
look: 2.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Aroma: Lemon, orange. The nose is all hops.

Looks: Foggy amber/golden in colour. Small off-white head. Poor head retention. No lace.

Taste: Lemon, grapefruit, orange peel. The hops dominate the flavour of this Beer. Very citrusy & fruity hops and yeast flavours. Not much of the malt flavour gets a chance to shine through though.

Mouthfeel: Carbonation is slightly less than average in volume. Small bubbles, soft mouthfeel. Medium bodied.

Overall, I like this Beer and think that it is a good Beer, but I don't think that it should be considered an English IPA because the hops seem too American and too aggressive, I also think that the malt characteristics should show through a little more than it does. The yeasty esters were English-ish enough though.

Serving type: bottle

01-06-2008 23:32:01 | More by BrewSomerville
More User Reviews:
Photo of Burkbom23
Burkbom23

Connecticut

3.25/5  rDev -9.7%

04-16-2014 03:26:28 | More by Burkbom23
Photo of Mikeluzzjr
Mikeluzzjr

Massachusetts

3/5  rDev -16.7%

04-14-2014 19:51:00 | More by Mikeluzzjr
Photo of Rob_Z
Rob_Z

New Jersey

3.75/5  rDev +4.2%

04-14-2014 19:05:44 | More by Rob_Z
Photo of st9647v3
st9647v3

New Jersey

2.75/5  rDev -23.6%

04-14-2014 02:47:16 | More by st9647v3
Photo of zero_signal
zero_signal

New Jersey

3/5  rDev -16.7%

04-07-2014 22:26:18 | More by zero_signal
Photo of jascott2112
jascott2112

Massachusetts

3.75/5  rDev +4.2%

04-04-2014 18:04:04 | More by jascott2112
Photo of OnryAndMean
OnryAndMean

Vermont

3.5/5  rDev -2.8%

04-04-2014 14:36:40 | More by OnryAndMean
Photo of paulish
paulish

New York

3.5/5  rDev -2.8%

03-31-2014 03:37:18 | More by paulish
Photo of Fasiculus
Fasiculus

Connecticut

3.75/5  rDev +4.2%

03-30-2014 23:13:16 | More by Fasiculus
Photo of PhillyNole
PhillyNole

Pennsylvania

4.25/5  rDev +18.1%

03-30-2014 00:10:00 | More by PhillyNole
Photo of jrand2621
jrand2621

Connecticut

3.5/5  rDev -2.8%

03-27-2014 19:35:45 | More by jrand2621
Photo of jrohrbacher
jrohrbacher

North Carolina

3.5/5  rDev -2.8%

03-25-2014 02:11:50 | More by jrohrbacher
Photo of one4thegutter
one4thegutter

Pennsylvania

4.25/5  rDev +18.1%

03-23-2014 21:11:28 | More by one4thegutter
Photo of DBosco
DBosco

Massachusetts

3.5/5  rDev -2.8%

03-23-2014 06:45:50 | More by DBosco
Photo of qcbrewer
qcbrewer

North Carolina

3.5/5  rDev -2.8%

03-20-2014 01:23:07 | More by qcbrewer
Photo of Fettpopps
Fettpopps

Massachusetts

4/5  rDev +11.1%

03-16-2014 11:44:55 | More by Fettpopps
Photo of garuda
garuda

Pennsylvania

3.5/5  rDev -2.8%

03-15-2014 23:10:22 | More by garuda
Photo of braican
braican

Massachusetts

3.5/5  rDev -2.8%

03-14-2014 18:07:46 | More by braican
Photo of BrunEngr
BrunEngr

New York

3.25/5  rDev -9.7%

03-13-2014 21:34:12 | More by BrunEngr
Photo of sachie23
sachie23

New York

3/5  rDev -16.7%

03-10-2014 18:09:43 | More by sachie23
Photo of Mike099
Mike099

New York

3.75/5  rDev +4.2%

03-08-2014 00:58:37 | More by Mike099
Photo of tenacioustomato
tenacioustomato

Rhode Island

3.75/5  rDev +4.2%

03-07-2014 05:06:08 | More by tenacioustomato
Photo of dmorgan310
dmorgan310

Panama

3.5/5  rDev -2.8%

03-03-2014 22:23:12 | More by dmorgan310
Photo of jaltland
jaltland

Pennsylvania

3.5/5  rDev -2.8%

03-02-2014 20:44:29 | More by jaltland
« first ‹ prev | 1-25 | 26-50 | 51-75  | next › last »
Traditional IPA from Long Trail Brewing Co.
82 out of 100 based on 844 ratings.