Traditional IPA - Long Trail Brewing Co.
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Reviews by Hhawk06:
4.33/5 rDev +20.6%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4
I've been avoiding the bottled version of this brew strictly because of my upcoming brewery visit, and boy did I make the right choice. I was quickly reminded how a great a beer can be right from the source.
The beer poured golden in color that was effervescing with bubbles and had a big, bubbly and well sustained head. As I was soon to find out, the lace trail left behind was fantastic. The nose is out of this world, the freshness of it can just drive you crazy. The hoppiness is pronounced, but its the unbelievable freshness of those hops that's undescribable. While it displays a medium body, the hop explosion on the palate is unavoidable. Grapefruit and citrus notes blend well with the bread-like freshness (there's that word again!). The "straight out of the brew kettle" feel that it gives you is literally tangible. The finish is puckering and slightly dry, but not overwhelmingly. There's just enough of a lemon kick to remind you who's boss. Outstanding!
Serving type: on-tap
02-17-2006 23:47:12 | More by Hhawk06
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4.01/5 rDev +11.7%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4
Appearance: Pours a hazy golden color with a nice head; quite a few strands of lace line the glass on the way down
Smell: Citrusy grapefruit with a hint of biscuit
Taste: Biscuity, up front, with a quick shift to the grapefruity hops; clean finish, with a lean to the bitter and fruity side
Mouthfeel: Medium body with moderate carbonation
Overall: Either the recipe has changed or there are a lot of old bottles out there but this beer is surprisingly good when fresh; I wouldn't spin it as an English IPA given the flavor of the hops in my sample but it definitely leans toward the East Coast with the balance factor
Serving type: bottle
07-10-2014 21:17:04 | More by brentk56
Traditional IPA from Long Trail Brewing Co.
81 out of 100 based on 932 ratings.