Traditional IPA - Long Trail Brewing Co.
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4.33/5 rDev +20.3%
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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