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Traditional IPA - Long Trail Brewing Co.

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Traditional IPATraditional IPA

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BA SCORE
81
good

930 Ratings
THE BROS
86
very good

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Ratings: 930
Reviews: 389
rAvg: 3.59
pDev: 13.37%
Wants: 8
Gots: 42 | FT: 0
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)
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Tr0janSlay3r

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3.48/5  rDev -3.1%
look: 4 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

Longtrail IPA is a 5.9% India Pale ale that I got for a really cheap price (although it is a month past date). I heard it is a fairly respectable IPA and I really cannot wait to review it. I have to confess I did have one before this review, but here it goes. Enjoy!

Appearance- With an aggressive pour, a beautiful 1.5 finger head appears with large creamy bubbles. This brew is totally see through with a high amount of carbonation. This IPA has a nice golden straw color with just a hint of brown in it. In addition, the head is really lingering around and lacing quite well.

Smell- Wow you can barely get the beer to your nose without being overwhelmed with a fantastic orange and grapefruit scent. With more smelling, I really get a sweetness out of this beer from all the tropical fruits that are involved and the malt that is present. I can only pick up a tiny bit of pine out of this IPA.

Taste- With the first sip I really get that grapefruit and pine that my nose picked up. Honestly it is quite dry to the tongue which I thoroughly enjoy. You really get these tropical notes that just linger on your palate for quite a while after your sip I am actually picking up some pineapple even. Really a nice dry and smooth IPA.

Mouthfeel- The first time I had this it reminded me of torpedo, but now I feel that it is much more dry. Although, I still think this is dangerously drinkable because of the lightness and sweetness to this brew. I would say it has a medium to a light body.

Overall, I would recommend Longtrail IPA to anyone that likes IPA’s and are on a budget. I would say it is a really good IPA especially for beginners in craft beer. I really did enjoy this beer and I would order it at a bar, especially if it were fresh! CHEERS!

Serving type: bottle

09-03-2013 03:19:08 | More by Tr0janSlay3r
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Traditional IPA from Long Trail Brewing Co.
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