Traditional IPA - Long Trail Brewing Co.
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Reviews by bultrey:
4/5 rDev +11.4%
look: 3 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4.5
Poured into a proper pint glass at Johnny Seesaw's Restaurant and Lodge in Peru, VT. Very light golden straw color, very cloudy, unfiltered. Thin wispy head. Grassy, herbaceous hops in the nose, not too startling, but definitely present. Maybe a touch of citrus, too.
Big hop rush on the first sip, very fresh grassy hop flavor, followed by a solid malt backbone that is supportive but none too sweet. Excellent fresh hop burps. A bit of an English-style pale ale mustiness is also apparent. Mouthfeel is a tad thin for the style, but it does make this fairly light-bodied and easy to drink -- a real session beer.
A fine IPA, and especially suprising to me since I am not all that fond of Long Trail's other offerings.
Serving type: on-tap
11-27-2006 22:38:23 | More by bultrey
More User Reviews:
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 931 ratings.