Traditional IPA - Long Trail Brewing Co.
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Reviews by salvo:
4.22/5 rDev +17.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4
Pours hazy golden that clarifies as the yeast falls to the bottom; half inch of foamy head dissipates to a fine coating with lacing all the way down the glass. Nice.
Nose is maltier than the taste: some sweetness with some scents of nuts: is it walnuts? With the mild pinyness, it could be pignoli (pine) nuts, with some mild grassy background. Light citrus, lemon, earthy. Lovely.
The taste is complex, rich, and rewards revisiting. Walnuts, pignoli, pine, lemon, grass are all background hops flavors, and there is enough malt to balance it and add a sweetness more in the nose than on the tongue. I'm finishing off a six pack as a taster with the first few as welcome evening beers on vacation in New England and the Maine coast, and I'm happy these made it back to Indiana in good shape: rewarding after multiple tastings: smooth, complex, rich lingering bitter finish. Mild for an IPA, but a really nicely balanced drinkable beer. Thanks to Diu di Ciel friends for the recommendation!
Mouthfeel is medium to full with a buttery quality: drinks bigger than 5.9% alcohol, and a welcome sessionable IPA, making the beer highly drinkable. Excellent.
Serving type: bottle
07-21-2010 00:59:35 | More by salvo
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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 931 ratings.