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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

925 Ratings
THE BROS
86
very good

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Ratings: 925
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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wiegs4life

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4.03/5  rDev +12.3%
look: 4 | smell: 3 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4.25

I poured this beer from the bottle into a traditional pint glass. The beer poured like most unfiltered IPA's with a dark copper like color with little head. The beer has a nice citrus smell that is mild. The hops are aggressively forward, as expected. Strikingly similar to the IPA of Yards. I enjoyed this beer a lot. I tend to like the English IPA's more than the standard American ones i've drank so i might be overly generous.

Serving type: bottle

02-18-2014 01:01:26 | More by wiegs4life
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Traditional IPA from Long Trail Brewing Co.
81 out of 100 based on 925 ratings.