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Long Trail India Pale Ale - Long Trail Brewing Co.

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Long Trail India Pale Ale
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BA SCORE
81
good

1,012 Ratings
THE BROS
86
very good

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Ratings: 1,012
Reviews: 395
rAvg: 3.59
pDev: 13.65%
Wants: 9
Gots: 57 | FT: 0
Brewed by:
Long Trail Brewing Co. visit their website
Vermont, United States

Style | ABV
English India Pale Ale (IPA) |  6.00% 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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5/5  rDev +39.3%

Njcarp, Jun 06, 2012
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5/5  rDev +39.3%

blackened1339, Nov 25, 2011
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5/5  rDev +39.3%

FrankLloydMike, Dec 09, 2011
Photo of billybob
4.88/5  rDev +35.9%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 5

pours a cloudy golden color with a fluffy white two finger head and a fair amount of lacing. aroma of grapefruit and other fruity notes. malty, bready, grapefruit, lemon flavors mix well for a great taste. mouthfeel is medium to thick and carbonation is good. really liked this one, does not leave you with that bitter after taste that most ipa have. good session beer.

billybob, Jul 23, 2007
Photo of mempath
4.85/5  rDev +35.1%
look: 5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 5

right from the start, pours massively heady and laces for 5 minutes like atomic spiders in a gothic castle. very beautiful to view and sports the orangey-straw color of an ipa...and neither cloudy or transparent. really impressive.

nose is simply hops. not too much at all. not sparing either. it's an ipa, not a neo-hopbomb (my favorite, though). for what it is, it suggests only good things.

since it isn't a hopbomb, all the intricacies and subliminal messages of hops comes through in a whisper. intense enough, but the oily hop blast is subdued NICELY. very very nice and classy. the perfect balance of thickness and carbonation allow the mouthfeel to let the perfect balance of the taste come through 100%.

simply too drinkable and sessionable. the best LT i've had. the Ale is good, but this somehow is a great unknown to me i'll now never forget. maybe my tastebuds and this large pilsner glass helped...who knows. A+

mempath, Nov 23, 2009
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4.75/5  rDev +32.3%

jtnord, Aug 18, 2014
Photo of jill9700
4.55/5  rDev +26.7%
look: 4 | smell: 3 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 5

I have drank many an IPA, and I have to say If you're planning on having more than six IPA's... THIS is the beer to choose! I drank like, 7 without noticing! So good! The lacing is perfectamundo, and the head and body are perfectly to my liking. Seriously, get some of this stuff. My favorite beer is Stone Ruination IPA, and this beer semi-reminds me of it, as well as camping out in the Green Mnts. Goodtimes. Goodbeer.

jill9700, Mar 30, 2012
Photo of tjd112
4.53/5  rDev +26.2%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Presentation - Poured into Sam Smith nonic

Appearance - Orange-amber colour, well laced, well retained finger head

Smell - Hops and citrus

Taste - Follows the smell, much more balanced than most IPAs

Mouthfeel - Light to medium bodied

Drinkability - Sessionable

Overall - An IPA that does not seem to be a hops pissing contest

tjd112, Jan 25, 2010
Photo of allergictomacros
4.53/5  rDev +26.2%
look: 4 | smell: 5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

A - Hazy peach with a smallish head. Very sticky and creamy looking though.

S - Huge pine aromas, with a bit of citrus. No kidding, this is like a walk through the forest.

T - Piney, hoppy goodness. Very sweet with with a big juicy tangerine up front. Would be too sweet if not for the a grain/husky touch in the middle and a long bitter finish.

M - Smooth and creamy. Can't complain.

D - I like this a lot. It's hoppy, but balanced. Goes down smooth and is absolutely delicious.

allergictomacros, Sep 05, 2007
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4.5/5  rDev +25.3%

Beerman72, Dec 06, 2013
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4.5/5  rDev +25.3%

EvanWilliams, Feb 18, 2012
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4.5/5  rDev +25.3%

SamKetchum, Aug 11, 2014
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4.5/5  rDev +25.3%

prisdefer, Jan 14, 2012
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4.5/5  rDev +25.3%

arnulfooxblood, Jul 13, 2014
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4.5/5  rDev +25.3%

morlboroburn, Jun 26, 2012
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4.5/5  rDev +25.3%

wertschy, Jan 19, 2012
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4.5/5  rDev +25.3%

Bobbymozz, Sep 11, 2014
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4.5/5  rDev +25.3%

GennyCreamAle, Mar 13, 2013
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4.5/5  rDev +25.3%

Dapperticus, Jul 04, 2012
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4.5/5  rDev +25.3%

pirish28, Jan 08, 2012
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4.5/5  rDev +25.3%

masshlx, Sep 06, 2012
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4.5/5  rDev +25.3%

Johnwf110, Aug 10, 2014
Photo of Rob44
4.49/5  rDev +25.1%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

One of the better IPA's in bottle, at least here in Mass where it can be found reasonably fresh.
(I bought this at a small package store that keeps all its beer refrigerated). The distinctive taste of this beer is its pine flavor, one of the few on the market that has not moved toward a pronounced citrus flavor. The beer is malty but the high ibu's and the pineniness give it a distinctive dry character that is great with Stilton cheese. I've also had this on draft and would rate it equally highly.

Rob44, Mar 10, 2013
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4.47/5  rDev +24.5%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

I found this beer to be quite good. I was suprised at how well it compared to most other beers. I will definitely consider buying this beer in the future. It poured a beautiful hazy amber. It smelled of pleasant hops. Tasted refreshing without being to heavy or light. Tasted unlike any other IPA and I could probably drink five or six of these without switching. Overall a really good IPA.

vwbus7, Sep 26, 2008
Photo of generallee
4.43/5  rDev +23.4%
look: 5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Presentation: It was poured from a brown 12oz bottle into a pint glass.

Appearance: It had a hazy golden color with a modest, slightly off white colored head. The head has very good retention as it hangs on well and leaves lots of cool white lace rings on the glass.

Smell: The aroma has a slightly floral bouquet with solid citrus and pine notes in the nose.

Taste/Mouth feel: There is a solid hop presence up front and throughout. It is not over the top or in your face bitter hops but it brings solid fruity citrus and piney to the overall character. The hops are tempered by a nice biscuity malt and dry earthy yeast that give it some balance and nice complexity. The finish is slow with dry yeast and hop flavors lingering a bit but not overstaying there welcome. The body has a good solid medium feel and hardy texture with average carbonation.

Notes: Very well done in my humble opinion.

generallee, Oct 05, 2008
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Long Trail India Pale Ale from Long Trail Brewing Co.
81 out of 100 based on 1,012 ratings.