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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

1,084 Ratings
THE BROS
86
very good

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Ratings: 1,084
Reviews: 407
rAvg: 3.58
pDev: 13.41%
Wants: 8
Gots: 89 | 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:
Beer added by: BeerAdvocate on 07-08-2000

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
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3.5/5  rDev -2.2%

Photo of StonedTrippin
3.78/5  rDev +5.6%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

sort of shocked i havent reviewed this one before, but real cool they are doing it in cans now. a twelver of these is a nice buy anytime, and maybe the beer is even better in this format. they call it an english style, but its definitely not over balanced by grain, and it definitely doesnt have a ton of english yeast character to it. for me its a nice fluffy bodied juicy hopped ipa, with tons of hops but only minimal bitterness. the kind of hoppy beer you want to drink on a hoppy beer hangover. that sounds bad, but its true, so cold and refreshing right from the can, a beer that is appealing anytime, and i think the world needs more of those. the hops are west coasty in nature, not overly oily, but prominently pine forward, with a fresh squeezed character to them. clean in the finish though, maybe the most refreshing english style ipa on the planet. good for long trail for making this one in a twelve pack of cans, it could be the best beer in that medium going right now. if i lived back home i would be crushing these this winter.

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3.76/5  rDev +5%

Photo of Kooz
3.14/5  rDev -12.3%
look: 3.75 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

Straw colored with a thin white head and a cloudy appearance. where this excels in appearance, however, it falls short in smell, which is only a barely discernible hops scent.

Tastes a bit too bitter on the front end, but mellows a bit through the swallow. There's a different bitterness in the aftertaste, which provides a nice contrast, but while it's got some pleasant notes, I don't like it a lot overall. On balance, it's average.

Nice mouthfeel on this one--it's got a lot of body, a creamy texture, and a tight foaminess on a swish.

Overall, while I wasn't crazy about the taste, the other positive elements of this IPA give it a better than average rating in my book.

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Long Trail India Pale Ale from Long Trail Brewing Co.
81 out of 100 based on 1,084 ratings.