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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

924 Ratings
THE BROS
86
very good

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Ratings: 924
Reviews: 389
rAvg: 3.59
pDev: 13.37%
Wants: 8
Gots: 43 | 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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Schmuckles

Rhode Island

3.5/5  rDev -2.5%

05-31-2014 00:40:59 | More by Schmuckles
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shoretaxi

New Jersey

3.75/5  rDev +4.5%

05-28-2014 01:32:59 | More by shoretaxi
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Frankenbob

Massachusetts

3/5  rDev -16.4%

05-27-2014 13:52:38 | More by Frankenbob
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illpass78

Maine

3.95/5  rDev +10%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

12 oz. bottle poured into a tulip.

Appearance: Pours a hazy glowing orange with a big white head that sticks around a good while. Head recedes to film and stays present throughout. Lacing is fairly heavy.

Aroma: The nose has some pine hops, citrus, lemon, and grapefruit. It's not a punch-you-in-the-face nose, but it's there and it's pleasant.

Taste: The taste follows the nose, with grapefruit and lemon leading the way. This beer is more powerful on the palate than on the nose. I like it. Nice bitter finish, too.

Mouthfeel: The density is about what I expect out of an IPA. It's got depth, but it's far from thick.

Overall: Solid IPA from the always reliable Long Trail. I paired this with some BBQ tofu, baked beans and potato salad and it worked perfectly. Is there such a thing as a "picnic IPA"? If so, this is it.

Serving type: can

05-26-2014 22:18:26 | More by illpass78
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prdstmnky

Vermont

4/5  rDev +11.4%

05-26-2014 18:48:17 | More by prdstmnky
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DudMan

New Jersey

4/5  rDev +11.4%

05-25-2014 22:44:39 | More by DudMan
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Mikeypnh

New Hampshire

3.75/5  rDev +4.5%

05-25-2014 17:06:13 | More by Mikeypnh
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twenteone

Pennsylvania

3.75/5  rDev +4.5%

05-24-2014 20:16:08 | More by twenteone
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tpauer

New Hampshire

3.75/5  rDev +4.5%

05-23-2014 22:37:43 | More by tpauer
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BigCheese

Massachusetts

3.5/5  rDev -2.5%

05-22-2014 19:41:27 | More by BigCheese
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Cook82

Maryland

3.58/5  rDev -0.3%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.5

Poured out of a 12 oz bottle into a pint glass. Very hazy golden appearance with 2 finger head lacing sticking to glass.
Citrusy and piney aroma was great but taste was more malt forward than I care for in my ipa's. Modest ibu's but finish is more bitter than expected with a pretty thick carbonation.
My first time trying an unfiltered English IPA so will have to try others to compare as I liked the fruit and citrus notes but not enough hop bitterness. Probably wouldn't buy this again and will stick with their limbo ipa.

Serving type: bottle

05-18-2014 11:41:01 | More by Cook82
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BEERMILER12

Maine

3.75/5  rDev +4.5%

05-16-2014 21:53:26 | More by BEERMILER12
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hozersr

Pennsylvania

3.75/5  rDev +4.5%

05-11-2014 22:44:50 | More by hozersr
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johnnnniee

New Hampshire

3.38/5  rDev -5.8%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.5

Bottle from the 12 pack
Pours a slightly hazy light golden color with a huge bubbly off white head that persists forever. Smells of bread citrus and light caramel with a hint of fruity esters. Flavor is quite malty for an IPA with huge bread and caramel notes offset with just enough earthy hops to keep it from being too sweet. Medium body with a moderate level of carbonation and a sweet somewhat chalky mouthfeel. Middle of the road, old school, English inspired pale ale.

Serving type: bottle

05-11-2014 02:12:03 | More by johnnnniee
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Alpinevictor

California

2.3/5  rDev -35.9%
look: 3 | smell: 2.25 | taste: 2 | feel: 3 | overall: 2.5

I bought this beer on a whim this weekend because it was a brewery I hadn't tried out yet. What also intrigued me was that it was unfiltered and I've been having good luck as till late with unfiltered beers.

Summary analysis: I didn't care for this beer-- will not be buying it again.
Flavors were muted.
Crisp IPA smell was non existent-- Smells like a pilsner if anything.
Color was appropriate.
Carbonation was fine.
Price : $10/ 6
Location: PA

Serving type: bottle

05-11-2014 00:35:26 | More by Alpinevictor
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BKotch

Texas

3.75/5  rDev +4.5%

05-10-2014 22:44:27 | More by BKotch
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Ultimate

New Jersey

3.25/5  rDev -9.5%

05-10-2014 00:26:39 | More by Ultimate
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MikeWard

Pennsylvania

3.5/5  rDev -2.5%

05-05-2014 19:48:01 | More by MikeWard
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phishterrrrrrr88

Minnesota

4.25/5  rDev +18.4%

05-04-2014 19:59:19 | More by phishterrrrrrr88
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Jnet0125

Pennsylvania

3.5/5  rDev -2.5%

05-04-2014 01:36:33 | More by Jnet0125
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dank203

New Jersey

4.16/5  rDev +15.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

this is a great beer. its super clean and well balanced. and with the right glass, has some terrific citrusy aromas. I can drink several and not be hammered so I think it falls under the session category and beats out all of its competition, especially for its price

Serving type: bottle

05-03-2014 18:57:07 | More by dank203
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Casey3236

Pennsylvania

3.5/5  rDev -2.5%

05-03-2014 16:35:30 | More by Casey3236
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WOSean

New Jersey

3.75/5  rDev +4.5%

05-03-2014 15:20:46 | More by WOSean
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Pennsylvania

3.75/5  rDev +4.5%

05-01-2014 19:35:56 | More by Durandal_777
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njbusa

New Jersey

3.75/5  rDev +4.5%

04-30-2014 10:47:51 | More by njbusa
Traditional IPA from Long Trail Brewing Co.
81 out of 100 based on 924 ratings.