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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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1,013 Ratings
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Ratings: 1,013
Reviews: 395
rAvg: 3.59
pDev: 13.65%
Wants: 9
Gots: 59 | 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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3.6/5  rDev +0.3%

Didier, Aug 25, 2014
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3/5  rDev -16.4%

Bumblebtna, Aug 24, 2014
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3.5/5  rDev -2.5%

I am CANtinuing my reinstatement of The CANQuest ™ as things return to a state of normalcy here at Chez Woody.

From the CAN: "Take a Hike!"; "An Unfiltered IPA"; "Our traditional IPA fit for any journey, land or sea."; "Our take on the traditional English IPA - We've combined the style that endured the voyage to India with the hops that started the Ameri[CAN] Craft revolution. This unfiltered offering is fit for any journey, land or sea."

Once again, somebody filled a craft CAN to the brim, giving me a little spritz on the Crack! I went with an inverted Glug, especially since it is unfiltered and may need some rousing. This is precisely what #TheOldLady hates, but it did not say to pour gently. It settled into two-plus fingers of dense, eggshell-white head with great retention. What a difference from the earlier Saisons! Color was a cloudy Yellow-Gold (SRM = 4 - 5). Nose smelled like the pine trees along The Long Trail! This really acted more like a bridge beetween an EIPA and an AIPA, but if you think that I am CANplaining, your are mistaken. Mouthfeel was medium. As it turns out, those were mostly aroma hops, so that the taste, while on the upper end of bitterness for an EIPA, was still more malty than hoppy. This made a nice segue from the Saisons and other Belgian-style beers earlier today into the hopped up beers that are on-deck. Finish was semi-dry with the hops ultimately winning out over the malts, but not by much. At 48 IBUs, this was not going to wreck anybody's palate.

woodychandler, Aug 19, 2014
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1/5  rDev -72.1%

Eric_Nadeau, Aug 18, 2014
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4.75/5  rDev +32.3%

jtnord, Aug 18, 2014
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3.5/5  rDev -2.5%

ccurrid, Aug 17, 2014
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4/5  rDev +11.4%

JJSmash, Aug 17, 2014
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snowmageddon, Aug 15, 2014
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3.5/5  rDev -2.5%

noahsiegel123, Aug 12, 2014
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3.88/5  rDev +8.1%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

A very well balanced brew. The hops in this IPA are not overwhelming and add a very nice refreshing clean taste. The color is a lighter and the aroma is not bold but it is distinctive. The lacing left on the glass was beautiful. A good beer that is well worth your time.

umaine14, Aug 12, 2014
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SamKetchum, Aug 11, 2014
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4/5  rDev +11.4%

ZDSmith87, Aug 11, 2014
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paresis, Aug 10, 2014
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Johnwf110, Aug 10, 2014
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3.6/5  rDev +0.3%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

True to its claims, it is unfiltered, cloudy and orangey, with a soapy white head and lacing. The aroma is mild, with light citrus and bread notes. The taste is equally mild, with an additional earthy flavor on the finish. There is a fair bit of carbonation on the palate and it is a little thinner. A good not great IPA.

delta490, Aug 07, 2014
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3.75/5  rDev +4.5%

ThE_MaD_HoPpEr, Aug 07, 2014
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Chicowdy, Aug 02, 2014
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3/5  rDev -16.4%

GetTheYayo, Aug 02, 2014
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Johncnh, Jul 31, 2014
Long Trail India Pale Ale from Long Trail Brewing Co.
81 out of 100 based on 1,013 ratings.