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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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994 Ratings
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Ratings: 994
Reviews: 395
rAvg: 3.59
pDev: 13.65%
Wants: 9
Gots: 55 | 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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Photo of Sharkophile
4.03/5  rDev +12.3%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

A: Poured into a pilsner glass. Pours a cloudy golden color with a big white head that sticks and leaves lacing. I love the look of unfiltered beers.

S: Smells a bit sweet with a pungent hoppiness. Citrus and pine from the hops, mostly.

T: Tastes a bit sweet and bready with some honey-like flavor, then come the hops with citrus, pine and some earthy flavor. Finish is a bit dry and bitter.

M: Medium body, creamy carbonation.

O: A good beer. I wish I saw more unfiltered IPAs.

Sharkophile, Jan 09, 2012
Photo of pirish28
4.5/5  rDev +25.3%

pirish28, Jan 08, 2012
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3.5/5  rDev -2.5%

kevgod, Jan 08, 2012
Photo of Perilousleigh
4/5  rDev +11.4%

Perilousleigh, Jan 04, 2012
Photo of shockrocker65
4/5  rDev +11.4%

shockrocker65, Jan 03, 2012
Photo of ejw127
2.5/5  rDev -30.4%

ejw127, Jan 01, 2012
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3/5  rDev -16.4%

ShemRahBoo, Jan 01, 2012
Photo of noyellowfizzbeer
4/5  rDev +11.4%

noyellowfizzbeer, Dec 31, 2011
Photo of montauk7
3.5/5  rDev -2.5%

montauk7, Dec 30, 2011
Photo of magine
3.93/5  rDev +9.5%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Poured into a becker glass.

Pours a cloudy honey with some yellow. Brew has a big nearly white dense head. Massive lace covers all side of the glass. Head settles and stays a thick pocketed layer the whole drink. Great looking brew here.

Brew smells herbal and floral hops. Some sweet malts and a yeasty bread. Good nose.

Brew is smooth and very mellow initially. Lots of good balance is tasted initially; barley, yeasts and floral, oily herbal hops. Good subtle sweet citrus and biscuit/cracker maltiness is in here as well. Brew finishes somewhat dry. The lack of dominate fruits hops here works really well and is a good change up. Very good tastes and mouthfeel here.

Not the most fruit hoppy IPA, but a very well balanced easy drinking brew here. This is a very good sessionable brew. A nice change in the hop profile from the typical IPAs brewed in the states. A case worthy IPA and at this price point I could easily see this being in my typical case rotation.

magine, Dec 30, 2011
Photo of Bdel34
3/5  rDev -16.4%

Bdel34, Dec 28, 2011
Photo of Shilt
3/5  rDev -16.4%

Shilt, Dec 28, 2011
Photo of verdict603
4/5  rDev +11.4%

verdict603, Dec 27, 2011
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4/5  rDev +11.4%

jagada, Dec 24, 2011
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3.5/5  rDev -2.5%

1p5v, Dec 23, 2011
Photo of Jeffreywhite22
3/5  rDev -16.4%

Jeffreywhite22, Dec 23, 2011
Photo of 11millsown113
3.88/5  rDev +8.1%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

12oz bottle poured into a pint glass.

A: nice golden color. thick head but with big bubbles. settles very fast. good color

S: great hop smell. piney with come orangy citrus notes.

T: first you get the piney taste from the hops. not very bitter at all for an IPA. very oily. great after taste but goes away rather quickly. very refreshing and not dry.

M: needs more carbonation to hide the oils. light body but the oils are kind of confusing. its light but not.

O: not a bad ipa. i would definitely drink this often. not too much to make me not want another, and not dry to make me choose something else. a good refreshing IPA. definatly needs more carbonation

11millsown113, Dec 22, 2011
Photo of tclapper
3/5  rDev -16.4%

tclapper, Dec 21, 2011
Photo of GrindFatherBob
3.75/5  rDev +4.5%

GrindFatherBob, Dec 19, 2011
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3.5/5  rDev -2.5%

ale207, Dec 19, 2011
Photo of DrDemento456
3.9/5  rDev +8.6%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

According to the bottle date my IPA is about 5 months old "072011", Damn!

A - A nice clear yellow tinted amber brown with only a slight lace ring of foam but it does have some sticky lacing.

S - More of an herbal gram cracker with maybe a touch of hops. Kind of like an ESB...

T - Sugar coated gram cracker with citrus hops and a bitter finish. It's really not bad old.

M - Light to medium an easy drinker.

Overall man long trail whats with all the numbers? If you just made it "072011" I would have known the date and would have found it fresher. Not bad old though...

DrDemento456, Dec 19, 2011
Photo of jtierney89
3.3/5  rDev -8.1%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Pours a hazy deep amber color with a white head that dissipates quickly.

Metallic and earthy nose. Subtle herbal hop presence as well. Malt is noticeable.

Unsugared graham cracker like presence. Big chewy body. Big earthy hop finish with some tin. Definitely some dirt and farm house flavors but unlike a lot of other things I've had with these flavors they pull it all off well.

Super clean and well blended flavors. Very nice change of pace from those super fruity american ipas.

jtierney89, Dec 16, 2011
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4/5  rDev +11.4%

sailorastro, Dec 15, 2011
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4/5  rDev +11.4%

dave00100, Dec 10, 2011
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4/5  rDev +11.4%

SmokeyJoesCafe, Dec 09, 2011
Long Trail India Pale Ale from Long Trail Brewing Co.
81 out of 100 based on 994 ratings.