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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
82
good

1,062 Ratings
THE BROS
86
very good

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Ratings: 1,062
Reviews: 400
rAvg: 3.59
pDev: 13.37%
Wants: 8
Gots: 74 | 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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Ratings: 1,062 | Reviews: 400 | Display Reviews Only:
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4/5  rDev +11.4%

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3.5/5  rDev -2.5%

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.

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3/5  rDev -16.4%

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3/5  rDev -16.4%

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4/5  rDev +11.4%

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4/5  rDev +11.4%

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3.5/5  rDev -2.5%

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3/5  rDev -16.4%

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

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3/5  rDev -16.4%

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3.75/5  rDev +4.5%

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3.5/5  rDev -2.5%

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...

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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.

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4/5  rDev +11.4%

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4/5  rDev +11.4%

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4/5  rDev +11.4%

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5/5  rDev +39.3%

Photo of braski
3.8/5  rDev +5.8%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

appearance- golden staw color with thin white head thaeaves heavy lacing.

smell- citrus hops with a little sour scent.

taste- a mild mix of sweet malt and citus hops with a little yeasty taste.

mouthfeel- smooth wet start that last all the way through to a slightly dry end, very refreshing.

overall- a very good drinkable beer that is on the safe side of IPA land. this would be a great beer for anyone who is new to craft beer.

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4/5  rDev +11.4%

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3/5  rDev -16.4%

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4/5  rDev +11.4%

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4/5  rDev +11.4%

Photo of PicoPapa
3.73/5  rDev +3.9%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

12oz bottle with a Bottled On Date of 091511. Pours a cloudy brownish amber color with very little head. Good amount ofof lacing. Aroma is bready with some pine and apricots. Taste is a bit bready with some nice pine and floral hops. Slight amount of apricot maybe but more floral than the nose. Decent mouthfeel. Bitter at the end. Oily. Overall it is a pretty decent beer to have in a mix 12 pack and I would look for this on its own or on tap.

Long Trail India Pale Ale from Long Trail Brewing Co.
82 out of 100 based on 1,062 ratings.