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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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1,093 Ratings
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Ratings: 1,093
Reviews: 411
rAvg: 3.58
pDev: 13.41%
Wants: 9
Gots: 101 | 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%

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4/5  rDev +11.7%

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3.5/5  rDev -2.2%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Had on-tap at some random bar in NYC on 1/23/12.

Review taken from notes.

This beer pours a slightly hazy golden amber color. There is about a finger of white head resting on-tap. It has decent head retention, and there is some scattered lace left behind on the glass. The nose has some caramel maltiness and a nice hop presence. There are some aromas of tropical fruit and citrus here as well. The taste pretty much follows the nose. It starts off with some caramel malt and a nice citrusy and piney hop bite. There are some tropical fruit flavors that come through as well. The finish leaves some lingering sweetness and hop bitterness behind on the palate. This has a lighter medium body and average carbonation. It goes down easy and has a pretty good feel to it. There is some sweetness, and the hop bitterness is there, but a little on the lower side. This has good drinkability. It has nice flavor and goes down smooth. It is a little light on the hoppy side of things, but it is a pretty nice IPA overall. I think it is worth trying out, I'd drink it again.

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3.5/5  rDev -2.2%

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2.5/5  rDev -30.2%

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3/5  rDev -16.2%

Photo of Bendurgin
3.68/5  rDev +2.8%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Poured into a pint glass. Pours a hazy golden straw color with about an inch of fluffy white head. Sticky lace.

Floral and piney hops are prominent in the aroma. Just a hint of toffee malts in the background. More of the same on the pallet. Nice balance of piney and floral hops with a nice malt backbone.

The body here is nice and light with good carbonation. Overall this one is a solid effort. Well balanced and really enjoyable.

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4/5  rDev +11.7%

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3.5/5  rDev -2.2%

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4/5  rDev +11.7%

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4.5/5  rDev +25.7%

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3.5/5  rDev -2.2%

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4/5  rDev +11.7%

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3/5  rDev -16.2%

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4.5/5  rDev +25.7%

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4/5  rDev +11.7%

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3.5/5  rDev -2.2%

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4/5  rDev +11.7%

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3.5/5  rDev -2.2%

Photo of BeerKangaroo
3.56/5  rDev -0.6%
look: 3 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.25

Into a pint glass:

A: golden colored body with no head and leaves a ringy spotty laciness around the glass

S: hops, subdued pine, mild malt background

T: bitter through the hops and the pine, subdued malts coming through as the beer warms

M: medium, sessionable, bitter yet malty coating over the mouth and tongue, no aftertaste, watery finish

O: not a bad IPA, good, I`ll come back to it

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3/5  rDev -16.2%

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3.62/5  rDev +1.1%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Hazy straw color with sporadic bubbles. White head that fades but leaves some lacing on the glass. No sediment is evident.

Strong floral, some pepper spice, some pine but a lot of citrus.

Sweet malt up front. It's a lot like the nose. Tropical fruit and then a lingering metallic finish.

Light body and light carbonation. Easy to drink. Although, the metallic taste, it doesn't leave the mouth feeling dry.

Not a bad IPA. This is a simple brew and not in your face. Maybe a good IPA to a unsophisticated palate. A decent summer IPA.

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4/5  rDev +11.7%

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3.5/5  rDev -2.2%

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4.03/5  rDev +12.6%
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.

Long Trail India Pale Ale from Long Trail Brewing Co.
81 out of 100 based on 1,093 ratings.