Double IPA (Brewmaster Series) - Long Trail Brewing Co.
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Reviews by Maxwell:
3.84/5 rDev -4.5%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4
The beer pours a pale yellow with a slight oranging color. It also pours with a beautiful big creamy white head made of small smooth bubbles. The lacing left behind by the beer is sticky and sheet-like leaving a nice patchwork on the glass. This beer looks pretty in the glass. On the nose, this beer smells a little weak, but does smell of damp spicy pine with a touch of citrus and caramel malt. The malt is a little more prominent than I’m used to in a DIPA, but it smells inviting none the less, and the spice is very intriguing in the smell. On the tongue, the beer tastes light and bitter sweet with a nice caramel malt finish. In flavor, the beer begins with sweet malt and nice bitter bite that moves into spicy sweet malt with a good shivering backbone of bitter pine/grapefruit. The finish is strong with malty sweetness, with a light touch of medicinal bitters. In the mouth, the beer feels just below medium in body with a lightly prickly yet creamy carbonation. The beer is oddly thin and extremely drinkable and smooth for the style, but it lacks the full ruining bitter that I’ve come to expect from a DIPA. Overall, this is a solid beer that really doesn’t knock my socks off, but is tasty and quite palatable and drinkable. It’s a little underperforming for a DIPA, but is almost like an imperial pale ale. This beer is worthy of a try.
Serving type: bottle
03-27-2013 01:05:07 | More by Maxwell
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4.25/5 rDev +5.7%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25
Poured into a Due South Brewing Co. snifter. There's a freshness code stamped on the bottleneck but it's smeared and unreadable.
A- Pours a hazy dark amber color with a 1/2 inch off-white head that retains well before becoming a thick bubbly ring around the edge of the glass and some small bubbly patches of surface foam. Tight clusters of semi-resilient lacing.
S- Musty, earthy hop aroma. Smells like New Zealand hops but I'm not sure.
T- Similarly earthy in the flavor with a bit of citrus on top. Zesty hop bitterness is assertive yet enjoyable. Easy drinking for the ABV.
M- Tingly and bright with medium carbonation and a body leaning toward the fuller side.
O- A very smooth and flavorful DIPA. I only got a single but I should've picked up a 4- or 6-pack.
Serving type: bottle
12-31-2013 02:42:03 | More by Immortale25
Double IPA (Brewmaster Series) from Long Trail Brewing Co.
90 out of 100 based on 558 ratings.