Double IPA (Brewmaster Series) - Long Trail Brewing Co.
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Reviews by mpyle:
3.68/5 rDev -8.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5
Pale amber color, good clarity. Pours a moderate sized white head, creamy and with good retention.
Malty sweet aroma coupled with a nice citrus/grapefruit hop aroma. Don't smell alcohol, but it does smell like a "big beer".
Some malt, but a strange flavor that feels like an odd mix of hops and alcohol takes over midmouth. Hop flavor seems quite earthy, not like aroma. Never overly sweet, but the hop bitterness isn't overpowering, and the finish is only gently bitter.
MF - big and chewy mouthfeel, moderate carbonation. Some alcohol warming as expected with the style.
Overall slightly disappointing. I remember liking it more when doing a tasting at a shop. Could be that allowing it to warm up a bit was a mistake. Very drinkable, just don't love the flavor profile.
Serving type: bottle
09-03-2011 22:56:20 | More by mpyle
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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.
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