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Double IPA (Brewmaster Series) - Long Trail Brewing Co.

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Double IPA (Brewmaster Series)Double IPA (Brewmaster Series)

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598 Ratings
very good

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Ratings: 598
Reviews: 293
rAvg: 4.01
pDev: 10.97%
Wants: 38
Gots: 32 | FT: 0
Brewed by:
Long Trail Brewing Co. visit their website
Vermont, United States

Style | ABV
American Double / Imperial IPA |  8.60% ABV

Availability: Year-round

Notes & Commercial Description:
Beer added by: Brad007 on 03-28-2009

Long Trail Double IPA offers true reward to those seeking intensely sensual hop flavor. Double IPA is a full-flavored ale featuring a good malt backbone combined with an aroma brimming with tantalizing citrus and pine notes.

86 IBU
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Ratings: 598 | Reviews: 293
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look: 5 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 4.5

Bomber 22 oz.

Gorgeous color. Poured out a clean apricot-ish IPA color. Perhaps the nicest looking IPA I've ever seen.

Very dry and smooth tasting IPA... alcohol is not really noticeable. Prominent hoppiness, but not overpowering. Compared to other similar IPAs. I would describe as "strong" IPA taste, not "extreme."

My favorite thing about this beer is it is a double IPA, but it does not have the sweetness, thickness or heaviness of other doubles. It has a relatively light taste that leaves your pallet quickly.

Very drinkable, though strong. This is a great beer...very well executed. I highly recommend it.

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4.87/5  rDev +21.4%
look: 4.5 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 4.5

Ok-I'll be upfront here: I'm really partial to Long Trail Brewery and the beers they make. I've rarely not loved one.

That said-the Double IPA was not much of a surprise. I loved it.

Drank one at the brewery, on draft in a 12 oz glass.

Appearance: a deep golden color/light orange. Slightly cloudy in the glass. Some might not like that, but I didn't find it problematic.

The aroma is impressive and assertive. A bold blast of hops hits you right in the face as you get close. Pine and citrus-a nice totally clean hop bouquet.

It's a tasty beer. Good hop/malt balance. If you really love hops-you'll love this beer. It isn't a beer for someone who is just learning to appreciate hops or IPAs however.

It's a heavy beer, but doesn't have a heavy mouthfeel. Or at least I didn't think it does compared to others in its class. It's drinkable and enjoyable, despite being a high gravity beer.

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4.87/5  rDev +21.4%
look: 4.5 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 4.5

poured from a 22 into a pint. long trail is often kitschy, this bottle is rather reserved...

a- golden, slightly hazy. small, even head

s- citrus hops- grapefruit, orange and lemon - fantastico!

t- citrus with minimal malt

m- slightly sticky with an even, average consistency

d- amazing, but deceivingly potent. watch youself...

4.8/5  rDev +19.7%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 5

Pours a glowing golden orange into an oversized wine glass. Beautiful chunky offwhite head that eventually dissipates into a bubbly bath of hop oils. Fine sticky film of lacing down the glass.

Super pungent and hopilicious. Bountiful big notes of spicy citrus grapefruit and pine. A sweet biscuit malt background.

Slightly sweet and citrusy at first. A biscuit/cracker malt foundation with a skyscraper of hops. A refreshing hop bite of spicy citrus/pine and a lingering pleasantly bitter wave of aftertaste that grows as you drink it.

Medium bodied, nicely carbonated, resinous yet very refreshing

Not quite the enamel ripper that some DIPAs are (which i do love), instead they have chosen to really push the hops flavors and aromas (which i also love). Not overly sweet, alcohol present well hidden beneath the mountains of hops. This is an especially great summer DIPA, but i could drink this bitch anytime! Love it!

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look: 4.5 | smell: 5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 5 | overall: 5

Appearance- Very nice thick foam head really jumps out at you, good carbonation streams the glass, and its is murky with alot going on in the beer,

Smell- have to say the smell is absolutely amazing on this one, you start to smell this one as soon as you are pouring it I couldnt even get through describing the appearance before wanting to start to talk about the smell, lots of citrus and spicey hops just ripping off of this one, fantastic hop smells on this pulling your itch for the first sip

Taste- nice citrus hops that were screaming for you on the nose are there in the taste, very nice long finish, the hops are not overwhelmingly bitter but the bitter finish from the hops are long lingering and impressive, a very great finish that leaves you looking forward to the next sip, very well balanced flavor because though very hoppy there is a touch enough of malts and sugar to give it a good balance, good stuff

Mouthfeel- another excellent point of this beer is the mouthfeel it is sooo soft and creamy, hard to describe exactly but this beer just feels really good on the palate

drinkabilty- with and 8.6 alcohol this drinks just as easily as a beer wtih the alcohol being almost a good 3 percent lower, this was a heck of a find and the price was soo good i almost think must be mismarked where I got it at, a great DIPA and one if you see Im telling you worth giving it a try, good value and good quality, my first offering every from longtrail and not sure how the rest of there line compares but this was a very nice find!

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22oz bottle purchased at Shaw's in Windham, NH. Pours a hazy golden body with nearly an inch of off-white head with great lacing. Pine, citrus, apricot, and herbs dominate the aroma. Grapefruit, orange, lemon, pine, herb, grass dominate the flavor too, with just the slightest hints of caramel and bready malt flavor. Medium bodied with ample carbonation. Way too drinkable - the effects creep in quickly. Awesome. Definitely getting this one again.

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Double IPA (Brewmaster Series) from Long Trail Brewing Co.
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