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Hit The Trail Ale - Long Trail Brewing Co.

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Hit The Trail Ale
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BA SCORE
82
good

193 Ratings
THE BROS
92
outstanding

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Ratings: 193
Reviews: 91
rAvg: 3.59
pDev: 12.53%
Wants: 8
Gots: 3 | FT: 0
Brewed by:
Long Trail Brewing Co. visit their website
Vermont, United States

Style | ABV
English Brown Ale |  4.20% ABV

Availability: Rotating

Notes/Commercial Description:
Hit the Trail is a deep amber ale with a rich and smooth flavor. Malty undertones of vanilla and caramel are kept in check by the addition of Northern Brewer hops.

24 IBU

(Beer added by: Jason on 12-31-2002)
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Stockfan42

Massachusetts

1.5/5  rDev -58.2%

01-10-2012 23:59:07 | More by Stockfan42
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chippo33

Vermont

1.75/5  rDev -51.3%

01-10-2013 08:17:34 | More by chippo33
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NJpadreFan

New Jersey

2.1/5  rDev -41.5%
look: 4 | smell: 2 | taste: 2 | feel: 2 | overall: 2

Long Trail- Hit the Trail Ale

Appearance- cola brown with a huge frothy head. Slight lacing.
Smell- Opened the beer and stuck my nose to the bottle. Smelled light lemon and grass. Poured the beer into a glass and there was a faint, and I mean faint smell of roasted nut.
Taste- I swear there is no taste at all!! This was bottled on 10/12/05 so thats 3 months old. I can barely detect some malt and coffe/ nut flavor. I could be making it up in my head though.
Mouthfeel- water. water. water.

Overall- what is going on here?! No flavor! I wasn't expecting much from this beer and it delivered even less. There is NO taste!

-maybe my tastebuds are too conditioned to IPA's

Serving type: bottle

02-02-2006 22:05:28 | More by NJpadreFan
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doremite

Massachusetts

2.75/5  rDev -23.4%

07-12-2013 19:51:53 | More by doremite
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CraftBeerTastic

Pennsylvania

2.75/5  rDev -23.4%
look: 3 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 2.5

Ba Review #135
Served On: 03/09/2012
Glassware: Pint Glass
Labeled ABV: -
Date/ Code: 12/28/11

This was in the winter 2011 Survival Pack.

Look: The beer poured a clear deep copper color. The head was a thin white cap of spongy foam. Carbonation bubbles were slow but steady.

Smell: No much going on with the aroma. I noticed some English Ale qualities, like some cracker notes and earthy hops.

Taste: First was a rather bland malty note, then an interesting spice in the middle. Maybe like a faint nutmeg. The finish was a dry cracker note. Aftertaste was fairly clean.

Overall this beer was typical of other English styles I’ve had. Rather thin with a couple signature notes that seemed to stand out.

Serving type: bottle

03-09-2012 17:25:13 | More by CraftBeerTastic
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nafredet1

Vermont

2.75/5  rDev -23.4%

01-02-2013 18:05:46 | More by nafredet1
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tavernjef

Minnesota

2.98/5  rDev -17%
look: 3.5 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3

Color is a dirty cloud of brownish orange hue with a one finger high head of thinnish bone white froth that fades to a fine skim always present and leaves whispy strings and sheets of lace. Smell is a barely there slight sweet malt, a bit musty, nearly undetectable. Taste is a bit empty in front of very thin malts and goes no where until some uneven hoppy bitterness thats a tad harsh hits towards the end. Its not watery, it just doesn't offer much flavor really. Feel isn't bad actually, seems to favor a close mediumness, the only thing is its short lived. A very plain and ordinary tastin' beer IMO.

Still gotta give thanks to mickeys01 for the bottle.

Serving type: bottle

08-02-2003 04:22:31 | More by tavernjef
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oberon

North Carolina

3/5  rDev -16.4%
look: 3 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.5

A pretty average brown here in my humble opinion,pours more of an amber than brown color with a pretty light head aroma is lightly vinagery and kinda funky.Taste is pretty harsh when cold as it warms becomes more of the style lightly earthy and sweet but nothing spectacular.A prety average brown nothing really sticks out.

Serving type: bottle

10-30-2003 23:54:35 | More by oberon
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KevMo84

California

3/5  rDev -16.4%

06-01-2014 17:45:39 | More by KevMo84
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Bito401

Rhode Island

3/5  rDev -16.4%

11-03-2012 23:30:08 | More by Bito401
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dante23x

New York

3/5  rDev -16.4%

12-02-2012 13:15:43 | More by dante23x
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Craft_Hiking

Massachusetts

3/5  rDev -16.4%

03-03-2013 00:54:56 | More by Craft_Hiking
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Duesler

Connecticut

3/5  rDev -16.4%

12-02-2012 15:21:20 | More by Duesler
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wertschy

Pennsylvania

3/5  rDev -16.4%

01-19-2012 00:55:34 | More by wertschy
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ejane

Connecticut

3/5  rDev -16.4%

10-13-2012 15:24:57 | More by ejane
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ZCoale


3/5  rDev -16.4%

12-13-2012 02:31:38 | More by ZCoale
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JAHMUR

Connecticut

3/5  rDev -16.4%

01-14-2012 19:41:48 | More by JAHMUR
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rab53

Washington

3/5  rDev -16.4%

12-02-2011 03:29:48 | More by rab53
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Stunmai

New York

3/5  rDev -16.4%

11-18-2011 03:12:04 | More by Stunmai
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comfortablynirm

Pennsylvania

3/5  rDev -16.4%

09-19-2012 14:06:45 | More by comfortablynirm
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GrindFatherBob

New York

3/5  rDev -16.4%

11-25-2011 02:34:56 | More by GrindFatherBob
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battleaxebrewery

Vermont

3/5  rDev -16.4%

01-15-2012 01:26:55 | More by battleaxebrewery
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Phyl21ca

Quebec (Canada)

3.03/5  rDev -15.6%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Bottle: Poured a dirty brown color ale with a rather large head with average retention. Aroma of caramel malt with some sweetness. Taste is also dominated by some roasted malt with a nice lingering caramel-like sweetness. Body is just above average with some good carbonation. Better then most standard brown ale out there but nothing to write home about.

Serving type: bottle

08-21-2006 14:50:48 | More by Phyl21ca
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TrickKnee

Connecticut

3.03/5  rDev -15.6%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Sampled at the long trail brewery in Vt.

A nice dark ale with a good amount a coffee malt and very little head. Rick Dark color and decent aroma, with very little hint of hops, the malt takes away from it. Sticks in your mouth after the swallow, so if you are going to drink it i would say dont switch to other beers cause it stays there. For me i think it would be a definitely decent winter type beer.

Serving type: on-tap

07-25-2006 19:08:42 | More by TrickKnee
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changeup45

Florida

3.08/5  rDev -14.2%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3

Fairly thick with a medium tan head and dark drown body. Sweet malty flavor with some spice but not really any bitterness. Smooth and easy drinking and a pretty good Brown Ale. If you like Newcastle then give this one a try, you'll probably like it as well.

Serving type: bottle

08-23-2008 19:06:13 | More by changeup45
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Hit The Trail Ale from Long Trail Brewing Co.
82 out of 100 based on 193 ratings.