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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
81
good

198 Ratings
THE BROS
90
outstanding

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Ratings: 198
Reviews: 91
rAvg: 3.59
pDev: 12.53%
Wants: 9
Gots: 2 | 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:
Beer added by: Jason on 12-31-2002

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
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1.75/5  rDev -51.3%

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3.5/5  rDev -2.5%

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3.5/5  rDev -2.5%

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2.75/5  rDev -23.4%

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3.53/5  rDev -1.7%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

A- Reddish-brown, but clear. Real frothy & creamy head. 2 fingers worth of head, then receded to about a finger and never went away.

S- Smoky, dark roasted malts. Has a burning wood kind of scent. Carmel/toffee as well. Some kind of spicy note is detected.

T- Toffee! Buttery quality as well. Dark roast malts, with that smoked thing going on. Finish is somewhat sweet, but not sweet for all that long.

M- medium mouthfeel. Starts watery, but sits more in the medium range overall. Moderate carbination. But overall very easy to drink.

Real good brown ale. I'd like to see less smokiness, and more malty sweetness, but can't complain anymore than that.

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4.5/5  rDev +25.3%

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3.25/5  rDev -9.5%

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3/5  rDev -16.4%

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3.5/5  rDev -2.5%

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3.5/5  rDev -2.5%

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3/5  rDev -16.4%

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3/5  rDev -16.4%

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3.75/5  rDev +4.5%

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4/5  rDev +11.4%

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3.5/5  rDev -2.5%

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3.33/5  rDev -7.2%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.5

Poured from a bottle into a tumbler pint, the beer is a ruby-brown coloring, both vibrant and clear, with only a slight ring of film on the surface. Subtle, slightly watery nose, with hints of toffee rich and sweet, as well as some warming spices of nutmeg and all-spice. Flavors are light, as well, with a rich, roasty quality supporting sweet nut and subtle toffee characteristics. Very smooth and rich, but the lighter body keeps the palate manageable. Smooth, rich aftertaste that is light and sweet, with a crisp, clean finish.

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3.52/5  rDev -1.9%
look: 3 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

Pours a deep, dark copper with a finger of head that leaves little behind except a trace of lace on the glass. There is some subtle nuttiness in the nose. The flavor is bready, but generally light bodied. The finish is semi-dry and makes for a pleasant end to a good, but certainly not exciting offering from a solid, but not exceptional brewery.

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3/5  rDev -16.4%

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3/5  rDev -16.4%

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4/5  rDev +11.4%

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3/5  rDev -16.4%

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3.75/5  rDev +4.5%

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3.5/5  rDev -2.5%

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3.25/5  rDev -9.5%

Hit The Trail Ale from Long Trail Brewing Co.
81 out of 100 based on 198 ratings.