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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

(view ratings)
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)
Beer: Ratings & Reviews
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Papageorgio

Pennsylvania

4.5/5  rDev +25.3%

12-14-2012 22:42:05 | More by Papageorgio
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juicebox

Ohio

3.25/5  rDev -9.5%

12-13-2012 17:45:42 | More by juicebox
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ZCoale


3/5  rDev -16.4%

12-13-2012 02:31:38 | More by ZCoale
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fitz284

District of Columbia

3.5/5  rDev -2.5%

12-10-2012 04:24:01 | More by fitz284
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outoffocus

Pennsylvania

3.5/5  rDev -2.5%

12-07-2012 02:31:53 | More by outoffocus
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Duesler

Connecticut

3/5  rDev -16.4%

12-02-2012 15:21:20 | More by Duesler
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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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shockrocker65

Pennsylvania

3.75/5  rDev +4.5%

11-22-2012 06:26:10 | More by shockrocker65
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hollywood_15063

Pennsylvania

4/5  rDev +11.4%

11-22-2012 04:30:55 | More by hollywood_15063
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harrynuggs


3.5/5  rDev -2.5%

11-22-2012 02:47:44 | More by harrynuggs
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GarthDanielson

North Carolina

3.35/5  rDev -6.7%
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.

Serving type: bottle

11-22-2012 02:32:38 | More by GarthDanielson
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57md

Pennsylvania

3.53/5  rDev -1.7%
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.

Serving type: bottle

11-06-2012 05:02:42 | More by 57md
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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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ejane

Connecticut

3/5  rDev -16.4%

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


4/5  rDev +11.4%

09-30-2012 18:43:46 | More by Matty-b
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comfortablynirm

Pennsylvania

3/5  rDev -16.4%

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


3.5/5  rDev -2.5%

09-06-2012 22:13:34 | More by Snipe-Snout
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sdaly3

New Hampshire

3.75/5  rDev +4.5%

08-23-2012 15:25:33 | More by sdaly3
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The_Astridhaze


3.5/5  rDev -2.5%

08-11-2012 03:58:04 | More by The_Astridhaze
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dubdrop

Massachusetts

3.25/5  rDev -9.5%

08-06-2012 00:02:30 | More by dubdrop
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woodychandler

Pennsylvania

3.73/5  rDev +3.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

Another of tone77's many bottles for me to try and I guess that I should be thankful that none of them have been of a killer ABV. Still in all, I will be glad to get back to The CANQuest (TM) where I really belong.

From the bottle: "Take a hike!"; "A very smooth English-style brown ale"; "Our Northern English-style brown ale features three malted barleys blended to produce a light-brown brew with a smooth, sweet finish. Smooth brown, smooth down. Enjoy!"

The heat and humidity of the day may be affecting these beers as well as me. I got a massive two-plus fingers of thick, deep-tan head almost instantly, requiring that I back off of the pour. It all finally settled into mere wisps, but I do not fault the brewers, and instead the broiling temperatures. Color was a deep reddish-brown with NE-quality clarity. Nose had a nuttiness to it, not a bad thing in a brown ale. Mouthfeel was medium and man, was this a nutty flavor on the tongue! Squirrels would die for something like this. As a self-avowed hophead, not so much. Still, it was appropriate for the style and it sure beat drinking a sugary malt bomb. Finish was semi-dry and while I may not want more than one, it was certainly not a bad beer.

Serving type: bottle

07-17-2012 22:51:25 | More by woodychandler
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heganhound


3.5/5  rDev -2.5%

07-08-2012 00:37:23 | More by heganhound
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swinyeju

New Hampshire

3.75/5  rDev +4.5%

06-13-2012 14:45:53 | More by swinyeju
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TheRicker

New York

4/5  rDev +11.4%

06-02-2012 00:23:26 | More by TheRicker
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pearljam118

Pennsylvania

4/5  rDev +11.4%

05-15-2012 23:29:54 | More by pearljam118
Hit The Trail Ale from Long Trail Brewing Co.
82 out of 100 based on 193 ratings.