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Hit The Trail Ale - Long Trail Brewing Co.

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Hit The Trail Ale
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196 Ratings

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Ratings: 196
Reviews: 91
rAvg: 3.59
pDev: 12.53%
Wants: 8
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:
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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3.5/5  rDev -2.5%

herrlybird, Jan 08, 2013
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2.75/5  rDev -23.4%

nafredet1, Jan 02, 2013
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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.

ThomasMetal75, Dec 30, 2012
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4.5/5  rDev +25.3%

Papageorgio, Dec 14, 2012
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3.25/5  rDev -9.5%

juicebox, Dec 13, 2012
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3/5  rDev -16.4%

ZCoale, Dec 13, 2012
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3.5/5  rDev -2.5%

fitz284, Dec 10, 2012
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3.5/5  rDev -2.5%

outoffocus, Dec 07, 2012
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3/5  rDev -16.4%

Duesler, Dec 02, 2012
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3/5  rDev -16.4%

dante23x, Dec 02, 2012
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3.75/5  rDev +4.5%

shockrocker65, Nov 22, 2012
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4/5  rDev +11.4%

hollywood_15063, Nov 22, 2012
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3.5/5  rDev -2.5%

harrynuggs, Nov 22, 2012
Photo of GarthDanielson
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.

GarthDanielson, Nov 22, 2012
Photo of 57md
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.

57md, Nov 06, 2012
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3/5  rDev -16.4%

Bito401, Nov 03, 2012
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3/5  rDev -16.4%

ejane, Oct 13, 2012
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4/5  rDev +11.4%

Matty-b, Sep 30, 2012
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3/5  rDev -16.4%

comfortablynirm, Sep 19, 2012
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3.5/5  rDev -2.5%

Snipe-Snout, Sep 06, 2012
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3.75/5  rDev +4.5%

sdaly3, Aug 23, 2012
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3.5/5  rDev -2.5%

The_Astridhaze, Aug 11, 2012
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3.25/5  rDev -9.5%

dubdrop, Aug 06, 2012
Photo of woodychandler
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.

woodychandler, Jul 17, 2012
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3.5/5  rDev -2.5%

heganhound, Jul 08, 2012
Hit The Trail Ale from Long Trail Brewing Co.
82 out of 100 based on 196 ratings.