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Batch #1 - American IPA (Brown Bag Series) - Long Trail Brewing Co.

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Batch #1 - American IPA (Brown Bag Series)
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87
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32 Ratings
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Ratings: 32
Reviews: 8
rAvg: 3.9
pDev: 11.79%
Wants: 0
Gots: 1 | FT: 0
Brewed by:
Long Trail Brewing Co. visit their website
Vermont, United States

Style | ABV
American IPA |  6.40% ABV

Availability: Limited (brewed once)

Notes/Commercial Description:
Created by a hop head, for hop heads! This American IPA is designed to offer the big bold hop aroma & flavor of a higher gravity IPA, in a more modest 6.4% ABV offering. Pure hop resins and Falconer’s Flight hops™ are added into the kettle and throughout multiple dry hop additions.

(Beer added by: TheManiacalOne on 12-16-2012)
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Reviews by Kendo:
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Kendo

New York

4.33/5  rDev +11%

A: Poured from the growler into a pint glass. Body is golden-honey in color with a small off-white head. Some lacing.

S: Very pleasant - apricot and citrus (think grapefruit juice).

T: Modest pale malt foundation is followed by apricot, grassy/piney hops and a lemony dry finish.

M: Medium in heft, carbonation is light.

O: Good stuff. On the lighter side of IPAs, in both color and overall flavor - the apricot really lightens it up and makes it a good drinker. Still plenty of flavor, however. If they bottled this, I'd certainly buy it to have around regularly.

01-11-2013 16:32:24 | More by Kendo
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woodchipper

Connecticut

3.25/5  rDev -16.7%

02-24-2013 01:00:00 | More by woodchipper
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Doomcifer

Rhode Island

3.5/5  rDev -10.3%

08-07-2014 20:47:24 | More by Doomcifer
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dogfishandi

New York

3.8/5  rDev -2.6%

32 oz. growler filled at hamburg consumers. Poured into a snifter.

Pours out a very clear deep golden bordering a light copper color. A decent looking white head, about 1 fingers worth. Keeps some pretty average spotty head retention with just a bit of lacing.

Smells of juicy tropical fruits with some dry grapefruit citrus. Also a bit of fresh cut grass.

At the front of the sip, some juicy citrusy hops with just a hint of lemon and tropical fruit. This is quickly cut by a good amount of dry grapefruit citrus bitterness. Also, a soapy hop flavor with just a slight hint grass and a light grainy generic tasting malt.

Medium to light in body with lots of dry bitterness that lingers on the palate.

Not a bad IPA, but a little too much bitterness with not enough hop flavor to stand up to it. Not something I would really buy again.

02-02-2013 19:01:53 | More by dogfishandi
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twowheelssoar

North Carolina

4.25/5  rDev +9%

12-28-2012 20:34:35 | More by twowheelssoar
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let8it8grow

Pennsylvania

4/5  rDev +2.6%

12-30-2012 05:10:28 | More by let8it8grow
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ChrisChagnon

Connecticut

4/5  rDev +2.6%

07-17-2014 20:07:36 | More by ChrisChagnon
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nebula1999

Connecticut

3.95/5  rDev +1.3%

Poured on tap at BarleyVine, Main St Bristol, CT.

Hazy dark straw color. Thin white head.

Powerful hop presence in the nose. Pine, some citrus. Sharp.

Taste is full of hoppy bitterness surrounded by more pine and mouth filling bitter-tartness. Enamel wasting bitterness. Very long lasting dry bitter finish. Abrasive. Very little balance though. Not much malt to speak of.

Overall, a very enjoyable, quenching brew. Just needs more malt for balance.

12-19-2012 00:45:18 | More by nebula1999
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mendvicdog

Maryland

3.75/5  rDev -3.8%

01-16-2013 00:48:27 | More by mendvicdog
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jjd315

Pennsylvania

2/5  rDev -48.7%

02-24-2013 18:32:27 | More by jjd315
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LCannon4

Massachusetts

4.25/5  rDev +9%

01-11-2013 02:48:00 | More by LCannon4
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TheManiacalOne

Rhode Island

4.2/5  rDev +7.7%

On-tap 12/12/2012 at Track 84, in Warwick, RI served in a US tumbler pint glass.

A: The beer is a deep gold color, with a short off-white head that fades slowly and leaves a thick lace on the glass.

S: The aroma contains fruity citrus, floral hops and caramelized malts.

T: The taste starts with a strong grassy hops bitterness. Then some citrus and caramel sweetness comes in. The malt character is hearty and brings a good balance. The after-taste is slightly hoppy and slightly sweet.

M: Crisp and smooth, medium body, medium carbonation, finish is slightly sticky.

O: Very tasty, goes down easily, not too filling, decent kick, very good representation of style, this is a very solid IPA to pound down for a long time.

12-16-2012 01:36:33 | More by TheManiacalOne
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flyingmick

New Jersey

3.75/5  rDev -3.8%

12-25-2012 15:29:14 | More by flyingmick
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jlogan7

New Hampshire

4.25/5  rDev +9%

01-05-2013 23:35:23 | More by jlogan7
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Boone757

Maryland

4/5  rDev +2.6%

06-21-2013 19:25:33 | More by Boone757
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brez8791

Pennsylvania

3.75/5  rDev -3.8%

02-09-2013 16:42:08 | More by brez8791
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roan22

New Jersey

4.25/5  rDev +9%

02-07-2013 02:02:06 | More by roan22
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bluntedboywonder

New York

4.25/5  rDev +9%

12-29-2012 01:13:16 | More by bluntedboywonder
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Burt

Rhode Island

4/5  rDev +2.6%

01-23-2013 19:06:04 | More by Burt
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Geekydad79

Connecticut

3.04/5  rDev -22.1%

08-24-2014 17:24:03 | More by Geekydad79
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Mfoleybrews

Connecticut

4.5/5  rDev +15.4%

09-18-2013 23:40:11 | More by Mfoleybrews
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chefhatt

Pennsylvania

3.98/5  rDev +2.1%

On tap @ paradise by the slice
It has a straw colored body with a very thin head to it. The smell has a nice hop aroma that bits the nose.
The taste has a great hop bite, nice and bitter, that lingers all the way down.
The mouth feel is good and leaves bitter after taste
Overall this is a really good ipa

12-24-2012 18:35:06 | More by chefhatt
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Proclarush

Maryland

4/5  rDev +2.6%

On-tap 12/16/2012 at Mews Tavern during their customer appreciation party.

I was not prepared to do a review but upon seeing the number of reviews I will attempt to recount my experience. My first thought was that it was a rye beer because it kicked me in the face, but after talking with the rep, found out it wasn't.

A: Gold, with a thick whiteish head.

S: Very floral, citrus aroma. Could even smell the bitterness. A bit harsh, actually thought it was a rye at first smell.

T: Immediately hit with an earthy harsh bitter taste. Then I could pick out the grapefruit, citrus and lemon, in that order. There's some caramel malt as well in the background. A hoppy floral taste persists.

M: Smooth, medium bodied and medium carbonation.

O: It definitely grew on me but the bitterness and hop punch never left. The hops and bitterness were a bit overpowering and made the beer a bit unbalanced, but it is an IPA after all; a bold one at that.

12-17-2012 05:16:34 | More by Proclarush
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rolltide8425

Pennsylvania

4.25/5  rDev +9%

01-27-2013 22:29:29 | More by rolltide8425
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atrocity

Virginia

3.75/5  rDev -3.8%

04-29-2014 17:56:00 | More by atrocity
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Batch #1 - American IPA (Brown Bag Series) from Long Trail Brewing Co.
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