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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
very good

29 Ratings
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Ratings: 29
Reviews: 8
rAvg: 3.94
pDev: 11.42%
Wants: 0
Gots: 0 | 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 ShogoKawada:
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ShogoKawada

Rhode Island

3.45/5  rDev -12.4%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3

Good clarity, sloppy draft pour. Bright orange.

Smells like flowers, lilacs. Taste follows. Not the most original- a lot like a cross between Bengali tiger and Harpoon IPA. Some juicy bitterness that I'm digging on, though.

Finishes clean, well-bodied. Goes down leaving me wanting more. A serviceable IPA. I'll have another one. No, wait, back to Lagunitas IPA. Sorry, long Trail.

Serving type: on-tap

01-02-2013 02:07:13 | More by ShogoKawada
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ChrisChagnon

Connecticut

4/5  rDev +1.5%

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

Virginia

3.75/5  rDev -4.8%

04-29-2014 17:56:00 | More by atrocity
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Ego

New Jersey

4/5  rDev +1.5%
look: 5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

eyes...
nicely frothy white cap, 2 solid fingers - absolutely lovely looking, straw hue with a wink at orange (slightly cloudy), lots of carbonation swirling around, simple but this scores in all categories, lacing is excellent and the head retention is stellar, great looking brew from the fine folks at long trail

nose...
mildly piney, citrusy, lemon zest, nice rounded fresh hop aroma, not the strongest but really nice and hoppy in a pleasant way

taste etc...
bright carbonation, really pops in the mouth, drinks medium with a pretty good amount of malt presence, the hops are really nice and in balance here, there is a nice underlying sweetness that nestles in along with some mild bitterness, this is a winner all around, nice mouth feel (a bit more substantial than many IPAs), good hop flavor, some bitterness, malt sweetness coming through and a slightly kicked up ABV. What is not to love?

verdict?
great beer, hits on all points and is very drinkable, it satisfies that hop craving but remains approachable

Serving type: growler

04-20-2014 04:46:50 | More by Ego
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4.5/5  rDev +14.2%

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Pennsylvania

4/5  rDev +1.5%

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4/5  rDev +1.5%

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2/5  rDev -49.2%

02-24-2013 18:32:27 | More by jjd315
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3.25/5  rDev -17.5%

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3.75/5  rDev -4.8%

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

4.25/5  rDev +7.9%

02-07-2013 02:02:06 | More by roan22
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4/5  rDev +1.5%

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4.25/5  rDev +7.9%

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New York

3.8/5  rDev -3.6%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

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.

Serving type: growler

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

4.25/5  rDev +7.9%

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4/5  rDev +1.5%

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Maryland

3.75/5  rDev -4.8%

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New York

4.33/5  rDev +9.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

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.

Serving type: growler

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Batch #1 - American IPA (Brown Bag Series) from Long Trail Brewing Co.
87 out of 100 based on 29 ratings.