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Pollenator - Long Trail Brewing Co.

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271 Ratings
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Ratings: 271
Reviews: 96
rAvg: 3.42
pDev: 14.91%
Wants: 2
Gots: 8 | FT: 0
Brewed by:
Long Trail Brewing Co. visit their website
Vermont, United States

Style | ABV
English Pale Ale |  4.60% ABV

Availability: Spring

Notes/Commercial Description:
This beer is retired; no longer brewed.

Features a medium amber body, balanced with a modest amount of Willamette hops. This spring ale is highly drinkable, flavorful and finishes clean and crisp.

34 IBU

(Beer added by: guinness33 on 07-05-2001)
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JLapadura

New York

1/5  rDev -70.8%

04-30-2013 01:04:58 | More by JLapadura
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chrispoint

Connecticut

1.5/5  rDev -56.1%

02-20-2012 18:03:53 | More by chrispoint
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bkaj21

Georgia

1.5/5  rDev -56.1%

04-07-2012 07:25:30 | More by bkaj21
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RyanGoodman

Bolivia

1.5/5  rDev -56.1%

03-10-2012 02:27:49 | More by RyanGoodman
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andrewborstein

Rhode Island

1.75/5  rDev -48.8%

03-18-2012 04:33:39 | More by andrewborstein
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chippo33

Vermont

2/5  rDev -41.5%

01-10-2013 08:23:01 | More by chippo33
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TheBigBoy

Pennsylvania

2.25/5  rDev -34.2%

04-16-2013 03:10:47 | More by TheBigBoy
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Dchandler422

Pennsylvania

2.5/5  rDev -26.9%

03-06-2012 21:46:06 | More by Dchandler422
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nmann08

District of Columbia

2.5/5  rDev -26.9%

03-23-2013 02:25:01 | More by nmann08
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HopStoopid120

Connecticut

2.5/5  rDev -26.9%

02-24-2014 20:24:03 | More by HopStoopid120
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atrocity

Virginia

2.5/5  rDev -26.9%

04-29-2014 17:55:44 | More by atrocity
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lauries444

New Jersey

2.5/5  rDev -26.9%

03-30-2013 00:33:36 | More by lauries444
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Hopstronaut

Maine

2.5/5  rDev -26.9%

08-26-2012 22:30:15 | More by Hopstronaut
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xnicknj

Pennsylvania

2.55/5  rDev -25.4%
look: 3.5 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 2.5

on tap at the dublin house in red bank

Pours a hazed golden color with some darker burnt orange tones. A thinner layer of white head retains with film, leaving some spots of lacing.

A pretty faint, weak scent with some lemon grass and peel, a touch of herbal hops, and a bit of sweet metal.

Soft hop profile coupled with grassy lemon sweetness. Some odd metallic flavors with a bit of peppery spice and floral hops. Cracker-like malts with another bit of homogenized fruit sweetness, finishes a bit dry.

Lighter medium body, higher carbonation...I don't know about this one. Long Trail can be hit or miss, and I ordered this in an attempt to avoid the macro offerings, but this was just as bad. Poor flavor, weak nose, and not something I'd want again.

Serving type: on-tap

03-19-2011 21:03:52 | More by xnicknj
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bishopdc0

Maine

2.58/5  rDev -24.6%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 2 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Shared with my wife.

The beer pours golden with a large head to start. The head subsides and leaves a sticky lace on the glass.

The aroma is full of malt to start very difficult to find the hops but they are there.

The taste is pale malts to start. The sweetness continues and becomes slight bitter but the hop flavor is all but lost.

Overall a drinkable pale better then BMC but at what cost.

Serving type: bottle

05-15-2011 21:30:03 | More by bishopdc0
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beerthulhu

New Jersey

2.58/5  rDev -24.6%
look: 3 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 2.5

A: A pristine clarity of pale orange color has a spacious and slow rising effervesce within. A bubbly and frothy ivory colored head retains moderately while leaving a thin speckled spot of lacing on the vessel.

S: Damp pale grains, fresh sunflower, shrubbery hops, with a pinch of dried stale honey malt and pale oranges bring a flowery sense to the aroma.

T: First impression was a bit watery, things happen to thicken up a bit on subsequent sips. Damp pale grains, musky sunflowers brings a moldy, flowery hop flavor as with the nose, but again doesn’t mean its tasty. The flavor and body seems thin, with pale oranges, dried honeymalt that wimpers on the swallow with a watery finish.

M: holds a bit more substance then the flavor delivers, slippery syrupy malt base with some sour orange flower hop fade off the tongue. Very low carbonation factor fails to bring the zip and snap to the palate.

O: Maybe this was a bad bottle. Overall lacks crispness with a sour orange and dried honey malt flavor that is thin and watery. The hops are a bit strange, weeds and wildflowers and not one I would drink as a summer ale or one I could recommend per style. Pass.

Serving type: bottle

06-14-2012 22:27:14 | More by beerthulhu
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brianjay

Massachusetts

2.58/5  rDev -24.6%
look: 3 | smell: 2 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Nice picture! Bear riding a bee. Not found in nature sadly. Let's pour it into a glass.

Thin head on this; low carbonation and tints of orange-gold but other-wise transparent

Smells of a sour wheat (not a great description, I know, but there is no better word). It is a bit astringent.

The taste is buttery and leaves a flavor of chardonnay and rolled oats. The finish is oily with a touch of chamomile.

This is a crisp beer, most suited for late spring, early summer if you are looking for a drinkable but not special brew a step above those watery lagers.

Serving type: bottle

05-11-2011 01:10:12 | More by brianjay
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sk8man121

Maine

2.58/5  rDev -24.6%
look: 3 | smell: 2 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

12 oz bottle poured into tumbler.

A: Pours a translucent orange color with apricot highlights. Little to no head leaves no lacing on the glass. Average appearance.

S: Extremely faint hints of grain, citrus and strawberry. Very hard to pull any smell out of this whatsoever.

T: Sweet malts up front with a vague hint of orange in the background. Hops are subdued, but noticeable. Finish is cloyingly sweet.

M: Mouthfeel is thin and watery. Carbonation is spot on for the style, however.

O: Grainy and one-dimensional, this drinks more like a haphazardly thrown together pilsner than an APA as far as I'm concerned. At 4.6%, you could session it all night long. Then again, why would you want to?

Skip this one.

Serving type: bottle

04-13-2011 23:19:41 | More by sk8man121
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AndyAvalanche

Massachusetts

2.65/5  rDev -22.5%
look: 4 | smell: 2 | taste: 2 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

Got this on tap last night with some fairly high expectations that were not met, it was very mediocre. Came to me in a standard pint glass with almost no head to it at all, what was there was just barely around the edges, not much lacing. It had a nice golden color to it with excellent clarity, it did look like a nice beer. Not much of a smell to it at all. If you tried you could smell the hops, and some slight floral notes, but you really have to look for it. Taste was almost non-existent, very weak. What was there was some slight hop, almost tasted cheap. The mouthfeel was pretty good, seemed a little dry at the end, but was probably above average. Drinkability was pretty good too, fairly refreshing, but due to the taste I didn't even finish it. I was very surprised because there are quite a few brews from Long Trail that I really like, but I was really dissapointed with this one. I guess I'd try it again, but if it was offered to me, don't think I'd pay for it again based on this session.

Serving type: on-tap

08-10-2009 00:34:14 | More by AndyAvalanche
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Sammy

Ontario (Canada)

2.73/5  rDev -20.2%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 2.5

On tap at Cole's. Easy mouthfeel, honeyish yet not too sweet, though a spoonful of sugar. Not much taste. Not much to look at, like some honey boiled in a glass. minimal hops. Litle carbonation. Nothing objectionable, and there is market for this garden variety. Here is a beer to throw a slice of orange in.

Serving type: on-tap

07-06-2011 12:54:48 | More by Sammy
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mpalestino

Pennsylvania

2.75/5  rDev -19.6%

08-05-2013 22:06:25 | More by mpalestino
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KevMo84

California

2.75/5  rDev -19.6%

06-01-2014 17:48:42 | More by KevMo84
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cmq103

New Jersey

2.75/5  rDev -19.6%

01-10-2014 01:57:16 | More by cmq103
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kdivers

New Hampshire

2.75/5  rDev -19.6%

07-05-2013 01:28:27 | More by kdivers
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Dicers

Texas

2.75/5  rDev -19.6%

09-27-2013 03:18:22 | More by Dicers
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Pollenator from Long Trail Brewing Co.
78 out of 100 based on 271 ratings.