Hoppy Trails IPA | Appalachian Brewing Company

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Hoppy Trails IPAHoppy Trails IPA

Brewed by:
Appalachian Brewing Company
Pennsylvania, United States

Style: American IPA

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 6.00%

Availability: Year-round

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Added by BeerAdvocate on 05-24-2002

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Ratings: 319 |  Reviews: 107
Photo of LJTate
3.73/5  rDev +1.9%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

Photo of Keystone
3.35/5  rDev -8.5%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.5

Photo of njbusa
3.75/5  rDev +2.5%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of FickleBeast
3.31/5  rDev -9.6%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.25

12 oz bottle poured into a snifter.

Pours a very clear amber color with a finger of foam that fades away rather quickly. Aroma is faintly bitter, with some vegetal hops. Doesn't spell particularly appetizing.

First sip is firmly bitter, with an aspirin like bitter finish. This is certainly more of an English-style IPA, with minimal hop flavor coming through. This seems to be overloaded with bittering hops, but the malt backbone isn't quite sweet enough to support the bitterness.

This beer is pretty disappointing to me. It is one-dimensional, and that dimension is harsh bitterness.

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Photo of tdm168
3.79/5  rDev +3.6%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

Photo of JNForsyth
3.5/5  rDev -4.4%

Photo of apf
4/5  rDev +9.3%

Photo of Vogt52
3.52/5  rDev -3.8%

Photo of edhizdeid
3/5  rDev -18%

Photo of DougAppleby
3.43/5  rDev -6.3%

Photo of BeerForMuscle
3.56/5  rDev -2.7%

Photo of Renegawam
3/5  rDev -18%

Photo of Ludwigkpa
3/5  rDev -18%

Photo of BWED
3.69/5  rDev +0.8%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

12 oz. bottle poured into a tumbler

A- Copper body. Just off white head, hangs at an eighth inch. A bit of lacing.

S- Toasty malt, with a slight caramel sweetness. Earthy, piney hop character.

T- Malt is bready, and just a faint sweetness. Earthy and piney hop.

M- Medium body. Slight sweetness, but a nice dull bitterness to keep it in check. Finish is dry.

O- BA claims this is an American IPA, but ABC claims its an English IPA. For an English IPA, this is pretty solid. More balanced, and the hop character is earthy, and has that dull bitterness.

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Photo of Wortman1998
4/5  rDev +9.3%

Photo of Boone757
3.75/5  rDev +2.5%

Photo of GregStoner
3.7/5  rDev +1.1%

Photo of Furley80
3.75/5  rDev +2.5%

Photo of mthomp081
3.6/5  rDev -1.6%

Photo of cyber_phoenix
3.49/5  rDev -4.6%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.5

Photo of bigeyedfish89
4.24/5  rDev +15.8%

Photo of crewfan1952
3.56/5  rDev -2.7%

Photo of mpalestino
3.5/5  rDev -4.4%

Photo of RTitus
3.5/5  rDev -4.4%

Solid average IPA. Small head and okay lacing. Light copper color.
Nose gets pine and floral mostly. Nice bite with a sweet taste behind the hops. Not really bready but almost wine like. Carbonation is a little above average.
Nothing unique here except the grape undertone. Good solid choice and my first beer from this brewery.

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Photo of Cylinsier
3.59/5  rDev -1.9%


Pours a clear golden with a white film for a head.

Floral and piney hop aroma with some grassy malt underneath.

Flavor is of pine hop, honey malts, and a grassy finish.

Medium body with a tingly carbonation on the roof of the mouth.

Fairly average IPA, drinks easy enough and tastes fine, but not outstanding in any way. If you are dying for an IPA, this will do, but it's not going to rival your favorites in the style in all likelihood.

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Hoppy Trails IPA from Appalachian Brewing Company
3.66 out of 5 based on 319 ratings.
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