Longshadows IPA
Blindman Brewing

Longshadows IPALongshadows IPA
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Style:
American IPA
Ranked #2,152
ABV:
7.1%
Score:
88
Ranked #15,379
Avg:
3.98 | pDev: 6.28%
Reviews:
11
Ratings:
32
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Blindman Brewing
 
Alberta, Canada
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88
Very Good
Longshadows IPALongshadows IPA
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Reviews: 11 | Ratings: 32 | Log in to view all ratings and sort
Photo of Hat_Fulla_Beer
3.9/5  rDev -2%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

473ml can poured into pint glass. From notes.

Pours a clear medium yellow with one finger of eggshell head that leaves splashing sea foam lace as it recedes.

Smells of pineapple, orange, baking bread, lemon peel, wet stone and fresh pine.

Feels soft and round. Medium bodied with fluffy carbonation. Finishes dry.

Verdict: Highly recommended. A very solid flagship beer.

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Photo of LampertLand
3.72/5  rDev -6.5%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.5

Blindman Brewing 'Long Shadows IPA' @ 7.1% , served from a 473 ml can purchased for $4.30
A-pour is gold from the bottle to a clear gold in the glass with a large white head leaving a fine spotty lace along the pint
S-very blah , no distinct aroma
T-kinda blah , bit of a dry swallow
MF-mild carbonation , medium body
Ov-weak ipa
prost LampertLand

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Photo of leaddog
4.02/5  rDev +1%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Appearance - Pours a hazy amber with four fingers of frothy, rocky off-white head.

Smell - Citrus hops, tropical fruit, grapefruit peel, hint of pine resin, bready malts.

Taste - Starts off predominantly with the citrus hops and tropical fruit, followed up by notes of pine and grapefruit peel. Bready malts help support the brew.

Mouthfeel - Medium bodied with moderate carbonation. Finishes with lingering hop bitterness and a touch of malts.

Overall - This is my first taste of Blindman Brewing and I am impressed with the quality of this IPA. The citrus hops are allowed to shine and the appearance is breathtaking.

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Photo of wordemupg
4.03/5  rDev +1.3%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

473ml can poured into tulip 19/11/2016

a slight haze in a orange amber body, two finger of dense foam falls to a thumbs width and stays there, thick rings deep down the glass, looking great

S leafy, floral, heaps of citrus, mango, cotton candy, some soft caramel and spruce

T rind and caramel, some earthy notes similar to the session ale but can't place it, everything on the nose is still there in one form or another

M medium weight, just enough bubbles to give it some life, a little grit inside and just a tad sticky on the lips, citrus rind lingers strong

O not over the top anywhere and well rounded, some balance, booze is well hidden, I rather liked this one

I'm pretty happy with all the new breweries popping up around here, not just popping up but brewing solid beer, wel worth trying.

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Photo of ReviewingUnderInfluence
4/5  rDev +0.5%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Been so fricken psyched to try out this 'Vermont' IPA from Blindman who've become one of my favourite Alberta breweries very quickly. Medium mouthfeel, citrus and tropical fruits like grapefruit, guava, and a slight berry sweetness along wit a sweet maltiness and huge bitterness. I think this would get along well with San Diego IPAs more than Vermont.

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Photo of Malfunkt
3.79/5  rDev -4.8%
look: 4 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Too busy drinking this IPA to go in-depth. And that's pretty much it. A very drinkable IPA. Has enough IBU for some bite, smooth aftertaste. Fresh hoppy taste from this Albertan brewery.

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Photo of mattsander
4/5  rDev +0.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

EDIT: I have had this beer in cans many times since initial review. This beer rules.

Got a growler fill at J Webb on blackfoot trail in Calgary.
Extremely cloudy opaque burnt orange appearance, not an appetizing beer to look at. Smells are citrusy, earthy, muddy. Feels a little flat but then again why am I reviewing a hoppy beer from a growler? A brewer's hard work getting the beer to a retail location fresh is totally ruined when the minimum wage beer store employee clumsily oxidizes/flattens the growler.

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Photo of MAB
4.05/5  rDev +1.8%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Had this on-tap at teh Hop In Brew in Calgary.
This was a dark yellow, almost orange, with a tight and long-lasting white head. I had lacing in the glass down to the final sip.
The nose is all hops, with a real earthiness, and the taste matches it. Bitter and earthy, not terribly sweet, but still nicely balanced. 7% alcohol? I never would have guessed.
Delicious stuff.

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Photo of Bunman3
3.94/5  rDev -1%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Sampled on tap at The Taphouse, Red Deer. The advance press is spot on - this is a beer for IPA lovers. Light orange, nice white foamy head, and lovely crackery malt body. The hop bite is just right - bitter but not palate wrenching. The higher ABV floats along like the Blindman growler logo. I'm thrilled to have another great beer brewed within 30 minutes of my home.

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Photo of headlessparrot
3.95/5  rDev -0.8%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Had on-tap at Midtown in Calgary. Poured a mostly translucent but slightly hazy orange-copper; not a huge amount of head. Smell is a pile of hops--lots of citrus, lots of pine. Very fresh. Hay, slight grassy. Some malt. Flavour is pretty interesting: big, big hop presence, but not a huge amount of bitterness. Surprisingly approachable for a high-ABV IPA, I'm not sure *where* the 7.1% ABV is hiding. Fairly lightly carbonated.

A very nice first effort, and nice to see another decent brewery popping up in the Red Deer area.

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Photo of biboergosum
3.79/5  rDev -4.8%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

16oz glass at Beer Revolution Oliver in Edmonton, the latest offering from this nascent central Alberta brewery.

This beer appears a clear, bright medium golden amber colour, with one skinny finger of weakly puffy, yet finely foamy and bubbly off-white head, which leaves some eroding limestone cliff lace around the glass as things evenly subside.

It smells of fresh, somewhat dank pine resin, muddled citrus fruit, a twinge of its tropical cousins, crackery pale and caramel malt, a soft wet stoniness, and more earthy, leafy, and floral hop bitters. The taste is rather crackery in its caramel-heavy malt backbone, with an equally citrus and pine based hop acridity, more hard water flinty notes, some fading tropical fruitiness, and a growing leafy and perfumed floral green hoppiness.

The bubbles are fairly light and innocuous in their plainly rendered frothiness, the body a decent middleweight, and generally smooth, as the hops here have the good social graces to leave things well enough alone. It finishes off-dry, the sturdy malt contending with the lingering perfumed nature of the verdant hops.

Overall, a pleasant first commercial crack at the venerable Yankee IPA, with an elevated ABV that doesn't seem prone to messing around. Lots of robust hop flavour, without much of the attendant bitterness - this should keep the crossover/gateway potential high - except maybe for the implied sneaky booziness, of course.

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Longshadows IPA from Blindman Brewing
Beer rating: 88 out of 100 with 32 ratings