Shades
New Trail Brewing Company

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Style:
American Imperial IPA
Ranked #1,248
ABV:
9.1%
Score:
91
Ranked #9,864
Avg:
4.28 | pDev: 4.91%
Reviews:
5
Ratings:
15
From:
New Trail Brewing Company
 
Pennsylvania, United States
Avail:
Rotating
Wants
  0
Gots
  2
SCORE
91
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Reviews: 5 | Ratings: 15 | Log in to view all ratings and sort
Photo of jzeilinger
4.34/5  rDev +1.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

A - Opaque golden tan color with dense creamy white lacing and no carbonation.

S - Spicy tropical fruit with some peppery spice.

T - Spicy tropical fruit rind and peppery pineapple. Balanced from start to finish with a lingering peppery pineapple rind.

M - Thick and chewy with some warming in the back of the throat.

O - This one is a hidden gem. Seek it out.

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Photo of Thomas_Wikman
4.29/5  rDev +0.2%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

This is good stuff.

Look: very hazy yellow with a thick white head

Aroma: Grapefruit, pineapple, pine resin

Taste: Grapefruit, pineapple, mango, and pine resin and it's dank, and has enough bitterness for a prominent hazy Imperial IPA.

Body/Overall: light to medium

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Photo of mvanaskie13
3.99/5  rDev -6.8%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Poured into a tall pilsner glass, able to handle the full 16oz: presents with the opaque haze, dense/solid, head is bright white with a 2+ finger presentation, then some good lacing on the glass sides and lingering solid top.

Smell is light tropical fruit, then some solid dank/resinous notes - one of their better smelling hazy brews.

Taste is similar with tropical fruit, citrus rind, then some dank/resinous notes. Oat character is notable and some boozy heat.

Mouthfeel starts soft then finishes bitter and drying from the boozy notes.

Overall this seems to hit the right notes between New England and DIPA - big citrus and dank notes, light sweet/soft backing fro the oats, and solid bitterness.

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Photo of 322wingedfoot
4.17/5  rDev -2.6%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

From an undated 16oz can but I believe this was quite recently brewed. Pours an opaque amber-gold color. Lots of tropical fruit and darkness on the nose and palate. Quite a bit of heat, too, from the high abv. Overall, very nice if high-octane.

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Photo of Knapp85
4.31/5  rDev +0.7%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Poured a nice hazy yellow color with a white head on top. The smell of the beer is fruity and dank, really nice! The taste has some tropical fruit notes nice bitterness with a bit of boozy heat too. The feel is smooth. Overall this is a really nice IPA from New Trail definitely my favorite from them thus far.

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Shades from New Trail Brewing Company
Beer rating: 91 out of 100 with 15 ratings