Snow Angel
New Trail Brewing Company

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Style:
IPA - New England
Ranked #925
ABV:
8.5%
Score:
93
Ranked #5,910
Avg:
4.24 | pDev: 4.72%
Reviews:
13
Ratings:
33
From:
New Trail Brewing Company
 
Pennsylvania, United States
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Rotating/Seasonal
Wants
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Gots
  2
SCORE
93
Outstanding
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Notes: Snow Angel is a Hazy Double IPA, brewed with a mixture of Oats and Wheat malts. Swipingly hopped with Strata, Cashmere, & Simcoe. Expect big tropical notes backed by a rich dank and earthy backbone. Go make a few Snow Angels.
Reviews: 13 | Ratings: 33 | Log in to view all ratings and sort
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EMV from Pennsylvania

4.15/5  rDev -2.1%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Poured from a 16 oz can into a Dogfish Head tulip

L: Hazed dull medium golden pour. Big fluffy white head leaves outstanding lacing.

S: Tropical papaya and melon mixed with citrus.

T.F: Semi-sweet up front. Light grains and fruit. Tropicals... mango, papaya, and guava. Tangerine and grapefruit rind with a little peppercorn/spice. Dank... some vegetable character... pineapple and earth. Smooth and creamy mouthfeel. Medium bodied. The finish is sweet tropicals and citrus.

O: Another in a long line of 'very good' New Trail Hazy DIPA's. Very drinkable.

Feb 05, 2021
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mvanaskie13 from Pennsylvania

4.05/5  rDev -4.5%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Poured into a narrow pint glass: color is straw, dense haze, bright white head with fine bubbles, head presents 1/2 inch thick with lacing, but dissipates quickly.

Smell is citrus, melon, apricot, pineapple, then some decent cattiness from the simcoe blending to pine like notes.

Taste is similar - citrus, pineapple, melon, lime like citrus, pine, earth, light oat, fairly sweet, limited booziness.

Mouthfeel is low carbonation, moderate sweetness, light/moderate bitterness, drying.

Overall a sweeter double hazy IPA but I like the hop blend on this spin of the New Trail hazy IPA wheel.

Jan 30, 2021
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DavetotheB from Pennsylvania

3.98/5  rDev -6.1%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

A nice enough drinking experience. 8.5% abv well hidden. Nice looking beer-opaque, decent head with great retention and lacing. Quite drinkable and very juicy-like drinking citrus juice. Not a lot of hop bitterness to speak of. Mouthfeel is a little thin when compared to top breweries making this style.

Jan 29, 2021
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ovaltine from Indiana

4.35/5  rDev +2.6%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

An aggressive pour reveals a beer that looks like pineapple juice with a dense oatmeal colored head that laces down the glass like a mink coat on a supermodel. Gorgeous beer.

The nose is tropical citrus notes, with big lemon, grapefruit, and passion fruit, and an earthy malt company. The lemon and grapefruit are most prominent on the taste, but the star of the show is the creamy malt flavor, which I’m guessing is the oats.

The mouthfeel is full and a bit creamy, lending itself to this as a truly crushable, delicious hazy DIPA. My first beer from these guys, ISO more.

Jan 21, 2021
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DIM from Pennsylvania

4.47/5  rDev +5.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

PLEASE date your cans new trail!

Despite the lack of dating, I took a chance based on a friend's recommendation. There are layers of hop notes here, plenty going on, yet this is not a hop assault. Candy-like oranges, maybe a little grape skin, and a finish of caramel, pine resin, and a just a little heat. Top notch for sure.

Jan 20, 2021
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beerdedking from Pennsylvania

4.54/5  rDev +7.1%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Another killer release by NT. Complex notes of melon, white and red grape, plum, tangerine....almost sangria-like in ways. I agree with those that claim NT Doubles stand up to Tree House and others. Have had enough of both breweries to say that confidently as well. Enjoy!

Jan 20, 2021
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StonewallSipper from Pennsylvania

4.24/5  rDev 0%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Pours a New Trail cloudy, aroma is a little bread, faint oats, and a bit of pineapple. Taste is bitter hops, some oat wheat and a little pine. Complex, but excellent.

Jan 19, 2021
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philbe311 from Pennsylvania

4.18/5  rDev -1.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Slight bone white froth with surprising attention... Vibrant hazy yellow gold color... Bright sweet tropical fruit nose... The hops take on a unique profile on the palate - part citrusy, part earthy, part piney... Mouthfeel is medium and slightly chewy... Smooth and satisfying... Excellent all the way around...

Jan 16, 2021
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jzeilinger from Pennsylvania

4.06/5  rDev -4.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

A - Opaque medium to dark orange gold color with dense, bubbly white lacing.

S - Very dank and intense tropical fruit aroma along with peppery, spicy tropical fruit rind, pineapple, juicy red grapefruit, and sweet sticky pine.

T - Tropical fruit from start to finish. Orange, melon, grapefruit, spicy fruit rind, lime, stone fruit, spicy, and some herbal character. Lingering melon and lime on the palate. Some alcohol permeates up through to sinuses but any residual heat from the ABV is pretty non-existent.

M - Thick with prickly carbonation on the tongue.

O - An easy drinking D-IPA. There's a little bit of sweet cloying in the back of the mouth which brought my score down to some 4's as opposed to 4.25's. I'm not a fan of the lime and melon character with some hop varieties but otherwise, it's pretty nicely done.

Jan 09, 2021
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JohnniEMc from Pennsylvania

4.3/5  rDev +1.4%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

Pray tell, what has softly fallen from a pint can into a clear glass Imperial pint mug? It's a densely orange-pineapple color with a solid and tight head and much sticky glass lacing. It smells a little dank and a little starchy. Always expect good things from a New Trail NEIPA and disappointment will rarely follow. This is a remarkable brew, period; but, relying on wheat and oats, rather than barley malt is a risky concept. Snow Angel pulls it off. There is a substantial starch backbone here and the combination of Strata, Cashmere and Simcoe hops is very well done and provides an array of hoppiness everyone that love hops will truly appreciate. Just to complain for the sake of complaining, there's just a little more alcohol in the finish of Snow Angel than almost anything else from this brewer. Heavenly.

Jan 08, 2021
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eagles22 from Pennsylvania

4.6/5  rDev +8.5%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Look-pours a hazy golden body with a nice white 1 finger head
Smell-simoce really shines in this brew! Huge pine and apricot aroma also dankness and earthy armoas come through
Tase- overripe pineapple and mangos with a slight lemon at the end nice mild bitterness the oats really balance this beer out nicely
Feel-this beer doesn't drink like a double at all it's scary! Creamy and smooth with just a tad bitterness at the end !
These guys have been killing it lately! This beer can easily stand up to tree house and other great NEIPAs!

Jan 03, 2021
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dbl_delta from Pennsylvania

4.19/5  rDev -1.2%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Draft at Crimson in York, PA. Pours a hazy amber with a nice, off-white, persistent head. Initial impression is pineapple, grapefruit, mango, and alittle pine resin in the background - all nicely balanced by light caramel malts. Mouthfeel is nice and sticky. Finish is citrus and caramel, with very little hops bitterness. Yet another fine offering from New Trail. They are rapidly becoming one of my favorite brewers.

Feb 26, 2020
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justintcoons from Pennsylvania

4.23/5  rDev -0.2%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

16 oz can poured into a tulip pint.

Appearance
Hazed-out, cloudy gold. 1/2 finger of creamy white head.

Nose
Guava, kiwi, mango, pineapple, passion fruit, and dank.

Taste
Guava nectar, mango juice, and passion fruit. Light kiwi and pineapple. Lactose sweetness and residual candy sugar. Sweetened grapefruit juice, candied orange, and pine resin.

Mouthfeel
Full bodied, creamy, smooth, juicy, and lightly sweet.

Overall
Supremely tropical with a modest dankness. A little sweeter than most of New Trails IPAs, but highly quaffable.

Jan 16, 2020
Snow Angel from New Trail Brewing Company
Beer rating: 93 out of 100 with 33 ratings