Pine Cone
New Trail Brewing Company

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Style:
IPA - New England
Ranked #1,443
ABV:
8.8%
Score:
91
Ranked #13,886
Avg:
4.19 | pDev: 5.01%
Reviews:
6
Ratings:
13
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New Trail Brewing Company
 
Pennsylvania, United States
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Notes: Pine Cone is a Hazy Double IPA brewed with lush oats and white wheats. Adventurously hopped with Citra, Cascade, Centennial, Chinook & Crystal. Expect rich piney notes backed up with deep citrus. Stop a moment and enjoy the deep woods with us.
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philbe311 from Pennsylvania

4.09/5  rDev -2.4%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Just shy of two fingers worth of lush froth comprised of big chunky bubbles... Decent retention... Color is an exceedingly pale lemony yellow with significant white undertones... Nose is more mild than expected but highlighted by pine and spruce... Palate is highlighted by the strong oat base with a mild but effective hop bite of a floral nature... On the fuller side of medium bodied... Sleek and a bit chewy... An interesting brew and another excellent job by the fine folks at Nee Trail...

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philiphimmelstein from Pennsylvania

4.13/5  rDev -1.4%
look: 5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

Very hazy in appearance. Nose is citrus and pine, taste is pine and grapefruit pith. Body is good, but not great. I'm new to the area from CT. New Trail seems to be one of the better breweries that distributes to State College.

Oct 14, 2020
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EMV from Pennsylvania

4.1/5  rDev -2.1%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

Poured from a 16 oz can into a Dogfish Head tulip

L: Hazed out dull golden pour with 2 fingers of fluffy white head. Great lacing.

S: Dank and citrusy. Pine and hops.

T.F: Semi-sweet up front. Light grains and citrus juice. Grapefruit rind and mild pine... less than expected given the name, but more than typical for a New Trail brew. Nonspecific tropical fruit. Modest bitterness. Smooth and creamy mouthfeel.

O: Another pleasing Imperial NEIPA from New Trail. Less pine than I was hoping for given the name, and not much of a divergence from their typical. Doesn't mean it isn't good though.

Oct 13, 2020
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dbl_delta from Pennsylvania

4.32/5  rDev +3.1%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25

Undated* can into pint glass. Pours a murky yellow-orange with a fairly brief off-white head. Initial impression is less juicy and more pine-y than your typical New Trail NEIPA. Mouthfeel is fairly thick and borders on sticky. Alcohol is well hidden. Finish has a bit of resin bite, tempered by a touch of caramel. Overall, another excellent offering from New Trail.
* I think I've figured out why they refuse to date-stamp their cans: if they come out with a new release every week (and it's pretty close), they don't NEED to date their cans! Still, I wish they would. And why they refuse to show the ABV on most releases (this one included) is beyond me. True, the can does say it's a DIPA, but that could mean double digits.

Oct 06, 2020
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JohnniEMc from Pennsylvania

4.65/5  rDev +11%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.75

Observe a pint can poured into a clear pint glass and discover a very murky dirty blond liquid. The juicy hop aroma typical of a New Trail hazy double is subdued, but the proscribed pineyness is included. Not much, but not devoid of a head nor glass lacing; yet there's ample carbonation in the beverage. The taste is typical of New Trail hazy doubles. In short, amongst the best there is. The label gives a clue, as this rendition (and there are many with different labels) is a bit more resinous throughout than the others. Absolutely world class in the balance of hops, yeast, malts and softening starches, this brewery never disappoints when it comes to hazies. The mouthful suffers just a little by being a bit sticky, rather than clean. A mild complaint. Unfortunately, we may never see this label again. Fortunately, New Trail has something close with a different name in the offing. P.S. I've grown to love the yeast or whatever residue at the end of my last quaff.

Sep 25, 2020
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mvanaskie13 from Pennsylvania

3.78/5  rDev -9.8%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Poured into a grip shaped goblet: color is straw, hazy and quite dense/murky looking, head is off white with fine bubbles and presents 1 finger thick, head dissipates to thin top with some lacing.

Smell needs some warmth but starts to provide citrus pith, moderate pine/herbal notes, limited malt/wheat character.

Taste has more behind it - hops are bitter and more down the path of citrus and pine than most any other NT brew; citrus and grapefruit pith dominate, maybe some light stone fruit, then moderate herbal/pine notes; malt is lightly sweet but no real flavor other than light biscuit; alcohol esters are slightly notable.

Mouthfeel is low carbonation, moderate sweetness, low/moderate bitterness, some drying and light boozy burn.

Overall a decent IPA though I think the haze level detracts some from this just a bit.

Sep 24, 2020
Pine Cone from New Trail Brewing Company
Beer rating: 91 out of 100 with 13 ratings