Autumn Winds
New Trail Brewing Company

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IPA - New England
Ranked #2,403
Ranked #50,463
3.76 | pDev: 8.24%
New Trail Brewing Company
Pennsylvania, United States
Very Good
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Notes: Autumn Winds is a Hazy IPA brewed with Germanic Caramel Malts and Wheats. Gustfully hopped with Belma, Amarillo, & Simcoe. Expect a mixture of berries, melon, & citrus. Enjoy the change in seasons with us!
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woodychandler from Pennsylvania

3.76/5  rDev 0%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

We are in what I CANsider the sweet spot of the year as the foliage is ChANging colors; the air is crisp, not too cold, not too warm; baseball is winding down; things are simply pleasant, despite being in the time of COVID-19. The CANQuest (tm) needs to get in on the action & this beer is a good way of doing so!

From the CAN: "Autumn Winds Hazy IPA India Pale Ale".

I did some in-CAN agitation before Crack!ing open the vent for the start of a heavy-handed aggro C-Line Glug into the awaiting glass. This resulted in the formation of two-plus fingers of dense, foamy, rocky, eggshell-white head with very good retention, slowly falling away while leaving loads of sticky lacing in its wake. Color was a cloudy, turbid Golden-Amber (SRM = > 5, < 7). Nose was less evocative of Autumn & more like the 4th of July with notes of honeydew & CANtaloupe as well as blueberries, plus a naughty little kitty named Simcoe doing her catty business in the CANrner. Mmm. Autumn should smell & taste of either Pumpkin Ale or Oktoberfest, IMHO. In poetry, the Aeolian Harp is the rustling of the leaves as the wind blows through the treetops, carrying the voices of our dear departed, which is more towards what they may have been trying to evoke. Mouthfeel was medium to full with an oily slickness in the mouth & on the tongue. The taste had a definite caramel malt presence, along with the fruity flavors as noted on the nose as well as a light grapefruit citrus bite. Not bad, but the fruit should have included apples to go with the caramel for a more Autumn-like quality. Finish was semi-dry. This was not one of their best, IMHO, but I applaud their ongoing efforts to release new & different CANbinations of highly-hopped beers. YMMV.

Oct 22, 2020
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jmdrpi from Pennsylvania

3.99/5  rDev +6.1%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

16 oz can

pours cloudy, opaque, yellow orange color, 1/2" cream colored head. decent head retention. well rounded hop aroma - a bit fruity, a little grassy/woody, floral. taste is similar, not too sweet. moderate underlying bitterness. softer mouthfeel.

Oct 17, 2020
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EMV from Pennsylvania

3.6/5  rDev -4.3%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.5

Poured from a 16 oz can into a Dogfish Head tulip

L: Hazed golden amber pour with 2 fingers of foamy white head. Big sticky lacing.

S: Mild nose. Malts and citrus... a bit of grapefruit peel.

T.F: Toasted malts/grains... not as juicy as expected. Light citrus... orange rind and grapefruit. Not much in the way of tropical fruit... a bit of pepper and spice. Some noticeable bitterness which is nice. Medium bodied and average carbonation. Smooth.

O: One of New Trail's weaker recent IPA offerings. The flavor is just 'ok'... kind of muddled, and it doesn't deliver so well on the 'hazy ipa' that's advertised.

Oct 17, 2020
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mvanaskie13 from Pennsylvania

3.47/5  rDev -7.7%
look: 4 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Poured into a narrow pint glass color is hazy gold, opaque, off white/light tan head with fine bubbles, head presents 1+ inch thick and dissipates to solid top with lacing on the glass sides.

Smell is limited/subdued - malt is slightly noticeable upfront with light bread/wheat/oat and light caramel, then some light citrus rind; all not very strong.

Taste is a bit muddled - malt/grain character is mixed with light caramel, hops are light citrus and maybe some berry character. Malt/hop blend seems restrict character from each - would like more caramel or darker german malts to exude that flavor or to have the hops shine, neither seem to happen with this brew.

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

Overall a brew that is limited in a defining character - hops/malt/bitterness/carbonation are all low or counteracting.

Oct 05, 2020
Autumn Winds from New Trail Brewing Company
Beer rating: 88 out of 100 with 10 ratings