Limbo IPA
Long Trail Brewing Co.

Limbo IPALimbo IPA
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Long Trail Brewing Co.
Vermont, United States
Imperial IPA
Ranked #1,543
Ranked #7,098
4.08 | pDev: 10.29%
Monday at 08:15 PM
Oct 12, 2013
Limbo IPALimbo IPA
Notes: A big, mouth-watering IPA, brimming with all the flavors and aromas of the new breed of hops coming from Australia and the Pacific Northwest.
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Rated: 5 by Dalkri from Massachusetts

Monday at 08:15 PM
Rated: 4.5 by ANIMOUL from Vermont

Apr 16, 2023
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Reviewed by Bitburger from Vermont

4.75/5  rDev +16.4%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.75
By far the best of all LongTrail IPAs. Really classic Imperial with a total balance of bitter and sweet. Also perfectly hop-malt balance. Foam is good. Mouthfeel and aftertaste are world class. Cheers!
Apr 05, 2023
Rated: 4.24 by drummerdwzp from Connecticut

Mar 11, 2023
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Reviewed by flgimp from Pennsylvania

3.97/5  rDev -2.7%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4
Poured heavy into a Pilsner glass. Result: a four fingered white foamy head. Fair lacing occurred thru session. Color is opaque amber. Nose is not prevalent. Taste is dry, heavy pine and dank earthy malt. Also various hops come thru. In summary a very good traditional IPA.
Mar 02, 2023
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Reviewed by GratefulBeerGuy from New Hampshire

3.71/5  rDev -9.1%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75
Limbo IPA

Long Trail Brewing Company IPA - American

Lets take a step back in time: A time when big IPA's were clear amber and gold in color lol. Sea foamy cap is classic. Pine resin and orange peel hop nose. Bitter, resinous pine hop flavor upfront, dry, but leafy, earthy dry in the finish. A classic.

Feb 21, 2023
Rated: 3.33 by LEIGHJ888 from New York

May 13, 2022
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Reviewed by dsa7783 from New Jersey

2.98/5  rDev -27%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 2.75
Six pack copped from Joe Canal's in Parsippany. Pours a golden effervescent hue with minimal frothing. Pungent aroma replete with notes of apricot and grapefruit. Similar overall flavor profile. Unquaffable with an awkward finish.
Dec 06, 2021
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Reviewed by JohnniEMc from Pennsylvania

4.52/5  rDev +10.8%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.75
Although first sampled years ago, here's an initial review. For it, two 12 oz. bottles are poured into a clear glass liter mug. The color is a light copper-amber that is rather translucent. Although well carbonated, the modest white head is mostly short lived. The smell is more of earthy malt than sharp hops. There is some glass lacing that probably outperforms the head. The taste is close to a perfect blend of malt and hops, sweetness and bitterness and smooth whilst somewhat earthy. A little more sweet, that is a little more, than bitter and just a little too much alcohol hit keeps this from a perfect 10 (taste and mouthfeel combined). In the times of overloading IPAs with oates and wheat, this is a wonderful reminder of how good a simple IPA can be.
Feb 17, 2021
Rated: 4.25 by Velivolus1 from Vermont

Aug 02, 2020
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Rated by Captain69 from Illinois

3.3/5  rDev -19.1%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.25
good ipa. smooth with hoppy flavor - easy to drink
Jul 15, 2020
Rated: 4.1 by Maltyhead from Massachusetts

Jul 03, 2020
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Reviewed by milkshakebeersucks from Maryland

3.97/5  rDev -2.7%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4
Hazy, amber/orange appearance with an average size, off white head and nice lacing. Aroma of grapefruit dominates with subtle soft fruit in the background. That’s a blueprint for the taste as well; citrusy hops balanced by a clean malt backbone. ABV creeps up as the aftertaste unfolds. Medium bodied, moderately carbonated mouthfeel leading to a lasting finish.
Jun 30, 2020
Rated: 4.5 by Mac_Cheesin from Maryland

Apr 30, 2020
Rated: 4.56 by dontgetEMO from Massachusetts

Mar 31, 2020
Rated: 4.25 by strengthdoc from Connecticut

Mar 07, 2020
Rated: 4.17 by alcoholicarrogance from Maine

Mar 01, 2020
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Rated by Chuckdiesel24 from Illinois

4/5  rDev -2%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4
Oct 22, 2019
Rated: 3.58 by Canalfisher22 from Massachusetts

Oct 04, 2019
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Reviewed by tigerinatrance from New York

4.12/5  rDev +1%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4
L: beautiful hazy rust appearance, nothing is visible through the glass. Pretty floating sediment sinks very slowly. A vigorous pour yields a very pretty, frothy two finger head that dissipates slowly, with peaks and pockets forming atop it. Gives me the mustache I’ve always wanted. Some tiger striping follows sipping, which I appreciate.

S: hoppy stone fruit, some citrus but more like plum and pear. Pleasing, above average, but nothing

T: not much malt at play here. The malt that is there has a yeasty, crusty Italian bread component hiding behind the real star of the show here... the plummy, peary, slightly bitter hop component- slightly citrusy, but only slight. The alcohol comes through a tad bit more than I usually like, but that’s okay and no points taken for that. The on,y way I’d raise the 4.25 I gave the taste is if the malt backbone were a little stronger. That would make this a near perfect IPA. Overall, this is exceptional tasting stuff and I’d buy it again, undoubtedly.

F: nice pillowy carbonation. Not too thin, not too frothy, spot on for what it is. The taste of the alcohol present would lead you to believe there’d be more of that on the feel of this beer, but there isn’t. The feel is comforting, crisp, lovely.

O: I really dig this stuff and hope it keeps getting shipped to my neck of the woods for a long time, it holds its own with IPA’s double the cost and I’d really love to see this stuff get nationally acclaimed and retain its lovable, intriguing character. It’s not overly complex, but challenging enough to keep you interested as you sip it. Bravo, Long Trail!
Sep 26, 2019
Rated: 3.89 by chefmike527 from New York

Sep 12, 2019
Rated: 4.43 by Hwy61x from Connecticut

Aug 16, 2019
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Rated by Waltermac from Maryland

4.51/5  rDev +10.5%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.5
Juicy and refreshing, alcohol hidden well. Malt lingers after fruit
Aug 02, 2019
Rated: 3.75 by 322wingedfoot from Pennsylvania

Jun 18, 2019
Rated: 4.11 by M4CDO from Massachusetts

May 22, 2019
Rated: 3.98 by DeFender from Maine

Apr 16, 2019
Rated: 3.38 by SaveWaterDrinkBeers from Maine

Apr 16, 2019
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Rated by PuckHowe from Virginia

4.71/5  rDev +15.4%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.75
Exceptional IPA! Wish I weighed more so I could drink more.
Apr 10, 2019
Rated: 4 by dafla67 from Pennsylvania

Apr 10, 2019
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Reviewed by lastmango from Pennsylvania

4.02/5  rDev -1.5%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4
Poured a beautiful hazy orange amber color with a one finger white head that lingered. Heavy lacing was present. Sweet tropical fruit aroma. Initial taste of malt quickly overpowered by citrus and pith that lingers on the finish. Hop bitterness is average and strikes a balance with the malt. Moderate body and carbonation. Overall, a nice IPA.
Apr 04, 2019
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Reviewed by VABA from Virginia

4.08/5  rDev 0%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25
A-Pours a slightly hazy amber color with a nice head and lacing
A-Aroma has citrus and hop hints
T-The taste follows the nose with a citrus and hop flavor
M-A medium bodied well carbonated beer
O-A good Imperial IPA
Mar 31, 2019
Rated: 3.27 by Sprowt20 from New Jersey

Feb 27, 2019
Rated: 4.33 by Pickngrin from Massachusetts

Jan 28, 2019
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Rated by CodyBasden from Texas

3.26/5  rDev -20.1%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5
Nice amber, good head that stays foamy for awhile, good bitter bite that lingers
Jan 26, 2019
Rated: 3 by Shenk87 from Pennsylvania

Jan 19, 2019
Rated: 3.5 by njbusa from New Jersey

Jan 12, 2019
Rated: 3.83 by Coronaeus from Canada (ON)

Dec 26, 2018
Rated: 4.04 by KMcGrath from Massachusetts

Nov 28, 2018
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Reviewed by deleted_user_995920

4.05/5  rDev -0.7%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25
Pours a amber honey color with abundant creamy foam head. Smells like grapefruit pith,apricot,mild BBQ sauce( non hickory), some ethyl also. Tastes somewhat astringent with malts struggling to suppress the massive hop presence. Stone fruits,burnt toffee, diluted maraschino cherry juice. Feels well carbonated, not too slick, but not dry either. This is barely a 2X IPA with the alcohol taste seems much higher. Overall a robust east coast style IPA. Worth trying.
Nov 27, 2018
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