Limbo IPA
Long Trail Brewing Co.

Limbo IPALimbo IPA
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From:
Long Trail Brewing Co.
 
Vermont, United States
Style:
IPA - Imperial
Ranked #1,615
ABV:
7.6%
Score:
91
Ranked #6,963
Avg:
4.08 | pDev: 10.29%
Ratings:
2,019
Status:
Active
Rated:
May 13, 2022
Added:
Oct 12, 2013
Wants:
  92
Gots:
  789
SCORE
91
Outstanding
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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3.33 by LEIGHJ888 from New York on May 13, 2022
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2.98/5  rDev -27%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 2.75
by dsa7783 from New Jersey

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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4.52/5  rDev +10.8%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.75
by JohnniEMc from Pennsylvania

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
 
4.25 by Velivolus1 from Vermont on Aug 02, 2020
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3.3/5  rDev -19.1%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.25
by Captain69 from Illinois

good ipa. smooth with hoppy flavor - easy to drink

Jul 15, 2020
 
4.1 by Maltyhead from Massachusetts on Jul 03, 2020
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3.97/5  rDev -2.7%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4
by milkshakebeersucks from Maryland

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
 
4.5 by Mac_Cheesin from Maryland on Apr 30, 2020
 
4.56 by dontgetEMO from Massachusetts on Mar 31, 2020
 
4.25 by strengthdoc from Connecticut on Mar 07, 2020
 
4.17 by alcoholicarrogance from Maine on Mar 01, 2020
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4/5  rDev -2%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4
by Chuckdiesel24 from Illinois

6/23/16

Oct 22, 2019
 
3.58 by Canalfisher22 from Massachusetts on Oct 04, 2019
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4.12/5  rDev +1%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4
by tigerinatrance from New York

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
 
3.89 by chefmike527 from New York on Sep 12, 2019
 
4.43 by Hwy61x from Connecticut on Aug 16, 2019
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4.51/5  rDev +10.5%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.5
by Waltermac from Maryland

Juicy and refreshing, alcohol hidden well. Malt lingers after fruit

Aug 02, 2019
 
3.75 by 322wingedfoot from Pennsylvania on Jun 18, 2019
 
4.11 by M4CDO from Massachusetts on May 22, 2019
 
3.98 by DeFender from Maine on Apr 16, 2019
 
3.38 by SaveWaterDrinkBeers from Maine on Apr 16, 2019
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4.71/5  rDev +15.4%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.75
by PuckHowe from Virginia

Exceptional IPA! Wish I weighed more so I could drink more.

Apr 10, 2019
 
4 by dafla67 from Pennsylvania on Apr 10, 2019
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4.02/5  rDev -1.5%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4
by lastmango from Pennsylvania

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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4.08/5  rDev 0%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25
by VABA from Virginia

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
 
3.27 by Sprowt20 from New Jersey on Feb 27, 2019
 
4.33 by Pickngrin from Massachusetts on Jan 28, 2019
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3.26/5  rDev -20.1%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5
by CodyBasden from Texas

Nice amber, good head that stays foamy for awhile, good bitter bite that lingers

Jan 26, 2019
 
3 by Shenk87 from Pennsylvania on Jan 19, 2019
 
3.5 by njbusa from New Jersey on Jan 12, 2019
 
3.83 by Coronaeus from Canada (ON) on Dec 26, 2018
 
4.04 by KMcGrath from Massachusetts on Nov 28, 2018
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4.05/5  rDev -0.7%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25
by deleted_user_995920

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
 
3.94 by Branlott42 from Missouri on Nov 24, 2018
 
4.06 by ADKbeerguy from New York on Oct 20, 2018
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3.78/5  rDev -7.4%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75
by nasty15108 from New York

Poured a cloudy amber with a decent head. Slightly musty smell, with a whiff of hop bitterness. Semi viscous with a slight maltiness followed by a bitter finish. Coated the mouth well but I wouldn't rate it as high as most on BA.

Oct 20, 2018
 
3.75 by JohnDon from Texas on Oct 15, 2018
 
3.44 by TwiggyCZ from Czech Republic on Sep 27, 2018
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4.23/5  rDev +3.7%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25
by Sally-the-drinker from District of Columbia

Smell has light citrus notes to it and is not overly pungent. Color is a deep amber color with slight head, Taste is light, not hoppy, and has citrus undertones. Slightly bitter aftertaste that one can feel in the mouth. Would pair well with sandwiches at lunch.

Sep 24, 2018
Limbo IPA from Long Trail Brewing Co.
Beer rating: 91 out of 100 with 2019 ratings