Limbo IPA | Long Trail Brewing Co.

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Limbo IPALimbo IPA

Brewed by:
Long Trail Brewing Co.
Vermont, United States

Style: American Double / Imperial IPA

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 7.60%

Availability: Year-round

Notes / Commercial Description:
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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Photo of Vetbidder
4.35/5  rDev +6.1%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Nice looking beer. Really liking the scent on this beer. Subtle fruits, peach and pineapple with some citrus in the back. So far very good ! Good flavor consisting of bitter grapefruit and sweet melons and peach with the bitterness carrying through the finish on this beer. Very slight heat on the end. Complex beer with a distinct flavor profile. Kinda...what fruit flavors do you taste? type of brew. Very good. Well Carbonated and a staying with you bitter type feel.

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Photo of raysat
3.84/5  rDev -6.3%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.75

Lots of strong citrus notes coming out in the aroma, very fruity. The flavour follows likewise, however there it's tasting very boozy to me, which is definitely bringing it down a bit.

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Photo of TheBeerCarl
4.25/5  rDev +3.7%
look: 5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.25

I'm reviewing this for the style outlined by BeerAdvocate which is an imperial/double IPA. The bottle just days IPA but based on color and ABV, I'd say it definitely resembles more of a double.

The beer pours a clear deep brown/amber with a cream colored head. The head has great retention and lacing. The amount of head is nice and light showing that there is the right amount of carbonation.

The smell is a blend of new England and west coast styles. There is a strong presence of orange and pine with subtle floral and tropical notes. There is also a decent amount of caramel, toast and heat.

The flavor is more west coast in style. It has strong pine, orange peel, caramel and toastiness. It has a good amount of bitterness balanced with malt. There is a little to much heat for 7.6% but not overly intense.

The mouthful is a perfect balance of body and carbonation. The medium-full body compliments malt bill while the carbonation accents the hoppiness.

Overall this is good IPA.

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Photo of beergoot
4.23/5  rDev +3.2%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25

Hazy, brownish orange body; thick, sticky, rocky head; sheets of foam along the glass. Bready and fruity aroma; suggestions of pineapple and orange. Bread crust flavor; dull sweetness; bold hop bitterness. Heavy and warm mouthfeel; rich and creamy on the palate.

An outstanding IPA delivering nice depth and balance of cereal grain and hop bitterness flavors.

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Photo of Sorcerer
4.44/5  rDev +8.3%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Vermont eh.

Been trying to make some beer reviews on a vacation in Vermont, but everyone is so friendly up here, that I cannot spend time in the phone!

The beer is like that up here too. The beer is so friendly, when I open one to pour and drink, the experience is so good, I have to slow and sence the quality, and engage in deep conversation.

Unfiltered beer is Vermont-ish way to finish a batch. After the pour few bubbles actually manifest. Loonig inside the hovral.

The particles of yeast took inside the glass like dandruff in a sunbeam.

Smells like cat piss. Tastes like good beer. Go figure.

Everybtingh is alright except the morbid art on the label.

Truly a big IPA with grins I award a prize:

Yup it's a great beer eh.

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Photo of 1947
4/5  rDev -2.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Nice nose, more malty than hoppy, especially at the finish, good abv without tasting too alchoholic. Nice color, slightly cloudy, nice two finger head, disapates fairly quickly. A lotta beer for the price.

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Photo of jfitzbrew
3.95/5  rDev -3.7%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Poured from bottle into tulip. amber copper color that is mostly clear. tannish white 1 inch head with medium to low retention. Smells nice and tropical with a touch of malt sweetness. Tastes sticky sweet and bitterness lingers. Remember it being better the first time I had it but still good.

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Photo of IgnatiusReilly
4.07/5  rDev -0.7%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Bottle to pint glass. Full fluffy head, bright copper appearance. Lots of fruit in nose, as well as taste - apples, pears, plum, some vanilla. Very sweet, not overly viscous. Smooth and very drinkable. Refreshing summer DIPA.

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Photo of Franziskaner
3.94/5  rDev -3.9%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Dark copper with amber tinting and a hazy complexion. There's an inch of thick, creamy beige foam on top. Moderate lacing. I smell mango, papaya, and cantaloupe. I'm tasting a combination of pine, pineapple, mango, and cantaloupe. This is a mostly tropical IPA. The mouth is lightly sticky and a touch gritty.

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Photo of daudelin2000
4.29/5  rDev +4.6%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

Limbo is one of my go to IPA's when I can't get my hands on some of the IPA royalty in Vermont. It pours a golden orange with a nice fluffy white head. Very hazy. Aroma is of the citrus variety, but there's also plenty of pine and earthiness in the nose as well. To me, the earthiness and pine are more apparent in the taste with the juicy citrus taking a slight back seat. There's just enough malt to provide balance. Finishes very hoppy with a decent amount of bitterness. Mouthfeel is medium and carbonation is good. This is by far my favorite hoppy beer from Long Trail.

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Photo of hosehead83
4.17/5  rDev +1.7%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Poured into a standard pint glass.
Copper-gold in color, with a big, billowy off-white head of foam.
Aroma-Nice whiff of tropical hops
Taste-Interesting fruity hop flavors of passionfruit,mango and pineapple.Nice hop bitterness rounds out tropical fruit sweetness. Nicely done.

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Photo of jjboesen
4.04/5  rDev -1.5%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

The pour begins in a quick rush of splotchy foam that subsides into a chunky vanilla cloud atop a cloudy copper body. There is a sticky lacing along the glassrim throughout the quaff. Subtle whiff of apple and a sweet and subtle lemongrass taste make for an enjoyable, if not refreshing brew from Bridgewater Corners. Crisp mouthfeel without a trace of bitterness could make one think this to be a sessional - not so much an Imperial IPA, though. Enjoy!

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Photo of edward_boumil
4.35/5  rDev +6.1%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4.25

Amber, dark orange in color, pretty hazy though not murky, can still see through it a bit. Pours a white head though it fades pretty quickly.
S: Quite interesting, tons of candied citrus, honey, peach, cantalope/melon. Really just sweet and pleasant.
T: A bit bitter but its rounded out, not sharp but nice. This beer is quite sweet and fruity on the palate. Definately get grapefruit, peach, and some more melon in there.
F: A bit light, carbonation on the higher end. Drinks very crisp.
O: Pleasantly surprised by this beer. Actually, quite criminal that I haven't tried this yet, have walked passed it many times and never grabbed it. Won't make that mistake again with this beer, its excellent and absolutely worth a try.

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Photo of Chip_and_ales_1
4.23/5  rDev +3.2%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Excellent consumed from a 6-pack. Golden orange, plenty of foam and lace, never-ending bubbles. Wonderfully hoppy aroma and taste, bitter but in the best way. Awesome!

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Photo of TequilaTom
4.18/5  rDev +2%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Poured a slightly hazy copper orange with a thin off-white head that laces beautifully. Smells of peachy hops and lightly caramelized malt. Tastes even better, with an added grapefuit bitterness. Medium mouthfeel entices one to have another! Which I would if I had bought more than just one! Very nice offering from Long Trail, be sure to try this if you get the chance!

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Photo of yuenglingfan101
4.95/5  rDev +20.7%
look: 5 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 4.75

not as hoppy as i thought it would be. went down very smooth but not the smoothest and somehow i cant resist drinking this beer more and more. hooray to this beer

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Photo of BeerAndGasMasks
4.09/5  rDev -0.2%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

From the bottle, it pours a clear amber with a fluffy tan head, replenished for a good while with a stream of bubbles coming from the bottom. Fruit pleasantly tickles the nose, followed by a nicely sharp hoppy bite in the mouth. A pleasure to drink and enjoy!

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Photo of Thomas_Wikman
4.22/5  rDev +2.9%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Just had this IPA at a restaurant in Boston. It has a nice fruity aroma and taste of peach, tropical fruit, with a medium grapefruit like bitterness, medium carbonation. I was overall very good.

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Photo of mickyge
3.97/5  rDev -3.2%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

Surprisingly good it's hoppy and a bit malty peach notes nice bitter mouth feel It's fairly clear Amber color with a foamy head a very drinkable beer I would defiantly get this again.

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Photo of Trapskiff
3.85/5  rDev -6.1%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Poured into a snifter, a dark orange, almost copper color. Big white head that dissipates quickly, leaving nice lacing. Smell is subdued, mostly peaches. Taste follows, but much stonger peach flavor. Very juicy. Some grassiness as well. Nice dry finish. I'm not a big fan of Long Trail, so this was a big surprise.

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Photo of Back_in_the_Saddle
3.99/5  rDev -2.7%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

This was poured into a tulip.
The appearance was a slightly hazy bronzed amber color with a nice transparency about it allowing carbonation to be seen rising to fill a one finger white foamy head that dissipated to a concave foamy stringy lacing on the upper rim of the glass. Lower rim is a bit thicker in lacing (nice show).
The smell starts off with big bitter lemon bursting into a light sweet caramel malt base. Nice gracing of sweet grassy hops to blend in underneath it all.
The taste was mainly sweet with the grassy bitter underneath showing forth the sweet caramel maltiness to round it out. There's a sweet to bitter lemon rind and pulpiness running into the aftertaste and on into the finish.
The mouthfeel showcases a nice light to medium sort of body with a clean sweet sessionable feel. Dry grassiness hits my tongue nicely.
Overall, I say this was a pretty good DIPA, a bit drier than some others, but I'd have again.

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Photo of gryffilion
4.18/5  rDev +2%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25

This beer poured a little bit hazy. There's no particulate so it appears more opaque than cloudy. The color is a deep gold, with a head that dissipated almost immediately. On the nose, I was rather disappointed. There's not a lot there--maybe some slight lemony character. Palate-wise, there is a TON going on. Lots of citrus, some subtle spice in the background and a long, lingering finish that is very pleasant.

I'd never had this one before but I have to say, I'll be looking for it in the future.

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Photo of gopens44
3.73/5  rDev -9%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

The puddle of beer provides witness to an aggressive beige, foamy head that leaves behind sticky lacing on top a murky orange beer.

Nose isn't providing much information just yet as I'm getting a little fruitiness and little else.

Taste follows the fruity and draws in boozy malty while we are at it. Next swig confirms the first but leaves an additional resiny pine behind with a touch of sweetness.

Aftertaste is a touch astringent and sweet.

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Photo of mdfb79
3.9/5  rDev -4.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

From 10/27/15 notes. 12 oz. pour in a pint glass at Headless Horseman in NYC.

Pours a hazy bright orange with one inch of white head and moderate carbonation evident. Citrus hops, resin, pine hops, fruity malts, grapefruit, and earthy notes. Medium body and moderate carbonation.

Overall a pretty solid. Little malty in the taste but good.

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Photo of HorseheadsHopHead
3.96/5  rDev -3.4%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

It comes in a orangey amber color with a slight haze and a small but sticky and lasting white head that leaves lacing.

The beer smells of apricot, peach, passion fruit, tangerines, and pine resin dankness. There's a reason why Galaxy hops are one of my favorites.

Apricot, papaya, and passion fruit hit you up front. Near the finish a honey dew melon note hits me with tangerine peel bitterness. Malt taste is minimal but I detect a bit of toastiness and caramel. The aftertaste is mildly bitter with lingering pine resin and grapefruit pith.

Mouthfeel is medium, carbonation average. Decent but typical mouthfeel all around, though I like how quaffable it is for leaning toward 8% abv.

All around, this is solid, and being able to have access to a year-round IPA hopped with Galaxy, I can't complain. I'd definitely buy this again.

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Limbo IPA from Long Trail Brewing Co.
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