Limbo IPA | Long Trail Brewing Co.

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Limbo IPALimbo IPA
BEER INFO

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

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.

Added by luvbier on 10-12-2013

BEER STATS
Ratings:
1,916
Reviews:
239
Avg:
4.09
pDev:
10.27%
 
 
Wants:
87
Gots:
745
For Trade:
1
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Ratings: 1,916 |  Reviews: 239
Photo of EMV
4/5  rDev -2.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Poured from a 12 oz bottle into a Lagunitas mason glass

L: Cloudy golden orange pour. Two fingers of foamy off-white head. Sticky lacing.

S: Citrus and resin. Grapefruit and tropicals.

T/F: Malty to start... good backbone to the beer with a very citrusy/juicy tropical fruit hop profile. Resinous... bitterness is well hidden with the pineapple and grapefruit notes. Medium body... clean and sticky. Finish is tropical fruits.

O: A delicious DIPA... not quite Space Juice but still a great beer if you like the tropical fruit spectrum of what hops can do. Long Trail of all breweries has really impressed me lately. Never woulda thought.

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Photo of Icemann383
3.75/5  rDev -8.3%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of Vetbidder
4.35/5  rDev +6.4%
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 MGibbons
3.97/5  rDev -2.9%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

Photo of wertschy
4.25/5  rDev +3.9%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of allentownpaguy
3.81/5  rDev -6.8%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of thoglund
4/5  rDev -2.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of Gawz
3.42/5  rDev -16.4%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of ejimhof
3/5  rDev -26.7%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Photo of jlmontague
4.5/5  rDev +10%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Photo of ImHoppyNow
3.81/5  rDev -6.8%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

I have had this @ the brewery when it was part of the brown bag series,boy it has come a long way, it was good then and it is good now,

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Photo of guzzleacoldone
3.81/5  rDev -6.8%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of raysat
3.84/5  rDev -6.1%
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 TC3888
3.9/5  rDev -4.6%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of madelf66
3.99/5  rDev -2.4%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Photo of TheBeerCarl
4.25/5  rDev +3.9%
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 Zai
4.75/5  rDev +16.1%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.75

Photo of Karenremom
1.62/5  rDev -60.4%
look: 3 | smell: 2.25 | taste: 1 | feel: 1 | overall: 2

Photo of thebooyakid
3.87/5  rDev -5.4%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of beergoot
4.23/5  rDev +3.4%
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 JustinPStewart
4.44/5  rDev +8.6%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25

Photo of calcnerd
4/5  rDev -2.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of mike22ne
4.13/5  rDev +1%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

Photo of Lobina
3.75/5  rDev -8.3%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of xtonytx
3.65/5  rDev -10.8%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Limbo IPA from Long Trail Brewing Co.
4.09 out of 5 based on 1,916 ratings.
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