Green Blaze IPA | Long Trail Brewing Co.

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Green Blaze IPAGreen Blaze IPA
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3.84/5
Very Good
378 Ratings
Green Blaze IPAGreen Blaze IPA
BEER INFO

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

Style: American IPA

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 6.50%

Availability: Year-round

Notes / Commercial Description:
Blaze a hoppy trail. Guide yourself through the lupulin landscape of pine, resin and tropical fruit hop notes in this trail-worthy American IPA.

Added by dr_ewvetere on 03-01-2016

BEER STATS
Ranking:
#17,674
Reviews:
82
Ratings:
378
pDev:
8.33%
 
 
Wants:
11
Gots:
161
Trade:
0
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Ratings: 378 |  Reviews: 82
Photo of Timfromthemainland
4/5  rDev +4.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of Z-man
4.04/5  rDev +5.2%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of sdm9465
3.81/5  rDev -0.8%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of woodychandler
3.71/5  rDev -3.4%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

Today is the occasion of my Happy Trippin' Fishy Tall Tales on the Long Trail Sunday (Week 707), picking up where I unceremoniously lost steam last week. I just said goodbye to Flyin Ryan & now it is time to get Blazed! Thanks to my local, in-person trader, @tone77 for this one!

From the Bottle: "Guide yourself through the lupulin landscape of pine, resin and tropical fruit hop notes in this trail-worthy American IPA."; "Take a hike!"; "Featuring Columbus[,] Equinox[,] Mosaic & Chinook hops"; "Blaze a hoppy trail."; "60 IBUs".

I was anxious to Pop! the cap since I have a beer fest to go to shortly, but not so anxious as to want to disturb the lees that were sitting peacfully on the punt. Once more, my efforts to maintain clarity were successful, but less rewarding in terms of the creation of any head. I gave the beer a vigorous in-glass swirl to help it in that regard & I was rewarded with three fingers of dense, foamy, rocky, tawny head with good retention that left really nice lacing in its wake. Color was a solid Amber (SRM = > 7, < 9) with NE-quality clarity. Nose was a mélange of smells, but especially tropical fruity as a result of the Mosaic hops. Where are the others hiding? I want some bitterness! Mouthfeel was medium. The taste had a definite tropical bent of mango, papaya, guava & passionfruit, but where was the bitterness? Where were all of the other hops hiding? Chinook & Columbus, come out, come out, wherever you are! But to no avail. 8=( I got noting but tropical fruit and a dry biscuit maltiness from this one. Finish was dry & satiating, but I felt unfulfilled. YMMV.

Mustn't forget the final lees pour - murky, slightly more bitter on the nose, slightly more bitter in terms of taste, but I still felt unfulfilled.

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Photo of ChrisG523
3.75/5  rDev -2.3%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of PMakowski
4.16/5  rDev +8.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

12 Oz Bottle poured into glass
Look - Hazy yellow-orange color with a inch foam head, good glass lacing
Smell - malt and fruit. lots of sweet fruit - mango, pineapple, apricot, peach, sugar grass. Good aroma.
Taste - Lots of fruity hop flavor. Some citrus and some tropical. The pine resin taste is there. Strong malt presence in the body which is medium overall, somewhat drinkable. Medium-low carbonation. I was expecting more earthy, dank hop taste with the name "green blaze" but really it is more about the sweet fruits.

Overall, an interesting and decent IPA. Not really all that bitter in comparison to Lagunitas or Sierra Nevada but is there for sure. It hits the spot to me for the late summer season. Smooth and sweet bursting with nice hop flavors.
Grade is an A-

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Photo of PJKSR02
3.56/5  rDev -7.3%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.5

Readily available in New England, at a reasonable price. A pretty easy-drinking IPA with a different flavor profile, thanks to its four-hop recipe. Worth trying, but probably won't become a favorite.

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Photo of avisong
3.96/5  rDev +3.1%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Photo of Duffman79
4.1/5  rDev +6.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of Darwin68
4.18/5  rDev +8.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of rorjets
3.98/5  rDev +3.6%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Photo of Dawon
3.76/5  rDev -2.1%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

Photo of gearinches
4.43/5  rDev +15.4%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Photo of Motogoose11
4.16/5  rDev +8.3%
look: 3.5 | smell: 5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

Photo of lemonox
3.6/5  rDev -6.3%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of Jsteez
3.82/5  rDev -0.5%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Poured a copper/orange murky color with a sudsy, white and thin, yet lacy head. I couldn't pick much up in the nose, just some light herbal hops and a touch of malt. The front-end was sweetish, with some tropical/light fruit throughout. A grassy/herbal and bitter backend; slightly dry in the aftertaste with a little bit of a dank taste. Overall quite mild, really. A medium bodied beer, with a touch of booze. Moderately carbonated that makes it slightly crisp
Could easily have 2 bottles. It's decent, I'd drink it again.

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Photo of jdurey
3.62/5  rDev -5.7%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.5

Pretty good but a bit forgettable. Not enough bite for a beer of this style. Still abv will contribute to a feeling that all is right with the world after a couple of bottles.

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Photo of Admiraldinty
3.73/5  rDev -2.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of ordybill
3.87/5  rDev +0.8%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Poured from the tap into a pint glass. The appearance is a murky orange color with a small white head. The aroma is hops, grass and malt. The taste is some citrus hops and malt.

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Photo of The_Kriek_Freak
4.01/5  rDev +4.4%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

The aroma is not very suggestive of hops but this beer is not about the hops anyway as its very best feature is the caramel-like malts that offer a lot of complexity and a nice contrast to the intense (but not aromatic) bitterness of the hops. A very nice IPA, but different to most American IPAs out there.

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Photo of MKrauss
3.72/5  rDev -3.1%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

Photo of DarkSideOfTheMoon
3.24/5  rDev -15.6%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.25

Photo of Choppin-Banana
2.59/5  rDev -32.6%
look: 2.5 | smell: 2.75 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 2.75 | overall: 2.5

Photo of Dalkri
4.24/5  rDev +10.4%
look: 4 | smell: 5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of mcthfg
3.91/5  rDev +1.8%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

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Green Blaze IPA from Long Trail Brewing Co.
Beer rating: 3.84 out of 5 with 378 ratings