Green Blaze IPA
Long Trail Brewing Co.

Green Blaze IPAGreen Blaze IPA
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Style:
American IPA
Ranked #3,763
ABV:
6.5%
Score:
86
Ranked #19,723
Avg:
3.85 | pDev: 8.31%
Reviews:
88
Ratings:
418
From:
Long Trail Brewing Co.
 
Vermont, United States
Avail:
Year-round
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SCORE
86
Very Good
Green Blaze IPAGreen Blaze IPA
Notes: Blaze a hoppy trail. Guide yourself through the lupulin landscape of pine, resin and tropical fruit hop notes in this trail-worthy American IPA.
Reviews: 88 | Ratings: 418 | Log in to view all ratings and sort
Photo of brewme
3.75/5  rDev -2.6%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Picked-up as part of a mixed twelve-pack at Kappy's in Norwell for about fifteen dollars. My sixth brew reviewed from these guys, have had many more. Decent brew, would try again.

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Photo of Claude-Irishman
4.01/5  rDev +4.2%
look: 4.75 | smell: 3 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Pours an semi opaque orange, 3 finger head in an IPA glass,creamy dollops of head remain. Smell is muted- citrus,pine,caramel malt. Taste is complex and delicious. It seems the citrus,peachy taste is perfectly balanced with the malts used. Like a tug o war where no one wins. Feels near perfect . This one is a keeper!

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Photo of Chickenhawk9932
3.92/5  rDev +1.8%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Pours a pale Amber with orangish hues and a frothy white head that leaves lavish lace.

Smells of bready malt and stone fruit, backed by earthy and floral undertones.

Bright and green with notes of citrus, pine, and peach hanging on a slight malt bread backbone.

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Photo of Tucquan
3.98/5  rDev +3.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Had this on 2018-11-11 in Columbia, PA from an older 12oz bottle.

A - Golden-orange with a 3/4-finger white head and decent lace

S - Melon, honey, graham cracker, flowery and sweet. Pleasant.

T - Much like the aroma with the addition of some pine, ripe peach and herbal spice. Mild-moderate bitterness in the finish.

M - Medium body and carbonation. Mildly resinous and prickly.

O - A solid, West-Coast-influenced IPA. I enjoyed it and will have it again.

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Photo of rudiecantfail
3.71/5  rDev -3.6%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

12 oz. bottle poured into a tulip glass.

L---Rich, golden color that is slightly cloudy. There are a ton of particulates/floaters, including in the head. They eventually settled, but they were unappetizing. Nice head that thinned to a cap and left good lacing.

S---Very fruity. Mango & peach are most noticeable. There's also a clear malt presence. Pine is minimal, definitely not as advertised.

T---Strong malt backbone gives this one a little too much balance, it's actually tipped to malt dominant over the hops. Tropical fruits are still there. No real pine. Caramel.

F---Not resinous as advertised. Feels a little thicker than most IPAs, probably due to heavy malt influence. OK carbonation.

O---They advertised hops, pine & resin. They did not deliver on that, but it was still a good beer. I wouldn't seek it out, but I wouldn't turn down a free one, either.

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Photo of woodychandler
3.71/5  rDev -3.6%
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 PMakowski
4.16/5  rDev +8.1%
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 -7.5%
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 Jsteez
3.82/5  rDev -0.8%
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 -6%
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 ordybill
3.87/5  rDev +0.5%
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 +4.2%
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 HorseheadsHophead
4.22/5  rDev +9.6%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25

L: Comes in a hazy, translucent, golden orange color with a huge creamy head. Very long retention, with tons of lacing left behind.

S: Cannabis, earth, pine, orange, grapefruit, pineapple, mango, and toasted biscuit malt.

T: Huge grapefruit, orange, and pine resin upfront. Followed with pineapple, hints of papaya and mango, mint and catnip. A sweet toasted biscuit and caramel malt in the middle, but kept in check by an earthy, piney bitterness the whole way. Finishes well-balanced with a lingering bitterness, and lingering notes of grapefruit, orange, earth, and pine.

F: Medium-bodied, well-carbonated, smooth and creamy throughout. Finishing lightly dry with sticky hop oils, it's an excellent mouthfeel.

O: A really good easy-drinking IPA. Chock-full of hop flavors, and yet run-of-the-mill, in a good way. I dig it.

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Photo of tone77
3.53/5  rDev -8.3%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Poured from a brown 12 oz. bottle. Has a golden/orange color with a 1/2 inch head. Smell is minty, some pine. Taste is a whole lot of mint, a good bit of pine as well, moderate bitterness. Feels medium bodied in the mouth and overall is a pretty good beer.

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Photo of superspak
4.1/5  rDev +6.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

12 ounce bottle into tulip glass, no bottle dating. Pours slightly hazy golden orange color with a 1-2 finger fairly dense and fluffy off white head with good retention, that reduces to a small cap that lingers. Nice spotty soapy lacing clings on the glass, with a fair amount of streaming carbonation. Aromas of big tangerine, peach, pear, apricot, pineapple, passion fruit, papaya, mango, honeydew melon, guava, berry, grapefruit, lime, lemon zest, orange peel, citrus rind, pepper, pine, light caramel, toasted biscuit, herbal, and floral/grassy earthiness. Damn nice aromas with great balance and complexity of citrus/fruity/tropical/earthy hops and moderate bready malt notes; with great strength. Taste of huge tangerine, peach, pear, apricot, pineapple, passion fruit, papaya, mango, honeydew melon, guava, berry, grapefruit, lime, lemon zest, orange peel, citrus rind, pepper, pine, light caramel, toasted biscuit, herbal, and floral/grassy earthiness. Light-moderate pine, citrus rind, peppery, herbal, grassy bitterness on the finish. Lingering notes of tangerine, peach, pear, apricot, pineapple, passion fruit, papaya, mango, honeydew melon, guava, berry, grapefruit, citrus rind, pepper, pine, toasted biscuit, and herbal/floral/grassy earthiness on the finish for a while. Awesome complexity, robustness, and balance of citrus/fruity/tropical/earthy hops and moderate bready malt flavors; with a great malt/bitterness balance, and zero lingering hop astringency after the finish. Light-moderate increasing dryness from bitterness. Medium carbonation and body; with a very smooth, moderately bready/grainy, and sticky/resinous/rindy balanced mouthfeel that is great. Zero warming alcohol for 6.5%. Overall this is an awesome IPA! All around great complexity, robustness, and balance of citrus/fruity/tropical/earthy hops and moderate bready malt flavors; very smooth and easy to drink; even with the fairly aggressively bitter/drying finish. A big dank bomb of an IPA. Lots of pine and earthy spice, balanced with juicy tropical/stone fruit character; solid malt backbone, with no residual sweetness. A really enjoyable offering. Love the hop profile: Columbus, Chinook, Mosaic, and Ekuanot.

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Photo of Billolick
3.78/5  rDev -1.8%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

12 oz brown bottle

Pours moderately hazed, typical amber, typical mini cap and decent looking fine scattered lacing.

Pine and hop resin nose.

More resiny hops up front, soft malts below......easy drinking and respectable, if middle of the road kinda IPA....workable sessioner, better the decent value in a everyday kinda hopped up brew

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Photo of ARTiChokey
3.67/5  rDev -4.7%
look: 5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

I enjoyed this IPA but I would put it in the category of an everyday IPA. In other words, it didn’t give me quite that extra hoppy bite I enjoy but it was still a quality beer. I would grab a sixer of this on my way to game night at my brother in laws.

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Photo of mdfb79
3.83/5  rDev -0.5%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

A decent IPA. The nose didn't have a ton going on or as strong a hoppy presence, but the taste was much better. Medium body and moderate carbonation. Worth checking out.

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Photo of billybob
3.39/5  rDev -11.9%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

pours a hazy honey color small head faded quickly but did leave a spotty sticky lace and light pine herbal nose. your typical ipa taste with a smooth buttery bitter finish medium body and carbonation good. not bad but I am not a big ipa fan so I may not be doing it justice.

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Photo of chinchill
4.01/5  rDev +4.2%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

12 oz bottle from PA.
Lightly hazy golden amber colored body with a decent head.
Good hop-forward aroma promises tropical fruit flavors.
The flavor is fruity but more malty and herbal than the aroma suggests. It's also better than the aroma, and markedly harmonious for style.
Fine feel with medium body and carbonation.

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Photo of mvanaskie13
3.94/5  rDev +2.3%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Poured into a narrow pint glass: color is copper, head is lighter tan with fine to small bubbles, head presents about 1/2 inch thick then dissipates to 1/8 inch top and laces the glass.

Smell is light toasted malt, dryer, earthier hops with drops of citrus.

Taste is crisp hops, light toasted malt, minimal caramel sweetness; hop flavors are earthy and hint of citrus rind.

Mouthfeel is a bit stronger than i might have expected with a good hop bitterness.

Overall a good IPA, and somewhat expected a bit on the maltier side but without much sweetness - solid hop bitterness provides lasting mouthfeel.

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Photo of LarryV
3.38/5  rDev -12.2%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.25

Meh, another brewery attempt to jump on the mega-hops blend, juicy, tropical IPA bandwagon. Pours an attractive amber color with minimal head. I pick up mostly malt in the aroma, hops are subdued. Taste is muddled, the various hops don't amount to any sort of harmony of flavor. I get a really bothersome bubble gum taste underneath the bitterness. There's a lot of citrus overtones that dominate the taste for a moment but then the bitterness takes over. Definitely won't be buying this again. I really don't like tasting tropical fruit notes in my beer, I'd just make a smoothie if I wanted fruit. I'm going to have to make it a point to start reading the bottle before I buy to see if has descriptors such as juicy, tropical, citrusy etc.

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Photo of WoodBrew
3.53/5  rDev -8.3%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.5

I got a bottle of this in a mixed 12pck from a PA beer store near the WV border. The beer poured a hazy orangish with white head that is leaving a spotty lace. The scent had hints of citrus peel. The taste was nicely balanced and easy to drink...good presence of citrus spice and pine. The mouthfeel was lighter in body with good carbonation. Overall it's a decent beer.

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Photo of craftaholic
3.62/5  rDev -6%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Hazy and burnt orange. Thick lacing around the rim and a bouquet of pineapple and citrus. The flavor is quite bitter and has a creamy mouthfeel that finishes chalky. Tasty but forgettable, have to enjoy IPAs to appreciate as it's one sided

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Photo of Holderness
3.18/5  rDev -17.4%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Had fresh on tap.

Pours the standard Long Trail well-filtered brownish amber with a decent white head that laces and retains fairly well. Grassy, earthen hops dominate both the aromas and flavors, with hints of caramel malts and bitter citrus. Feels.... like an IPA. Overall very average

64/100

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Green Blaze IPA from Long Trail Brewing Co.
Beer rating: 86 out of 100 with 418 ratings