Green Blaze IPA | Long Trail Brewing Co.

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Green Blaze IPAGreen Blaze IPA
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3.84/5
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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:
#17,614
Reviews:
82
Ratings:
378
pDev:
8.33%
 
 
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11
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Photo of acurtis
3.85/5  rDev +0.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

Photo of Knapp85
4.04/5  rDev +5.2%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of metter98
3.96/5  rDev +3.1%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

A: The beer is hazy yellowish amber in color and has a light to moderate amount of visible carbonation. It poured with a finger high white head that died down, leaving some small pillows of bubbles on the surface, a collar around the edge, and a thin head covering the surface in between. It left lots of lacing down the sides of the glass.
S: Moderate aromas of tropical fruit hops are present in the nose along with some hints of pine.
T: The taste follows the smell, starting out with flavors of tropical fruits and underlying caramel malts. Notes of pine become noticeable in the finish and linger into the aftertaste. There is a moderate amount of bitterness.
M: It feels medium-bodied and a little crisp on the palate with a moderate amount of carbonation.
O: This beer starts out tasting like a tropical fruit bomb, but once the beer warms up the pine resin begins to creep in and help balance things off a bit.

Serving type: bottle

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Photo of Taphouse_Traveler
3.83/5  rDev -0.3%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

Photo of oriolesfan4
3.85/5  rDev +0.3%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

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

Photo of superspak
4.1/5  rDev +6.8%
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 brentk56
3.98/5  rDev +3.6%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Appearance: Spumes up with a bubble show and a three finger head settles atop the clear amber liquid; excellent retention and lacing action

Smell: Tangerine and pineapple buttressed by caramel tones

Taste: Caramel forward, with the hops building through the middle; tangerine, pineapple and, after the swallow, resiny pine tones; finishes balanced if not slightly tilted toward the malt

Mouthfeel: Medium body with moderate carbonation

Overall: A nice IPA if you prefer a balanced approach to the style; I preferred the enticing aroma to what went across my palate; the hop flavors are fine - just a bit too much malt

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

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

Photo of NeroFiddled
4.06/5  rDev +5.7%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Long Trail Brewing Co. "Green Blaze IPA"
12 fl. oz. brown glass bottle, coded "120216" and sampled on 022217
$2 @ Wegmans, King of Prussia, PA

Notes via stream of consciousness: Nice label. 60 IBUs and 6.5% ABV, very good, sounds like a lighter style. Nice pour with a large pillowy head of off-whie rising above a hazy amber body. The head is slowly condensing and becoming more rocky. I get some resin and pine in the aroma but it's really too early to tell as there's so much head keeping the aromas in. Impressive head retention, and what appears will become some very nice lacing. Hopefully that haze is from dry hopping. Now I have to wait. OK, that took a bit. The foam split down the center but there's still a lot of creamy froth around the sides. There's still not much more in the aroma although there is a bit of lemon,lime, and tangerine. Interesting. The flavor is very much the same with a bit of gently sweet, almost toasty, biscuity malt. The lemon-lime note is really interesting, I'm not sure I've ever experienced that before. The lacing it's leaving behind is impressive: torn sheets of lace that just about cover the whole glass from where it first started on down. It's tartish and fruity upfront on the tip of the tongue, and then more piney and malty across the middle, followed by dryness and residual pine in the finish. As it warms I'm finding a bit of mango, lychee, apple, and papaya within the fruitiness, and maybe even some berry. The lemon-lime is fading though as it's less concentrated since opening up. The 60 IBUs are coming through solidly. It seems more like 70 to me. Fortunately the pine is coming through too heavily in the finish. Sometimes a lot of pine and bitterness can be a bit raspy, but I'm not finding that here. Medium bodied and somewhat creamy. Smooth. I like it. It's unique and interesting, and very drinkable while still retaining a solid IPA bitterness.

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

Photo of chinchill
4.01/5  rDev +4.4%
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 TheManiacalOne
3.78/5  rDev -1.6%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

On-tap 5/13/2016 at Doherty’s Ale House in Warwick, RI, served in a tapered pint glass.

A: The beer is a deep gold color, with a large foamy off-white head that fades slowly and leaves a very thick lace on the glass.

S: The aroma contains caramelized malts, earthy hops and some citrus.

T: The taste starts out sweet with flavors of caramel, tangerine and other citrus fruits followed by a hearty malt character. The hops presence is a bit subdued but brings some balance. The after-taste is slightly sweet.

M: Crisp and a little smooth, medium body, medium carbonation, finish is slightly sticky.

O: A little tasty, goes down ok, not too filling, decent kick, decent representation of style, this is a solid IPA to drink for a while but there are better choices available in the style.

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Photo of Rifugium
3.56/5  rDev -7.3%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.5

First had: on tap at Count Basie Theatre, Red Bank, NJ.

Another pretty standard IPA addition to the beer market. Orange-yellow pour with a thick white head, nice retention, even in a plastic cup. Biscuit malt and piney hops in the nose, and basically the same in the taste. Again, pretty standard all around, not great, and definitely not bad. Mouthfeel was medium, appropriately crisp, easily drinkable. Not something I'd normally reach for, but the best option at the venue, and not disappointing.

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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 WoodBrew
3.53/5  rDev -8.1%
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 BEER88
3.79/5  rDev -1.3%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

Photo of Kegatron
3.74/5  rDev -2.6%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of GreesyFizeek
4.03/5  rDev +4.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

This one pours a lighter orange-amber, with a small head, and a little bit of lacing.

Smells like heavy duty pine, grapefruit pith, grassiness, and pineapple.

This is one of Long Trail's better IPAs here- good stuff. This is quite piney, with a clean bitterness, and a touch of pineapple, lots of grapefruit, and heavily grassy and green finish.

This is medium bodied, with a crisp snap on the end of each sip, bitterness that lingers, with a good level of carbonation.

I was definitely impressed with this one, really enjoyed it.

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

This was poured into a becher pint glass. The appearance was a nice looking hazy golden orange color with a nice transparency about it. Carbonation seemed to be barely there but a bubble here and there was seen rising. Rocky white to off white foamy head starts and dissipates pretty quickly. Messy lacing all around. The smell started off with sweet grassiness, sweet citrus, light bitter pine, slight breadiness. All blends nicely. The taste was mainly sweet initially, reminiscent of their other "English" styled IPA but takes in more bitterness to remind me it’s closer to the American style. Sweet to bitter citrus, piney and bready aftertaste. Spicy finish. On the palate, this one sat about a light to medium on the body with a fairly decent sessionability about it. Carbonation hits low and allows that spiciness to come back to balance withthe bitterness on my tongue. Overall, I say this was a pretty good offering from Long Trail. Though slightly reminiscent of their regular IPA, this one is just a tad hoppier.

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Photo of mdfb79
3.83/5  rDev -0.3%
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 tdm168
3.92/5  rDev +2.1%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Photo of VeganUndead
3.52/5  rDev -8.3%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of johnnnniee
3.5/5  rDev -8.9%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Bottle from a Lazy Dog
Slightly hazy golden color with a minimal head.
Citrus tropical with hints of resin and pine atop a fairly sweet bready light caramel malt base. Pretty decent IPA, but a bit on the sweet side for my tastes.

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