Green Blaze IPA | Long Trail Brewing Co.

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Green Blaze IPAGreen Blaze IPA
BA SCORE
3.83/5
Very Good
360 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:
#14,416
Reviews:
75
Ratings:
360
pDev:
8.62%
Bros Score:
0
 
 
Wants:
11
Gots:
155
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Ratings: 360 |  Reviews: 75
Photo of Gerred
3.58/5  rDev -6.5%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of mdfb79
3.83/5  rDev 0%
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 -11.5%
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 Grunder
3.39/5  rDev -11.5%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.25

Photo of chinchill
4.01/5  rDev +4.7%
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 +2.9%
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 NappyB
3.83/5  rDev 0%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of Jps715
4.05/5  rDev +5.7%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of CLEgator
4.11/5  rDev +7.3%
look: 4 | smell: 3 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Photo of Dada100
3.93/5  rDev +2.6%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of wmcgar01
3.5/5  rDev -8.6%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of florisj135
4/5  rDev +4.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of LarryV
3.38/5  rDev -11.7%
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 -7.8%
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 Curt3
4.12/5  rDev +7.6%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

Photo of bdajedi
4.25/5  rDev +11%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of DareOfTheHog
3.37/5  rDev -12%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.25

Photo of craftaholic
3.62/5  rDev -5.5%
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 hockeypuck
4/5  rDev +4.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of leslie91
3.94/5  rDev +2.9%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

strong but weak aftertaste

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Photo of paresis
3.79/5  rDev -1%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

Photo of RBorsato
3.7/5  rDev -3.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

Photo of stella77artois
3.87/5  rDev +1%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

Photo of Holderness
3.18/5  rDev -17%
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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Photo of GratefulBeerGuy
3.85/5  rDev +0.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

A very nice hop mash up: Blaze a hoppy trail. I know....it's Long Trail, not exactly beer geek gold. You gotta keep an open mind.....
* update review. 11/24/17.

An ever so slight haze to the golden hued copper color. Big carbonation. A sparse, white, rocky cap of foam goes down slow.* the all white foam is rocky, bubbly but thick, sea foam style. Holds on tight. Excellent and intricate lacing is thick.

There is a distinct, "Long Trail Ale" type malty aroma coming out of this IPa. Caramel or maple type malty sweetness. Otherwise, the hops get earthy, floral and resinous. Pine tree, honey and herbal side notes. * tropical pine and earthy tones with a fall seasonal, roasty and sweet malt aroma thing happening underneath.

The first sip brings in, earthy, bitter and dry leafy hop flavor, becomes slightly fruity with red fruits, sour and tangy, not citrus but more high alpha style wild fruits. The sweet, sometimes sour malty edge keeps the IPA balance a bit out of whack. Since the malty flavor is high in effect, it comes across much more like an English IPA, but with a bigger, bitter ibu.

Overall, very tangy. Sour and sweet malt adds depth but certainly not balance.

* A very earthy, sour and bitter pine hop complexity that combo's well with a much more English-style malty ipa experience. This hop foursome covers some serious ground in the hop flavor spectrum. Pine, earthy, tangy fruits, earthybitter vibes.

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Green Blaze IPA from Long Trail Brewing Co.
Beer rating: 3.83 out of 5 with 360 ratings