Citrus Limbo IPA | Long Trail Brewing Co.

Citrus Limbo IPACitrus Limbo IPA
BA SCORE
78.3%
Liked This Beer
3.87 w/ 120 ratings
Citrus Limbo IPACitrus Limbo IPA
BEER INFO

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

Style: American IPA

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 7.60%

Availability: Year-round

Notes / Commercial Description:
No notes at this time.

Added by broadway848 on 09-30-2016

BEER STATS
Ranking:
#10,967
Reviews:
32
Ratings:
120
Liked:
94
Avg:
3.87/5
pDev:
10.08%
Alströms:
0
 
 
Wants:
5
Gots:
36
Trade:
0
User Ratings & Reviews
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Ratings: 120 |  Reviews: 32
Reviews by utopiajane:
Photo of utopiajane
3.81/5  rDev -1.6%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Pours a hazy and perfect amber color with an off white head that fell well. Nose is grapefruit and tangerine. Malt is a generous cracker and the hop floral is a light petal on the nose. Malt smells a little toasty. I almost think I smell a hint of caramel and I like that very much.

Taste follows the nose. Soft generous malt with a little mouthfeel and flavor come through bringing all kinds of tangerine and grapefruit. The pithy grapefruit underscores the beer with a little bitterness and the hops do not bite too hard at the end. This had a soft and graceful bearing on the palate and was not too bitter or too strong. It is quite strong though at 7.6% and the alcohol on the palate is gentle and gives some bitterness to the finish too. That hint of toastiness from the malt is the perfect accent to the tangerine. A bit of aftertaste from fruit.

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More User Reviews:
Photo of generallee
3.95/5  rDev +2.1%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

Photo of Skabiski
4.04/5  rDev +4.4%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of tdm168
3.85/5  rDev -0.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

Photo of Roguer
3.82/5  rDev -1.3%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Limbo is a fantastic beer, easily overlooked by the BA community due to being brewed by Long Trail. It was the first in what was to become an excellent lineup of new beers. This is a dry-hopped version with grapefruit and tangerines added.

Brew is a dark orange, slightly cloudy. Good head size from a strong pour; decent head retention and nice lacing.

The first aroma up front is a slightly sweet, brown sugary and bready bite of caramel malt. This is followed by a nostril-cleansing citrus scent of grapefruit and tangerines, but nothing so strong or acidic that it implies the fruit is added. Pineapple and pine are also present. Overall, the aroma is fairly restrained.

On the palate, those aromas all blend together in an interesting way. Instead of clearly defined phases of flavor, it all melds at first, yielding a hoppy, sweet, malty, citrusy, gooey profile. The second half shows the dry-hopping fairly clearly, with a touch of dankness, some pine, and very subdued citrus and tropical notes. Finish hints strongly at papaya, kiwi, and pineapple, no doubt due to the Galaxy hops.

Throughout, there is a slight citrus bite, but it is nowhere near as pronounced as in other fruited IPAs. It's barely enough to be noticed.

Could use a touch more liveliness. Excellent drinkability for a brew approaching 8%.

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Photo of Tarheel219
4/5  rDev +3.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of grahuba
3.98/5  rDev +2.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Photo of Kegatron
3.79/5  rDev -2.1%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

Photo of HorseheadsHopHead
3.85/5  rDev -0.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

L: Clear, lightly bubbly copper with a fluffy, sticky white head that leaves copious lacing.

S: Sweet red grapefruit flesh, tangerine peel, hints of apricot, pineapple, and strawberry; a touch of caramel, and a hint of earth.

T: Fresh grapefruit, hints of dirty tangerine, a bit more caramel malt pushing throughout, along with a slightly toasty breadyness; lightly earthy and piney, with a moderately bitter and dry but well-rounded lingering finish of grapefruit peel.

F: Medium-bodied, smooth, almost chewy, and well-carbed.

O: Yet another citrus IPA, but not a bad one. Solid, if unexciting. Doesn't stand out, though. Get the regular Limbo IPA. So much better.

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Photo of mmorris15
3.95/5  rDev +2.1%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of hophugger
3.64/5  rDev -5.9%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.5

Photo of Lone_Freighter
3.21/5  rDev -17.1%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

This was poured into a becher pint glass. The appearance was a sly burnt orange to amber color. Light transparency about it. Carbonation rising at a decent pace. One ring of lace sticks to the side after a finger’s worth of white foamy head dissipates. The aroma takes in some grapefruit rind bitterness. Sugary malts start off with the grapefruit rind bitterness but do have some components that don’t seem to come together. It wavers a bit, doesn’t seem to hold the bitterness in there. Apricot is there. The flavor leans sweet with the sugars, citrus pulp, and apricot. Malt residue aftertaste with a quick sweet finish. On the palate, this one sat about a light to medium on the body with a decent sessionability about it. Carbonation feels very light allowing the sweetness to almost become cloying. Overall, I like regular Limbo better. The malt backbone in that seems to embrace the body better, this is borderline cloying in the feel and leans to the sweet side and doesn’t keep the bitterness to embrace the aroma.

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Photo of broadway848
3.75/5  rDev -3.1%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of twillingthenoz
3.5/5  rDev -9.6%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of Tbone2131
3.81/5  rDev -1.6%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of VeganUndead
3.95/5  rDev +2.1%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

Haven't been a huge fan of Long Trail offerings, but while this is pretty heavy on the citrus flavor, off the top of my head maybe my favorite beer from them that hasn't been a collab

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Photo of imbibehour
4.5/5  rDev +16.3%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Poured from the bottle into a Spiegelau IPA glass. Bottled Sept 20th 2016.

Deep and crystal clear shining amber orange, with a hue of almost pink grapefruit, and dark bronze edges. Ample amounts of fine carbonation, meeting to a fluffy rich off tan colored head, three fingers easily tall. Good solid retention, ring lacing, island mountain like puck in the center, with some fine swiss cheese bubbles. Excellent looking IPA.

Hints of juiced grapefruit, and minor dank hop aroma hit real nicely. Juiced dank flavors creating a thick nearly smokey sensing experience. Faint tropical notes even hint at a little exotic, with candy like flavors minus the big sweetness and sugary quality. Great nose on this brew.

Palate really sings. Thick and oily rich hop coating mouthfeel. Mid palate smashes with excellent citurs graperfruit and orange flavors. Faint sensing caramel leaving a nice playing surface for hop action and love. Oily and zesty bursting finish of citrus, long and lingering. Juicy flavors and feel with a good dense malt backbone, almost honey and tropics washing along.

Loved regular limbo and they just made a real good counterpoint. Grapefruit Sculpin eat your heart out.

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Photo of edthehead
3.77/5  rDev -2.6%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of IdrinkGas
4.14/5  rDev +7%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Photo of zrroot
3.95/5  rDev +2.1%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of dsshuck
3.88/5  rDev +0.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Photo of AJmon13
3.95/5  rDev +2.1%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

Photo of Noelito76
4/5  rDev +3.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of Ardeer
4.02/5  rDev +3.9%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

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

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Citrus Limbo IPA from Long Trail Brewing Co.
Beer rating: 78.3% out of 100 with 120 ratings
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