Long Trail India Pale Ale | Long Trail Brewing Co.

BA SCORE
82
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1,213 Ratings
Long Trail India Pale AleLong Trail India Pale Ale
BEER INFO

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

Style: English India Pale Ale (IPA)

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 6.00%

Availability: Year-round

Notes / Commercial Description:
Real India Pale Ale (IPA), as it was first brewed in the days of the British Empire, was not the carefully filtered brew that we call IPA beer today. The first IPAs were unfiltered and featured extra hops and higher strength as a preservative for the long trip from England to the colony of India. Our Traditional IPA ale is naturally carbonated, dry-hopped & unfiltered like the old days.

42 IBU

Added by BeerAdvocate on 07-08-2000

BEER STATS
Ratings:
1,213
Reviews:
417
Avg:
3.62
pDev:
12.98%
 
 
Wants:
12
Gots:
189
For Trade:
0
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Photo of VeganUndead
3.11/5  rDev -14.1%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Photo of chicagoish
3.27/5  rDev -9.7%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.25

Photo of KPatterson95
4.08/5  rDev +12.7%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Photo of wonothesane42
3.92/5  rDev +8.3%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Photo of Tarheel219
3.88/5  rDev +7.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Photo of Jack_Frost79
3.75/5  rDev +3.6%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of jan_acker
4.25/5  rDev +17.4%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of redsoxjim
3.63/5  rDev +0.3%
look: 3 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of Bissel328
3.4/5  rDev -6.1%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of Mtrich08
3.68/5  rDev +1.7%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of brotherloco
3.64/5  rDev +0.6%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

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

Photo of American_Hawk
3.67/5  rDev +1.4%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 3.75

Photo of qchic
3.15/5  rDev -13%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.25

Photo of Cpmitchno1
3.29/5  rDev -9.1%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.25

Photo of secondtooth
3.86/5  rDev +6.6%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Appearance: Pours a hazy (unfiltered) golden, with a decent head of off-white suds. Thin but attractive loopy lacing.

Aroma: Citrus hops — orange and grapefruit, predominantly. Yum!

Taste: Crisp and delectable citrus hops here, very fruit-forward without much bitterness. This is a smooth-drinking and delicious IPA that is both approachable and session-worthy. Winner!

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3.74/5  rDev +3.3%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

Photo of louislouis91
3.83/5  rDev +5.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of Mooslerfitness
3.52/5  rDev -2.8%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

This taste nothing like the ipa we now love all I can say is hop and biscuits hop and biscuits hop and biscuits

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3.71/5  rDev +2.5%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

Photo of BelgianBeerMe
2.92/5  rDev -19.3%
look: 3 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 2.75 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 2.75

Photo of toti1972
3.52/5  rDev -2.8%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of hockeyfighter19
3.54/5  rDev -2.2%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.5

Photo of alonso2468
4.25/5  rDev +17.4%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of Stignacious
3.72/5  rDev +2.8%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

From the bottle. I'm going to be straightforward here, this is going to disappoint most newer hopheads; simply because it is an iteration of the English style that strays far from what many have come to expect from Vermont IPA's, but it is a solid rendition of the style. Biscuity and grainy malts complement the subtle (noble?) hops and make for a solid, if somewhat subdued for today's demands, IPA.

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Long Trail India Pale Ale from Long Trail Brewing Co.
3.62 out of 5 based on 1,213 ratings.
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