Long Trail India Pale Ale | Long Trail Brewing Co.

BA SCORE
82
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1,215 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:
1,215
Reviews:
418
Avg:
3.62
pDev:
12.98%
 
 
Wants:
12
Gots:
190
For Trade:
0
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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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Photo of UnderStageMan
3.16/5  rDev -12.7%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 2.75 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.25

Photo of HaightAshbury
2.79/5  rDev -22.9%
look: 4 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 2.75 | feel: 3 | overall: 2.75

Photo of CHager94
4/5  rDev +10.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of Thunderballroom
3.85/5  rDev +6.4%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of WunderLlama
3.97/5  rDev +9.7%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

Bottle poured into glass

Opaque golden yellow with thick two finger white foam cap , good lacings

Aroma of grassy grains, citrus

Bready, biscuity taste, gentle happiness

Smooth almost creamy, session able

Nice beer

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Photo of 2ellas
3.25/5  rDev -10.2%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.25

Photo of Wizzle32
4/5  rDev +10.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of BeerAndGasMasks
3.85/5  rDev +6.4%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

From the bottle, it pours a hazy light amber with a moderate head. Hops tickle the nose. Hoppy on the tongue, but not too much. This beer provides the IPA level of hops without over-bittering. Well done. Enjoyable.

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Photo of FinkMeister
3.5/5  rDev -3.3%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of whiterapid
3.5/5  rDev -3.3%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of rgeagan
4.14/5  rDev +14.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of Shy5
3.5/5  rDev -3.3%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of PJCarnell
3.98/5  rDev +9.9%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

Photo of predikit
3.38/5  rDev -6.6%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.25

Pours a pale golden yellow, with a fizzy white head that left minimal lacing behind.

Smell is subtle with some herbal earthy hops.

A bread malt character crumbles away with a earthy hop bite, on the pungent side. The alcohol seems to be very prevalent here, giving a noticeable unpleasant quality to the bitter aftertaste, which is slightly reminiscent of aspirin.

Medium light bodied, a little creamy, leaves mostly clean, a residue sticks to your mouth and carries the bitter well after the finish.

No where near the best IPA I've tried, but it may be the first "English IPA" that I've tried. I wouldn't seek this beer out, but it's very drinkable.

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Photo of AC-Mivsek
3.93/5  rDev +8.6%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of afsdan
4/5  rDev +10.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of davidvee22
2.25/5  rDev -37.8%
look: 2.25 | smell: 2.25 | taste: 2.25 | feel: 2.25 | overall: 2.25

Photo of kkmiller76
4/5  rDev +10.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

Photo of jlechner33
3.55/5  rDev -1.9%
look: 3 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of cambabeer
3.71/5  rDev +2.5%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of NickySop
2.92/5  rDev -19.3%
look: 2.75 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.25

Photo of BeerYo
3.08/5  rDev -14.9%
look: 3 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.25

Photo of emptyglassagain
3.21/5  rDev -11.3%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Long Trail India Pale Ale from Long Trail Brewing Co.
3.62 out of 5 based on 1,215 ratings.
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