Long Trail India Pale Ale | Long Trail Brewing Co.

1,215 Ratings
Long Trail India Pale AleLong Trail India Pale Ale

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

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

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Ratings: 1,215 |  Reviews: 418
Photo of Chico1985
3.16/5  rDev -12.7%
look: 4 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 4 | overall: 3

Pours a hazy, very pale orange, nearly yellow. White head retains well at a little under a half-finger.

Scent is very mineral-y, some sweet and bready malts, a tiny bit of lemony hops. Nothing too enticing but not quite off-putting.

Taste opens thing up more. Hops are big on the herbal+grassiness, with maybe a light grapefruit quality to it. A decent amount of bitterness for an English IPA. Malts still have a big mineral+grainy quality, a light sweetness, and big bready notes coming out in the finish. Doesn't seem to mesh, feels a little off.

Mouthfeel is fine, good body, well carbonated.

Not bad, but really nothing to write home about.

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Photo of jrempel
4/5  rDev +10.5%

Photo of Mauidan
3.75/5  rDev +3.6%

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3.25/5  rDev -10.2%

Photo of jill9700
4.46/5  rDev +23.2%
look: 4 | smell: 3 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 5

I have drank many an IPA, and I have to say If you're planning on having more than six IPA's... THIS is the beer to choose! I drank like, 7 without noticing! So good! The lacing is perfectamundo, and the head and body are perfectly to my liking. Seriously, get some of this stuff. My favorite beer is Stone Ruination IPA, and this beer semi-reminds me of it, as well as camping out in the Green Mnts. Goodtimes. Goodbeer.

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Photo of radiantdesigner
3.5/5  rDev -3.3%

Photo of imbibehour
3.67/5  rDev +1.4%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

Poured from the bottle into a nonic pint glass.

As with unfiltered, cloudy appearance, and a dull lemon yellow and brown amber body. Head is a solid white, fairly creamy with some decent staying power, not too uniform in composition.

Nose brings a grass malt, a good amount of faint toast, and some hop bitter lemon sense. Hop angle is a little burried, but a good toasty malt biscuity backbone is real enjoyable.

Palate has a little wetness too it, but a somewhat chalky feel. Hop presence takes off nicely with all the flavor in the finish. Explosive not really, but settles in nicely with a toast malt hinted from the nose. Carbonation seems just about right, but everything feels in control.

Overall even for English IPA nothing too impressive, but still a beer that's enjoyable, I could have this again.

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Photo of zoso1967
3.5/5  rDev -3.3%

Photo of Cattafin
3.75/5  rDev +3.6%

Photo of Ilovesuds
2.56/5  rDev -29.3%
look: 3.5 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 2.5

Nice hazy golden orange color. Decent head of thickish suds only piles up to about 1/2 inch even after an aggressive pour. Nose is dull. Faint smell of hops and fruit. Taste is not overly hopped but very bitter aftertaste lingers for a long (trail) time. As the beer warms is has a medicinal, cherry like flavor reminiscent of Shipyard IPA. I remember liking this a lot more in the past. It was always a great bargain at ten bucks a twelve pack. Obviously batch control is an issue and I would be hard pressed to purchase this again with so many better local IPA's to choose from.

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Photo of deltatauhobbit
3.47/5  rDev -4.1%
look: 3 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Pours a pale yellow color with a hint of orange, hardly any head, even less lacing on the glass.

Smell starts out with a sweet malt base, the hop aroma sneaks in but doesn't take the lead, slight citrus hint.

Taste is similar to the aroma, the sweet malt takes the forefront while a light citrus hop flavor comes in the aftertaste, the malt and hops are quite balanced as it would be for an English IPA.

Does nothing outstanding but it doesn't do anything wrong either.

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Photo of Archemedies
3.5/5  rDev -3.3%

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3.25/5  rDev -10.2%

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2.5/5  rDev -30.9%

Photo of redfox405
4/5  rDev +10.5%

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3.25/5  rDev -10.2%

Photo of danmc50
4.25/5  rDev +17.4%

Photo of Jim_DemonDeacon
3.25/5  rDev -10.2%

Photo of RyanGoodman
2/5  rDev -44.8%

Photo of iL0VEbeer
3.5/5  rDev -3.3%

Photo of tdexterc
4/5  rDev +10.5%

Photo of durkle
3.5/5  rDev -3.3%

Photo of mvanaskie13
3.7/5  rDev +2.2%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Poured into a standard pint glass, color is deep, opaque orange/copper with a nice frothy white head that laces nicely.

Smell is nice malt, light toast and some caramel followed by some light citrus hops, hints of spice.

Taste is clean malt, similar to the smell with some light toast and caramel, decently solid bitterness follows with some hints of citrus.

Mouthfeel is on the lighter side of bitter but easily drinkable, nice flavors are lingering well.

Overall a very solid ipa, could be considered a stronger pale ale in some regards as the bitterness and hop presence is a bit light.

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Photo of Brewsky29
3/5  rDev -17.1%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

This beer pours a very light orange with half an inch of foamy head that disipated in about 3 minutes with not much lacing at all.

Very light citrus mainly barley like.

This beer is a very weak flavor light hops and barley grainy flavor very light though.

Medium carbonation and no alcohol presence.

Overall just okay nothing special here.

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Photo of burkenator
3.5/5  rDev -3.3%

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