Trail Vision
Long Trail Brewing Co.

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Style:
American Pale Ale (APA)
Ranked #2,456
ABV:
5%
Score:
82
Ranked #40,728
Avg:
3.56 | pDev: 10.11%
Reviews:
11
Ratings:
37
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Long Trail Brewing Co.
 
Vermont, United States
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SCORE
82
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Photo of tone77
3.53/5  rDev -0.8%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Poured from a brown 12 oz. bottle. Has a golden color with a 1 inch head. Smell is of citrus, malts. Taste is lemons, some malts, hints of grapefruit, the hops are a little light for the style. Feels medium bodied in the mouth and overall it's decent, but nothing special.

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Photo of Lone_Freighter
3.85/5  rDev +8.1%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Ended up being a lil' different for once and poured this into one of those 'can glasses,' though I am not a true fan of the glassware, this is the second time I have had this beer.
The appearance was a yellow murky color with, like always with this glassware, an enormous white foamy head. I swear it's gotta be at least three fingers worth. This head dissipated finely to leave some spotty lace here and there.
The aroma had a strong citrusy pithy bitterness up front with some shaved grapefruit peel. Mild citrus hop spice. Some biscuit malts.
The flavor took all of the prior mentioned aromas to bring together sweetly with some bitterness and a mild zingy zesty hop character punching the back end. Some biscuity malts and zingy hop character in the aftertaste.
The mouthfeel was between light and medium bodied with a good sessionability about it. Good carbonation and a sturdy smoothness strolling through to lead on towards the finish, which was mildly sweet with that hop zing.
Overall, better this time around than last time. I'd have this again.

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Photo of GormBrewhouse
4.24/5  rDev +19.1%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Pours a light yellow with 1 inch head. Smells of citris, very pleasant and not a nose burner. Taste light on the malt with just enough hops for flavor. Feels light with the hops present.
Overall a very nice brew and one you can have several of and not feel bloated.

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Photo of PMakowski
3.34/5  rDev -6.2%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.25

12 Oz bottle poured into glass
Look - very light profile, straw yellow color, but thick foam head and decent lacing
Smell - crisp fruits and hop aromas....pears, apples, some lemon zest, pine resin, some pepper.
Taste - very strange beer, it doesn't have a real specific flavor, it's sort of earthy hops but its got grain flavors akin to lagers. very little sweetness if any, mostly bitter like a Helles. Carbonation medium and body medium (drinkable but not a session). Kind of a woody finish.

Overall, the ratings are accurate, this just isn't a great beer. It pales in comparison to Sierra Nevada or Dale's Pale Ale. It just lacks balance and the hops are not that enjoyable. One and done for me on this one. Grade is a B-

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Photo of NiceTaps
3.8/5  rDev +6.7%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

On tap in a pint glass.

Pale straw gold color with a touch of chill haze. The 1F white cap tapers to a thin film and leaves moderate lacing.

It smells good, like light lemon-herb tea with biscuits. The downside is that the smell is soooo light.

The taste leans slightly toward a light lemon fruit beer with a lean malt base.

Light and refreshing. Some malt sweets then a hop finish to round out its APA designation.

Just enough hops to make it an APA, no bitterness and modest abv make it an invitee on a nice day.

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Photo of drtth
3.76/5  rDev +5.6%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

The slightly hazy golden colored beer pours into a Duvel glass with a 1/2” white that slowly but visibly recedes to an irregular thin island of foam on the surface while leaving a ring, some legs and a sheet of lacing on the side of the glass. Sipping creates lots of small scattered patches of lacing that cling to the sides of the glass.

The aromas are moderate in strength and include some bready malt, some floral, some citrus (lemon) and a touch of earthy, grassiness from the hops.

The flavors are much as expected from the nose with the bready malt sweetness up front and being backed up nicely with some lemon zest and some floral notes. The well controlled but noticeable bitterness is gentle and a bit earthy and grassy.

The mouthfeel is on the light side of medium bodied and fairly smooth with some light, finely bubbled and persistent carbonation. The finish begins as the malt and sweetness begin to fade, allowing the citrus and floral flavors tho show a bit before they to fade away in to a nice dry slightly grassy bitterness.

Enjoying this beer and will probably be looking for more since the flavors are moderate and enjoyable. In my view and APA should not have the same intensity of flavor as an IPA and this one fits the bill nicely. Also, this would be a nice refreshing APA to have on offer in a cooler set out for a backyard party or barbecue.

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Photo of jzeilinger
3.54/5  rDev -0.6%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.5

On tap.

A - Pale straw gold colored pour with creamy lacing.

S - Lemon peel with a little earthiness, graininess, and honey malt.

T - Light lemon peel, crackery honey malt, some graininess, and ends with a bitter crisp lemon-like finish.

M - Light medium body and coats the mouth with a citrus grittyness.

O - This reminds me more of a macro lager. Would be an easy crusher on a super hot day.

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Photo of CTHomer
3.47/5  rDev -2.5%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.5

A; crystal clear; pale gold; 2 finger white head that receded to a splotchy cap; nice lacing;

S: seemed a little light struck; not especially aromatic; some lemon;

T: evenly balanced between malt and hops; I would have liked more hops; mild bitterness on the finish;

M: light to medium bodied; moderate carbonation; moderately dry finish;

O: good, but I expect an APA to lean toward hops;

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Photo of GratefulBeerGuy
3.52/5  rDev -1.1%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

12 oZ bottles.

Totally, sparkling clear golden color, lively look, very much like a fine pilsner. Complete with a fluffy, crystal white foam top. The fluffy foam recedes pretty slow with nice lace left-over.

A malty biscuit and honey aroma seems interesting for this pale ale. Light, fruity hoppiness, some herbal and pepper tones too.

The body is very light, crispy start, malty smooth finish. Has the body feel of a Blonde ale with a very light pilsner style sour malty bite. This stuff could be used as a hydrating liquid for big hikes. Forget Gatorade, Trail Vision could go in my back pack bladder. This beer will pair well with just about everything, especially pasta dishes and fish.

Very light in feel and flavor but the malt and hops are in pretty good balance for tge style in most ways. It could certainly have a slightly bigger malty profile and hops that stand out a bit, but that's just not what this pale ale's about.

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Photo of EMV
3.58/5  rDev +0.6%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Poured from a 12 oz bottle into an Ommegang fluted glass.

L: Clear light golden pour with 3 fingers of foamy white head. Falls fast with great lacing.

S : Lemony citrus and cracked grains.

T/F: Follows the nose. Light bodied brew... easy drinking with ample carbonation. Crackery grains and malts. Drinks almost like more of a lager than a pale. Lemony citrus notes... hops for bittering but still on the sweet side.

O: Pleasant... sessionable... nothing all that special, and again... tastes a bit like a lager/pale hybrid. Worth trying in a mix-a-6.

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Photo of puboflyons
3.74/5  rDev +5.1%
look: 3 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

From a 12 fl. oz. bottle that was bottled 12/18/17. Sampled January 19, 2018. Offered in the Winter Hibernation 12-pack.

It pours amber-yellow with a sight haze and modest, quickly fading white head.

I enjoyed the traditional Pale Ale aromas of this beer with a sweet malt forward, bready character intertwined with floral, citrus, and grassy hops.

The body is light to medium but smooth.

The taste is also sweet and bready with a more muted citrus, zesty and floral hop note. Mild bitterness. Refreshing, clean and crisp finish. Easy drinking.

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Trail Vision from Long Trail Brewing Co.
Beer rating: 82 out of 100 with 37 ratings