Double IPA (Brewmaster Series) | Long Trail Brewing Co.

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Double IPA (Brewmaster Series)Double IPA (Brewmaster Series)

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

Style: American Double / Imperial IPA

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 8.60%

Availability: Year-round

Notes / Commercial Description:
Long Trail Double IPA offers true reward to those seeking intensely sensual hop flavor. Double IPA is a full-flavored ale featuring a good malt backbone combined with an aroma brimming with tantalizing citrus and pine notes.

86 IBU

Added by Brad007 on 03-28-2009

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Photo of mrskunk
3.75/5  rDev -6.5%

Photo of GarthDanielson
3.97/5  rDev -1%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Poured from a bomber into a tumbler pint, the beer is a bright, slightly hazy honey-gold coloring with a tall, chunky, dense, off-white head that sits a steady inch tall on the surface of the brew. Aromas of cut grass and pine lead the way, with a subtle grapefruit citrus highlight behind it. Flavors are hop forward, with a subtle roasting overall, and a tangy citrus and pineapple balance. Hops are resiny, peppery, and rich, and give a bold punch to the palate. Great cling of lace left along the glass as you go, and the body of the beer remains full and smooth despite the bitter characteristics. The aftertaste is bitter, with a good island fruit mix of pineapple, grapefruit, and mango. Smooth, slightly bitter finish. Very easy to drink, although the flavors can become overpowering with subsequent bottles. Good, solid beer.

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Photo of IdrinkGas
3.5/5  rDev -12.7%

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4.75/5  rDev +18.5%

Photo of hackomal
4.25/5  rDev +6%

Photo of craig220
4.5/5  rDev +12.2%

Photo of jrempel
4/5  rDev -0.2%

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4/5  rDev -0.2%

Photo of jeanphony
3.75/5  rDev -6.5%

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3.75/5  rDev -6.5%

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3.75/5  rDev -6.5%

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4/5  rDev -0.2%

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4/5  rDev -0.2%

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4.75/5  rDev +18.5%

Photo of AndrewMichael
4.5/5  rDev +12.2%

Photo of derkfromwi
4.03/5  rDev +0.5%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

A: Thick, white frothy head, light golden color, decent carbonation, good lacing

S: Nice blend of hops with some pine and citrus, a bit of malts on the back end

T: Sweet citrus up front, then some bitter pine, and finishes with a decent malty backbone

M: Smooth, good carbonation, medium bodied, somewhat viscid

O: Good Double IPA, drinks pretty easy, just doesn't excel outside of appearance for me. Would recommend and will try again

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4.75/5  rDev +18.5%

Photo of dbrauneis
3.95/5  rDev -1.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

A: Pours a slightly hazy golden amber with a finger tall soapy white head. The head reduces to just a ring of bubbles at the edge of the glass very quickly. Significant lacing is observed.

S: Some very light grains with multiple different hops - citrus, pineapple, pine, and floral. A really enjoyable aroma.

T: A really enjoyable hop profile - citrus, grapefruit, pineapple, and floral. There is a slight underlying sweetness but a nice bitterness in the finish.

M: Medium bodied with moderate amounts of carbonation. Slightly syrupy/sticky.

O: One of the more enjoyable offerings from Long Trail that I have had recently, I really like the hop profile. The taste is pleasant but this is not very sessionable (too intense hops bitterness and high ABV).

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4.25/5  rDev +6%

Photo of kennylopez
4.18/5  rDev +4.2%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

Poured out of a 22oz bottle into a pint glass.

Appearance: a fingers worth of creamy white head that floats atop a hazy light amber light golden colored ale.

Smells: a faint pine and floral hop character.

Tastes: this is a tasty balance with generous citrus hops in the front and as it warms up a little the floral/pine hop note bites with a toasted malt.

Mouthfeel: the carbonation on this brew lasts until the last sip leaving a pine hop bite in the aftertaste that is smooth with the 8.6%.

Overall: I picked up a bottle of this for $4 and I have to say Long Trail always does it right and the Brewmaster Series has yet to disappoint me.

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4/5  rDev -0.2%

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3/5  rDev -25.2%

Photo of greenmonstah
3.76/5  rDev -6.2%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

A - Nice caramel-gold color with a finger of white head. Great retention.

S - Aroma of clean grain, citrus hops made up of pineapple and grapefruit, sweet caramel.

T - Pineapple, astringency, grapefruit, caramel providing a balancing sweetness. Some grass.

M - Medium body, hot alcohol, little change as you drink, meaning that it starts out ever so slightly dry and stays that way through out.

O - Overall an average DIPA that once time in the past surprised me with intense pineapple flavors, but that experience wasn't replicated today.

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4.5/5  rDev +12.2%

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4/5  rDev -0.2%

Double IPA (Brewmaster Series) from Long Trail Brewing Co.
4.01 out of 5 based on 601 ratings.
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