Batch #1 - American IPA (Brown Bag Series) | Long Trail Brewing Co.

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

Style: American IPA

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 6.40%

Availability: Limited (brewed once)

Notes / Commercial Description:
Created by a hop head, for hop heads! This American IPA is designed to offer the big bold hop aroma & flavor of a higher gravity IPA, in a more modest 6.4% ABV offering. Pure hop resins and Falconer’s Flight hops™ are added into the kettle and throughout multiple dry hop additions.

Added by TheManiacalOne on 12-16-2012

This beer is retired; no longer brewed.

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Ratings: 39 |  Reviews: 9
Reviews by ShogoKawada:
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3.45/5  rDev -11.3%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3

Good clarity, sloppy draft pour. Bright orange.

Smells like flowers, lilacs. Taste follows. Not the most original- a lot like a cross between Bengali tiger and Harpoon IPA. Some juicy bitterness that I'm digging on, though.

Finishes clean, well-bodied. Goes down leaving me wanting more. A serviceable IPA. I'll have another one. No, wait, back to Lagunitas IPA. Sorry, long Trail.

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3.25/5  rDev -16.5%

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3.5/5  rDev -10%

Photo of dogfishandi
3.81/5  rDev -2.1%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

32 oz. growler filled at hamburg consumers. Poured into a snifter.

Pours out a very clear deep golden bordering a light copper color. A decent looking white head, about 1 fingers worth. Keeps some pretty average spotty head retention with just a bit of lacing.

Smells of juicy tropical fruits with some dry grapefruit citrus. Also a bit of fresh cut grass.

At the front of the sip, some juicy citrusy hops with just a hint of lemon and tropical fruit. This is quickly cut by a good amount of dry grapefruit citrus bitterness. Also, a soapy hop flavor with just a slight hint grass and a light grainy generic tasting malt.

Medium to light in body with lots of dry bitterness that lingers on the palate.

Not a bad IPA, but a little too much bitterness with not enough hop flavor to stand up to it. Not something I would really buy again.

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4.25/5  rDev +9.3%

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4/5  rDev +2.8%

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4/5  rDev +2.8%

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3.75/5  rDev -3.6%

Photo of diamondlie
3.26/5  rDev -16.2%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.25

Photo of nebula1999
3.96/5  rDev +1.8%
look: 3 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

Poured on tap at BarleyVine, Main St Bristol, CT.

Hazy dark straw color. Thin white head.

Powerful hop presence in the nose. Pine, some citrus. Sharp.

Taste is full of hoppy bitterness surrounded by more pine and mouth filling bitter-tartness. Enamel wasting bitterness. Very long lasting dry bitter finish. Abrasive. Very little balance though. Not much malt to speak of.

Overall, a very enjoyable, quenching brew. Just needs more malt for balance.

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3.75/5  rDev -3.6%

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2/5  rDev -48.6%

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4.25/5  rDev +9.3%

Photo of TheManiacalOne
4.22/5  rDev +8.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

On-tap 12/12/2012 at Track 84, in Warwick, RI served in a US tumbler pint glass.

A: The beer is a deep gold color, with a short off-white head that fades slowly and leaves a thick lace on the glass.

S: The aroma contains fruity citrus, floral hops and caramelized malts.

T: The taste starts with a strong grassy hops bitterness. Then some citrus and caramel sweetness comes in. The malt character is hearty and brings a good balance. The after-taste is slightly hoppy and slightly sweet.

M: Crisp and smooth, medium body, medium carbonation, finish is slightly sticky.

O: Very tasty, goes down easily, not too filling, decent kick, very good representation of style, this is a very solid IPA to pound down for a long time.

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3.75/5  rDev -3.6%

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3.75/5  rDev -3.6%

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4.25/5  rDev +9.3%

Photo of Stinkypuss
4.03/5  rDev +3.6%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Pours a hazed orange with soapy white head. Aroma is full of citrus hops and a bit of pine. The taste is solidly bitter, with plenty of herb, resin and pine notes. Slight citrus and pale malt sweetness provide more depth of flavor. Full bodied ale that has nice medium carbonation. Overall, this is a great IPA.

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4/5  rDev +2.8%

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4/5  rDev +2.8%

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3.75/5  rDev -3.6%

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4.02/5  rDev +3.3%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

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4.25/5  rDev +9.3%

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4.25/5  rDev +9.3%

Photo of Kendo
4.31/5  rDev +10.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

A: Poured from the growler into a pint glass. Body is golden-honey in color with a small off-white head. Some lacing.

S: Very pleasant - apricot and citrus (think grapefruit juice).

T: Modest pale malt foundation is followed by apricot, grassy/piney hops and a lemony dry finish.

M: Medium in heft, carbonation is light.

O: Good stuff. On the lighter side of IPAs, in both color and overall flavor - the apricot really lightens it up and makes it a good drinker. Still plenty of flavor, however. If they bottled this, I'd certainly buy it to have around regularly.

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Batch #1 - American IPA (Brown Bag Series) from Long Trail Brewing Co.
Beer rating: 3.89 out of 5 with 39 ratings