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Long Trail Limbo IPA

Discussion in 'Beer Talk' started by bribo, Oct 10, 2013.

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  1. bribo

    bribo Dec 11, 2012 New York

    Anyone tried this yet? Impressions? Similarities?
     
  2. DarkDragon999

    DarkDragon999 Feb 13, 2013 Rhode Island

    I'm on the lookout for it. I thought this was bombers only but I guess its not. Doesnt say 6 or 4 packs though but at 7.6% abv Im guessing its 4 packs.
     
  3. bribo

    bribo Dec 11, 2012 New York

    LT is presently serving it on tap at their brewhouse and soon at select locations in Vermont. I believe they intend to bottle and distribute it in December. Not sure if it's going to be a year round offering.
     
  4. bbeane

    bbeane May 10, 2009 Pennsylvania
    Beer Trader

    Supposedly a bigger version of the first Brown Bag American IPA they released. The packaging is pretty nice too. They're going to be going through a big rebranding and changing stuff up. Next Brush and Barrel release is a Dark Chocolate Porter called Culmination, which ill say I'm anxious to try.
     
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  5. jhartley

    jhartley Aug 22, 2010 Florida
    Beer Trader

    Was not impressed at all with their standard IPA offering.
     
  6. Givemebeer

    Givemebeer Apr 6, 2013 Vermont

    Agree. But their brewmaster DIPA was very good IMO especially considering the price.
     
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  7. Longstaff

    Longstaff May 23, 2002 Massachusetts

    Like Harpoon IPA, its a nice pale ale.
     
  8. djmurphy

    djmurphy Jan 26, 2013

    I had one today - it's on tap at 5 Olde in South Royalton. Pretty nice, a change from their normal style which was great to see. Light and drinkable, but not quite HT. 16oz. pour
     
  9. ThirstyFace

    ThirstyFace Jan 11, 2013 New York

    I wouldn't judge LT on that beer. First, it's English in style, and second, their big bottles show they have a deft hand in brewing. Brown Bag was a bug league IPA

    I think a rebranding and some shifts in their lineup with help LT get back in the game.
     
  10. DarkDragon999

    DarkDragon999 Feb 13, 2013 Rhode Island

    I'll defend their IPA since Ive had it quite a few times and I like it. If you want a decent ipa that you can pound 4-6 of them its a good one to go with. Its hoppy but too tooy hoppy and too bitter. Its not complex but its smooth and easy drinking. Its not bad really IMO.
     
  11. ThrashMaster

    ThrashMaster Nov 1, 2012 Massachusetts

    An ipa with mostly amarillo is english in style?
     
  12. Andrew041180

    Andrew041180 Mar 15, 2013 Massachusetts

    I was going to say something to this effect. It certainly doesn't taste English to me. However, I had three on the golf course last week and they were just the right combo of smooth and flavorful. If I was going to have one beer at home tonight I wouldn't pick the IPA. I think an earlier comparison to Harpoon is fair, although I'd take the Long Trail.
     
  13. ThirstyFace

    ThirstyFace Jan 11, 2013 New York

    Are we talking about the same beer? I'm talking about Long Trail IPA ( yellow package of six). That one is an English IPA, no doubt

    LT calls it a traditional English IPA, and that's how it is listed on BA. Surely I'm not the only one who sees it this way
     
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  14. Sean802

    Sean802 Jul 14, 2013 Vermont
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    Fwiw, I had limbo last weekend and it's fanfuckingtastic. It's closer to a Lawson's than anything LT has done before. I think they took notes when OC made double dose.
     
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  15. Providence

    Providence Feb 24, 2010 Rhode Island

    Tried it at Beervana last night. I thought it was excellent. Much different than their regular IPA, so don't use that as a measuring stick as some have suggested.
     
  16. Joe_Grizzly

    Joe_Grizzly Jul 27, 2013 New Hampshire
    Beer Trader

    anyone know if they have growler fills of it at the source??
     
  17. ChrisChagnon

    ChrisChagnon Jul 9, 2013 Connecticut
    Beer Trader

    Had this at a beer fest yesterday, unbelieveable. Can't say enough about how good this beer was. Right up there with some of the top VT ipas. Well done Long Trail. The rep said it would be out in limited markets in December
     
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  18. jamvt

    jamvt Aug 5, 2005 Massachusetts
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    Harpoon IPA was an IPA 20 year ago, and it's an IPA today. If this is your mentality going forward, you'll be referring to Heady Topper as just a nice balanced IPA in 10 years.
     
  19. Longstaff

    Longstaff May 23, 2002 Massachusetts

    Why wait 10 years - Heady is nicely balanced today.

    But my point with LT/Harpoon IPA is if you set your expectations to that of a pale ale, you will be pleasantly rewarded with a nice beer. If you are expecting it to be anywhere near the hopping levels of Heady or other bomb IPA's of the day, you will be dissapointed.
     
  20. Horbar

    Horbar Feb 24, 2012 Rhode Island

    It's good stuff and worth the purchase.
     
  21. vtcraft

    vtcraft Apr 1, 2013 Vermont
    Beer Trader

    Dont know about the brewery but Ricks u-save in south burlington has it for growler fills
     
  22. KtownBartender

    KtownBartender Sep 25, 2013 Vermont

    I detected some oniony/B.O. Notes in the hop profile.
     
  23. ChrisChagnon

    ChrisChagnon Jul 9, 2013 Connecticut
    Beer Trader

    nope
     
  24. JMScowcroft

    JMScowcroft Feb 18, 2008 Vermont

    It's citrus and pine the citrus is dank I am guessing Galaxy the pine seems like something out of Yakima, WA. It is one of the best beers they have ever put out but it is not comparable to the industry leaders at all.

    It seems like they tried to experiment too much.
     
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  25. BTVflatlander

    BTVflatlander Feb 15, 2013 Vermont

    The format is 6-packs which I've seen running around $13 in the Burlington area. The best Long Trail I've had to date.
     
  26. itsjreal

    itsjreal Jul 21, 2013 Vermont

    Got a 6-pack for $10. Great value for a very good beer. Best offering from Long Trail that I've had. Nice label design, too.
     
  27. BTVflatlander

    BTVflatlander Feb 15, 2013 Vermont

    Yeah, just got it for $11 in Winooski.
     
  28. GreenMtnMike

    GreenMtnMike May 30, 2013 Pennsylvania
    Beer Trader

    For anyone who has tried both, how does it compare to the LT Double IPA they made for their Brewmaster series?
     
  29. Flashy

    Flashy Oct 22, 2003 Vermont

    I would like to try the old Ballentine IPA and see how it held up after 25 years.
     
  30. ThisWangsChung

    ThisWangsChung Oct 15, 2011 Maryland
    Beer Trader

    Anyone in MD seen this one yet?
     
  31. GotWad629

    GotWad629 Sep 14, 2010 New York

    anyone know when it's hitting mass?
     
  32. zedthewizard

    zedthewizard Jun 13, 2005 Vermont

    The limbo is remarkably good in my opinion. There general IPA is pretty good at that price point and alcohol content. Unfiltered too, I believe. I'm having the Culmination and it's a bit to dark chocolate bitter for me to really enjoy, but it's good and strong.
     
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  33. zedthewizard

    zedthewizard Jun 13, 2005 Vermont

    The limbo is remarkably good in my opinion. There general IPA is pretty good at that price point and alcohol content. Unfiltered too, I believe. I'm having the Culmination and it's a bit to dark chocolate bitter for me to really enjoy, but it's good and strong.
     
  34. Joe_Grizzly

    Joe_Grizzly Jul 27, 2013 New Hampshire
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  35. VTHopddicted

    VTHopddicted Feb 28, 2013 Vermont

    Its a good strong Ipa for the price. I myself do taste a vegetale quality. Not always bad, depending on mood.
    Worth a try as it is long trails most aggressive offering.
     
  36. Soxfan45

    Soxfan45 Jun 28, 2013 Connecticut

    I tried it last week in a sales meeting. I think it is one of the best beers they have ever done (I loved the triple bag and they stopped making it). They are also coming out with a new porter early 2014. I am very happy they are getting back in the game. I thought they got pretty complacent as a brewery for a while.
     
  37. jmlewisjr

    jmlewisjr Dec 28, 2011 Massachusetts
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    Had it on tap at Stars in Hingham, MA last night...
    fantastic. After having Double Dose there last week I do have to say there are some similarities.
     
  38. Jwale73

    Jwale73 Aug 15, 2007 Rhode Island
    Beer Trader

    Wanted to like it, but didn't love it. The nose was promising, but I felt like it had a weird aftertaste.
     
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