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Long Trail Limbo IPA

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

  1. bribo

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

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    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.
     
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    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

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

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    Agree. But their brewmaster DIPA was very good IMO especially considering the price.
     
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    Like Harpoon IPA, its a nice pale ale.
     
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    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
     
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    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

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    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.
     
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    An ipa with mostly amarillo is english in style?
     
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    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

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

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    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

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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.
     
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    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.
     
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    It's good stuff and worth the purchase.
     
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    Dont know about the brewery but Ricks u-save in south burlington has it for growler fills
     
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    I detected some oniony/B.O. Notes in the hop profile.
     
  23. ChrisChagnon

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

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    For anyone who has tried both, how does it compare to the LT Double IPA they made for their Brewmaster series?
     
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    I would like to try the old Ballentine IPA and see how it held up after 25 years.
     
  30. ThisWangsChung

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    Anyone in MD seen this one yet?
     
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    anyone know when it's hitting mass?
     
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    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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    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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    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.
     
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    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.
     
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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.
     
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    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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