aledrinkerLS (101) - New Brunswick, USA - FEB 25, 2001
5 AROMA 10/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 10/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 20/20
Stellar beer, very balanced, and very drinkable. One of the best IPAs around, I even like this better than Hopdevil!
drinks2much (1) - Harrisburg, Pennsylvania, USA - DEC 31, 2003 does not count
4.6 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 19/20
The 2003-2004 Hoppy Trails IPA is different than previous years. Extra hops added in the brew kettle, the addition of a hop back, and extra dry hops, have made this IPA extrodinary. If you are looking for an athenic English style IPA, this is one to try. Get it while you can, it is a seasonal release only available for a few months.
Dickinsonbeer (5076) - Hoboken, New Jersey, USA - APR 9, 2003
4.1 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Awesome appearance!!! Nice copper/light orange color, with an awesome white head which left a mound of foam in the glass until it was finished. Aroma is of a god amount of hops, however it is not overdone. Flavor is of some malt- and lots of hops. I would want more hops but it is well done.
jcwattsrugger (10724) - Florida and, New Jersey, USA - MAY 22, 2006
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
on tap-pours a creamy offwhite head that laces with gold-copper color. Aroma is medium hops. Taste is medium hops with a good bite, citrus. Good carbonation.
tbookman (618) - Ephrata, Pennsylvania, USA - APR 5, 2002
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Nice crisp hop aroma. Good copper/orange body & great hop bite in the taste. A very nice IPA - although I think it might be a bit thin.
mattern33 (94) - Pennsylvania, USA - FEB 17, 2013
4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottle. Light amber, slightly cloudy color. Mild hop bitterness on palate yet smooth flavor. Mild initial aroma
morehops (39) - Pennsylvania, USA - JUN 11, 2005
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
This is one of ABCís hoppist beers (Barleywine is close to it by IBUís). Has a nice amber color, is also nicely balanced with a hoppy aroma and kind of a citric finish.
desurfer (1186) - Melbourne, Florida, USA - OCT 30, 2010
3.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Draft in Gettysburg. Great all-around IPA; pleasant balance of hops, sweetness and alcohol.
rajendra82 (911) - Alpharetta, Georgia, USA - SEP 1, 2005
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Hoppy trails came to me in an attractively labeled, brown, 12 oz. bottle, with a bottled in February notch. The look was a shade paler than a classic American IPA, but still quite attractive, especially due to a high clarity. The head was two finger thick, and generously foamy at first, and left some spidery lacing while diminishing. The aroma was floral and herbal hops, with a touch of popcorn like diacetyl. The taste was more APA than IPA, as the beer was rather highly attenuated and lacked a solid malt backbone. A distinct citric bitter snap typical of an American IPA was absent as well. Instead the hop varieties used were more earthy and spicy in character, and (what I believe to be Ringwood) yeast imparted a distinct funk. Not a bad taste mind you, just not on par with the great and lively IPAs we have come to love. Mouthfeel was solidly medium and aftertaste clean but nondescript. There were not many typical hop laden burps to speak of. A clean, middle of the road IPA, that does not take many chances. Comes across as a sessionable, but unexciting brew.
xproudfoot (750) - Paleolithic, Pennsylvania, USA - JAN 8, 2006
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 15/20
Cask! at ABC brewpub. Red copper with a nice eggshell head. Served appropriately room temp. American hops (citrus fruit) on the nose. Quite flavorfully hoppy and extremely smooth. Milky lemon grass, fresh. Big swiss cheese hole lacing. Quite tasty.