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RATINGS: 78   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.22/5   EST. CALORIES: 180   ABV: 6%
Don’t let the “easy-drinking” part of it’s name mislead you. Green Trail still delivers a mighty hop punch, but also has a smooth malt body that masterfully balances that famous Ithaca Beer hop intensity. Green Trail has “instant hit” potential with die-hard hop heads and new craft drinkers alike. Weighing in at 6.0% ABV, Green Trail neither overwhelms taste buds nor underwhelm palates as sessionable and approachable IPAs often can. Ithaca Beer’s lead brewer, Bill Ballweber put it best, “Green Trail is just a perfect everyday, go-to, instant-crowd-pleaser IPA.” “What is Green Trail?” one might ask. For founder, Dan Mitchell, Green Trail is a mindset. “It’s about blazing a path that sets you apart from the norm, or that way of thinking out of the ordinary. It’s on that green trail, you often, grow, discover, experience and hopefully improve your surroundings just a little bit…we’re on the Green Trail around here (at Ithaca Beer), are you?” MALT: 2-Row, Pale Crystal, Caramalt, wheat HOPS: Columbus, Cascade ABV: 6.0%

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 16/20
phillybass (61) - Pennsylvania, USA - NOV 25, 2015
A very drinkable IPA. Moderately bitter. Would drink again. Well balanced. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
corby112 (2722) - philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USA - NOV 19, 2015
Pours a very hazy and very dark golden orange color with tangerine edges and a half finger white head that immediately fades into a thin ring. Not much in the way of lacing, only the occasional spot left behind. Floral hop aroma with some grassy pine and earthy resins countered by faint citrus fruit and a pale malt backbone. The hop presence is surprisingly weak with a mild soil-like character along with some pine needle and subtle grapefruit sweetness. Pale malt backbone with hints of bread, biscuit, caramel and toffee. The aroma isn’t bad, it’s just kind of bland which is really disappointing for an IPA. On the lighter end of medium body with a flavor profile that’s similar to the aroma. A little more hop forward than expected with some dry bitterness and sticky oils followed by tropical/citrus fruit and a sweet malt backbone. Some earthy pine needle, spruce tip and soil up front followed by some grapefruit and orange peel sweetness. Malt backbone is a little stronger than I prefer with hints of caramel, toffee, biscuit and cracker. Not the most complex beer but it’s well balanced and easy to drink.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
reberiii (452) - Pennsylvania, USA - AUG 8, 2015
It is in fact, easy drinking, but slightly unremarkable. It’s full of hop, grassy, some grapefruit, plenty of bitter, but you can put down a few of these pretty quickly.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
KyotoLefty (8138) - Kyoto, JAPAN - AUG 5, 2015
Bottle. Pretty pastel orange-golden, low head. Biscuity, malty nose, tropical fruits, orange, mango. Great nose. Full flavor, biscuit, honey, orange, tropical fruits. A bit sweet, full body. Nice stuff.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
jason (1737) - Easton, Pennsylvania, USA - JUN 6, 2015
Bottle. Aroma of melon, sweet malt and cucumber. Flavor is a slight bitter, lemon and hops with a syrupy mouth feel.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
j12601 (8050) - Poughkeepsie, New York, USA - APR 24, 2015
Pouring at TAP NY 2014. Pours a clear gold with a medium sized white head. Big earthy citrus on the nose. Sweet spicy citrus. Almost a hint of rye, citrus, vibrant. Soft malt, spicy bitterness.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 12/20
jsquire (3866) - St. Marys, Ohio, USA - APR 15, 2015
Hazy gold out of the bottle with some floaties that got into the glass. Rocky yellowish head. Yeasty bready nosewith some orange citrus notes. Some orange flavors with some bready yeast. Uninspired IPA.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 17/20
retinadoc (172) - - APR 11, 2015
Bottle. Average carbonation and hoppy beer aroma. Nice fruity, hoppy flavor, very slightly bitter finish. Very smooth and flavorful. Terrific IPA.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
jgb9348 (5234) - Arlington (Pentagon City), Virginia, USA - FEB 23, 2015
Nice crisp and slightly hazy copper coloured body with a thinnish, relatively fast-dying just off-white head. Aroma of grass, wort, alcohol, pine and relatively light hops, especially for the style. Light to Medium-bodied; Very fresh hop flavour at first with some lemons, pine, grass and mostly floral notes, but also having hints of the caramel malt and a touch of toffee. Aftertaste shows a few grassy and spicey character notes around, but mostly just a malt and alcohol flavour with some subtle other flavours. Overall, a decent light IPA with some nice floral and grassy character elements, but not enough depth and robust flavour to make this great. Still - Nice to try and an easy to drink beer, for sure. I sampled this twelve ounce bottle purchased from Total Wine in Chantilly, Virginia on 31-January-2015 for US$2,49 sampled at home in Washington on 22-February-2015.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 10/20
tom10101 (4245) - Quebec, CANADA - FEB 11, 2015
Bottle (12 oz) bought @ RP Beer Emporium. I can’t read the bottling date, but with the absence of aromatic hops I guess it might be quite old.

Appearance: Clear golden/orange with a medium quickly diminishing white head and little to no lacing.

Aroma: Not much to "see" here. Light orange notes, caramel, a bit of soap and old rag.

Taste: It doesn’t get much better. There’s a decent malt backbone, but the problem is that there’s nothing else. Fainted orange notes maybe as well as some sweetness and moderate bitterness.

Palate: Medium body. Moderate carbonation. A bit oily mouthfeel. Watery too. Very short aftertaste.

Overall: It’s probably not fresh, but hey when you don’t date your bottles I guess your old beers deserves to be rated. No aromatics here. As bland as you can get.

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