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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%

UDBeernut's rating

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
UDBeernut (1717) - Moving to Jax, Florida, USA - JUN 23, 2014
pours hazy golden amber, thick foam head. nose has light pine. taste is balanced, malt, minimal hop presence. body is light.

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
Travlr (11812) - Washington, Washington DC, USA - SEP 15, 2014
Draft at Churchkey. Hazy very pale yellow color, white edge head. Aroma of freshly cut grass, licorice, very nice. Taste is very bitter and tannic licorice.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 8/20
cheap (4054) - Beaver Valley, Beaver County, Pennsylvania, USA - AUG 30, 2014
From a bottle, big hoppy aroma. Fairly cloudy. Taste is big hops as usual for this style. Perhaps a little less mouth coating and less viscous than many IPA. I may even say this is more like a stronger APA.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
beerandbeyond (682) - ISRAEL - AUG 20, 2014
12oz bottle poured into a shaker glass. hazy golden color with a medium white head. Citrus nose, with oranges, some piney notes and fresh wet grass. Light malt flavors, juicy citrus hops, medium bitterness, grapefruit peel. Light-med body, pretty dry, nice bitter finish, a bit too lively but quite OK.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Drake (8539) - Free Union, Virginia, USA - AUG 13, 2014
Draft at Churchkey, 5/23/14. Pours a hazy golden color with a thin frothy white head. Fair head retention. Aroma of candied citrus, citrus, lemon, pale malt. The taste is bitter citrus and dank hops, pale malt, mild pithy notes. Medium bodied, moderate carbonation, lingering bitterness.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
blankboy (6046) - Toronto, Ontario, CANADA - AUG 11, 2014
[Bottle (12oz)] Pours a hazy, bubbly dark gold with an average size lasting fluffy white head. Aroma is mild and a touch odd for the style: It’s fruity (citrus and oddly, apple), a bit vegetal and has some light bready sweetness. Flavour of fruit (citrus and tropical), bready malt and a moderate bitter finish. Average bodied. A good, not great, Session IPA.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
ben4321 (3916) - Hoboken, New Jersey, USA - JUL 30, 2014
Location: 12 oz bottle from Melville Superstar Beverage, 7/30/14

Aroma: The nose is clean, fresh cut grass, some orange/citrus, with earth and spice notes
Appearance: It pours a cloudy gold-orange color with a thin head and some streaky lacework
Flavor: Tastes a little thinner, lightly sweet, with some spice, and a medium bitter finish
Palate: The body is fairly light, with a fairly fizzy carbonation, and a long, mid-dry finish
Overall Impression: I thought this one was only okay. I felt like the aroma was a good bit better than the flavor, which is not usually a great sign. It is a decent beer, but I wouldn’t rush off to get another one.

   AROMA 10/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 18/20
pricey290483 (271) - London, Greater London, ENGLAND - JUL 26, 2014
really easy to drink beer very hoppy quite bitter very easy to drink would be great on a nice hot night relaxing with a ice cold beer

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
blipp (6111) - Newark, New Jersey, USA - JUL 19, 2014
Draft at Ginger Man. Pours golden orange with a white head. Earthy hops, lighter spicy notes, and plain grainy and husky malty notes. Not much of a hop presence.

   AROMA 3/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
themick002 (5) - Pennsylvania, USA - JUL 15, 2014 does not count
Easy drinking IPA, one you can down a bunch on a row good. A must have of Ithaca beers

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 9/20
BLADT (625) - Brooklyn, New York, USA - JUL 11, 2014
Bottle picked up at Bierkraft. Clean orange with thin white head in glass. Earthy hops compete malty sweetness. Taste stuffers from lack of focus. Malts function in a drifters world from the hops here. Slightly vegetal aftertaste. Back to the drawing board, boys.

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