Darkmagus82 (1931) - - SEP 15, 2014
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Transfer from BA review on 6-19-13-
Poured from growler into a snifter
Appearance – The beer pours a hazy orange amber color with a small one finger white head. The head fades rather rapidly leaving only a decent level of lace on the sides of the glass.
Smell – The aroma is sweeter of orange citrus mixed with aromas of other light fruits such as pear, apricot and apple. Mixed with these aromas is a pine hop as well as some notes of a grapefruit hop aroma. Rounding out the lot are some other aromas of caramel and a little bit of a floral smell creating a rather pleasant and tasty smelling aroma overall.
Taste- The taste begins bready and thick of a cracker and biscuit flavor. The flavor is rather dry and somewhat bland upfront but it soon joined by flavors of some sweeter orange and caramel as well as a little bit of grapefruit hop. The grapefruit got stronger to the end of the taste while the sweeter flavors seemed to mellow out a little bit. In the end the grapefruit is joined by some flavors of a pine and floral hop to leave a rather lightly bitter and malty flavor to linger on the tongue.
Mouthfeel – The body of the beer is on the slightly thicker side with a carbonation level that is a bit on the lower side. The lower carbonation is quite nice in combination with the creamier body, nicely complimenting the hop and maltier flavors of the brew.
Overall – An alright double with a rather smoother finish. The beginning of the taste was a bit rocky however taking away from the overall greatness. Nothing too exceptional but worth a try none the less.
Bulk_Carrier (2504) - Temporarily, Pennsylvania, USA - MAR 28, 2014
4.5 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 19/20
Reviewed from notes.
The appearance had a hazy golden body doesn’t allow any carbonation to be seen rising. Beautiful light foamy lacing clings to the sides of my snifter. A decent sized white head appears and lasts for a good minute.
The smell had a spectacular combination of hops and malts, citrus, pine.
The taste was pretty much the same and yet a vivacious sweet orange/apricot/peach comes out and really makes a superb taste. Some sugary malts present themselves in this as well.
The palate was about a medium with a great creamy citrus aftertaste and finish, slightly sessionable.
Overall, this had a great balance on all levels and is a solid brew that I would have no problem coming back to. I’ll go out on a limb and say this is the best brew I’ve ever had by Long Trail. Well done!
haddon90 (1557) - Costa Mesa, California, USA - DEC 25, 2013
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle. Pours a hazy, copper color with a thin, laced head. Thick, hoppy aroma with tart and grapefruit in the nose. Very smooth taste. Light tart with a kick of hops. Goes down real nice and hides the alcohol really well.
DuffMan (7467) - the land of bitumen, beef & beer, Alberta, CANADA - DEC 8, 2013
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle, shared with Parksy and Grippitis. Hazy orange-gold, creamy thick white head that retains beautifully and leaves sheets of lace. White grapefruit, pine, slightly medicinal, sweet malts. Nice.
jsmerig (1310) - Pennsylvania, USA - NOV 22, 2013
2.7 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
Pours a clear light yellow with a white head and excellent lacing. Aroma of earth and grass. Taste is on the tart side and bitter from the start. As I wait the malted barley comes through strong as it tastes like in eating it raw. Average.
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coolfunnj (323) - Margate City, New Jersey, USA - NOV 6, 2013
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
toffee-like malt pine and floral aroma..amber orange body and off white head..taste..sweet fruit behind tingly piney hops even thinking pineapple a bit..very interesting..perfect carbonation medium bodied nicely balanced finish..overall very interesting and unique ipa very tasty
kermis (6141) - The Hague, NETHERLANDS - OCT 21, 2013
3.2 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Sampled at Rattle N Hum, NYC. Pours clear dark golden wig a white head. Aroma of caramel malt, grapefruit, light pine. Flavour is moderate to heavy sweet and moderate bitter. Medium bodied with soft carbonation. Too sweet.
larryLSB (454) - La Selva Beach, California, USA - OCT 19, 2013
3.5 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
On tap at the White Horse Tavern in Newport, RI. Lighter clear gold with a medium white head. Nose is malty and sweet, over ripened fruit almost. Taste is balanced. Nice lingering taste. Good double.
Beergeek23322 (2595) - Chesapeake, Virginia, USA - OCT 17, 2013
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
2/17/2012. 22 oz. bottle. Pours cloudy light amber color with a white head. Citrus aromas with malt, caramel, spice. Good balance and not bad at all.
zvikar (3902) - Ramat Gan, ISRAEL - OCT 9, 2013
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
Bottle shared at a tasting at Ariel’s place. Pours orange hazy with a nice head, aroma of honey, marmalade, tangerine, flavor is bitter with some alcohol, tangerine, tasty, medium to full bodied