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Long Trail Brewmaster Series Double IPA

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RATINGS: 326   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.71/5   IBU: 86   EST. CALORIES: 258   ABV: 8.6%
Long Trail Double IPA offers true reward to those seeking intensely sensual hop flaovor. Double IPA is a full-flavored ale featuring a good malt backbone combined with an aroma brimming with tantalizing citrus and pine notes. In search of inspiration within, the recipe is sourced from one of Long Trail’s own, hop-enthusiast home brewers!

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
yobdoog (1888) - Kingston, New York, USA - MAY 13, 2009
UPDATED: MAY 18, 2009 Pours dark orange with some head. Aroma is fruity juicy hops, very pleasant and surprising. Taste is quite nice, great fruity juicy hop flavors, almost tropical. No lingering bad flavors.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
zach8270 (4022) - Henrietta, New York, USA - MAY 9, 2009
(bottle - 22 oz) Hazy orange color with a creamy off-white head. Aroma is dry and slightly hoppy with a nice citrus note as well. Flavor isn’t as hoppy and bitter as I thought it would be. Has a good bitterness up front mixed with a lot of citrus notes but the bitterness fades away. Pretty nice.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 17/20
jercraigs (9872) - Toronto, Ontario, CANADA - MAY 8, 2009
2009-05-02. Golden orange amber body with a small white head. (3+) Interesting hoppy aroma has a leafy character and in interesting hoppy layer that seems new to me (different kind of hops perhaps?) but gets milder as it goes. (7+) Flavour is milder than expected. Pleasant hoppiness throughout, light bitterness. Hops are again a bit different from what I am used to and again make me wonder what kind were used. Mild base malt. Subtle, touches of citrus and very light resin. (7+) Average palate is smooth but feels a touch light for a double IPA. Quite pleasant, and an interesting twist but lacks the oomph I usually want from a double IPA. Bottle from Premier Gourmet, Buffalo. Shared by DuctTape.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
RCL (2030) - Waltham, Massachusetts, USA - MAY 6, 2009
Light gold-copper pour with a thick white head. Great, clean citrus hop aroma. More clean orange peel, lightly sweet flavor. Very nice.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
MrBendo (1064) - Swedesboro, New Jersey, USA - MAY 6, 2009
Bomber. Clear amber color with a large, foamy head. Aroma of pineapple, apricot and floral hoppiness. A little citrus (sour oranges) in the taste. Taste was never bitter, but surprisingly not too sweet. Finishes dry and fruity. I need to buy a few more of these. At $3.50/bomber, you really can’t lose.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
TomDecapolis (4618) - Milton, Delaware, USA - MAY 4, 2009
Pours a lightly hazy golden orange with a medium creamy/foamy white head that left sticky lacing. Aroma of grapefruit and other citrusy hop notes, pine and floral. Caramel and doughy malt with a touch of nut character. Flavor of caramel and toffee malt notes with the same grapefruit and floral/pine hop flavor. Nice dry finish, hop bitterness is appropriate. Well done double ipa.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Sregnar35 (1030) - Rotterdam, New York, USA - MAY 4, 2009
Pretty good stuff. Pours a nice thick yellow orange. Aroma is hoppy enough. Flavor is fresh hops, not a ton, but fresh, finished stale but sweet.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
fredandboboflo (1570) - Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, USA - MAY 3, 2009
Bottle. Aroma of citrus and tropical fruit hoppiness, grapefruit seed in particular, as well as bready malt. Flavor really picks up the hop intensity with lots of mango, again very tropical fruity overall. Dry. Luscious, and at $3.99 a bomber (or less some places), possibly the best deal on the market.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 18/20
Gmoney (442) - Manchester, New Hampshire, USA - MAY 3, 2009
22 oz... bottle hazy light copper pour ,big white head , excellent lacing.aromas of pine and citrus .hoppy citrus flavors , lots of grapefruit ,sweet malt , maybe some honey?. medium bodied ,very smooth and well balanced, aggressive hopping without being harsh.finish is dry with a lingering hop bitterness. excellent beer

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 18/20
brewski519 (644) - Morrisville, North Carolina, USA - APR 29, 2009
From a 22oz bottle this gem pours a cloudy orange with a nice foamy white head and lots of lacing. Aroma of pine, citrus and hops (and more hops). Very, very drinkable with a nice hoppy grapefruit taste with a little spice to boot. This was a great beer - much better than I expected even if I have always enjoyed Long Trail from my days of living in New England. Thanks to Brian for bringing it back from the brewery on his visit home to Vermont!

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