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RATINGS: 325   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.7   IBU: 86   EST. CALORIES: 258   ABV: 8.6%
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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!


3.6
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
johnbuck100 (241) - Lancaster, Pennsylvania, USA - OCT 3, 2012
Bottle from Whole Foods Foggy Bottom, DC. This DIPA had a really nice citrus and floral hop presence. It had a filtered clear pour and a slight alcohol aftertaste lurking in the background. All in all, though, an exceptional pour that I really enjoyed.

4.3
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
infoman411 (20) - Stamford, Connecticut, USA - SEP 23, 2012
One of my current favorites and a steal at $5.99. Bottle pours effortlessly with a nice white head. Its bitterness is so understated that its really smooth and a hoppy IPA with no apparent issues. A great DIPA and one of the better ones out there today...

3.7
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 15/20
mithrilbalrog (24) - Ithaca, USA - SEP 22, 2012
UPDATED: SEP 24, 2012 Light citrus/pine-resin aroma with a hint of doughy yeast. Cloudy amber color with a tan head. Bitter, but softened with sweetness and a slight sourness. Hops taste most akin to grapefruit. Full-bodied with thick texture and long finish. Overall, not a very bitter Double IPA, but good nonetheless.

3.2
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
corby112 (2214) - philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USA - SEP 5, 2012
Draft at The Pour House in Westmont, NJ. Pours a hazy, dark golden orange color with tangerine edges and a one finger frothy white head.  Pretty good retention, only slowly fading into a lasting ring.  Streaks and chunks of soapy lacing left behind. Slightly floral, resinous hop aroma with lots of grassy pine countered by citrus/tropical fruit and pale malt.  Kind of similar to the west coast style with nice pine needle character countered by grapefruit, pineapple and lemon peel.  Not as tropical but pretty juicy with subtle pale malt in the background. Medium bodied with a strong floral and earthy hop presence up front that provides some lingering dry bitterness.  Perfume like and pretty boozy with subtle citrus fruit notes.  Slight sweetness but not as much as the nose suggests.  Pale malt backbone with bread, biscuit and graham cracker flavor.  Lots of sweet booze in the finish.  Not harsh but not very refreshing or drinkable either.

3.1
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 14/20
wchesser (1245) - Denver, Colorado, USA - AUG 28, 2012
meh..98 points? no way. Dank hops. Bitter and resinous. Insufficient malt especially for a double. Out of balance. Disappointing. What I get for getting a DIPA on the East Coast (Troegs and Southern Tier excepted).

3.5
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
Darwenus (568) - Virginia, USA - AUG 28, 2012
Dark amber, average head. Hops in the aroma, of course, and a background tone that was something like salted, buttered corn. I liked the smell. The taste was fairly standard IPA, with big citrus vapor in the nose on the exhale. This is not an IPA I’ll buy again, I’m partial to the dark ones and the rye ones. But I did like this.

2.6
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 9/20
tia (1010) - Sandston, Virginia, USA - AUG 19, 2012
Bottle. Light amber with foamy cream head and decent lacing. Smells like sticky sweetness and chloro. Flavor is kind of buttery and sweet- like caramel popcorn- then lightly bitter. (Not sure if maybe it went bad.) Light bitter finish- perhaps a touch peppery.

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
cfrancis (2511) - Ottawa, Ontario, CANADA - AUG 1, 2012
Pours cloudy gold with a big froth white top. Aroma is citrus hops and sweet malts and some pine notes. Taste is pine and citrus hop flavours but well balanced with the malts so the bitterness is not overpowering. Nice beer.

4.2
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
indrafool (10) - Ocean City, New Jersey, USA - JUL 28, 2012
Not what I was expecting from a "double ipa" but still a great beer. An underlying sweetness cut through much of the bitterness that the "86 IBU" label boasts of, but it does so eloquently. Nice lacing and a great finish that I’m still tasting, with citrus pith and walnuts dancing together while subtle pine and floral aromatics wait patiently to cut in. Despite not being quite what is advertised I still highly recommend this brew. Well Done to Long Trail.

3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 17/20
NikkTwist (1746) - Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USA - JUL 28, 2012
UPDATED: JUL 30, 2012 Draft at Moriartys. Hazy amber pour with a fizzy frothy white head that left substantial lace. Hoppy apricot aroma. Medium body (but much fuller than most IPAs.) Honeycomb. Cumquot. Sticky meringue. Bright lemon pith. Black pepper bite on the tongue. Big hop flavors, both in citrus and in bitterness, with a gentle sweetness to balance. Lots of character!


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