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RATINGS: 324   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!

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
CaptainCougar (7129) - Columbia, Maryland, USA - OCT 4, 2009
Bottle sampled on 7/26/09: Pours a transparent deep golden with a frothy well-lacing white head. Aroma of fresh grassy piny hops and sweet pale maltiness. Starts with good fullness and sweet lightly caramely malts with a fresh grapefruity resiny hop flavor before a drier bittersweet crisp finish. A pretty well-balanced and enjoyable double IPA.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
Ughsmash (7001) - Pewaukee, Wisconsin, USA - JUN 15, 2010
Bomber. Poured clear straw golden with a loose-ish cap of white head. The aroma picked up watery grapefruit and perfumey hoppage over a simpler pale malt base.. not bad on any front, but not much to get excited about either. The flavor found the same malts along with pineapple and orange meat at the core.. pineapple, floral, and perfumey bitterness surrounded.. a pinch of honey sweetened up the otherwise bitter finish.. citrus and moderate warmth lasted for a while. Medium-bodied, bitter, and spicy when it came down to it.. not a bad beer, but not a good IIPA.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
j12601 (6585) - Poughkeepsie, New York, USA - APR 5, 2009
On tap at the Long Trail event at the Golden Rail. Pours a hazy golden amber with a thin white head that leaves light lacing. Citrus, pine, and even a hint of hay on the nose. Sweet and hoppy before a nice grapefruit finish. While not quite as good as their Coffee Stout it, like the Coffee Stout, is a big step up from most of their regular line. I hope they can keep it up.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
Ibrew2or3 (6521) - Tempe, Arizona, USA - FEB 23, 2010
Courtesy of markwise. Pours gold with slight haze and nice white head. The aroma is mild with spice and then floral hops with slick smelling malts off in the background. The taste is chewy malts as well as pine and floral hops that pick up more and more resiny hop bitterness. It stays that way into the finish which is a good thing. Tasty IIPA.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Cletus (6329) - Connecticut, USA - AUG 2, 2009
Pours gold with a nice white head. Smells of citrus, some sweet hints, boozy. Tastes of bitter citrus with a peppery finish.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
DuffMan (6146) - the land of bitumen, beef & beer, Alberta, CANADA - DEC 8, 2013
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.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
rosenbergh (6070) - Helsinki, FINLAND - OCT 11, 2009
650 ml bottle. From the US (H). Shared with Brandman. Golden colour with small off-white head. American hoppy aroma with hints of alcohol. Strong piney resiny hoppy flavour with some alcohol. Hoppy aftertaste.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
5000 (6023) - Hardened Liver, Washington, USA - OCT 30, 2010
Bottle:   Orangish straw, slight haze, moderate to thin foamy white head, very nice lacing.   Rich resiny nose, citrus peel, pine, and hops.   Bright resinous citrus peel on the tongue.   A little warming.   Very slight medicinal/metallic tinge.   Moderate maltiness, wished it was a bit heavier and a touch sweeter to counteract the alcohol and resiny aspect of this DIPA.   Very much reminds me of the white bits of an orange.   Little bit of perfume/aromatic alcohol comes out at the finish.   Not a bad beer, but not as clean as I would have liked.   Moderate body mouthfeel, smooth for what it is.   I would also say its a little green, but its not heavy enough and brash enough to say "wait on this one".   Feels a little young, but is certainly respectable now.   Thanks to goldtwins for this bottle!

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
HogTownHarry (5983) - Toronto (Harbourfront), Ontario, CANADA - JUN 2, 2009
Bottle (22oz). Shared with blankboy, garthicus and tupalev. Last beer of a very long day of sampling - and my 100th DIPA rating! Hazy gold-orange pour, with a large-ish creamy/frothy beige head. Dry resin/citrus aroma, leafy, with only mild grapefruit pith bitterness - it’s decent enough, but the fruity malt backbone seems a bit ... weak. Taste of tropical fruit, pine resin, ripe apple/pear, with dry resin/citrus bitterness balancing it in the finish. Average body, only mild carbonation, with a reasonably long grapefruit pith finish (the pithiness finally emerges in the linger). this is good --- but not great.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
Glouglouburp (5929) - Montreal, Quebec, CANADA - MAY 24, 2009
In short: A highly drinkable well-rounded archetypal American IPA. Very enjoyable
How: Bottle 22oz. Consumed fresh. Tasting session with Montreal crew.
The look: Partly cloudy blonde body topped by a medium white head
In long: The nose has your typical yet always pleasant mix of coniferous and citrusy American hops. Adequate malt backbone offers 2/3 honeyed malts 1/3 caramelized malts. Hops bring woody coniferous flavours, dry fruits skin and some fresh citrusy notes. A little yeasty. A pleasant semi-dry sensation. Lively carbonation. I really enjoyed my last few experiences with Long Trail brews, they seem to be improving. If you are looking for a standard but exemplary big American IPA you need to look no further. Unless of course you’re not standing in front of Long Trail Double IPA, in which case you may need to look further.

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