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RATINGS: 326   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.71   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!


3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
MartinT (8619) - Montreal, Quebec, CANADA - MAY 13, 2009
UPDATED: JUL 21, 2009 My Bottom Line:
This amiable Double IPA offers lots of citrusy and wooden hop aromatics which segue into a light alcohol heat and a gripping resinous bitterness, as honeyed malts smoothly lay the foundations for further gulps.

Further Personal Perceptions:
-A veil of foam sticks to the top of the hazy blond golden.
-The prickly bubbling leads to higher drinkability.
-I was prepared for a sipper, but this is very drinkable.
-The hop personality is striking and complex, delving into orangey, citrusy, coniferous, and sandy realms.

From bottles and from the tap at the brewery tasting room.

4.2
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
DocLock (8602) - Lower Pottsgrove, Pennsylvania, USA - APR 24, 2009
Bottle from Craft fresh today. Pours hazy gold with huge 3-finger fluffy white head and copious lacing. Nose is wet hoppy, with pineapple, tangerine, some pale malt. Very citruc nose. Tastes wet hoppy, resiny, with a ton of tangerine, orange, pineapple, and mango flavors, in roughly that order. Smooth, very complex palate with finishing peppery notes to match the colossal hops and tropical fruit. Marvelous! Long Trail has become a brewer that I now seek out with these big brewmaster series beers. As a caveat, I don’t seek the regular stuff, just the brewmasters classic series! Get ya some, and do it now, punks!

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
DuffMan (8069) - 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.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
j12601 (8000) - 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.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
KyotoLefty (7880) - Kyoto, JAPAN - OCT 8, 2012
Bomber. Pretty orange color, oily, fine low head. Nose of orange, tropical fruit, pineapple, honey, crackers. Sweet flavor, honey, sweet orange or mandarin, tropical fruit, syrup. Nice bitterness—not huge. Alcohol comes through a bit too much. Good, fruity, tropical, sweet IPA.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
Ibrew2or3 (7515) - 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.

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
chriso (7513) - London, Greater London, ENGLAND - OCT 22, 2009
22oz bomber from Supreme Liquors, Cambridge MA, 22 October 2009. Gold colour with diminishing white head. Slight haze (bottle conditioned). Quite peppery hop aroma. Not particularly fragrant. Powerfully bitter hop flavour. with strong marmalade/Seville orange notes. Slightly astringent but fairly sweet and a touch slick in the mouthfeel, although still tart and refreshing. Lingering bittersweet aftertaste. Some alcohol heat. An assertive but not especially aromatic strong IPA. Very tasty though.

3.9
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
mabel (7455) - Toronto, Ontario, CANADA - JUN 11, 2009
[2126-20090502] 1pt6floz bottle. Sweet hops and mild citrus aroma with mild oil paints. Slightly hazy, light orange brown body with a long-lasting foamy off-white head and some lacing. Sweet hoppy grass and mild navel orange citrus flavour. Medium-full body. Nice and hoppy.
(c/o DuctTape, w/ him, jerc)

3.1
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
Ughsmash (7387) - 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.

3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
douglas88 (7354) - Portland, Oregon, USA - SEP 8, 2009
Bomber shared by footbalm. Pours a cloudy orange with a thick white head. The aroma is nice; a smooth citrus hop, some pine and a good bit of malt. The taste is easygoing and nice; loads of citrus hops, grapefruits and pine, some sweeter fruits, a good malty backbone, but lots of hops. Very drinkable and nice.


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