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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%
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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!


3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 17/20
jercraigs (9253) - 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.

4.1
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
JoeMcPhee (9169) - Toronto, ON, Ontario, CANADA - APR 12, 2009
Bottle. Pale amber gold beer with a thin white head. The aroma is lovely. Rich bright tropical citrus aroma. Light sweet honeyish aroma. A bit of light tropical mango and pineapple. It is very bright and fresh smelling. Flavour is soft and fruity. Fairly creamy texture with a rich fruity hoppiness. Moderate bitterness. Lovely and hoppy with a light moderate bitterness. Lovely beer.

3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
MartinT (8987) - 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.

3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
3fourths (8986) - Boulder, Colorado, USA - AUG 3, 2009
Filtered. Clear honey orange. Citrus and candy sugar nose - sugared honey and sweet pine resin. Texture is lightly oil, body is medium to light. Overly sweet sugared hop oils dominate. Thankfully there’s little malt distraction but the overt sweetness is difficult to get past.

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
DuffMan (8942) - 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 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
KyotoLefty (8858) - 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.

3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
douglas88 (8021) - 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.

3.9
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
mabel (8014) - 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)

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
Ibrew2or3 (7960) - 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.

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
blipp (7863) - San Diego, California, USA - MAY 16, 2009
Bottle. Pours gold with a large off white head. Nice hoppy aroma with floral and citrus notes. The flavor is hop dominated as expected, with floral and citrus notes, fruity sweetness and some sweet malts. Very good and very drinkable.


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