WISEGUY572 (1373) - Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USA - AUG 24, 2011
3.6 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
This is as nice as anything I have had from Long Trail but it is not extraordinary. it was more of a citrus sour (lemon) than a citrus bitter (grapefruit rind) kind of taste, and its bitterness was not offset by malt sweetness. It’s hard to dislike a double IPA, but this was only OK for its type. Nice golden body, good head, good lacing. Enjoyable, but not superb.
hockeybeerguy (1674) - Juneau, Alaska, USA - MAR 28, 2014
4.5 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 19/20
Reviewed from notes.
The appearance had a hazy golden body doesn’t allow any carbonation to be seen rising. Beautiful light foamy lacing clings to the sides of my snifter. A decent sized white head appears and lasts for a good minute.
The smell had a spectacular combination of hops and malts, citrus, pine.
The taste was pretty much the same and yet a vivacious sweet orange/apricot/peach comes out and really makes a superb taste. Some sugary malts present themselves in this as well.
The palate was about a medium with a great creamy citrus aftertaste and finish, slightly sessionable.
Overall, this had a great balance on all levels and is a solid brew that I would have no problem coming back to. I’ll go out on a limb and say this is the best brew I’ve ever had by Long Trail. Well done!
haddon90 (1440) - Denver, Colorado, USA - DEC 25, 2013
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle. Pours a hazy, copper color with a thin, laced head. Thick, hoppy aroma with tart and grapefruit in the nose. Very smooth taste. Light tart with a kick of hops. Goes down real nice and hides the alcohol really well.
DuffMan (6552) - the land of bitumen, beef & beer, Alberta, CANADA - DEC 8, 2013
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
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.
jsmerig (1208) - Pennsylvania, USA - NOV 22, 2013
2.7 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
Pours a clear light yellow with a white head and excellent lacing. Aroma of earth and grass. Taste is on the tart side and bitter from the start. As I wait the malted barley comes through strong as it tastes like in eating it raw. Average.
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coolfunnj (321) - Margate City, New Jersey, USA - NOV 6, 2013
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
toffee-like malt pine and floral aroma..amber orange body and off white head..taste..sweet fruit behind tingly piney hops even thinking pineapple a bit..very interesting..perfect carbonation medium bodied nicely balanced finish..overall very interesting and unique ipa very tasty
kermis (4796) - The Hague, NETHERLANDS - OCT 21, 2013
3.2 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Sampled at Rattle N Hum, NYC. Pours clear dark golden wig a white head. Aroma of caramel malt, grapefruit, light pine. Flavour is moderate to heavy sweet and moderate bitter. Medium bodied with soft carbonation. Too sweet.
larryLSB (417) - La Selva Beach, California, USA - OCT 19, 2013
3.5 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
On tap at the White Horse Tavern in Newport, RI. Lighter clear gold with a medium white head. Nose is malty and sweet, over ripened fruit almost. Taste is balanced. Nice lingering taste. Good double.
Beergeek23322 (2185) - Chesapeake, Virginia, USA - OCT 17, 2013
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
2/17/2012. 22 oz. bottle. Pours cloudy light amber color with a white head. Citrus aromas with malt, caramel, spice. Good balance and not bad at all.
zvikar (3370) - Ramat Gan, ISRAEL - OCT 9, 2013
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
Bottle shared at a tasting at Ariel’s place. Pours orange hazy with a nice head, aroma of honey, marmalade, tangerine, flavor is bitter with some alcohol, tangerine, tasty, medium to full bodied
kerenmk (2199) - Tel Aviv, ISRAEL - AUG 31, 2013
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Bottle sample at a tasting at Ariel’s place. Thanks zvikar.Hazy orange-amber with white ring. Hoppy, orange marmalade aroma, mellow bitterness then dry taste. Medium body, mildly carbonated, bitter finish.