Borresteijn (4733) - Amsterdam, - JAN 27, 2013
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
66cl Bottle, thanks Harmen! As Brewmaster’s Reserve Double IPA, grey & black label. Slightly hazy golden orange colour, off-white head. Aroma of light sweet floral malts, pine, light sweet citrus, very elegant. Flavour is soft and sweet, crisp malts, flowers, light sweet citrus, bitter citrus and pine in the finish, nice and balanced. Medium-bodied, high drinkability.
Darkmagus82 (1436) - - SEP 15, 2014
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Transfer from BA review on 6-19-13-
Poured from growler into a snifter
Appearance – The beer pours a hazy orange amber color with a small one finger white head. The head fades rather rapidly leaving only a decent level of lace on the sides of the glass.
Smell – The aroma is sweeter of orange citrus mixed with aromas of other light fruits such as pear, apricot and apple. Mixed with these aromas is a pine hop as well as some notes of a grapefruit hop aroma. Rounding out the lot are some other aromas of caramel and a little bit of a floral smell creating a rather pleasant and tasty smelling aroma overall.
Taste- The taste begins bready and thick of a cracker and biscuit flavor. The flavor is rather dry and somewhat bland upfront but it soon joined by flavors of some sweeter orange and caramel as well as a little bit of grapefruit hop. The grapefruit got stronger to the end of the taste while the sweeter flavors seemed to mellow out a little bit. In the end the grapefruit is joined by some flavors of a pine and floral hop to leave a rather lightly bitter and malty flavor to linger on the tongue.
Mouthfeel – The body of the beer is on the slightly thicker side with a carbonation level that is a bit on the lower side. The lower carbonation is quite nice in combination with the creamier body, nicely complimenting the hop and maltier flavors of the brew.
Overall – An alright double with a rather smoother finish. The beginning of the taste was a bit rocky however taking away from the overall greatness. Nothing too exceptional but worth a try none the less.
nakedwhendrunk (2183) - 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 (1468) - 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 (6802) - 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 (1246) - 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 (323) - 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 (5269) - 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 (432) - 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 (2285) - 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 (3441) - 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