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RATINGS: 109   WEIGHTED AVG: 2.92/5   IBU: 24   EST. CALORIES: 126   ABV: 4.2%
Hit the Trail is a deep amber ale with a rich and smooth flavor. Malty undertones of vanilla and caramel are kept in check by the addition of Northern Brewer hops.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 8/20
MaiBockAddict (1497) - Good Beer Bar Deprived, New Jersey, USA - SEP 5, 2005
1/2 pint at the MSBF. Brown orange, tan head. Sulfur aroma. Thin malt, harsh hops.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
Jine (903) - Nutley, New Jersey, USA - SEP 1, 2005
Sadly there is no picture of the label for this one, and it probably has the best Long Trail label. Hit the Trail, right on. This is a fairly decent nut brown from what seems to be a fairly new brewery (or did they just finally get distribution in NJ now?). Definitely gets better when its a little warmer. Not a load better, but enough.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
zach8270 (4022) - Henrietta, New York, USA - AUG 31, 2005
UPDATED: DEC 13, 2008 [draft at MacGregorís - Henrietta, NY] Nice brown color with a thin white head. Slightly sweet and caramelly aroma. The taste is very smooth and gets smoother and more well-blended as it gets warmer. Not too bad, but a little watery.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
bigrond (1499) - factoryville, Pennsylvania, USA - AUG 27, 2005
as far as brown ales go - this is pretty damn good. Iím not a big brown ale drinker but this beer is VERY smooth, a little sweet, and offers a nice long sweet finish. A bit heavy though - I wonder what the alc% is?

   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
HighlanderOne (1234) - York, SC via NJ, South Carolina, USA - AUG 27, 2005
Poured from bottle with an interesting, kinda mahogany color. Malt/Rye aroma, more noticable in the flavor. A little thin at first, but flavor definitely improves as you drink. Enjoyable brew.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
Apellonious (53) - USA - AUG 23, 2005
Pours ruby brown, with a thin quickly dissapating head. Aroma faint, slightly fruity/chocolate smell. Taste is initially thin and crisp, with a malty bitter aftertaste. Smoothes out (the claim on the bottle) as it warms. A good soild beer.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 10/20
beaconstreet (811) - Washington DC, USA - JUN 29, 2005
Certainly brown tasting. Nothing outstanding, kind of murky mellow on the taste, but nice body. Tremendous head. Wait, maybe thatís just the glass.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 9/20
DYCSoccer17 (3630) - Woodland, California, USA - MAY 31, 2005
Bottle. Banana yeasty aroma with hints of roasts and chocolates, but the yeast dominates. Transparent amber color with a yellowish light-tan head. Start is somewhat thin and watery turning a little roasted and chocolatey. More thinness to finish. Kind of metallic and quite bland.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 12/20
spkldhenlvr24 (517) - Newburgh/Buffalo, New York, USA - MAY 30, 2005
Pours a deep amber, very pale brown color with a small dissapating beige head. Weak roasted malty, coffee aroma. Boring. Thin mouthfeel. Faint roasted flavor. This was missing many things.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
lagermonkey (725) - Marietta, Georgia, USA - MAY 9, 2005
Pours deep amber with a tick off-white head. Smells spicy and bitter with fruity undertones. A bit sour. Tastes kin of tart and sour. Solid maltiness. Spicy and hoppy with a sour finish. Sticky and sweet with low carbonation. Nice brown ale but nothing special. A solid session brew as it is very drinkable.

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