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RATINGS: 110   WEIGHTED AVG: 2.92   IBU: 24   EST. CALORIES: 126   ABV: 4.2%
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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.


micmillon18's rating

2.3
   AROMA 3/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 10/20
micmillon18 (27) - Massachusetts, USA - JAN 5, 2013
Poured from a 12 oz bottle into a nonic glass. Small white head with little lacing that dissipates quickly. The beer itself is brown/ somewhat mahogany hue. Aroma is barely present with some light nutty, caramel scents. Earthy, nutty, caramel flavors with are followed by mild bitter notes. Earthy, bitter flavors persist lightly after the finish. Its not overly flavorful. Carbonation is in check but feels thin. Below average brown ale in my opinion. Its balanced and sessionable for sure but not a lot of bang for your buck.


3
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
sonnycheeba (3049) - Federal Hill, Baltimore, Maryland, USA - FEB 27, 2013
Bottle. Clear brown with, fizzy off-white head; short retention and minimal lacing. Aroma is caramel and toasted malts, figs, dates, floral and grassy hops, herbs, and light funk. Flavor is sweet malts forward with supporting dark fruit esters and faint hops; light leather notes with a dry finish. Medium body and carbonation.

3
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 10/20
JuliusCaesar (162) - New Hampshire, USA - FEB 12, 2013
Ok beer but not great. Not very complex and a little boring. Flavors are there just not strong.

2.5
   AROMA 3/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
Zeeben (36) - Goffstown, New Hampshire, USA - FEB 6, 2013
This ain't bad. Not my favorite from long trail. Has a nice malt middle. Good solid beer. Very quite drinkable.

3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
Lightrider (270) - Bristol, Pennsylvania, USA - FEB 4, 2013
Bottle into a goblet. Pour is a dark tan with a fine head. Aroma is malted grass and co2. Taste is that of rich malt with a co edge. Finish is a nice crisp malt. Good dark ale.

2.6
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 12/20
dogfish120love (880) - Westfield, Massachusetts, USA - JAN 14, 2013
This is no more a brown ale than I am an astronaut. Pours a clear amber in color with a thick white head. Aroma is cereal and caramel without much more.
Earlier Rating: 1/14/2013 Total Score: 2.6
This is no more a brown ale than I am an astronaut. Pours a clear amber in color with a thick white head. Aroma is cereal and caramel without much more.

2.6
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 10/20
radioseer (298) - Virginia, USA - DEC 5, 2012
Clear amber copper color. Has a faint caramel aroma. Nice but overall nothing special about this brown ale.

3.3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
jeremytoni (2926) - Swedesboro, New Jersey, USA - NOV 9, 2012
From a bottle poured a brown color with a small amount of head. Bitter malty flavor with a lingering aftertaste.

3.3
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
Heathen (1444) - Wilmington, Delaware, USA - JUL 5, 2012
THOUGHTS: Nothing too special, but a very easy to drink brown ale. TECHNICAL: Bottle. Poured a clear, dark, brownish amber with an average, off-white head that mostly diminished and left hardly any lacing. The aroma had moderate very dark bread, nutty malts, caramel and coffee; slight hops; toffee and a little apple. The initial flavor was moderately sweet and ever so slightly bitter; while the finish was light to moderately sweet and moderately bitter with an average duration. There was caramel, toffee, hints coffee, slight hops, and chocolate. The light to medium body was slightly syrupy and then dry with fizzy carbonation and a lightly astringent finish.

2.4
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 9/20
negron (33) - Stamford, Connecticut, USA - FEB 28, 2012
UPDATED: JUL 1, 2012 Transparent caramel color. Slightly bitter after taste. Thin texture. Feels and tastes like a dark brown ale that?s been watered down.


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