jbak (111) - Torrington, Connecticut, USA - DEC 23, 2002
4.3 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
Crystal clear orange color, a light sweet hoppy smell. Medium body. Decent malt overpowered by a sharp bitterness that doesn’t seem to linger too much. Crisp clean bite to it. This is probably Long Trail’s best considering they tend to be over the top and an IPA is suited to just that as it is not so appropriate to other styles.
argo0 (11124) - Washington DC, USA - DEC 23, 2002
2.8 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
Light orange body with big white head. Smell is earthy hoppy, slightly sweet. Flavor is sharp earthy hoppy, with strong bitter aftertaste. Nothing to balance it -- nothing floral, limited sweetness and no maltiness.
UnionMade (621) - Connecticut, USA - DEC 22, 2002
3.4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Nice reddish gold color, with a consistent white head. Beer is of course very hoppy, with that typical Long Trail roughness. None of their beers have a very good balance. I couldn’t discern much malt. It was there, but not enough to compete with the hops. I don’t care much for this brewery, but this is a decent brew.
gwfrankpsu (231) - McKinleyville, California, USA - DEC 21, 2002
3.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Quite a surprise, very nice malt/hop balance. A and a nice hop ending. I like this beer, nothing bad just a nice brew.
PBOYNY (316) - Westchester, New York, USA - OCT 21, 2002
3.6 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
very nice IPA not too bitter, actually very medium type, with a nice malty taste, no aftertaste, great after a mtn. bike ride!
Hopistotle420 (1178) - Amherst, Massachusetts, USA - SEP 30, 2002
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Flowery perfume nose. Light golden copper hue. Head dissipates kinda quick. Nice malts first, bready, medium to light bodied. I enjoy the hopped up bitter finish. Yet it needs some more malt. Long Trail is great, and this is a very quaffable brew.
P-tor44 (886) - Anchorage, Alaska, USA - JUL 14, 2002
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
not intense hop aroma but flowery and pleasant. Copper color, lots of lace. Hops throughout, very little malt. not intensely bitter like I prefer in an Ipa but pleasant. A good FPC beer at our Gloucester camp site.
MartinT (7321) - Montreal, Quebec, CANADA - JUL 7, 2002
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Passionate hop flower bitterness…Some aged cheese…A delicate balm of an I.P.A….
michael-pollack (4960) - King of Prussia, Pennsylvania, USA - MAY 14, 2002
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
austinpowers (2827) - New York, New York, USA - APR 28, 2002
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Long Trail’s description of this as ’very very hoppy’ is laughable. It is not that hoppy.