beerslayer (753) - New Jersey, USA - JAN 29, 2003
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
This is a good IPA. A little light not very hoppy but it very clean and crisp.
Vac (2445) - San Diego, California, USA - JAN 26, 2003
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Crisp clear amber color with a small to medium thick white head with good lace. Slightly sweet and hoppy aroma. sweet hoppy flavor witha touch of lemon. slightly dry and medium bodied.
JFGrind (1801) - Glenside, Pennsylvania, USA - JAN 18, 2003
3.2 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Obviously not the "hoppiest brew in the States", but this I.P.A. has adequate bitterness and malt flavor evident. A beer rooted in the Brit I.P.A. tradition with additional hops for Yankee palates.
Sammys (428) - Portland, Maine, USA - JAN 10, 2003
3.1 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Too light on everything, in my opinion - body, malt, hops... This beer suffers from not being "big" enough. Rather boring.
VTDeerHunter (51) - Vermont, USA - DEC 26, 2002
3.1 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
I’ve had better IPAs. There wasn’t much difference between this and their standard ale. I thought it could have been a little hoppier.
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 (11167) - 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!