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RATINGS: 159   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.66   IBU: 80   EST. CALORIES: 228   ABV: 7.6%
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This IPA is big and brimming with the flavors and aromas of the new breed of hops coming out of Australia and the Pacific Northwest.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Grimsbeer (7) - - JAN 21, 2014 does not count
Grapefruit nose, nice amber colour, cloudy and nicely so. Good bitter start and then mellows on the finish. Head lacks but overall very satisfying. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
Mep3222 (474) - East Greenbush, New York, USA - JAN 18, 2014
Almost a peachy hop aroma with a slight mint aroma as well. Taste is slight sweet, with peachy hop flavor mixed with some earthy flavor, maybe some mint taste in there. Slightly odd. Bit of a bitter finish. Nice aroma and potential for great flavor, but not 100% there. Still descent. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Haslinger (865) - The World of Beer, Texas, USA - JAN 17, 2014
on tap at Brennans Bowery Bar in Buffalo, pours a gold coppery color with a big head, slightly metallic hoppy aroma with a bitter crispness in the first sip. Very bitter hops finish. Solid but a bit too hoppy for me

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 17/20
bellco33 (286) - Willington, Connecticut, USA - JAN 15, 2014
Poured from bottle into tulip: Pours clear light amber with a thin white head. Lots of citrus hoppy aroma, slight caramel, little floral. There is a lot going on with the taste. A bit of cereal malt, TONS of citrus, caramel, slightly sweet, lots of hop flavor, but it is a really nice balance. Medium body, very drinkable, perfect carbonation. I love this beer and hope to get it on tap soon, because I bet itíll be even better. Nice job, Long Trail!

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 16/20
jflopsu (527) - New Jersey, USA - JAN 10, 2014
Pours a clear light amber. Has a strong citrus hop and grapefruit aroma. Taste is very strong with citrus hops, which gets sweet with note lemon, orange, grapefruit, and light tropical fruits. Ends with a smooth but bitter aftertaste.

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 17/20
PapaSkeetSkeet (808) - Corvallis, Oregon, USA - JAN 8, 2014
Pours gold to light-amber. A cm of egg-shell head which fades to a film. Aroma is semi-sweet citrus, lemon, distant evergreen after rain, grapefruit, and rind. Body is medium-light, with moderate hot and fairly prickly carbonation obscuring a watery texture. Flavor is bitter grapefruit rind with a hint of grain and bubblegum. A delicious IPA with aroma to die for. Very citrusy!

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
justabeergeek (225) - Albany, New York, USA - JAN 8, 2014
It looks, well, like an IPA is expected to look. Itís an amber color with a finger or so of white head that laces the glass really well. No apparently carbonation, really.

The aroma is interesting, a mix of malt and hops, with the malt sweetness being augmented by a pear or apple aroma. I donít get any of the typical notes, but thatís ok.

The taste is an interesting mix of sweet and herbal. I get those apple and pear notes, but I also get an interesting herbal and slightly vegetal note. There is an earthy spiciness that Iím attributing to the new hop varietals. I get some hints of tropical fruits like guava, but none of the grapefruit or tangerine that are IPA mainstays.

If Limbo is anything, itís highly drinkable. The herbal and spicy hop notes, accompanied by the carbonation and wet mouthfeel of the beer make this one that I could drink many of in succession. There is no indication that Iím drinking a beer in the mid-7% range.

If you have the opportunity to try it and youíre an IPA drinker, go for it. It doesnít deliver a lot of the normal juicy or tart flavors that many IPA drinkers go for, but that isnít a bad thing.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Ernesto987 (3664) - Connecticut, USA - JAN 8, 2014
12 oz bottle, very solid ipa. Sweet body and brusting with hop flavors, this is a delicious one, could easily drink these all day.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 16/20
Chad9976 (1157) - Albany, New York, USA - JAN 7, 2014
I poured a 12oz bottle into a tulip glass. It was bottled on 12/26/13 and cost $2.99 ($0.25 per ounce).

Appearance: Beautiful, glowing, apricot hue. Slightly hazy, but not sediment. Some carbonation visible. Pours to a large, bright white, frothy head which laces and retains very well.

Smell: Bright, clean citrus aroma of grapefruit pith and orange juice concentrate. Some herbal notes as well.

Taste: I suppose it was only a matter of time before Long Trail jumped on the Heady Topper Clone New England-style IPA bandwagon. After all, they are one of the biggest breweries in the area, it only makes sense for them to have a great IPA. Plenty of delectable flavor and well-balanced makes itís highly enjoyable.

Plenty of bitterness is evident right away. Just like the nose, thereís a taste of grapefruit tartness and luscious orange juice concentrate. I even get some sweet passion fruit notes, similar to those found in one of my favorite energy drinks. Thereís some herbal spiciness on the finish, but itís much more subdued than some of the beers of the regional style. Just a hint of onion or garlic here. Though they seem to fade away quickly. In fact, the entire palette finishes surprisingly mild. It doesnít have the intense bitterness of a DIPA, though Iím not sure if this is supposed to be a double or single. Regardless, the taste is so good Iíd say this is probably Long Trailís best beer.

Drinkability: What makes beers like this so great is not just their palettes, but the way they drink. Long Trail Limbo IPA has a smooth, comfortable body which enhances the experience all the more so. The texture is almost creamy, though there is some definite crispness to the palate. It is a little thin, though, with a slightly watery sensation as it goes down. Seems much lighter than its 7.6% ABV weight would otherwise indicate, but in this case thatís a plus.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
seth_lfod (325) - Manchester, New Hampshire, USA - JAN 3, 2014
Bottle from Nick thanks! Pours a clear amber color with a small head. Smell is sweet and fruity... Sweet tropical fruits and sweet malt. Taste is mango, oranges, bread, caramel. Finish is a bit sticky, but overall a good offering from Long Trail.

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