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RATINGS: 167   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.


2.3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 2/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 11/20
eelbasher (285) - New Jersey, USA - JAN 28, 2014
Tap. Hazy orange golden pour with a sticky white head. Aromas of tropical fruit, orange zest, caramel malts, and a touch of pine. Flavor is sticky and cloying. Heavy tropical fruit mixed with hot garbage. Unsettling to the stomach and I didn’t want any more. Huge astringency in the finish and overly bitter. Somewhat watery also. Meh

3.6
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
WillRunForBeer (668) - Massachusetts, USA - JAN 27, 2014
Bottle. Pours clear copper with visible carb and a big sticky white head that falls quickly, leaving its mark on the glass. Aroma is pretty fruity, lemon, pineapple, grapefruit and a touch of pine. Taste is pale and caramel malt backbone with a grapefruit bitterness. There’s a little orange sweetness in there too.

3.7
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Scrapersnbeer (1478) - Boston, Massachusetts, USA - JAN 27, 2014
I am intrigued by this beer boasting a new breed of hops, and made by a m-alt friendly brewer no less. Classic meaty grapefruit and sappy pine aroma. Glowing clear orange, all clear but for tiny suspension. By comparison the flavor is mellow: a long dry bitter citrus with a solid malty contrast. Slick body, not a palate slasher like some aggressive IPAs. Bottled 1-13-14, as fresh as can be.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
BrewBoxer (1999) - New York, New York, USA - JAN 27, 2014
Bottle bought from the Vermont liquor outlet in mount snow. Was recommended as similar tasting to the "best iPa" in the world which is supposedly on a farm nearby. Good, hoppy, syrupy and flavorful. Remindse of the harpoon limited series leviathan ipa ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
thornecb (4392) - Marblehead, Massachusetts, USA - JAN 25, 2014
Pours deep, clear amber into a tulip. White head with medium retention recedes to nothing. Tropical fruit and resin aromas. Dry with sweet caramel, pineapple and mango upfront turning to bitter resin in the lasting finish.

3.2
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
auerbrau (3177) - Peace Dale, Rhode Island, USA - JAN 25, 2014
On tap at What Cheer Tavern - Providence, RI. I was goaded into trying this after I passed, because the first two words in the name of this beer are "Long Trail." Bandwagon jumping aside, this IPA just doesn’t really capture the same intensity and quality of hop aroma and flavor that contemporaries do. Pungently aromatic nose, a tiny bit catty, but mostly citrus and candy. The real disappointment for me is the mismatch between the aroma and the flavor. While the aroma booms, the flavor whispers and that’s where I feel let down. A truely pungent modern IPA would have as captivating flavor as it does aroma. The filtered appearance of this beer certainly lends to the loss of flavor and the above-average matliness contradict the desire to turn up the hop dankness. Moving on...

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
blankboy (6045) - Toronto, Ontario, CANADA - JAN 24, 2014
[Bottle (12oz)] Pours a hazy golden-orange with some sediment and a small lasting frothy white head. Aroma of catty, hempy and floral hops foremost along with some tropical fruit and that’s it -- it’s mainly hops. Hoppy flavour, same aforementioned hops, fruitier then the aroma, and with some bready malt. Long sharp bitter finish. Alcohol well hidden. Medium bodied. A solid IPA.

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
pineypower (2509) - Pine Barrens, New Jersey, USA - JAN 22, 2014
Bottle. Pours out an attractive orangy/amber color with a small off white head. Aroma is of pine, citrus, cat piss, light fruit and some orange peel. Taste is complex, a very nice hop profile of citrus rind/meat, melon light fruit, pine cat piss and then there is the light balance of some grainy/bready malt going along with it. Really solid beer from Long Trail, and I like the departure from the Yogi-Bear looking labels they’ve had forever.

3.5
   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

3.7
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
Mep3222 (487) - 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


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