ThisWangsChung (747) - Leonardtown, Maryland, USA - MAR 2, 2014
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
12 oz bottle into a pint glass.
A: Pours a semi-hazy orange color. The head is two fingers high, with a shade thatís just off-white. Retaining itself acceptably, it has a rocky texture and leaves goodly lacing behind.
S: Citrus, and lots of it. Predominantly grapefruit, with a side of orange and just a suggestion of tropical fruit. Thereís also a fair bit of sweet caramel malt, but it seems to be very well integrated with the hop character - creating an illusion of orange juice. Very promising aroma.
T: Itís slightly maltier than the aroma suggested, but still nothing that can be called a sweet mess. The hops are clustered on the front of the palate - bringing their citrusy goodness - while the finish brings forth an almost nutty tone. Some herbal, peppery bitterness (and, later, melon) augments the beer post-swallow. Itís not intrinsically BALANCED per se, but the hop/malt combination is a unique combination that doesnít clash in any manner.
M: Crisp like an IPA should be. Thereís a bit too much body for my tastes, though. Luckily, this goes down easily thanks to its semi-bitter finish, healthy carbonation, and slightly coarse texture.
O: This one is really delicious. Itís prolific malt backbone actually helps it instead of detracting. Though I tend to prefer leaner, less malty IPAs, thereís more than enough here to warrant another 6 pack purchase.
Jazlabaw (1) - USA - JUL 29, 2014 does not count
4.8 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 20/20
I live in Bloomington, Indiana and Long Trailís Limbo added to my enjoyable trip to Vermont. This IPA among some of the best in the country. It has that lovely rich Simcoe hops bouquet.
beerfest5 (1141) - Dublin, IRELAND - JUL 27, 2014
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
On draft. Deep amber gold color, medium off white head, soapy lacing. Grapefruit, spruce, tropical fruit, dank juicy hops. Really nice IPA from a brewer that continues to improve.
tielord (53) - Quebec, CANADA - JUL 25, 2014
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Light amber color with little head that didnít stay, aroma of mango and peach. Tropical fruit taste with short aftertaste. A really good IPA !
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VALIS (228) - Nashua, New Hampshire, USA - JUL 25, 2014
4.5 AROMA 10/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 18/20
Does everyone make great IPAs these days or what? Iíve had a lot of different Long Trail and always thought they were middle of the road all the way around, but this is a knockout. Overpowering aroma of pine needles, grass and grapefruit -- you can smell it before the beer gets to your nose. Hazy golden color, lots of lace. Taste is puckering, sweet, juicy. 7.6% seems hard to believe. Top flight IPA.
jtclockwork (8026) - , New Jersey, USA - JUL 23, 2014
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle. Pours gold white head. Nose/taste of lemon, pine, grapefruit, caramel malt and alcohol soaked grain. Medium body.
adrian910ss (2329) - philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USA - JUL 22, 2014
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
12 oz bottle. Pours a cloudy orange gold with a medium off white head. Aroma of tangy orange, grapefruit and bitter hops. Taste of orange, grapefruit, tang and hops.
pricey290483 (210) - London, Greater London, ENGLAND - JUL 21, 2014
4.5 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 17/20
really nice easy drinking ipa good amount of hops with a little bitter finish one very nice beer
punkska101 (856) - Chambly, Quebec, CANADA - JUL 19, 2014
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 17/20
bottle shared by JF A: piny, citrusy, app: hazy copper t/p: thin to med body with long bitter finish. o: good. nice bite, would drink again
r464 (1890) - Earth, Pennsylvania, USA - JUL 14, 2014
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 12/20
Some malt, a good bit of dry hops, and a whole lot of earthiness. A bit dirty, a bit nutty, a bit woody. Fairly dry through the finish but not very bitter.
BazookaJoe (232) - Washington, Washington DC, USA - JUL 13, 2014
3.2 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Decent aroma of pine and wood. Body is funky with a strong taste of fruit that doesn't feel like it comes from the hops. Finishes clean.
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