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RATINGS: 203   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.67   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.


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3.8
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
ThisWangsChung (747) - Leonardtown, Maryland, USA - MAR 2, 2014
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.


2.1
   AROMA 3/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 2/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 10/20
MarkBarnes (382) - Waterville, New York, USA - DEC 22, 2014
Dec. 22, 2014. 12 oz. bottle; shaker glass. A previous reviewer hilariously (I thought, before sampling) used the term "cat urine" to describe this product. However, having both tended to an ailing feline and sampled this ale, the comparison is startlingly-apt. Generally love IPAs, and can almost envision where this brew was trying to go, but something went terribly, horribly wrong on this particular "long trail." (Maybe this was a bad one; am open to a re-rate.)

3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
Dorwart (2391) - Robbinsville, New Jersey, USA - DEC 21, 2014
Off-white sloppy head of varying sized bubbles with little order. Pungent hops aroma with lots of cat urine, peaches, mild malts and some tea leaves. Color is a medium orangish brown. Very herbal flavor with weeds, parsley, rye, dusty malts and roasted grains. Could use a bit more malt for balance. Finishes with a lingering bitterness. An ok IPA.

4.5
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 18/20
puboflyons (2228) - Allenstown, New Hampshire, USA - DEC 7, 2014
From the 12 fl. oz bottle dated 9/26/14. The pour is a cloudy medium amber with yellow hues and an of-white head that lingers and laces. Mild carbonation bubbles. The hopes notes on the nose are inviting with the resin and floral character bouncing forward after a quick pale malt sweetness. Medium to heavy body. Smooth. Some toasted grainy malts at first and quickly superseded by the floral and resin hop finish. It is moderately bitter with a quick lingering finish. Long Trail hit the mark on this one. This can be a pricey beer but I got the six-pack on sale. Five more to enjoy.

3.7
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Metalchopz (2405) - Cantley, Quebec, CANADA - NOV 30, 2014
Purchased on one of my trip to Vermont. Pours a very slightly hazy amber colour with a big frothy-creamy warm cap, great retention and some very nice lacing. Aromas of the fresh hops, but well-balanced with some tropical fruits notes. Because of this, the taste is quite sweet at first, but finishes on a dry hoppy bitterness. The fruits are always present. Quite a nice IPA that is easy-drinking because of the mix of tropical fruits and hoppiness.

3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
mansquito (3568) - Nueva York, New York, USA - NOV 29, 2014
Buckets, Jenkintown bottle: Pours copper with a white head. Aroma is nice citrus, pine, and tropical fruit. Taste is nice and fruity. It be a little bit on the sweet side. Not too bitter. Very flavorful. Long Trail continues its come from behind excellent beers. Why is no one talking about Long Trail I asks you.

3.9
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Partisn92 (11) - Pennsylvania, USA - NOV 28, 2014
A delicious combination of hops brewed brilliantly together to create a beautiful concoction that we call a limbo. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

3.2
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
hfmejias (818) - Dover, Delaware, USA - NOV 23, 2014
12 Fl. Oz. Bottle. Pours clear, copper in color, very nice off white head and tons of lacing. Aroma of fruit, hops and malts (quite nice). Taste, after the nice aroma it is a bit of a disappointment, it does feels a bit watered down, donít get me wrong, you get the nice bitterness of a proper IPA and some of the maltiness but it seem a bit toned down. Not. Bad, just not great.

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
kassner (1376) - Wexford, Pennsylvania, USA - NOV 19, 2014
Really nice DIPA, aromatic, g.olden wit a big head. 4 pack from Whole foods so looking forward to a draft version.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
trapped (897) - New York City, TURKEY - NOV 17, 2014
Draught. Light amber color with off-white spongy head that dissipates quite fast, floral hops aroma, medium carbonation, lavender like flavor, hoppy taste, medium finish. A very balanced IPA.

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
Foxbush (1322) - Richmond, Virginia, USA - NOV 13, 2014
12 oz bottle The IPA poured cloudy light amber with an off white head and lacing. It may have been too cold so I let it warm up. You are greeted with aromas of pine and citrus. The IPA had a medium body with average to active carbonation. Assertive hop bitterness pushes through the malt base for a pleasant, dry finish. This is nice IPA for all time. Great balance of ABV and bitterness.


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