ThisWangsChung (826) - 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.
bavarian81 (103) - Massachusetts, USA - JUL 6, 2015
4.2 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 18/20
Poured a hazy amber with a medium head. Aroma has a nice floral and citrus aroma. Nice flavor. You get the hops up front with a citrusy finish. I think there are also some darker fruits in there as well that I canít put my finger on. Also some indistinct spices. A very nice, balanced, complex IPA.
raphael (1001) - Portland, Oregon, USA - JUL 1, 2015
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Solid IPA to my liking. ON the resin side in aroma and flavor, looks god, gives the mouth enough to keep busy. Would never turn one down. good interplay of a peach sweet among the resin & black pepper. balanced finish.
Mrthekidd (55) - Dallas, Texas, USA - JUN 29, 2015
2.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 11/20
Not my favorite.
Too big of a beer (hips are way out of balance IMHO) or maybe I am too small of a man?
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miyauchi38 (701) - chicago, Illinois, USA - JUN 27, 2015
3.7 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 1/5 TASTE 10/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
tekstr1der (131) - New Hampshire, USA - JUN 24, 2015
4.3 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Impressive. Long time since Long Trail for me, but a small store with small variety led me to try this one. Great fortune! Whatever variety this new breed of hops is, itís right up my alley. Pours amber with slight orange tint, and lacy white top. Aromas are pungent fruit with slight citrus. Flavor is more of the same with some malt breadiness. Finish is crisp and clean. Iíll have another.
fiveacestx (765) - Texas, USA - JUN 21, 2015
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
On tap - Light copper with a small head. Has a bit of a banana aroma and taste. Nice tropical fruits in this one. Medium body and average bitter finish.
BMMillsy (1750) - Florida, USA - JUN 13, 2015
2.9 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
Bottle from Vermont trip. About 4 weeks old so should still be fine. Amber golden pour, nearly no head. Harsh aroma of astringent hops, and flavor follows suit. There was something weird going on with this one. Seems like the hop notes are all out of balance with what otherwise seem like a nice malt backbone. Maybe Iíll try this again sometime. Tough to get down as it was, but not terrible.
SteveOrz85 (100) - Pennsylvania, USA - JUN 9, 2015
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Freezer chilled 12 oz bottle. Served in pint glass. Puffy 1 finger white head stays a while. Some decent lacing. Aroma is fairly strong with hops and notes of tropical fruit and citrus. Taste is very lightly sweet amd medium bitter. Notes of fruit, citrus, grass and resins. Sokewhat crisp and refreshing.Lingering bitter finish. Solid enjoyable IPA wit balanced flavor.
katrinaez (537) - norristown, Pennsylvania, USA - JUN 6, 2015
3.5 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Hoppy and fresh. Pretty much what you expect the ipa to be. Light amber. No haze. Tap.
Jow (2670) - New York, USA - MAY 25, 2015
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 17/20
Tap at yard house before sox game big bold IPA here. Orage pour with puf head. Nose is orange and tropical fruit. Tastes of oranges, light pine, some florals, and other citrus notes. Slight bitter.