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RATINGS: 137   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.64   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.


4.9
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 20/20
MY_ah (2) - Brighton, Massachusetts, USA - OCT 5, 2013 does not count
I.Love.This.Beer. Floral aroma. Hoppy. You should not be in "Limbo" over this brew. Long Trail got it right. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

4.7
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 20/20
VermontHops (1) - - NOV 7, 2013 does not count
Limbo IPA by Long Trail may be the best bottle they have ever brewed from my palate. As much as I like Heady Topper this bottle is just as good AND is available in bottle and occasionally on draught. Supply a little tight as they just started bottling but readily available at the brewery and soon to a store near you I hope. Good job Long Trail

4.4
   AROMA 10/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 16/20
Berard (261) - Salem, New Hampshire, USA - FEB 1, 2014
Draft. Pours caramel with very thin white head dissipates. Mild carbonation over spicy hop aroma. It's a hoppy lager. Yum! ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

4.4
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
Erzengel (2327) - Wuppertal, GERMANY - JUN 2, 2014
Thanks to ThirstyBird for sharing this! Very great nose with lots of mint, floralness and chewing-gum. The beer starts as it smells - great and aroma-full. Very intense and very great hop-combination. I like it but the mintiness of the Polaris-hops is a bit too much and too pushy. The aftertaste is long, intense - and minty. 14/12/14/13

4.3
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
dlovell2 (652) - Columbia, Maryland, USA - NOV 24, 2013
UPDATED: NOV 26, 2013 On tap at Long Trail brewery. Pours copper color with white head. Fruity piney aroma. Caramel Malt start with fruity flavors of Mango and oranges. Piney finish some bitterness but not overpowering. Nice brew with a nice twist on an IPA.

4.3
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
MattShizzle (539) - Bernville, Pennsylvania, USA - FEB 11, 2014
Bottle. Copper color, clear. Strong, hoppy aroma. Really good! Very hoppy/bitter with some malt flavor. I would actually say this is closer to a Double/Imperial IPA than a standard one.

4.2
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
Dan269605 (235) - Rocky Hill, Connecticut, USA - DEC 13, 2013
UPDATED: DEC 31, 2013 This poured a very nice copper, medium orange color with a finger of foamy white head. It looks good. This one has a great nose on it up front I get a lot of pine, flowers, fruitiness and earthiness. Taste is piney, tropical fruit, some berries, orange and a bready back bone. I could use a bigger punch of bitterness, that might make this very good beer, a great one. For 7.6, I get no alcohol presence and it is super easy to drink. To me, this is definitely the best Iíve had from Long Trail and I hope itís just the beginning of more great things to come.

4.2
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
Streak (15) - - DEC 31, 2013
Very nice surprise from Long Trail indeed! Artwork on the label is what 1st caught my attention. But the brew overall is quite good and will certainly be getting it again. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone Suckas! :-)

4.2
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 16/20
Chad9976 (1125) - 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.

4.2
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
OffBeatBrew (9) - USA - FEB 17, 2014 does not count
Best Long trail beer Iíve had yet. Great tropical fruit and floral hop flavored and aromas. Would get a few pint of this regularly. Great artwork too.


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