bwalcott2 (13) - Ocean City, New Jersey, USA - DEC 3, 2012
4.3 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 18/20
Bottled. Poured a nice hazy and verylightly filtered golden sunset brown. finger and a half of head. Nose was very pleasant with notes of pine, floral, and pineapple. Taste was a bready, with a good bittery and smooth finish. Once it warmed up, the nose was even more present with pine, and pineaple. an extremely tasty brew.
PhatB420 (468) - Pittsfield, Massachusetts, USA - APR 2, 2011
4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
Hoppy and hoppier. In a blind taste test I would steer towards the Ipa category. this is an awesome pale ale. giant head the towers over the brew at first. Im thinking the abv is around 5.5 or so. Flows nicely on the pallate with citrus, hay, and malt notes prevalent. Color is amazingly bold for a pale ale. A mild sunlight shown through a sterdy barn in the morning hours. This is my favorite pale ale.
Travlr (7946) - Washington, Washington DC, USA - NOV 26, 2010
4 AROMA 10/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Tap. Yellow color, thick white head. Absolutely amazing aroma of fresh pine forest - holy cow! Taste is very bitter, with plenty of resin and pine. Good stuff.
ronjustron (22) - Montreal, Quebec, CANADA - MAY 23, 2012
3.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
for a Pale Ale, great colour, good pour, nice taste, including the aftertaste. Overall a good beer.
benfergy (178) - Valley City, North Dakota, USA - AUG 1, 2011
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
A tart pale ale, very herbal, and invigorating palate. One of my favorite pale ales!
Radek Kliber (5906) - Toronto (Can) Krotoszyn (Pol), POLAND - JUL 29, 2011
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle 355 ml
Aroma: great note ,frontal hop dryness, pine , spruce , green grassy feel. Superbly fresh. 8+
Appearance: great pour. Pleasant to eye crystal clear dark amber with large frothy white top. Fine ornamental lace.4+
Body , Flavour , Palate and Final Notes: Medium full bodied. Dry but overly, crisp ,clean palate. Bitter yet smooth with herbal and pine notes. Straight to the point. I have not had such clean cut brew in a long time. Solid if not world class bitter amber ale.
LilBeerDoctor (2816) - Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, USA - MAR 21, 2010
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle. Pours a clear orange with a thick, foamy white head. Aroma of diacetyl, light citrus, sweet malt. Flavor of more light diacetyl with lemon, citrus, hop resins, sweet fruits, bready malt and caramel malt. Smooth, creamy palate. Great English IPA and superbly drinkable. A great new addition from Long Trail!
NormLovesBeer (19) - Hampton, New Hampshire, USA - JUL 16, 2012
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Pours a cloudy, Rusty-colored Reddish-Orange in color. Looks almost like a "Irish Red", and not a "Pale Ale". Looks to have some spices floating around in the glass. Has a big foamy white head, that lasts for the entire glass!! When I took my last sip, and glass was empty, foam from the head was at bottom of glass!! Big foamy, long lasting head, but little to no lacing though. Has good carbonation that lasts until last sip. Aroma was of Malt and Pine, with maybe a hint of citrus. Taste was of Malt and Pine. A little bit of a Malty/Piney aftertaste as well. Not a bad Pale Ale from this small, independent brewery in Vermont! Very flavorful, but because of the somewhat Reddish color, it makes me think I am drinking an "Irish Red"!
Indra (2473) - Overland Park, Kansas, USA - OCT 22, 2011
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
12oz. bottle, dated 9/8/11, which I am guessing is the bottling date rather than the "best by". Aroma of pale, grainy, lightly sweet cereal malt and very lightly fruity, citric, herbal hop, rather fresh and enticing overall. Mostly clear light amber color, with a creamy, lasting off-white head and very nice lacing. Flavor profile is very nicely balanced, with more pale malt sweetness and lightly toasted grain character, joined by fruity, fresh, citric and very mildly piney hop flavors, as well as a moderate hop bitterness that arrives late to clean up the palate nicely and lend a bit of crispness. Relatively high degree of effervescence, very lightly resinous and mineral feel, body is medium. Incredibly drinkable, very good example of the style. One is not likely to find much better on this side of the pond, in fact.
BREWMUSKCLES (1986) - New Jersey, USA - APR 25, 2012
3.7 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
pine and grapefruit a touch soapy but flavorful indeed. fragrant with some sweetness in bitterness some pine wafts in from time to time. touch of caramel and fruit punch with a bitter finish that lingers as the palate goes soft and smooth. Never had an English this amped up hop wise.