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RATINGS: 80   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.18/5   EST. CALORIES: 180   ABV: 6%
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Don’t let the “easy-drinking” part of it’s name mislead you. Green Trail still delivers a mighty hop punch, but also has a smooth malt body that masterfully balances that famous Ithaca Beer hop intensity. Green Trail has “instant hit” potential with die-hard hop heads and new craft drinkers alike. Weighing in at 6.0% ABV, Green Trail neither overwhelms taste buds nor underwhelm palates as sessionable and approachable IPAs often can. Ithaca Beer’s lead brewer, Bill Ballweber put it best, “Green Trail is just a perfect everyday, go-to, instant-crowd-pleaser IPA.” “What is Green Trail?” one might ask. For founder, Dan Mitchell, Green Trail is a mindset. “It’s about blazing a path that sets you apart from the norm, or that way of thinking out of the ordinary. It’s on that green trail, you often, grow, discover, experience and hopefully improve your surroundings just a little bit…we’re on the Green Trail around here (at Ithaca Beer), are you?” MALT: 2-Row, Pale Crystal, Caramalt, wheat HOPS: Columbus, Cascade ABV: 6.0%

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3.1
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
UDBeernut (2883) - Saint Johns, Florida, USA - JUN 23, 2014
pours hazy golden amber, thick foam head. nose has light pine. taste is balanced, malt, minimal hop presence. body is light.


1.5
malrubius (3084) - Springfield, Vermont, USA - JAN 12, 2018
Bottle from Brewtopia. Can't read the date code. Copper with lasting head and lace. Woody medicinal vegetal old bread aroma. Sweet biscuity cereal grainy vegetal with some old fruit and medium spicy herbal long gross bitterness. Medium light body with carbo bite but drinks like a barleywine. WTF?

3.3
drfabulous (8809) - Lexington, Kentucky, USA - OCT 4, 2017
12 ounce bottle from Harrisburg bottle shop. Light in body with some malt and hops. I feel like Ithaca has lost its way with these last two beers I've had from them. Not great overall though better than the last one.

3.2
DiarmaidBHK (6143) - Lewisburg, Pennsylvania, USA - MAY 26, 2017
Draft at taproom. Pours golden with a white head. Not a lot on the nose. Has some citrus on the tongue. Finished clean. Solid but not particularly memorable.

1.8
Beerman6686 (6611) - Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, USA - MAR 15, 2016
This poured an orange color with a white head. Aroma was of caramel and pennies. Flavor similar, straight pennies. Not good.

2.9
coldbrewky (1731) - Hippetown East, New York, USA - MAR 8, 2016
Bottle. Watery amber in glass .sparse lacing and nary a head. Semi clouded. Nose of light pine and malt. Body is lightly sugarh and finishes with hints of hop citrus. Start is muddled. Oveeall kinda weak.

4.3
phillybass (117) - Pennsylvania, USA - NOV 25, 2015
A very drinkable IPA. Moderately bitter. Would drink again. Well balanced. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

2.8
corby112 (2813) - philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USA - NOV 19, 2015
Pours a very hazy and very dark golden orange color with tangerine edges and a half finger white head that immediately fades into a thin ring. Not much in the way of lacing, only the occasional spot left behind. Floral hop aroma with some grassy pine and earthy resins countered by faint citrus fruit and a pale malt backbone. The hop presence is surprisingly weak with a mild soil-like character along with some pine needle and subtle grapefruit sweetness. Pale malt backbone with hints of bread, biscuit, caramel and toffee. The aroma isn’t bad, it’s just kind of bland which is really disappointing for an IPA. On the lighter end of medium body with a flavor profile that’s similar to the aroma. A little more hop forward than expected with some dry bitterness and sticky oils followed by tropical/citrus fruit and a sweet malt backbone. Some earthy pine needle, spruce tip and soil up front followed by some grapefruit and orange peel sweetness. Malt backbone is a little stronger than I prefer with hints of caramel, toffee, biscuit and cracker. Not the most complex beer but it’s well balanced and easy to drink.

3.6
reberiii (497) - Pennsylvania, USA - AUG 8, 2015
It is in fact, easy drinking, but slightly unremarkable. It’s full of hop, grassy, some grapefruit, plenty of bitter, but you can put down a few of these pretty quickly.

3.7
KyotoLefty (10808) - Kyoto, JAPAN - AUG 5, 2015
Bottle. Pretty pastel orange-golden, low head. Biscuity, malty nose, tropical fruits, orange, mango. Great nose. Full flavor, biscuit, honey, orange, tropical fruits. A bit sweet, full body. Nice stuff.

3.2
jason (1836) - Easton, Pennsylvania, USA - JUN 6, 2015
Bottle. Aroma of melon, sweet malt and cucumber. Flavor is a slight bitter, lemon and hops with a syrupy mouth feel.


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