Long Trail Brewmaster Series Double IPA

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RATINGS: 326   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.71/5   IBU: 86   EST. CALORIES: 258   ABV: 8.6%
Long Trail Double IPA offers true reward to those seeking intensely sensual hop flaovor. Double IPA is a full-flavored ale featuring a good malt backbone combined with an aroma brimming with tantalizing citrus and pine notes. In search of inspiration within, the recipe is sourced from one of Long Trails own, hop-enthusiast home brewers!

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   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
lemasney (398) - Trenton, New Jersey, USA - MAY 20, 2009
Style; glass: Double IPA; Snifter 22 fl oz x 8.6% ABV = 189.2 / 60 = 3.15 beers * 150 C = 472.5 calories (est.) Purchased at: Super Saver Pennington, NJ for $3.49 Aroma: nice aroma, pine, citrus, spicy. Visuals: Simple, elegant packaging, warehouse on fire, deep orange body, brilliantly clear, thick, sticky white head, long lasting lace. Taste: very well balanced, sweet, then quickly bitter. Beautiful, classic double IPA. Palate: medium to full bodied, long bitter finish. Overall: Amazing. Id have it again in a heartbeat. A favorite.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
jblendy (519) - Hawthorne, New Jersey, USA - MAY 19, 2009
Light copper pour with a small beige head. Strong resinous aroma, with pine, and sweet grapefruit. Grapefruit sweetness dominates the flavor upfront, with lots of earthy pine following into a bitter, resinous finish. Palate is bitter-sweet and sticky, with a bit of alcohol. A little bit too sweet for my taste, but a pretty solid effort none the less.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
TaktikMTL (7574) - Montral, Quebec, CANADA - MAY 19, 2009
Bouteille de 22 oz partage lors dune dgustation Ratebeer Montral chez Goldorak. Arme: Odeur de pamplemousse avec une pointe de fruits tropicaux. Apparence: La couleur est orange. Prsence dun mince col mousseux et dune fine dentelle sur le verre. Saveur: Got de pamplemousse avec une pointe dananas et de caramel. Dure moyenne de larrire got. Palette: Le corps est moyen avec une texture lgrement huileuse. Moyenne effervescence en bouche. Arrire got lgrement houblonn. (Rating #2401)

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Rciesla (5499) - Exit 15W, New Jersey, USA - MAY 18, 2009
Bottle. Pours a honey golden body with a white head. Huge sweet grapefruit and pure hop resins, a lighter pine quality and some citrus and alcohol. Viscous grapefruit and pine with a significant amount of alcohol to balance. This is well done, and a steel for the price, i could see some people not enjoying the large alcohol presence but its making my night right now.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
smcolw (617) - Boston, Massachusetts, USA - MAY 17, 2009
Thick white head that leaves extensive lace after each sip. Really quite impressive. The liquid is cloudy with a yellow-gold color. Lots of grapefruit hop aroma. I can detect some alcohol in the nose as well. Strong bitterness (as expected) with notable alcohol oils. The malt is muted. Good richness with appropriate carbonation. Beware, this is an extremely easy IPA to drink.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
PilsnerPeter (3045) - Flushing, New York, USA - MAY 17, 2009
Bottle: Thanks JoeMcPhee! Hazy orange pour with a dense white film of head. Juicy fruity American hop aroma some amarillo-like character peachy notes & mild plasticy phenols. Average mouthfeel- a bit sweet for my liking. Lots of honey- under attenuated with sweet candied hop notes. Herbal chamomile notes and some vegetal character. More residual honey and artificial sweetener notes. Under attenuated.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
blipp (8879) - La Mesa, California, USA - MAY 16, 2009
Bottle. Pours gold with a large off white head. Nice hoppy aroma with floral and citrus notes. The flavor is hop dominated as expected, with floral and citrus notes, fruity sweetness and some sweet malts. Very good and very drinkable.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
pantanap (3366) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - MAY 16, 2009
UPDATED: MAY 17, 2009 22oz bottle from RCL methinks.... pours a medium orange brown with a thin white head....aroma of sweet tropical fruit hop sensation.... flavors of sweet citrus and tropical fruit hop with a decent degree of bitterness through the middle and the finish. pretty drinkable and a quality dipa at such a great value..

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
GAManiac (1944) - Atlanta, Georgia, USA - MAY 14, 2009
22oz bottle courtesy of ConnecticutPoet poured into a tulip. Pours a very light golden amber with massive fluffy white head that leaves spectacular lacing and remains a good cap for ages. Its a beautiful looking DIPA. The aroma is full of bright citrus fruits, mainly grapefruit, lemons and pineapple and a pit of pine as well. There are also enough bready malts to even the hops out a little, but the citrus hops are the main draw. The taste has a definite a citrus hop kick up front, though its not quite as aggressively fruity as the aroma. The middle has more malts than the aroma would suggest, with a definitely toasted bready presence with hints of caramel. Its the finish thats most interesting though as it has a big pine resin stickiness that leaves a lingering bitterness on the palate. The mouthfeel is medium bodied with soft carbonation and has plenty of sticky hops that build up after each sip. This is only my second Long Trail beer and I wasnt impressed by the first one. This one, one the other hand, is a great beer. Its got a very bright hoppy aroma but then gets much more resinous in the taste with a great sticky finish.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
MartinT (9729) - Montreal, Quebec, CANADA - MAY 13, 2009
UPDATED: JUL 21, 2009 My Bottom Line:
This amiable Double IPA offers lots of citrusy and wooden hop aromatics which segue into a light alcohol heat and a gripping resinous bitterness, as honeyed malts smoothly lay the foundations for further gulps.

Further Personal Perceptions:
-A veil of foam sticks to the top of the hazy blond golden.
-The prickly bubbling leads to higher drinkability.
-I was prepared for a sipper, but this is very drinkable.
-The hop personality is striking and complex, delving into orangey, citrusy, coniferous, and sandy realms.

From bottles and from the tap at the brewery tasting room.

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