EducatedPour (2) - , New Jersey, USA - JUL 6, 2009 does not count
Nearly the perfect beer for lovers of IPA and its only $3.99 for a large format/bomber bottle. Smooth yet a complicated palate. Great after taste. My favorite beer as far as bang for your buck. 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. I’d have it again in a heartbeat. A favorite. wavers1 (916) - Notown, California, USA - AUG 12, 2009
UPDATED: AUG 18, 2009 bottle courtesy of zathrus13. hazy apricot color with nice lil suspended particulates. small orange head. apricot and sweet peach nose with some good hops hanging on the end. a very big hop hit is very smooth, and very warm on the way down from the hop concentration. light fruity finish that blends nicely into a hop bomb aftertaste. sweet full creamy body through the entire palate. this would be great for a winter camping trip, very nice! Chalsk (1104) - North Caldwell, New Jersey, USA - APR 30, 2010
Pours an light amber orang color with a thin white foam head. Has some life to it. Has an aroma of grapefruit and pine with a nice hit of caramel. A very creamy DIPA. Very smooth. Has a nice sweetness up front with a creamy body and nice bitters on the back end. Very good brew. Bulk_Carrier (6065) - Vermont, USA - MAR 28, 2014
Reviewed from notes.
The appearance had a hazy golden body doesn’t allow any carbonation to be seen rising. Beautiful light foamy lacing clings to the sides of my snifter. A decent sized white head appears and lasts for a good minute.
The smell had a spectacular combination of hops and malts, citrus, pine.
The taste was pretty much the same and yet a vivacious sweet orange/apricot/peach comes out and really makes a superb taste. Some sugary malts present themselves in this as well.
The palate was about a medium with a great creamy citrus aftertaste and finish, slightly sessionable.
Overall, this had a great balance on all levels and is a solid brew that I would have no problem coming back to. I’ll go out on a limb and say this is the best brew I’ve ever had by Long Trail. Well done!
brewski519 (644) - Morrisville, North Carolina, USA - APR 29, 2009
From a 22oz bottle this gem pours a cloudy orange with a nice foamy white head and lots of lacing. Aroma of pine, citrus and hops (and more hops). Very, very drinkable with a nice hoppy grapefruit taste with a little spice to boot. This was a great beer - much better than I expected even if I have always enjoyed Long Trail from my days of living in New England. Thanks to Brian for bringing it back from the brewery on his visit home to Vermont! fredandboboflo (1570) - Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, USA - MAY 3, 2009
Bottle. Aroma of citrus and tropical fruit hoppiness, grapefruit seed in particular, as well as bready malt. Flavor really picks up the hop intensity with lots of mango, again very tropical fruity overall. Dry. Luscious, and at $3.99 a bomber (or less some places), possibly the best deal on the market. 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. craftbeerdesign (2254) - Fort Collins, Colorado, USA - JUL 21, 2011
shared bomber purchased at Whole Foods in Vienna, VA. deep orange pour with light sediment and a soft creamy 1 finger white head that lasts throughout. big grapefruit / citrus hop profile across the nose with a light caramel malt presence. medium to full body with big citrus notes, caramel malts, orange zest, spice and orange peel. sweet and spicy bitter finish with a nice lasting bitterness. PeterD10 (1) - - JUN 29, 2012 does not count
Typical Vermont Beer...Great Hoppy taste. Smooth after taste. Smoother and more distinguishable than the Heady Topper, and a step up from the Double IPA from Rock Art (not their finest work). If you do not like the smell or taste of strong hops, stay away and do not write a poor review for a beer that you do not understand.