Long Trail Brewmaster Series Double IPA

 
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RATINGS: 320   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.71/5   IBU: 86   EST. CALORIES: 258   ABV: 8.6%
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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 Trail’s own, hop-enthusiast home brewers!

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3.4
jblendy (521) - 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.

3.4
WeeHeavySD (3387) - Portland, Oregon, USA - AUG 7, 2009
Tap at Barcade. Pours orange with a bright white ring. Nose is sweet with citrus. Tasty citrus notes on the mouth. overall a pretty damn good DIPA.

3.4
swoopjones (7020) - Buffalo, New York, USA - AUG 21, 2009
#1600!!! Pours a medium orange yellow. Small white head. Winey, grapefruity nose & aroma. Tangy grapefruit, tangerine citrus hops. Sweet flavor. Strong acidity twang. Decent. Sort of diasappointed

3.4
maekchu (4064) - Hirakata, JAPAN - OCT 7, 2012
Bomber. Thanks to Chris H. Nice balanced aroma with prominent peach notes. Gold, good head, very thick lacing. A springy syrupy sweetness; mid palate has very noticeable alcohol warmth; sharp, tangy aftertaste, and then a mildly bitter finish. Medium body. Quite tasty, but the alc. heat is a bit much.

3.3
mtoast (336) - Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, USA - MAR 27, 2009
22oz bottle, no bottling date, consumed 3/27/09. Hazy light amber in color with sticky white foam, nice lacing and retention. Big herbal hop aroma, some boozy fruitiness also, apricots? Fairly sharp bitterness up front, nice bready maltiness and a soothing bitter finish. I’ll be honest, went in expecting to be let down and was pleasantly surprised. Really reminds me of something I know very well, maybe the first year of Hop Wallop?

3.3
argo0 (14127) - Washington DC, USA - JUL 26, 2009
(22oz bottle, thanks ygtbsm94) Medium off-white head atop clear apple juice body with tiny floaties. Aroma is moderately sweet, pineapple, mango, orange, light catty. Taste is moderately sweet, grapefruit, pine, some mango, alcohol. Medium-full body, some stickiness.

3.3
markwise (5450) - North of Tampa, Florida, USA - FEB 15, 2010
Bottle from BIF- thanks Jayli for this one. Pours yellow with an off-white head. Nose is pineapple, citrus, malt, and some hop character. Flavor is similar with some stale hops and malt. So-so DIPA...

3.3
DaSilky1 (2608) - San Diego, California, USA - JUL 3, 2010
Boddel frum jaytklokwerk. Pors kleer goldin, the hed thin an wite. Smels hopy but with graype jewsse notez with a lidle tartnis in the end sumwut lyke wite wyne. jewssey, grasssy, graypy flavers..some alkahul in the bodie. more sweet than it needs to be, even to the point of being almost syrupy...there’s certainly some hop flavors but not enough bitterness to break through the somewhat thick malt and heavy alcohol...but that seems to be quite common on the east coast. They do extract some interesting juicy, grassy, and wine-like notes from the hops...but its sweet heavy malt and alcohol that is supplying the bite here and not aggressive hop bitterness, which is was I need in a ipas and iipas.

3.3
MrChopin (4305) - Baltimore, Maryland, USA - MAY 30, 2011
transparent gold, thin white head. Soft, Oily nose of pine and earth. Flavor has more citrus, sugar, still quite bitter. Decent, sticky body.

3.3
glennmastrange (2930) - hobe sound, Florida, USA - JUN 20, 2011
Bottle. Moderate roasted note for the malt, light to moderate orange for the hops, moderate musty for the yeast, with background notes of rotten fruit, wine and vinegar. Head is small, frothy, white with a little lacing but good legs, and is mostly diminishing. Color is murky amber. Flavor start lightly to moderately sweet and lightly acidic, then finishes lightly sweet and acidic and moderately bitter. Palate is medium, oily with a lively carbonation and a lightly dry and astringent finish. An okay beer, but too much missing to be a highly rated DIPA for me.


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