Beer Review: Long Trail IPA

Posted by Jim on May 28th, 2009
May 28

C+ / 3.1
look: 3 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | drink: 3

Poured into the center of a traditional pint glass. There was some sediment at the bottom of the bottle which I mistakenly poured into the glass, which made the beer mostly opaque. It has a straw color and a thick white head that leaves lace on the sides of the glass as it recedes to a skim of bubbles on the top of the beer. There is a mild hoppy aroma. The taste has a medium hoppy character, with some hop bitterness in the finish. There is mild to heavy carbonation and a light body that leaves your mouth feeling wet (as opposed to a dry finish). Overall, there doesn’t seem to be much to this beer (especially compared to Long Trail’s DIPA); I’ve had much better IPAs. I had this beer because it was abandoned in my fridge, I doubt I’d purchase one.