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842. Long Trail Brewing Space Juice

Long Traill Space JuiceI had really high hopes for this one since I enjoyed Limbo so much and Vermont has a pretty good reputation for DIPAs in 16 oz cans. Love the can design on this one.

The beer pours a super clear copper color with a thick white head. Aroma was a mix of tropical fruits and a bit of pine. Overall the aroma was not as big as I expected from an 8.7% DIPA.  Taste was just OK with those tropical fruits and pine but also a solid malt backbone and big lingering bitterness. Much more of a traditional IPA just bigger and different than so many of the murky, juice bombs that are out there today. Alcohol was well hidden and overall a beer worth trying but not one that I will seek out again.
Alcohol Content: 8.7% ABV
IBU (Bitterness): 82
Brewery Website: Long Trail Brewing
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Brewer’s Description: A Double-IPA of the cosmic kind, this super-limited offering is brewed with two-row and caramel malts that lay the foundation for hops, hops and more hops.

The truth is out there, so send your taste buds to orbit with the out-of-this-world citrus and pine notes of Galaxy, Mosaic, Citra, Columbus and Ella hops

572. Long Trail Limbo

Long Trail LimboLots of great IPAs coming out of Vermont and it is great to see some of the larger breweries getting into the mix. Long Trail makes some quality beers with Double Bag being my previous favorite. Limbo is their new IPA which appears to be a year round beer provided you can actually find it in your local bottle shop. It seems to sell out pretty quickly but keep an eye out for it.

The color is a deep orange with big bubbly head. Aroma has loads tropical fruits and smells great even coming out of a 12 ounce bottle. Taste scales back the hops just a bit but there is still a lot there to enjoy. Slightly bitter finish and leaves that nice oily coating in your mouth like a good IPA should. Overall this was a very impressive beer from Long Trail and one of the better IPAs available in a 12 ounce bottle.

Check your local shops for Limbo IPA.
Huge hop aroma
Alcohol Content: 7.6% ABV
Calories: ???
IBU (Bitterness): 80
Brewers Website: Long Trail
Brewers Description: A big, mouth-watering IPA, brimming with all the flavors and aroma of the new breed of hops coming out of Australia and the Pacific Northwest.

558. Long Trail Brewing Harvest Ale

Long Trail Harvest AleWhen thinking about Vermont breweries everyone thinks about Hill Farmstead and The Alchemist but Long Trail has been making quality beer since 1989. Their beers are easy to find and true to style. Harvest Ale is an English Brown Ale which is a style that I don’t often drink but it goes very well with a meal.

Harvest pours a deep brown with only a thin tan head. Aroma has loads of roasted malts and just a bit of maple as they did use some maple syrup in the brew process. Taste has everything you expect from a brown ale, loads of caramel malts, a bit of nut and maple. Finishes slightly bitter and at 4% ABV this was a very easy drinking beer.

Probably not something I would drink a lot of but if you enjoy a beer with dinner brown ales are usually a good bet. 

Alcohol Content: 4.0% ABV
Calories: ???
IBU (Bitterness): 15
Brewers Website: Long Trail
Brewers Description: In celebration of the autumn harvest we’ve brewed this brown ale with locally harvested Vermont ingredients… a truly unique Taste of Vermont™!

260. Long Trail Pollenator

Grabbed a single of this beer somewhere over the past month or so. Probably from Hannaford or Shaws on one of my visits for groceries. I really was not expecting much from this one being a spring seasonal pale ale.

Pours a clear orange color with solid two finger head. Aroma is minimal with a bit of hops, maybe some honey (or maybe that is just my imagination due to the name and bee on the label). Taste is OK, well balanced with a sweet finish but certainly nothing special. Refreshing and OK for a warm spring day but nothing I would seek out again. Just an average beer from Long Trail.
Pros: Refreshing
Cons: Simple taste
Alcohol Content: 4.6% ABV
Calories: ???
IBU (Bitterness): 23
Rating: ★★☆☆
Brewers Website: Long Trail
Brewers Description: Date of Introduction: 1996 / Malts: 2-Row and Crystal / Hops: Nugget and Cascade / Description: Features a medium amber body, balanced with a modest amount of Willamette hops. This spring ale is highly drinkable, flavorful and finishes clean and crisp.

246. Long Trail Pale Ale

Found this single in my beer fridge the other day and do not even remember buying it. I am sure I did somewhere along the line as I tend to pick up a few singles each week when I visit random variety stores while traveling for work.
I enjoy pale ales as they are typically easy to drink, lightly hopped and flavorful. This option from Long Trail does not disappoint but also does not stand out from the many other pale ales I have reviewed. The color is typical of the style with minimal head that disappears quickly. Aroma is minimal but has some orange and floral. Taste is fairly well balance with hops at first balanced out by some sweet malts and then just a bit too much bitterness at the end. Overall an enjoyable pale ale from Long Trail.
Pros: Well balanced
Alcohol Content: 5.7% ABV
Calories: ???
IBU (Bitterness): 35
Rating: ★★★☆☆
Brewers Website: Long Trail
Brewers Description: Long Trail Pale Ale beer is brewed with the finest all natural ingredients and award winning Vermont water. This classic American style pale ale features a modest malt body and a well balanced citrus, pine hop aroma. Our Pale Ale is lightly filtered to provide a delightfully robust flavor experience. ENJOY!

206. Long Trail Double IPA

Similar to the 100 Barrel Series from Harpoon, Long Trail has their Brewmaster series. These are special recipes from their brewers are only available in 22 oz or on tap. Some are only available for certain months and others (like this one) are available year round.

Long Trail’s Double IPA has a very classy looking bomber and pours a nice golden with a fairly thick white head. Smell has a bit of everything; light pine, citrus and floral hops. Taste has plenty of hops with a fair amount of sweetness to offset the hop bitterness. Very well balanced and enjoyable. If you like Double IPAs you should give this one a try.
Pros: Well balanced taste
Alcohol Content: 8.6% ABV
Calories: ???
IBU (Bitterness): 86
Rating: 4 / 5
Brewers Website: Long Trail
Brewers Description: Long Trail Double IPA offers true reward to those seeking intensely sensual hop flavor. Double IPA is a full-flavored ale featuring a good malt backbone combined with an aroma brimming with tantalizing citrus and pine notes.

74. Long Trail Double Bag

This is an interesting ale – pours a great amber color with a nice head and lacing on the glass. Aroma is sweet with some caramel/toffee in there. Beer is very smooth for a strong ale but still has a bit of bite at the end. Like most other strong ales this should not be served ice cold. This is different than most ales and something you should try. Looking forward to trying more from Long Trail in the near future.
Pros: Unique
Alcohol Content: 7.2% ABV
Calories: ???
IBU (Bitterness): 25
Rating: ★★★½☆
Brewers Website: Long Trail
Brewers Description: This malty, full-bodies double alt is also known as “Stickebier” – German slang for “secret brew”. Double Bag was originally offered only in our brewery taproom as a special treat to our visitors. With an alcohol content of 7.2%, please indulge in moderation. The Long Trail Brewing Company is very proud to have Double Bag named Malt Advocate’s “Beer of the Year” in 2001. Malt Advocate is a national magazine devoted to “expanding the boundaries of fine drinks”. Their panel of judges likes to keep things simple, and therefore of thousands of eligible competitors they award only two categories; “Imported” and “Domestic”. It is a great honor to receive this recognition.