Long Trail Limbo

Posted: February 10, 2014 in American IPA, Long Trail Brewing Company, Reviews

As usual, I’m back after a lengthy hiatus. Work has been absolute insanity, which I’ll get into in a few posts. But, we’re still on my vacation beers from DC and Maryland. This brew was one that I had during a really nice brunch, despite the abnormally long wait, even though we had a reservation. I’m always excited about new offerings from Long Trail and this was no exception.

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ABV: 7.5%

Style: American IPA

Trivia: According to the brewery website, “When we launched Brown Bag in 2012, a web page dedicated to customer feedback was put online. After experiencing the first IPA in the series, one customer’s email remarked, ‘You’d better not leave me sitting here in Limbo until you decide to brew some of your new IPA’s year-round.’ And so became Limbo. At 80 IBU’s, we knew this Australian & West Coast hopped IPA warranted packaging that was equally as bold, so we broke the Long Trail mold and went to some unchartered territory. The package graphics and tap handles are like nothing we have ever done before and are sure to turn some heads. Limbo six packs will have a special die-cut design to showcase the artwork. The bottle will feature unique crowns with artwork on both sides. This style of IPA is something we have heard our customers screaming for and our Brewers have hit this recipe out of the park. This beer is really worth Life and Limb.”

Random: As I said during the last Olympics, I really love curling.

This beer poured with a one finger thick, cream-colored head. It was slow to dissipate and left lots of lacing on the glass. The body was a clear amber color with heavy carbonation visible throughout the body. The nose was lots of fresh grapefruit and pine with no malt apparent. From the nose, I would peg this one as a West Coast IPA. The taste had lots of pine and grapefruit with some malt that came through, but way after the hop fest. Some lemon came through as well. The booze was well-integrated. I found it really nice and drinkable. It had a long finish with citrus. I loved this beer. Although it was a lot of citrus, it was really clean and just worked. I am really enjoying these type of beers that Long Trail puts out. I hope they keep them coming!

Untappd Rating: 4.0/5.0

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