I picked up this beer when browsing a few weeks ago. It was the last four-pack on the shelf and I heard a lot of good things about it. Let’s see how it was.
Style: American Double/Imperial IPA
Trivia: According to the brewery website, “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.”
Random: The can art is very unlike Long Trail. I like that they’re trying new things.
The beer poured with a two finger, slightly off white head. It dissipated slowly and left a lot of lacing on the glass, along with a half finger crown. The body was a hazy, dark orange with moderate carbonation visible. On the nose, I picked up a lot of pineapple with mango. Pine resin was there as well, but the tropical notes dominated. There was no malt on the nose. The taste had a lot of tropical notes as well. Pineapple, mango and grapefruit flesh came through. I didn’t pick up much pine. The taste had a bit more malt, but this was definitely hop-forward. After a few sips, I picked up peach as well. The body was thick with some booze warming. Moderate carbonation was present. The finish was sticky and lengthy with tropical fruit. This beer had a high pricetag at $3.75 per can ($.23 per ounce), but given it was a pounder, upon reflection, the price wasn’t so bad. I really enjoyed this beer. Long Trail has upped their game.
Untappd Rating: 4.5/5.0