Long Trail SMaSH – Single Malt Golden Promise Single Hop Citra

Posted: April 5, 2017 in American IPA, Long Trail Brewing Company, Reviews

I picked this beer up having never tried a beer that I can recall that used Golden Promise malt, which piqued my interest. Let’s see how it was.


ABV: 6.8%

Style: American IPA

Trivia: According to the brewery website, “Brewed with a single malt and a single hop to showcase the characteristics of each ingredient. SMaSH Project #4. Single Malt // Golden Promise – A Scottish barley renowned for its robust flavor and great malting characteristics. Single Hop // Citra – An American hop breed known for intense citrus and tropical fruit notes.”

Random: I miss football. Maybe this year the Eagles will be decent.

The brew poured with a one finger, thick, pure white head. It took forever to dissipate and left a lot of lacing on the glass. The body was hazy and straw yellow in color with high carbonation. The nose had a lot of grapefruit pith and grapefruit along with grass. The malt came through next with some creamy malt. The taste was intensely hoppy with citrus segments and orange juice. It also had notes of tangerine and orange cream soda. The malt backed up the hops with some grain. Right at the end of the sip, there was a green herbal note. The body was thicker than expected with high carbonation. The finish went away quickly with tangerine and oranges. A can of this was $2.17, which came to $.18 per ounce. This beer had a bit too much malt for my liking, although I’m still impressed by what Long Trail is putting out lately.

Untappd Rating: 3.0/5.0


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