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Old 12-09-2013, 09:12 PM   #1
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Long Trail Limbo IPA

Go buy a 6 pack, drink them all, thank me later.

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Old 12-13-2013, 05:19 PM   #2
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Go buy a 6 pack, drink them all, thank me later.
Ian - can't find it - still looking though. Is it new?

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Old 12-13-2013, 10:20 PM   #3
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Ian - can't find it - still looking though. Is it new?
Yup. Its worth the effort. Top 10 IPA in my book. Competing with things like Pliny, Heady, Gandhi Bot, etc.

Let me know if you have trouble finding it past the weekend. I'll save a couple bottles for you.
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Old 12-14-2013, 09:11 AM   #4
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Quite an endorsement !
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No doubt.With that type of endorsement I HAVE to try it!
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Old 12-15-2013, 09:33 AM   #6
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One strange corollary... On tap it seems to be inconsistent. I find that as good beer proliferates through more and more establishments, less attention is paid to those who spend the time to properly clean their lines and more time goes into wondering what is on tap. Nothing like a citrus fueled IPA to call your dirty lines out though.

I also have my concerns about the beer long term. They just announced its availability year round, so the "small batch" care and attention to detail might suffer. Either way, go get a six pack and let me know what you think!
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Old 12-15-2013, 09:54 AM   #7
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Bridge Liquors said they might get some on Tuesday.
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Old 12-16-2013, 03:48 PM   #8
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I spoke with a few shops and they said for most CT package stores, the shoreline, and more specifically shoreline closest to NYC gets beer first then it makes its way north. "Expected in a few weeks" was the answer I received from 2 of 4 package stores. I asked for two cases to be set aside
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Old 12-17-2013, 10:01 AM   #10
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Thanks for the suggestion Ian. I had a little trouble recognizing it with the new label but boy is that a very drinkable,year-round IPA!!!The finish doesn't really stay with you too long and has a nice citrus,grass and elderflower hint.

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Old 12-17-2013, 11:05 AM   #11
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I will always help you Eben because you turned me on to Ithaca Flower Power IPA. I'll shoot you an email when I find it on island.

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Old 12-17-2013, 12:17 PM   #12
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Dennis, i have bought 1 six pack of beer since June. Beer for me lately is a very rare treat.
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Old 12-19-2013, 09:59 AM   #13
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Found the Limbo - delicious.
Tried to figure out the taste and had to look it up - caramel malt - yummy.

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Ok. I got one. Will post a report later.
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Old 12-19-2013, 06:32 PM   #15
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Ok. Wow. A+ brew.

Nebe approved!!
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Old 12-20-2013, 10:29 AM   #16
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had it last night. On tap at the wharf pub!! awesome beer. Nice and smooth IPA. One you can drink alot of.
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Old 12-20-2013, 05:01 PM   #17
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Found it in Mansfield tonight lives up to the hype. Heard something about a new brewer poached from dog fish head ?? Dont know the full story
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Not impressed.
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Go buy a 6 pack, drink them all, thank me later.
thank you solid beer
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I'm definitely a fan of this beer. I went out in search of wormtown hoppy feet but they were out so I gave this a go. I thought it was excellent.
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i was told the feedback has been so good on this beer that it will now be in regular Long Trail circulation.
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Perhaps I got a bad batch? Seriously, I tried it last weekend and it was a C-.

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Perhaps I got a bad batch? Seriously, I tried it last weekend and it was a C-.

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Did you have it in a bottle? I'd give it another shot Spence.
For a Northeast IPA this is good.

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Did you have it in a bottle? I'd give it another shot Spence.
For a Northeast IPA this is good.

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Yes in the bottle. Hoppy, citrusy but I thought it lacked a decent body and the hop signature was clumsy. Didn't like the finish as well. I didn't dump them out mind you, but was surprised given the reviews.

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I really wish we could get Cigar City IPA up here.. its my supreme favorite…
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I really wish we could get Cigar City IPA up here.. its my supreme favorite…
JAI LAI has been showing back up on Long Island every now and then over the last few months
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Yes in the bottle. Hoppy, citrusy but I thought it lacked a decent body and the hop signature was clumsy. Didn't like the finish as well. I didn't dump them out mind you, but was surprised given the reviews.

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UPDATE:

First three 6 packs I got were amazing... lacked a little in staying power on the "back end" of a sip, but the hop profile was new and held its own flavor even when preceded by a more powerful IPA (sucks, gandhi, etc.)

The last couple I have gotten have been as dissapointing as the first couple were exciting... I had a hunch that the immediate attention this got might be a bad thing and I fear that might be the case.

As it stands right now, I wouldn't recommend this, and that is a shame, because the first couple batches they released really WERE delicious. I'll stick with Sucks.

I hope they go back and apply that "small batch" mentality to this again. Maybe dial it back from a year-round brew until they know they can maintain craft quality under high volume.

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well in this case, I'm glad my order never came through. Thanks for the heads up Ian
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Finally found some. I'm with spence on this one, though I'd go as high as a B. Good IPA but nothing special IMO. I'll drink what I got, but most likely won't buy it again. Much better options out there at same $ and availability.
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