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RATINGS: 109   WEIGHTED AVG: 2.92/5   IBU: 24   EST. CALORIES: 126   ABV: 4.2%
Hit the Trail is a deep amber ale with a rich and smooth flavor. Malty undertones of vanilla and caramel are kept in check by the addition of Northern Brewer hops.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
swoopjones (7021) - Buffalo, New York, USA - DEC 24, 2011
Bottle, pretty boring version of a pretty boring style. Light roast, some nuttiness, caramel malts. Pretty blah

   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 8/20
FROTHINGSLOSH (6717) - GREENSBURG, Pennsylvania, USA - NOV 29, 2011
Sampled from a 12 oz brown bottle this beer poured a medium brown color with a large creamy tan head that lingered and left some lacing. The aroma was faint sour malts, moderate wood and a touch of vague fruit. The flavor was dryish, nutty and quite woody. The finish was long and woody. Medium body. Sup par.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
obguthr (5646) - Staunton, Virginia, USA - NOV 22, 2011
Yeast and kibble, pronounced barley malt nose. clear brown, no head. Quite astringent. Flavor is nutty and sour malt. Bread and kibble finish.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
VTHopHead (1511) - Seymour, Tennessee, USA - MAR 11, 2011
Bottle/12oz - Catching up on some old ratings from notes for earlier this winter. Pours a copper red amber in color with a small off-white head. Aroma is light of roasted malts as well as both brown and candy sugar. Slightly sweet and nutty. Flavor is also slightly sweet with plenty of caramel and nutty malts with brown sugar. Very easy drinking...

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
puboflyons (3098) - Allenstown, New Hampshire, USA - JAN 17, 2011
On tap at the Barley House in Concord, New Hampshire USA. The pour was an amber brownish red with about a half inch of silky head. The aroma has a sweet maltiness and a bit of the yeast strain on the nose. There was a slightly brown nuttiness. The texture was smooth and comfortable on the mouth. A bitter or sharp taste.

   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
williamstome (1708) - Somerville, Massachusetts, USA - OCT 17, 2010
On tap at Church Street Tavern as "Church Street Tavern Ale" Deep Amber with minimal head. Smells bad, with some malt. Flavor is dominated by malts and is a little bitter. Not much else to say about this.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
pistolpete (203) - USA - MAY 20, 2009
12 oz bottle... my second favorite selection from these guys... sweet and malted finish... easy to drink.. good for stargazing like the beer label shows..

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
BroSpud (2053) - , Massachusetts, USA - FEB 23, 2009
Draft and bottles. Multiple tastings. (previous tastings from memory) Tasted this as part of a mix pack. Didn’t leave a lasting impression so may have to retaste this one.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
ROGUE (2182) - Lewes, Delaware, USA - FEB 3, 2009
12oz bottle. Pours a light copper color, with a large off white head that fades slowly and leaves a thick lace on the glass. The aroma is of honey, caramelized malts, nuts and some hops. The taste is sweet with flavors of honey and caramel up front. There’s a mild hops presence that gives a little balance. The after taste is slightly sweet. Smooth and crisp with medium carbonation.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 12/20
ucusty (2691) - raleigh, North Carolina, USA - JUL 11, 2008
Brown pour average size tan head. Nutty, malty aroma. Very nice and malty without much bitterness

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