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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 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
kyzr (1375) - Montana, USA - MAY 1, 2005
Nice brown color, not much of a head. Flavor of lightly toasted malt with touch of hops. A little watery, but nice finish.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
Lou18 (1353) - West Paterson, New Jersey, USA - APR 23, 2005
This was good. Poured brown, with an off white head. Sweet malty nose with the taste the same, a bit of hops finnish this nice.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
beerseer (51) - Lewiston, Maine, USA - APR 18, 2005
(bottle) Flows out of the bottle a golden-brown that reflects the hue of Vermont leaves in the late fall, and takes on a clear, inviting mahogany color in the glass. Off-white head is average in size and diminishes fairly quickly. Smells moderately malty, slightly sweet like caramel, and a little grainy (with undertones of alcohol). Tastes sweet initially, finishes moderately bitter, with an aftertaste that reestablishes the notes of sweetness. Relatively light body that feels sharp at first but smooths out as it progresses. A simple yet refreshing beer with definite character.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 9/20
ClarkVV (5787) - Boston, Massachusetts, USA - APR 3, 2005
2004 bottle at Julio’s Spring Beer Fest, 4/02/05. Pretty standard, chestnut brown body, light beige head, very clear. Aroma of light chocolate and sweet caramel/sugar. Flavor is simple, with a mild brown sugar and toffee, medium to medium-light body Moderate carbonation, sweet, lightly fruity yeast. Incredibly average and boring. Argo0 certainly nailed this one.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
wilkie (1208) - Raleigh, North Carolina, USA - MAR 22, 2005
Bottle. Light brown, off-white, small head. Kind of a middle of the road brown ale. Thin in finish, lacking malt depth and not enough hops in finish. Not really a poor example of the style, just average.

   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 10/20
crazyvin (2026) - New York, USA - FEB 21, 2005
pretty malty and one demnional for an ale. Hops were missing, seemed like a stale lager. looked good brown with a thin white head.

   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 8/20
Hildigöltur (5105) - København, DENMARK - FEB 3, 2005
Light brown coloured. Slightly malty aroma and flavour. Quite weak and rather light bodied. A boring brew.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 18/20
timetrvlr (8) - milford, Connecticut, USA - JAN 27, 2005 does not count
very easy to drink for a brown ale. good head and color and very easy on the palate. slightly sweet and no bad aftertaste. one of my favorites though not avaiable year round in my neck of the woods

   AROMA 2/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 8/20
ChazyRPh (583) - Chazy, New York, USA - JAN 26, 2005
bottled 12/22/04 - amber pour with a scant white head. Very unpleasant initial aroma, reminds me of bad yeast. Kinda funky malt aroma too. Sweet malt to start, sugars last throughout. Thin mouthfeel, a hint of roasted malt to finish. A lingering bitterness. The aroma, lack of head, and light color are detriments to its style. I am fairly disappointed in this.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
spikee (96) - Providence, Rhode Island, USA - JAN 10, 2005
Sugary sweetness is like a punch in the taste buds. Roasted barley and molasses taste lingers long after it’s swallowed. Body seems full at first but finishes cleanly on the palate, leaving a warm, heavy feeling in my gut.

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