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RATINGS: 109   WEIGHTED AVG: 2.92   IBU: 24   EST. CALORIES: 126   ABV: 4.2%
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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.


2.1
   AROMA 3/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 10/20
JFGrind (1835) - Glenside, Pennsylvania, USA - JAN 8, 2005
Grassy aroma, slight foam, dark brown color. This brown ale had trouble getting out of the gate and never won over my taste buds.

2.9
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 10/20
cfranz (261) - Acton, Massachusetts, USA - OCT 19, 2004
Detected some molasses, nutmeg, slight sourness. Crisp beer, vaguely hopped, not much body.

2.6
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 10/20
Jeppe (2631) - Řlbutikken, DENMARK - SEP 20, 2004
Amber orange body, fine off-white head. Grassy, malty and little fruity aroma. Grass is dominating in the flavor. Sweet malt and brown sugar notes also. Rather dry and harsh and not very interesting.

3.1
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
Ungstrup (29084) - Citizen of the universe, DENMARK - SEP 14, 2004
A dark amber beer with a disappearing beige head. The aroma is weak, but what is there is of malt and alcohol. The flavor is slightly sour with notes of malt.

2.8
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 11/20
madsberg (10136) - Sřborg, DENMARK - SEP 12, 2004
Bottled: Light amber coloured. Clear. Light beige medium head. Light fruity and some hops and malt in the aroma. Light chocolate notes. Hops and malt flavours. Is crips and light spices. Watery and light bitter in the end.

3.1
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
DrGonzo (625) - Somerville, Massachusetts, USA - AUG 10, 2004
Brown with a foamy off-white head. A sweet and fairly mellow version of the style, hints of chocolate at times, roasted earth. Lacks a little of the punch and bitter balance to make it a serious brown ale contender. Not bad.

2.6
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
tiggmtl (4548) - Vancouver, British Columbia, CANADA - JUL 18, 2004
UPDATED: MAY 22, 2005 Doughy yeast, malty, meaty aroma. Clear, pale brown with tan head that recedes to thin cover. Sweet and lightly malty. Mild bitterness. Medium-light body with good carbonation. On tap at the Vermont Brewers Festival. Re-rated in the bottle and found it to be quite similar with a strong candy-like fruitiness in both the aroma and flavour.

3.2
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
Lubiere (9752) - Ottawa, Ontario, CANADA - JUL 3, 2004
Orange browna ale with small off white head. Rather grassy aroma and fresh malts. Light crisp with a nice sweet malt finish , a touch of roasted. Medium to light bodied, perfect for after hitting the trail, or like me, from a bike ride in the sweltering sun.

3.1
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
dirtymike (2016) - Manchester, New Hampshire, USA - JUN 12, 2004
Deep coppe/light brown in color with large off-white head. Aroma of mellow chocolate malt,roasted and nuts. Flavor is sweet malt,nuts and chocolate.

3
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 10/20
Dorwart (2359) - Robbinsville, New Jersey, USA - MAY 24, 2004
Decent head. Creamy on top and lasts for a little while. Decent carbonation. Light aroma of roasted malts and a bit of dough. Color is medium orange/brown. Flavor is light and crisp with a little bit of roastyness. Maybe some nuts in there also. Nice dry and slightly bitter finish. Bit of a salty pretzle aftertaste. A decent beer but nothing all that special.


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