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RATINGS: 123   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.16   EST. CALORIES: 180   ABV: 6%
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Named after one of the famous ’front four’ trails on Mt. Mansfield, this I.P.A. is brewed in the English tradition of pale ales shipped from Britain, around Africa, to India. Those ales contained extra hops and a higher alcohol percentage, which both served as natural preservatives. This ale holds true to those original, defining characteristics. Formerly "National IPA".

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
JoeMcPhee (8746) - Toronto, ON, Ontario, CANADA - AUG 4, 2009
Tap at Vermont Brewer’s Fest 2009. Hazy amber pour. White head. The nose is loaded with UK/woody hops but without the sort of lighter spicy notes that I like. A fairly decent amount of dry-hopping. Light esters. It’s sort of a light UK-esque IPA. Improves a bit as it warms up.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
DrDavid (957) - Johnson, Vermont, USA - FEB 5, 2009
Draft at brewpub. Mild citrus aroma. Orange body with an off-white head. Flavor is well-balanced, predominantly grapefruit. Lovely bitter finish. The best of the offerings I sampled at The Shed.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
Alldaydrinker (559) - Norwood, Massachusetts, USA - OCT 20, 2008
Draught. Pours a light golden color with a small white head. Nose of resin, earthy hops, lights malts. Intial mouthfeel is very light bodied and watery which is instant disappointment. The hop character is present for the IPA but there is little balance the 1 dimensional brew doesn’t do too much to satisfy the palate for IPA expectations. Average head retention. Palate duration is average.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
Beerdedone (2828) - Croydon, Pennsylvania, USA - SEP 4, 2008
Sampled at brewpub. Pours a hazy orange with a small white head. Aroma is faint citrus with notes of hay and straw. Flavor is pale malts, citrus, and has a touch of pine with a bitter finish

   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 8/20
daknole (10009) - Scottsdale, Arizona, USA - AUG 15, 2008
Not a great IPA. Gold colori wth no real head. I see another rater noticed what i did, no aroma to speak of! Where is the hop bite? Too much malt and grain flavor.

   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 9/20
Sammy (9193) - Toronto, Ontario, CANADA - MAY 15, 2008
On tap always these days at the brewpub, but mediocre IPA. A bit of golden colour. No aroma. A pale in terms of hop and an odd bitterness. Some draping of lce, and thin head.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
Davin (48) - Vermont, USA - APR 13, 2008
Moderately bitter with some good hop flavor. Under carbonated. Sweet malt flavor. Aroma is grassy.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Cletus (6354) - Connecticut, USA - FEB 22, 2008
Pours amber with a thin white head. Aroma’s dominated by citrus and yields touches of hay and straw. Tastes citrussy with hints of staw and dry pilsner malt. Finish yields some moderate bitterness. Mouthfeel is light and dry.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
jcwattsrugger (11315) - Florida and, New Jersey, USA - OCT 10, 2007
on tap-pours an off white head and copper color. Aroma is citrus hops. Taste is citrus hops-slight bitter, grain-sweet, yeast (apple?).

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
hophead75 (2012) - Largo, Florida, USA - APR 6, 2007
Light hazy orange in color. Aroma is light citrus and pine, with some caramel malts in the background. Taste is a moderate amount of citrus, with a light malt backbone, moderately bitter citrus and pine/earthy finish. ok.

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