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RATINGS: 114   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".


3.6
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
Chalsk (1051) - North Caldwell, New Jersey, USA - JAN 1, 2014
Pours a copper color with a thin white foam head. Aroma of caramel malt with some muted grapefruit. Sweet resiny taste with hop spice and caramel. The hop spice and grapefruit taste is off a pinch. Not in harmony making it an average IPA.

2.8
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
halfonit (1156) - Fall River, Massachusetts, USA - DEC 31, 2013
On tap at Battleship. This one pours a light hazy orange in color with a white head. Aroma is of light citrus and pine, with some caramel malts in the background. Flavor is of hops, citrus, malts and pine. Leaves a hoppy and malt finish. This is your typical American IPA.

3.3
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
TBone (12477) - Pori, FINLAND - NOV 19, 2013
Tap @The Pony Bar (1st Ave)
Slightly hazy amber color, steady small off-white head, some lace. Medium-bdoied. Citrusy hoppy flavor, grapefruity, some fruity backing maltyness. Fresh and easy going.

3.3
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
BeerandBlues2 (9465) - Hanover, Maryland, USA - NOV 5, 2013
Bottle at home. Pours brilliantly clear copper with a medium, frothy white head, medium retention with light lacing. Aroma is pine, resin, and citrus hops with biscuit and straw malt, apple and pear esters . Flavor is heavy hops and bitterness, very piney, light fruity esters, supporting malt and a dry finish. Medium body and carbonation.

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Nickytoethumbs (12) - - OCT 30, 2013
Surprisingly a pretty good beer. The palate is rich, but the flavor doesn't linger. Hints of brown ale in it. Overall, I enjoy it. Would have again. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

3.1
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
Tonkun (821) - New Jersey, USA - OCT 15, 2013
Bottle. Cloudy orange copper pour with a small white head. Herb, citrus, metal, bread, pine. Strong carbonation with medium body and bitter finish. Not bad at all to have on a cold day

3.1
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
ROGUE (2085) - Newark, Delaware, USA - OCT 1, 2013
12oz bottle. Poured a murky copper color with a three finger frothy white head. Has a light piney hop with a grainy pale malt aroma. Flavor of moderately toasted malts with herbal and piney hops. Lighter creamy body with higher carbonation.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
warhawk91 (299) - Newington, Connecticut, USA - SEP 26, 2013
16 oz. draft. Deep golden copper pour, great lacing, white head. Smell is citrus, lemon and piney hops. Taste is a decent malt combined with a balanced hop profile, not too bitter. Very decent. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

2.7
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 10/20
Homer321 (1809) - Rock Ridge, Florida, USA - SEP 5, 2013
Bottle. Can't recall from whom. A slightly dusty malt nose with a woody hop. Minty flavor. A bread/toasty malt. This is easy drinking but not an IPA. slightly more pepper as it warms. Not bad. Not great v ---Rated via intercellular device

2.6
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 10/20
kramer (4866) - Sunbury, Pennsylvania, USA - SEP 2, 2013
Bottle. Pours a clear copper body with a large foamy beige head that had very good retention and left some sticky lacing. The nose is just lightly hoppy with some citrusy notes, and the malt character is coming through as being heavy on the crystal malt. A little caramel, but mostly crystal, and I don’t care for that in an IPA. The flavor is even heavier on the crystal malt than I thought it would be. Just a very light citrusy hop note makes it past all the sugary crystal malt. Which leads into the body being overly heavy and sticky with a residual sweetness that lingers on well past any hop bitterness. Overall not what I want in an IPA. Disappointing.


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