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RATINGS: 129   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.18   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 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
Braudog (5998) - Phoenix, Arizona, USA - OCT 13, 2014
Bottle. Orange-looking amber, fairly opaque, nice head. Subtle hop aroma. Drinks with a firm pillowy mouthfeel and well-balanced delivery of a solid ale base, coupled skillfully with a nice piney hop. (#5828, 10/14/2014)

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
veronneaupy (234) - Saint-Jean-sur-Richelieu, Quebec, CANADA - SEP 13, 2014
Au nez, on sent des fleurs, de la fraîcheur et les bleuets. En bouche, c'est assez sucré, un petit goût de miel et de fleurs. L'amertume est légère et agréable. La finale est légère et très douce ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Boutip (5133) - Gatineau, Quebec, CANADA - SEP 5, 2014
Bottle: Poured a light amber color ale with a medium size foamy head with good retention and some lacing. Aroma of citrus hops notes with some bitter notes easily noticeable. Taste is also dominated by some citrus hops notes with quite bit of bitterness with a non-descript malt backbone. Body is light with good carbonation. Standard IPA which lacks some floral hoppy aromas.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
zvsn (983) - ISRAEL - AUG 22, 2014
Bottle sample at a tasting. Thanks tlahav. Hazy orange with a nice head. Fruity hoppy aroma, not fresh. Taste - sweet, fruity and malty with medium bitterness.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 9/20
DSG (8324) - Tel Aviv, - AUG 20, 2014
Bottle sample at a tasting at Stas’s place. Thanks Tom L. Slightly hazy golden witha white head. Aroma of stale hops and a honey-ish note. Sweetish flavor with malt, honey, stale hops and a bitter finish. Medium-bodied.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
AdamChandler (3515) - Enfield, New Hampshire, USA - JUN 28, 2014
Heavily filtered dark yellow. Nose is weak. Some pine and juicy fruit. Quite a bit of flavor here. Bitterness is manageable and sweet notes throughout

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
BLADT (680) - Brooklyn, New York, USA - JUN 17, 2014
Found on the orphaned singles shelf at the corner bodega. Pours a rich orange with a full head. Restrained nose of citric hops, mild grass. Taste adds a little vegetal pepperiness to the mix. Dry hopping plays nicely; pleasantly bitter throughout. Not complex, but well executed. Glad to see this reaching a wider audience.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
Jow (2649) - New York, USA - JUN 14, 2014
Bottle at inlaws. Pours orange with one finger head. Nose is citrusy hops. Tastes of tropical fruits, grapefruit, malt, and some brown sugar. Medium bodied and pretty tasty.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
jgb9348 (5062) - Arlington (Pentagon City), Virginia, USA - JUN 5, 2014
Super rich copper and toffee coloured body with a rich, two centimetre tall perfectly tan head - very nice looking. Aroma of rich caramel, toffee, raisins, nuts, earth, malt and a good dose of german or english hops - doesn’t smell like much american in here. Medium-bodied; Grassy and herbal hop notes up front that are decidedly more american with a good malt backbone and a pleasant but mild sweetness that persists. Aftertaste shows a good balance of malt and hops with perhaps a bit too much malt, toffee and bitterness lingering, but not a bad offering. Overall, a decent IPA that bleeds more toward malt than hops, but a nicely flavoured beer at least. I sampled this twelve ounce bottle purchased from Whole Foods in Washington (Foggy Bottom), DC on 13-January-2014 for US$1.99 sampled at home in Washington on 05-June-2014.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
TreborWhip (393) - Reading, Pennsylvania, USA - APR 14, 2014
Bottle pours translucent dark yellow with frothy off-white head. Aroma of pine and citrus. Flavors of grapefruit and pine with a nice bitter finish.

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