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RATINGS: 130   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.18   EST. CALORIES: 180   ABV: 6%
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 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

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
Tonkun (1225) - 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

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
ROGUE (2145) - 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.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
warhawk91 (302) - 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

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 10/20
Homer321 (2849) - Melboring, 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

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 10/20
kramer (5395) - 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.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
TheHopster (937) - Netcong, New Jersey, USA - AUG 9, 2013
Bottle complements of Mark. Nice unfiltered complexion. Flavor has grapefruit and citrus with balanced hops. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
mtdewa1 (441) - rome, New York, USA - AUG 8, 2013
Cloudy poor medium head. Decent lacing. Fruity aroma with some hops coming through. Taste of orange, grapefruit and grass. Hops come out on top. Decent but not the best.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
mcclainc50 (217) - New York, USA - AUG 8, 2013
Pours a nice amber color two finger head with heavy lacing. Hoppy grapefrit nose to it. Strong hops favor to this beer which tends to overwhelm the other flavors that are hidden suh as the nice citrus complexity. Worth a try if you’re a hophead. Which I am.

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
VincentDamon (393) - Québec, Quebec, CANADA - AUG 6, 2013
Belle couleur orangée. On perçoit des dépôts dans le liquide également. Nez très puissant de houblons, de lime et de citron. En bouche, la puissance des houblons est toujours là. Wow! Long en bouche, plein d’amertume. Ce que je souhaite d’une bonne IPA robuste. Un coup de coeur! Cheers!

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