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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".


2.3
   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 8/20
bytemesis (3020) - Sunnyvale, California, USA - JUN 10, 2013
Bottle. Pours hazy golden, small white head, decent lacing. Aroma is caramel, cardboard, pine, brown sugar. flavor is floral, medium sweet, light bitter, bad. Medium body. Nooooooooo.

3.2
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
Theydon_Bois (7941) - The ’Sham, Surrey, ENGLAND - JUN 8, 2013
Tap at Max Burger, Longmeadow, 18/05/13. Hazed golden amber with a thin white head, good lacing ensues. Nose is pale malts, hops, grass, citrus, bitter orange, light piss. Taste comprises orange pith, hops, light pine needle, grass, citrus. Medium bodied, fine carbonation, light hop bitterness in the finish. Entry level IPA.

3.4
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
raphael (873) - Portland, Oregon, USA - MAY 30, 2013
An IPA with bite, but also a little harsh, aluminum flavor with honey & lemon. 12 0z. bottle. thin and crisp, Citrus aroma with straw. clean finish.

3.3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
DYCSoccer17 (3302) - Woodland, California, USA - MAY 28, 2013
12 ounce bottle purchased at the Rouses Point Beer Emporium. This bottle is about a month old with bottled on day #124. The aroma is a little sweet with a bit of a soapiness before it becomes pretty darn earthy and a little spicy with hops. Scantly hazy copper body with a medium off-yellow head. Starts with a little spicy and herbal hop flavors. Becomes a little toasted in the middle with some light malt huskiness. Finishes with more herbal and earthy bitter hop flavors. Mild to high bitterness. A well-crafted IPA, but it’s fairly standard and nothing that is mind-blowing. Good nonetheless.

3.7
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
stangger (583) - Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USA - MAY 26, 2013
12 oz bottle from Case N’ Keg in Merdith, NH. Ruby/orange pour. Surprisingly minimal aroma; light cascade hops, grapefruit. Taste is lemon zest, grapefruit, amarillo hops with a strong bitterness in the finish. It’s pretty decent.

2.8
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
BREWMUSKCLES (2204) - New Jersey, USA - MAY 23, 2013
bitter grapefruit pith. some fruity mellow sweetness at the finish. too much up front seemingly sophmoric. malt and then hop aroma.

3
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 13/20
reberiii (310) - Pennsylvania, USA - MAY 23, 2013
Very light aroma. Golden pour from 12oz bottle. Light colored foam with slight lacing and alcohol legs. Over the top hop bitterness, extremely crisp with little to no malt flavor

3.3
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
strongpieman (1465) - Mount Airy, Maryland, USA - MAY 20, 2013
Bottle. Dark amber color, cloudy, and a little thick. Mildly assertive hops but not overpowering.

3.3
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
HeadyDE (483) - Delaware, USA - MAY 11, 2013
Bottle via state line..nice looking pour..fairly large head.2 finger plus..lots of particles floating around..I wouldn’t exactly say the aroma is brimming with citrus hops like the label claims..but..nose is a mix of bready malt..taste is ok..not very complex..probably wont get again..makes me long for another cloudy ipa from the great state of Vermont..

3.2
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Block (1333) - Indianapolis, Indiana, USA - MAY 7, 2013
Light, fruity, hoppy aroma. The flavor is a bit too sweet for me. A bit syrupy. Overall not bad.


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