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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 4/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
keanex (1629) - Atco, New Jersey, USA - AUG 1, 2013
Bottled June 13, 2013.
Appearance: Hazy amber body with a huge light tan head. The head is dense and dissipates unevenly and very slowly, creating caverns through it. Too much head though, it’s 75% of the pour.
Aroma: Sweet citrus is noticed instantly, oranges and grapefruit with mango and pineapple. with a very slight floral and pine presence.
Taste: The flavor isn’t as fruity as the aroma, in-fact caramel and toasted malts are the prominent flavor here with very low bitterness with hints of floral and grapefruit notes towards the finish.
Palate: Medium bodied with low to moderate carbonation.
Overall: The aroma hinted at a pretty good IPA, but unfortunately the flavor didn’t translate properly. This is decent at best, even for the price.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
Radek Kliber (6710) - Toronto (Can) Krotoszyn (Pol), POLAND - JUL 27, 2013
B.355 ml
Aroma: soapy hop feel with caramel, candy sweetness. Alcohol well covered. 7-
Look: lasting plus sized cap , white creamy in appearance. Golden with note of amber base. Presentable lace shown. 4-
Taste: medium bodied. Gentle alcohol warmth with solid hop side, Predictable yet well brewed. Give credit when given. Nice session lighter IPA.

   AROMA 3/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
MattMal88 (10) - - JUL 24, 2013
Nothing really special about this beer. Typical run of the mill Ipa with some hop aroma and hop taste. Lots of sediment throughout the beer too. Not sure if I had a weird bottle or If its supposed to be that way but there sure was a lot of stuff floating around in the there but I still drank it lol.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Quevillon (2674) - Boisbriand, Quebec, CANADA - JUL 13, 2013
12 oz bottle purchased at The Craft Beer Outlet in Philly on June 20, 2013. Honey amber, small head. Dry grapefruit aroma, well hopped. The taste is a bit the same, a little sour but less tasty, slightly bitter. Very standard as IPA!

   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
mattern33 (106) - Pennsylvania, USA - JUL 6, 2013
Bottle. Medium amber, cloudy, unfiltered appearance. Minor citrus aroma. Medium hop bite on palate. Hoppy flavor; minimial malt flavor.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
williamstome (1394) - Somerville, Massachusetts, USA - JUN 10, 2013
Pale orange pour. Citrus hop, grassy bitter, citrus hop bite. Standard IPA.

   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 8/20
bytemesis (4762) - 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.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
Theydon_Bois (12925) - Tourist Town (West), Berkshire, 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.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
raphael (1030) - 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.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
DYCSoccer17 (3499) - 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.

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