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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".


2.8
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
keepersj12 (2627) - Sicklerville, New Jersey, USA - MAY 3, 2013
Pours amber with a thin head. Malthus aroma with some biscuit and caramel. Flavor follows with a balance of hops. Very thin, was hoping for better.

4.2
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
flywatt (24) - East Haven, Connecticut, USA - APR 28, 2013
Refreshing! Medium bodied beer that’s easy on the palate, leaving a wonderful bitter hoppy note to finish. Great find for the summer! Thanks Mark for recommending this beer. Highly recommended!

3.4
   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
firefly765 (105) - - APR 15, 2013
Very minimal grapefruit aroma. Cloudy unfiltered with bits of hop residue floating throughout. A bit of a dry crisp finish. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

2.8
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 10/20
fsbw21086 (329) - New Jersey, USA - MAR 24, 2013
Middle of the road IPA for me.. Lots of bitterness - not too too much more. Not bad but alittle too bitter & not well rounded enough.

3.2
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
JuliusCaesar (162) - New Hampshire, USA - MAR 20, 2013
Better than I thought. A little on the sweet side but still had noticeable hop aroma and flavor. Not great but drinkable.

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
PhillyCraft (3070) - Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USA - MAR 12, 2013
Draft at Barcade with Lucilia. Poured hazy copper with medium to light head and lacing. Notes of floral hops, oranges, light caramel malts, and spicy wood. This one is not as bad as its rating or the batch on tap was very fresh. Not sure.

2.7
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 11/20
ReggieDunlap (3005) - The dub c, Pennsylvania, USA - MAR 2, 2013
Pours a hazy orange with a thin white head. Aroma has tea, light resin, and caramel. Flavor has caramel and lots of resinous earthy pine. Mouthfeel is medium and the finish is very bitter caramel/resinous pine and lingers with a medicinal note.

3.3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
jeremytoni (2948) - Swedesboro, New Jersey, USA - MAR 1, 2013
From a bottle poured an amber color with a fair amount of head. Nice hoppy flavor with a quick finish.

3.3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Beerathon (1068) - Harrisburg, Pennsylvania, USA - FEB 24, 2013
Pretty standard IPA. Nothing over the top and nothing off-putting. Nice hop notes and easy drinking.

2.1
   AROMA 3/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 8/20
Dank (7) - Baltimore, Maryland, USA - FEB 9, 2013 does not count
Aroma was hopless. More lager than ipa. Initial taste a bit grassy; may e a bit of hemp. Some nice malt in the middle, followed up with a strong hop. Not sure what hop , but continued with the vegetal tone. I’m placing this one one the lower 25% of the ipa style beers I’ e tasted. Below Flying Fish Hopfish and above Harvy Weinbard. Not a good place to be.


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