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RATINGS: 132   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.19   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 4/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
firefly765 (186) - - 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

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 10/20
fsbw21086 (384) - 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.

   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.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
PhillyCraft (4285) - 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.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 11/20
reggiedunlop (3500) - 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.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
jeremytoni (3018) - 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.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Beerathon (1635) - Harrisburg, Pennsylvania, USA - FEB 24, 2013
Pretty standard IPA. Nothing over the top and nothing off-putting. Nice hop notes and easy drinking.

   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.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
shonobiwan (218) - Sound Beach, New York, USA - FEB 2, 2013
Long Island, NY - 12 oz. bottle poured a hazy copper color with minimal head and slight lacing. Strange colored sediment on the bottom. Aroma is hoppy as you pour and then mellows out to more malt. Taste is initially a big hit of sweetness followed by hops. The aftertaste is defining bitterness. A run of the mill IPA ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 10/20
r464 (2091) - Earth, Pennsylvania, USA - JAN 26, 2013
Coppery amber with a light tan head. Sweet, candy-like flavor with a bit of hops to the finish. Too sweet for an IPA.

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