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RATINGS: 110   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.14   EST. CALORIES: 180   ABV: 6%
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Named after one of the famous ífront fourí 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".


3
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
sloth (2399) - Ceciltucky, Co., Maryland, USA - NOV 20, 2012
A minor lil brew. Thin and wispy. Faint citrusy notes, light malty notes. No real bitterness to speak of.Thin bodied and lost. How can they still use the name?

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
johnnnniee (2033) - Bedford, New Hampshire, USA - NOV 14, 2012
I saw this in bottles recently at my local, scratched my head for a second wondering how a now closed brewpub was releasing a bottled version of their IPA. A kind shop owner informed me that it was now being brewed at Otter Creek and it was more of an English style IPA. Pours a slightly hazy medium golden color with a decent sized white head that quickly drops to a cap. Smells of citrus and earthy hops with some bread and caramel maltiness to provide balance. A hint of mineral water and a touch of orange and lemon round out the nose nicely. The flavor is a bit more focused on the malt than the aroma lead me to believe. Sweet bread, cracker, and caramel malts countered with earthy and citrus hops. Long lingering hop bite at the end of every sip. Medium body with a moderate level of carbonation and a bitter slick mouthfeel. Iím pretty impressed with this bottled version, its been years since I enjoyed any of the beer Iíve had at the brewpub. This is actually a pretty good gateway IPA.

3.3
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
BroSpud (1596) - , Massachusetts, USA - NOV 13, 2012
12oz bottle from Julios. Cloudy orange pour with very little head. Pretty average IPA true to the style. Much better than the other Shed beer I tasted recently.

3.1
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
coldbrewky (1411) - Hippetown East, New York, USA - OCT 29, 2012
Sixer picked by the wife at Beer Universe, Saugerties. Consumed straight from the bottle while priming the walls of the upstairs landing. Whisper nose of compressed hop. Flat tangy body is low in intensity. Metallic and a bit lusty. Body is meh. Finish is lightly hoppy but lackluster. Moo!

3.1
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 1/5   OVERALL 13/20
jkwood04 (3394) - Connecticut, USA - OCT 27, 2012
12oz bottle in a shaker. Pours amber with a lacy, off-white head. Aroma of some floral and lightly citrusy hops, plus some caramel and pale malts. Flavor the same. Average texture. A random IPA.

2.5
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 10/20
Scrapersnbeer (1431) - Boston, Massachusetts, USA - OCT 24, 2012
A touch of hop aroma and some candied malts. Strangely phenolic. Bright amber orange color. Oft-bitter taste, but mainly starchy malt flavor. Watery body, has dull bite and no zest. A real disappointment, like OC mailed in in for contract. Sad fate for a famed brewpub.

3.5
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
mithrilbalrog (24) - Ithaca, USA - OCT 7, 2012
Earthy citrus & hay aroma. Pours cloudy orange with small head that is quick to dissipate. Fairly good IPA, with a nice hop profile. Easy to drink and a pretty good IPA overall.

2.5
   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 10/20
Lukaduke (1735) - Portland, Maine, USA - OCT 1, 2012
Pours a deep orange ochre color with a two finger eggshell head that slaces nicely. On the nose there is a severe lack of hops... but rather just a subtle whiff of bready malts....hmmmm fresh bottle as well. Damn I wanted to like this beer, I used to pass through the shed when we visited old friends in VT. This beer is just a malty bomb with a touch of bitterness that takes over the finish. Is it horrible no is it a passable IPA no.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
rocbyter (1856) - Waterbury, Connecticut, USA - JUN 19, 2012
On tap at Otter Creek. Moderate citrus and floral hop aroma. Cloudy orange color with a small white head. Moderate floral bitterness beginning that fades in the finish.

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   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
mansquito (3103) - Nueva York, New York, USA - DEC 27, 2011
Otter Creek Brewery: Pours a golden color with a nice creamy white head. Aroma is of citrusy hops. Taste is much the same although I can say that I didnít find the flavour profile to be particularly appealing. It didnít seem to be exactly well-balanced. I would drink more than the sample I had, but not enough, yeah.


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