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RATINGS: 126   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.18   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".


3.3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Beerathon (1459) - 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.

3.3
   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

2.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 10/20
r464 (1992) - 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.

2.5
   AROMA 3/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 10/20
Zeeben (36) - Goffstown, New Hampshire, USA - JAN 25, 2013
Boring and mundane. Would be ok if I never had another. Mass produce IPAish beer.

3.2
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
Travlr (14775) - Washington, Washington DC, USA - JAN 12, 2013
Draft at the Pourhouse. Cloudy golden color, white head, decent lacing. Aroma of grass and scallions. Taste is bitter and peppery grass

3.5
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
PhatB420 (714) - Pittsfield, Massachusetts, USA - JAN 12, 2013
12oz into a glass. Pours a fluide dark orange, brozned in nature, hoppy in flavour. An earthym roasted hop flavor that omits a bountiful impression ot the Vermont mountains. Taste is organic, flavorfully hoppy, persistent in the malt support levels, and all around a good ride. An enjoyable 6.0%, this is stellar brew. Fresh, clean and inviting, the shed ipa is nice.

3
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
devman171 (1171) - Annapolis, Maryland, USA - JAN 12, 2013
Nice and citrusy smelling IPA, a little bit too much bitterness and dry. Not bad but not great.

3.9
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
MaBeer1972 (1400) - Taunton, Massachusetts, USA - JAN 6, 2013
Six pack from Julios. Pours out a light honey amber color. Inch thick head that sticks around a while. Good carbonation. Nice floral-spice aromatic aromas. Hop profile is grapefruit and spruce. Very satisfying but not overly thick or bitter or stricky. This could be my new "go-to" six pack.

3.3
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
EithCubes (5195) - New Jersey, USA - JAN 3, 2013
Bottle. Rich floral hops with biting citrus, orange and peppery lemon, reminds of a Saison. Cloudy brown-golden with a foamy beige head. Taste is quite thoroughly bitter and bone dry with rough alcoholic edges and a touch of bready yeast at the back. Lightly spiced, hint of resin, malt not gobsmackingly crystalled, though still not a strong point. Quite crisp fullish body, laces and even has some hips...er, legs. For the subtle touch of astringency there’s a rather nice flavor of rind.


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