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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 ’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 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
Beerdedone (2488) - Croydon, Pennsylvania, USA - SEP 4, 2008
Sampled at brewpub. Pours a hazy orange with a small white head. Aroma is faint citrus with notes of hay and straw. Flavor is pale malts, citrus, and has a touch of pine with a bitter finish

2.1
   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 8/20
daknole (8537) - Scottsdale, Arizona, USA - AUG 15, 2008
Not a great IPA. Gold colori wth no real head. I see another rater noticed what i did, no aroma to speak of! Where is the hop bite? Too much malt and grain flavor.

2.3
   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 9/20
Sammy (8094) - Toronto, Ontario, CANADA - MAY 15, 2008
On tap always these days at the brewpub, but mediocre IPA. A bit of golden colour. No aroma. A pale in terms of hop and an odd bitterness. Some draping of lce, and thin head.

3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
Davin (48) - Vermont, USA - APR 13, 2008
Moderately bitter with some good hop flavor. Under carbonated. Sweet malt flavor. Aroma is grassy.

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Cletus (6329) - Connecticut, USA - FEB 22, 2008
Pours amber with a thin white head. Aroma’s dominated by citrus and yields touches of hay and straw. Tastes citrussy with hints of staw and dry pilsner malt. Finish yields some moderate bitterness. Mouthfeel is light and dry.

3.1
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
jcwattsrugger (11004) - Florida and, New Jersey, USA - OCT 10, 2007
on tap-pours an off white head and copper color. Aroma is citrus hops. Taste is citrus hops-slight bitter, grain-sweet, yeast (apple?).

3.1
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
hophead75 (2008) - Largo, Florida, USA - APR 6, 2007
Light hazy orange in color. Aroma is light citrus and pine, with some caramel malts in the background. Taste is a moderate amount of citrus, with a light malt backbone, moderately bitter citrus and pine/earthy finish. ok.

3.2
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
CaptainCougar (7129) - Columbia, Maryland, USA - MAR 20, 2007
Hand-bottle sampled on 8/26/06: Pours a clear golden bronze with a thin-lacing wispy off-white head. Earthy piny grapefruity hoppy aroma has a nice malty caramel balance. Body is thinner with little sweetness and a more bitter floral hoppy finish. Good aroma, but disappointing body.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
whaleman (2178) - North Wales, Pennsylvania, USA - OCT 12, 2006
Thanks to weeare138. Shiny metallic gold body with a loose sudsy white head. Musty, ripe citrus aroma. Flavor has Shed signatures with aspects of whole grapefruits and a lightly tart impression. Nice lacerative, lingering bitter finish. Has a light aspirin quality and some mild astringency, but pleasing overall. Looks like he dialed this one in over time.

4.1
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 17/20
Shag (2559) - Chattanooga, Tennessee, USA - SEP 14, 2006
I loved the aroma on this! Some perfume, orange, and peaches. The flavor is rather subdue but slightly hoppy with some grapefruit, peaches, and oranges. This would be a great session IPA.


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