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RATINGS: 118   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.15   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 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
TBone (12547) - Pori, FINLAND - NOV 19, 2013
Tap @The Pony Bar (1st Ave)
Slightly hazy amber color, steady small off-white head, some lace. Medium-bdoied. Citrusy hoppy flavor, grapefruity, some fruity backing maltyness. Fresh and easy going.

3.2
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
Travlr (11791) - 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

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
argo0 (11477) - Washington DC, USA - SEP 17, 2009
(draft) Hazy amber body with off-white head. Aroma is medium sweet, floral/orange, some pine, spice, light bread. Taste is medium sweet, spice, floral/orange, earthy. Light-medium body. Not going to be mistaken for a West Coast IPA, but solid beer nonetheless.

3.1
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
jcwattsrugger (11083) - 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?).

3.6
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Leighton (10954) - London, Greater London, ENGLAND - OCT 2, 2009
Good, strong IPA. Had some on draft at Ri Ra in Burlington. Lovely orange color, sweet hop aroma, nice bitter, hoppy taste with notes of grapefruit and other citrus, dry, lip-smacking finish. Tasty.

2.5
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 10/20
Lubiere (9999) - Ottawa, Ontario, CANADA - FEB 16, 2006
Darker golden ale with no head, Ligh malt and hops in aroma. Diacetyl laced IPA without much character, uninspiring. Medium bodied. On tap, Feb.10, 2006.

3.3
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
BeerandBlues2 (9667) - Hanover, Maryland, USA - NOV 5, 2013
Bottle at home. Pours brilliantly clear copper with a medium, frothy white head, medium retention with light lacing. Aroma is pine, resin, and citrus hops with biscuit and straw malt, apple and pear esters . Flavor is heavy hops and bitterness, very piney, light fruity esters, supporting malt and a dry finish. Medium body and carbonation.

2.1
   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 8/20
daknole (9096) - 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.

3.7
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
hopdog (8920) - Lansdale, Pennsylvania, USA - AUG 25, 2006
Sample provided by weeare138. Poured a medium amber color with a small sized white head. Aromas of pine, some citrus, and fruity. Tastes of pine, citrus with light caramel. Lighter bitterness with a medium sweet balance.

3.2
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
Theydon_Bois (8613) - The ’Sham, Surrey, ENGLAND - JUN 8, 2013
Tap at Max Burger, Longmeadow, 18/05/13. Hazed golden amber with a thin white head, good lacing ensues. Nose is pale malts, hops, grass, citrus, bitter orange, light piss. Taste comprises orange pith, hops, light pine needle, grass, citrus. Medium bodied, fine carbonation, light hop bitterness in the finish. Entry level IPA.


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