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RATINGS: 114   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.16   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".


4.4
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
VincentDamon (308) - Québec, Quebec, CANADA - AUG 6, 2013
Belle couleur orangée. On perçoit des dépôts dans le liquide également. Nez très puissant de houblons, de lime et de citron. En bouche, la puissance des houblons est toujours là. Wow! Long en bouche, plein d’amertume. Ce que je souhaite d’une bonne IPA robuste. Un coup de coeur! Cheers!

4.2
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
flywatt (24) - East Haven, Connecticut, USA - APR 28, 2013
Refreshing! Medium bodied beer that’s easy on the palate, leaving a wonderful bitter hoppy note to finish. Great find for the summer! Thanks Mark for recommending this beer. Highly recommended!

4.1
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 17/20
Shag (2585) - 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.

3.9
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
weeare138 (936) - Collegeville, Pennsylvania, USA - AUG 3, 2006
Much thanks to grassrootsvt for this... This is a tweaked and slightly reformulated house IPA...so if you’ve had it before and weren’t crazy about it, try it now and see what you think. Appears a transparent light gold with a small, two finger, fluffy white head that slowly fades out. Little spots of lacing are left around the glass. Smell is similar to Spawn only toned down a notch. Perhaps Spawn, Jr.? Lots of citrusy, piney, wood-like hops, along with a sugary orange and caramel backing that plays second fiddle to the lively, aromatic hops. Taste is of the same aromas. Plenty of hoppy goodness with orangy pine flavors standing out. Mouthfeel is orangy sweet up front with a decent balanced bitter attack. Perhaps just a tad of thinness in the swallow that ends up slightly dry and bitter with some hops coming back to the front of the tongue for a bitter linger. Overall, not a bad beer. This is a well done IPA that would make any brewer proud. Shaun has put together some really hoppy brews for the New England states...in fact most of them would be worthy of the California hop challenge anyday, where too much hops isn’t a bad thing. That’s the only thing that’s keeping this beer down...comparing it to his other brews that are hard to top. In essence, he’s his own rival. Is that a bad thing? I think not. New England’s finest plugging away one brew at a time.

3.9
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
MaBeer1972 (1267) - 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.

3.9
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
mcclainc50 (164) - New York, USA - AUG 8, 2013
Pours a nice amber color two finger head with heavy lacing. Hoppy grapefrit nose to it. Strong hops favor to this beer which tends to overwhelm the other flavors that are hidden suh as the nice citrus complexity. Worth a try if you’re a hophead. Which I am.

3.8
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
LilBeerDoctor (3422) - Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, USA - MAY 2, 2011
On tap at the brewpub. Pours a clear orange with a thick white head. Aroma of caramel malt, sweet citrus, tropical fruits, jam. Flavor is also very fruity with earthy fruits and jam (strawberry) plus sweet caramel malt. This IPA is more fruity than the other 2 IPAs I tried at Shed (Juggernaut and Sanity) and it also was my favorite. A very good IPA. 8/4/8/4/14 [3.8/5]

3.7
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
egajdzis (5274) - Spring Mount, Pennsylvania, USA - AUG 24, 2006
Poured a hazy amber color with a small, white head that left light lacing on the glass. Aroma of piney resin, grassy, and floral hops, with some citrus fruits as well. Taste of more grass, with some citrus fruits, toffee, pine, and a medium bitterness.

3.7
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
hopdog (8821) - 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.

3.7
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
Dickinsonbeer (5077) - Hoboken, New Jersey, USA - SEP 11, 2006
KP’s Fest. Hand-bottle courtesy of Weare113. Thanks Mike. Pours a very light gold slight haze and a lasting white head. Aroma is very nice- lots of grapefruit, simcoe hops- citrus and light pine. Flavor was a bit weak which was surprising fromt he big hop aroma noticed upfront. Light pale malts, and some more citrus and grapefruit but not very intense. Nice claen crisp bitter finish. Pretty decent IPA.


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