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RATINGS: 123   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".

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   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
BroSpud (1772) - , 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.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
jamesewelch (100) - Burlington, Vermont, USA - FEB 23, 2015
12oz bottle, from 6 pack, somewhere around $7-8ish, poured into 16oz tulip glass

Aroma: light citrus, piney hops

Appearance: Golden to orange, big white head, cloudy, with floaties

Taste: Medium bitter

Palate: light body, dry finish, sticky texture

Overall: Not bad for an IPA, but nothing special either. Easy to drink with an American IPA type of hop selection. Some citrus with some pine. Nice dry finish. Just feels like it’s lacking something.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
dlovell2 (995) - Columbia, Maryland, USA - JAN 19, 2015
Pours cloudy copper color with white head. Citrus and pine aroma. Flavor starts malty with citrus and finishing with grapefruit and pine hops.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
zvikar (3882) - Ramat Gan, ISRAEL - NOV 20, 2014
Bottle sample at a tasting at Stas’s place. Thanks Tom L. Pours yellow to orange with a huge head, aroma of marmalade, mango, papaya, flavor of papaya, marmalade, mango, medium bodied.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
b3shine (6101) - Indiana, USA - NOV 12, 2014
Draft to taster. Looks solid; a cloudy orange with eggshell head and some ultra-fine sediment at the bottom. Smells of bitter hops with a big bittersweet malt backbone. Tastes like it smells with a medium-bodied mouthfeel. Not bad.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
Braudog (5938) - Phoenix, Arizona, USA - OCT 13, 2014
Bottle. Orange-looking amber, fairly opaque, nice head. Subtle hop aroma. Drinks with a firm pillowy mouthfeel and well-balanced delivery of a solid ale base, coupled skillfully with a nice piney hop. (#5828, 10/14/2014)

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
veronneaupy (197) - Saint-Jean-sur-Richelieu, Quebec, CANADA - SEP 13, 2014
Au nez, on sent des fleurs, de la fraîcheur et les bleuets. En bouche, c'est assez sucré, un petit goût de miel et de fleurs. L'amertume est légère et agréable. La finale est légère et très douce ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Boutip (4964) - Gatineau, Quebec, CANADA - SEP 5, 2014
Bottle: Poured a light amber color ale with a medium size foamy head with good retention and some lacing. Aroma of citrus hops notes with some bitter notes easily noticeable. Taste is also dominated by some citrus hops notes with quite bit of bitterness with a non-descript malt backbone. Body is light with good carbonation. Standard IPA which lacks some floral hoppy aromas.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
zvsn (817) - ISRAEL - AUG 22, 2014
Bottle sample at a tasting. Thanks tlahav. Hazy orange with a nice head. Fruity hoppy aroma, not fresh. Taste - sweet, fruity and malty with medium bitterness.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 9/20
DSG (6534) - Tel Aviv, ISRAEL - AUG 20, 2014
Bottle sample at a tasting at Stas’s place. Thanks Tom L. Slightly hazy golden witha white head. Aroma of stale hops and a honey-ish note. Sweetish flavor with malt, honey, stale hops and a bitter finish. Medium-bodied.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
AdamJackson (3075) - Enfield, New Hampshire, USA - JUN 28, 2014
Heavily filtered dark yellow. Nose is weak. Some pine and juicy fruit. Quite a bit of flavor here. Bitterness is manageable and sweet notes throughout

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