RATINGS: 135   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.19/5   EST. CALORIES: 180   ABV: 6%
COMMERCIAL DESCRIPTION
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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3.3
BroSpud (2233) - , 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.

3.1
coldbrewky (1730) - Hippetown East, New York, USA - OCT 29, 2012
Sixer picked by the wife at Beer Universe, Saugerties. Consumed straight from the bottle while priming the walls of the upstairs landing. Whisper nose of compressed hop. Flat tangy body is low in intensity. Metallic and a bit lusty. Body is meh. Finish is lightly hoppy but lackluster. Moo!

3.1
jkwood04 (5463) - Connecticut, USA - OCT 27, 2012
12oz bottle in a shaker. Pours amber with a lacy, off-white head. Aroma of some floral and lightly citrusy hops, plus some caramel and pale malts. Flavor the same. Average texture. A random IPA.

2.5
Scrapersnbeer (1532) - Boston, Massachusetts, USA - OCT 24, 2012
A touch of hop aroma and some candied malts. Strangely phenolic. Bright amber orange color. Oft-bitter taste, but mainly starchy malt flavor. Watery body, has dull bite and no zest. A real disappointment, like OC mailed in in for contract. Sad fate for a famed brewpub.

3.5
mithrilbalrog (24) - Ithaca, USA - OCT 7, 2012
Earthy citrus & hay aroma. Pours cloudy orange with small head that is quick to dissipate. Fairly good IPA, with a nice hop profile. Easy to drink and a pretty good IPA overall.

2.5
Lukaduke (3206) - Gray, Maine, USA - OCT 1, 2012
Pours a deep orange ochre color with a two finger eggshell head that slaces nicely. On the nose there is a severe lack of hops... but rather just a subtle whiff of bready malts....hmmmm fresh bottle as well. Damn I wanted to like this beer, I used to pass through the shed when we visited old friends in VT. This beer is just a malty bomb with a touch of bitterness that takes over the finish. Is it horrible no is it a passable IPA no.

3.5
rocbyter (2147) - Waterbury, Connecticut, USA - JUN 19, 2012
On tap at Otter Creek. Moderate citrus and floral hop aroma. Cloudy orange color with a small white head. Moderate floral bitterness beginning that fades in the finish.

3
mansquito (6814) - Nueva York, New York, USA - DEC 27, 2011
Otter Creek Brewery: Pours a golden color with a nice creamy white head. Aroma is of citrusy hops. Taste is much the same although I can say that I didn’t find the flavour profile to be particularly appealing. It didn’t seem to be exactly well-balanced. I would drink more than the sample I had, but not enough, yeah.

3
hbmason (1086) - Shoreline, Washington, USA - NOV 5, 2011
On draft. Dark golden color with a medium head. Citrus notes. Not to heavy but just enough bitterness. Nice.

3.3
czar (9338) - Québec, Quebec, CANADA - AUG 23, 2011
on tap at brewpub. clear medium dark golden, decent off-white head, some retention/lacing. decent malts, citra-like, honey, light grapefruit finish. average to soft carbonation, silkyness, sticky.


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