RATINGS: 136   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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3.1
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 1/5   OVERALL 13/20
jkwood04 (5368) - 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
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 10/20
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
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
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
   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 10/20
Lukaduke (3098) - 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
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
rocbyter (2103) - 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
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
mansquito (5849) - 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 didnt find the flavour profile to be particularly appealing. It didnt seem to be exactly well-balanced. I would drink more than the sample I had, but not enough, yeah.

3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
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
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
czar (8502) - Qubec, 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.

3.3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
alobar (3659) - Lansdale, Pennsylvania, USA - JUL 28, 2011
Pours a clear orange yellow color with a white head. Aroma of hops, pine, citrus and caramel. Falvor has some depth with pine, caramel, grapefruit, and a good hop ending. Good beer.

3.8
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
LilBeerDoctor (3835) - 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]


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