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Sheephead Ale - Brau Brothers Brewing Co. LLC

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BA SCORE
83
good

154 Ratings
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Ratings: 154
Reviews: 71
rAvg: 3.66
pDev: 13.11%
Wants: 5
Gots: 7 | FT: 0
Brewed by:
Brau Brothers Brewing Co. LLC visit their website
Minnesota, United States

Style | ABV
American IPA |  7.70% ABV

Availability: Year-round

Notes/Commercial Description:
No notes at this time.

(Beer added by: morimech on 03-26-2009)
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3.5/5  rDev -4.4%

djjumper, Aug 30, 2014
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4/5  rDev +9.3%

cwyeary, Aug 14, 2014
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3/5  rDev -18%

Lehighace06, Jul 21, 2014
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3/5  rDev -18%

dads_basement, Jun 29, 2014
Photo of Mealhouse
3.5/5  rDev -4.4%

Mealhouse, Jun 13, 2014
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3.5/5  rDev -4.4%

jzlyo, Jun 12, 2014
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4/5  rDev +9.3%

Kenai4, May 19, 2014
Photo of mnredsoxfan69
3.89/5  rDev +6.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

From a 12 oz. bottle into a tulip glass from the Dollar Tree (where I get all my drinking glasses.)

I love BB's Moo Joos, but the Ringneck didn't do anything for me, so we'll give this one a try.

A truly lovely pour with thick, billowy foam the color of antique ivory, four fingers easily. Very sticky on the glass with clumps rather than lacing. The beer itself is a hazy amber-orange, bright and cheerful.

Scents of aromatic grapefruit, fresh citrus and ginger, delightfully warming the nose. Even my wife, who doesn't like beer at all, loves the smell of this brew.

The taste doesn't live up to the smell, but it's still quite good. Bitter citrus with herbal notes, lightly sweet malt that doesn't quite balance the hops. Pleasantly long on the tongue.

Medium light body, easily drinkable with long lasting carbonation.

A very good, hoppy ale. Too strong for session drinking, but very refreshing for a warm summer day. I'll be getting this again come June.

mnredsoxfan69, Apr 05, 2014
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3.5/5  rDev -4.4%

p-wagz, Apr 05, 2014
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3.5/5  rDev -4.4%

capuchinpilates, Mar 17, 2014
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3.25/5  rDev -11.2%

Fargrow, Feb 14, 2014
Photo of LiquidAmber
4.05/5  rDev +10.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Poured into a Seattle Beer Week pint glass. Pours a medium coppery amber with a fine two finger cream colored head with great retention and lots of thick lacing. Great aroma of caramel malt, citrus spicy hops with a hint of pine; the hops smell really good. Flavor follows aroma with nice semisweet caramel and bready malt and citrus, resinous piney hops, finishing with a lingering spicy pine bitterness. I don't know if they used rye in this, but there is light spiciness reminiscent of rye. Great medium to heavy creamy body. They advertise this as "tons of caramel malt and too many Cascade hops", and although disagreeing with the latter (how could you have too much cascade hops?), I think they nailed it. A very tasty, malty IPA with a nice hop bill that both smelled and tasted great. Even more to their credit, this was a bottle brought home to me by my sister and arrived after a month long road trip. Held up well and makes me hope I can try it fresh some time. Enjoyable.

LiquidAmber, Jan 08, 2014
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3.75/5  rDev +2.5%

OregonGrown7, Dec 26, 2013
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4.25/5  rDev +16.1%

skynyrdbyrd, Dec 26, 2013
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2.25/5  rDev -38.5%

Skelton, Dec 20, 2013
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3.75/5  rDev +2.5%

BillRoth, Dec 15, 2013
Photo of drpimento
3.59/5  rDev -1.9%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 5 | overall: 3.5

Kind of an odd, yet not bad brew. Poured at a good temperature with a huge, foamy, frothy, cream-colored head that slowly settled and decent lacing. Color is a clear medium amber with some bubble trails. Aroma is fresh beer, caramel malt, and mild hop. Flavor is like nose, hop flavor comes out a little more. There's more hop bitterness than flavor. Body/carbonation are perfect. Finish is like flavor, on the short side, drinkable, yet rather forgettable.

drpimento, Dec 09, 2013
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3.25/5  rDev -11.2%

equinox1, Dec 09, 2013
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2.75/5  rDev -24.9%

Mugenlude, Dec 05, 2013
Photo of alphagnome
3.34/5  rDev -8.7%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.5

Appearance:
Deep brown oak-ish colored body, very hazy. Topped by a thin, bone-white head. Carbonation is practically non-existent and lacing is light.

Aroma:
Hoppy aroma - mostly pine and citrus. A bit of caramel breaks through. It's clean and zesty.

Taste:
Burnt caramel upfront ushers in a wave of bitterness via thick pine. Very earthy. No balance.

Mouthfeel:
Pretty thick body for an IPA and no detectable carbonation. Desert dry finish.

Overall:
For me, this is just not an enjoyable IPA. It's brutally bitter and hardly a hint of balance.

alphagnome, Nov 27, 2013
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3/5  rDev -18%

XmnwildX12, Nov 22, 2013
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3.25/5  rDev -11.2%

TS057, Nov 18, 2013
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3.75/5  rDev +2.5%

drop6301, Oct 17, 2013
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3.25/5  rDev -11.2%

matheu, Oct 17, 2013
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Sheephead Ale from Brau Brothers Brewing Co. LLC
83 out of 100 based on 154 ratings.