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Sheephead Ale - Brau Brothers Brewing Co. LLC

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Sheephead AleSheephead Ale

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BA SCORE
83
good

151 Ratings
THE BROS
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Ratings: 151
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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enfield249

Michigan

3.83/5  rDev +4.6%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4.5

A - Dark amber in color, two fingers of off-white foam.

S - Biscuit malt, roasty malts, slight medicinal hop aroma.

T- Same as the smell. A strong biscuit malt flavor, almost like like the bottom of an over cooked biscuit. A little bit of hops, but not much for an IPA.

M - I get a lot more of the hop feeling vs. flavor here. Slightly astringent.

Overall, I like this beer pretty good, it just tastes more like a big pale ale.

Serving type: bottle

08-13-2011 21:11:33 | More by enfield249
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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.

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Medium light body, easily drinkable with long lasting carbonation.

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Sheephead Ale from Brau Brothers Brewing Co. LLC
83 out of 100 based on 151 ratings.