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Sheephead Ale - Brau Brothers Brewing Co. LLC

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BA SCORE
83
good

165 Ratings
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Ratings: 165
Reviews: 74
rAvg: 3.66
pDev: 13.39%
Wants: 5
Gots: 11 | 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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3.59/5  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.

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3.25/5  rDev -11.2%

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2.75/5  rDev -24.9%

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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.

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3/5  rDev -18%

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3.25/5  rDev -11.2%

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3.75/5  rDev +2.5%

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3.25/5  rDev -11.2%

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4/5  rDev +9.3%

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3.75/5  rDev +2.5%

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3.75/5  rDev +2.5%

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3.5/5  rDev -4.4%

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3.75/5  rDev +2.5%

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3.75/5  rDev +2.5%

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4/5  rDev +9.3%

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3.5/5  rDev -4.4%

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3.5/5  rDev -4.4%

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3.53/5  rDev -3.6%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Produced a 1 finger, off white head. Beer color is a very translucent light brown.

The smell was piney hops, light sweetness of caramel.

The taste was similar. Light-ish body, and medium carbonation.

This is an OK beer, but not great. Too many other good IPAs out there.

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3.75/5  rDev +2.5%

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3.5/5  rDev -4.4%

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4.36/5  rDev +19.1%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

12-oz bottle into Belgian ale glass

A - 3 fingers of light tan head atop a transparent body of orange amber; moderate amount of rising bubbles; great head retention and lace

S - tons of citrus, hop spice, toasted malt characteristics

T - citrus goodness with a touch of pine, peppery spice, fruity notes, big bready malt backbone; dry, citrusy finish

M - oily, smooth, medium/full body; moderate carbonation; quite pleasant

O - Sheep Head is a very nice IPA. The hop profile is delightful and the malt balance is prominent, but not overpowering. Well done, Brau!

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3.75/5  rDev +2.5%

Sheephead Ale from Brau Brothers Brewing Co. LLC
83 out of 100 based on 165 ratings.