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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

166 Ratings
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Ratings: 166
Reviews: 74
rAvg: 3.66
pDev: 13.39%
Wants: 5
Gots: 10 | 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:
Beer added by: morimech on 03-26-2009

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Beer: Ratings & Reviews
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3.75/5  rDev +2.5%

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4.25/5  rDev +16.1%

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2.25/5  rDev -38.5%

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3.75/5  rDev +2.5%

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.

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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%

Photo of TCMike
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!

Sheephead Ale from Brau Brothers Brewing Co. LLC
83 out of 100 based on 166 ratings.