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Sheephead Ale - Brau Brothers Brewing Co. LLC

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164 Ratings
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Ratings: 164
Reviews: 73
rAvg: 3.67
pDev: 13.35%
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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look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3

Appearance: Slightly hazy amber hue with a thin soapy off-white head despite an aggressive pour.

Aroma: Bready malt and english barley. Some sugary sweet hops with a hint of orange zest.

Taste: Some spicy character from an earthy hop blend or maybe a touch of rye malt. Reminiscent of Sam Adams IPA but with better balance. Definitely east coast influenced this the spiciness of the hops. Not all that bitter but leaves a bit of bitterness on the palate in the aftertaste. Finishes slightly dry with an orange peel flavor. Wouldn't have guessed this was 7.7% ABV because it feels much lighter than that.

Mouthfeel: Just below medium bodied with average carbonation. Pretty easy drinkability but just a little watery.

Final Thoughts: I wasn't expecting a whole lot from this beer and it basically met those expectations. Would call this more of an ESB than an IPA. Would I drink it again? Nah.

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from 12 oz bottle

A-pours a reddish brown color with an off white head with some nice lacing

S- bready malts caramel, baked bread pine/citrus hops

T- malt forward but pine and citrus hop are there with some earth and bread flavors

M-medium carbonation with crisp hops swet malts

O- solid ipa /apa good flavors nice drinkable tasty

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A - Pours a nice amber colour with a hint of brown, finger of head with some retention and no real lacing.

S - Earthy cedar hops with a solid caramel malt sweetness that comes through alongside a spicy ABV scent.

T - Flavour is very bitter with the sour earthy hop notes dominating. Fresh greens and tree bark alongside some toffee and caramel notes on the finish. The bitterness lingers with hints of burnt sugar.

M - Medium bodied, smooth and quite dry.

O - I bought this expecting an ESB, but was pleased to find out it was an IPA, and not one for the faint of heart. This packs a load of bitter hops, so if you're a fan of IBU's, than this brew is highly recommended. The ABV is nicely hidden making is very drinkable.

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Sheephead Ale from Brau Brothers Brewing Co. LLC
83 out of 100 based on 164 ratings.