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Sheephead Ale - Brau Brothers Brewing Co. LLC

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Sheephead AleSheephead Ale

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170 Ratings
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Ratings: 170
Reviews: 75
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:
Beer added by: morimech on 03-26-2009

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Photo of TCMike
3.5/5  rDev -4.4%
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.

Photo of kguard
3.75/5  rDev +2.5%

Photo of mkh895
3.5/5  rDev -4.4%

Photo of lwillitz
4.34/5  rDev +18.6%
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!

Photo of CCutch
3.75/5  rDev +2.5%

Photo of brewcrew76
3.79/5  rDev +3.6%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

A - Clear caramel in color with a thin off white head.

S - Bready malts, toffee, biscuit and spicy hops.

T - Same as the aroma. Bready malt, toffee, spicy, herbal hops. Bitter but still well balanced.

M - Light side of medium with moderate carbonation. Lingering bitter finish.

D - Reminds me more of a ESB than an American IPA. Wouldn't be my choice for a true American IPA but overall it is very drinkable and enjoyable.

Photo of NickSMpls
3.75/5  rDev +2.5%

Photo of 2Cents
3.5/5  rDev -4.4%

Photo of Eric908
3.75/5  rDev +2.5%

Photo of Whiskeydeez
3.75/5  rDev +2.5%

Photo of sgttibbs
3/5  rDev -18%

Photo of King_KongDCO93
2.75/5  rDev -24.9%

Photo of arc3636
4/5  rDev +9.3%

Photo of bscalt
4.25/5  rDev +16.1%

Photo of j-rod18
4.25/5  rDev +16.1%

Photo of godsfisheye
4/5  rDev +9.3%

Photo of JohnBoyMilwaukee
3.5/5  rDev -4.4%

Photo of JamesMN
3.28/5  rDev -10.4%
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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3.5/5  rDev -4.4%

4.25/5  rDev +16.1%

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4.5/5  rDev +23%

Photo of olliegaff
4.25/5  rDev +16.1%

Photo of gatornation
3.5/5  rDev -4.4%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

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

Photo of Johnhaley1989
3.75/5  rDev +2.5%

Photo of Chucker17
3.5/5  rDev -4.4%

Sheephead Ale from Brau Brothers Brewing Co. LLC
83 out of 100 based on 170 ratings.