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Shed IPA - The Shed Brewery

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Shed IPAShed IPA

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BA SCORE
81
good

357 Ratings
THE BROS
87
very good

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Ratings: 357
Reviews: 52
rAvg: 3.58
pDev: 12.85%
Wants: 4
Gots: 68 | FT: 0
Brewed by:
The Shed Brewery visit their website
Vermont, United States

Style | ABV
English India Pale Ale (IPA) |  6.00% ABV

Availability: Year-round

Notes & Commercial Description:
Beer added by: Jason on 05-07-2012

Named after one of the famous ’front four’ trails on Mt. Mansfield, this I.P.A. is brewed in the English tradition of pale ales shipped from Britain, around Africa, to India. Those ales contained extra hops and a higher alcohol percentage, which both served as natural preservatives. This ale holds true to those original, defining characteristics. Formerly known as "National IPA" at The Shed Restaurant & Brewery.
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3.75/5  rDev +4.7%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

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3.26/5  rDev -8.9%
look: 3 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.25

12 oz bottle into a teku.

Appearance: Pours a cloudy amber color with lots of sediment - it's not a very pretty look. The head is a finger high, and off-white in shade. Retention is quite good, as is the creamy thickness of its texture. Splotches of lacing are left on the glass. (3)

Smell: The English-ness of this brew comes out moderately well. I'm picking up plenty of biscuity malt (Maris Otter?) which is counter-balanced by notes of orange sherbet, apricot, peach, and earth. It needs some time to open up, but it does evolve into a solid aroma eventually. (3.5)

Taste: The initial flavor is fruity - this focuses more on apricot and orange marmalade instead of grapefruit and pine. Bitterness builds up on the finish, as well as notes of caramel, bread, and tobacco. It tastes like an American pale ale yeast instead of an English one, as the aforementioned finish is a bit neutral. Personally, this is my biggest quibble: some nice British ale esters (like cherry) could have really sent this one over the top, and I'm said its absence only renders the rest flavor profile slightly above-average. (3.25)

Mouthfeel: Quite clean (for an unfiltered IPA) and crisp finishing. It's a little sweet on the back end, but the lingering malt presence is pleasant rather than suffocating. Carbonation cuts through the medium-full body well. (3.5)

Overall: If this had some proper ale esters to it, it could have been a great English-style IPA - even without being fresh. It's still pretty decent (if unimpressive). I'll gladly try it again, but it'll need to be fresher. (3.25)

3.26/5: Nothing particularly special, though fans of English-style IPAs will get a kick out of it

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3.08/5  rDev -14%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

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3.32/5  rDev -7.3%
look: 4 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.25

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3.82/5  rDev +6.7%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 3.75

Lemon and grass in the aroma and right up front ends with a nice light bitter finish. Good refreshing beer.

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3.62/5  rDev +1.1%
look: 3.5 | smell: 2.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

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Shed IPA from The Shed Brewery
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