Shed IPA - The Shed Brewery
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Reviews by Ego:
3.25/5 rDev -9.5%
look: 5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.25
whoa, frothy mofo, easy pour and this still explodes up to 3 fingers of fluff, the bubbles are large and soapy and tend to hang on like homeless in san francisco, besides the mammoth head the carbonation level on sight is pretty damn strong (vermont strong?), the hue is your typical orange with some burnt hues of sunset all with a little cloud nature as a testament to the unfiltered moniker on the label. a damn fine looking beer
musty and earthy hops with a nice citric tinge (but not over the top citrus bomb type stuff), the musty tone also feeds into the sweet malts, it has a nice natural honey note that really stands out and underneath that little blanket is some nice grain scent, these unfiltered IPAs sometimes remind me of keller type beers of germany and this would fit that bill
drinks a little milder than I like in the hop department, it has sort of a woodsy-ish freshness - not quite the hop bite in many american (or vermont) IPAs, there is good bitterness in the finish that lingers nicely, while carbonation seems vastly evident in the look it is somewhat absent feeling in the mouth, the major flavor I am getting here is "brown honey"... a nice subdued sweetness reminiscent of maple syrup but not quite as sweet (although real VT maple syrup is sort of not sweet.. I get it...). Unfortunately after downing most of this brew I find it a touch watered down tasting... not bad but not great.
an interesting brew but the Long Trail unfiltered is superior... if you like some hop (bitterness) burn in the back but more mild semi-funky malt flavor this may be for you... worth checking out just for diversity but not worth giving up your left nut for.
Serving type: bottle
11-14-2013 05:15:31 | More by Ego
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3.8/5 rDev +5.8%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75
12 oz bottle was poured into a pint glass.
Appearance: A one finger head was poured that reduced to a puffy layer. It is a hazy pale orange color with good clarity and vision of bubbles coming up through the glass. Spotty lacing down the glass as the beer was drank.
Smell: Citrus, floral, herbal tea, grassy, pungent, toasted, and pale malts.
Taste: Nice citrus and tea hop flavor, tingly bitterness, pale, and bready malts.
Mouthfeel: Crisp, refreshing, light to medium bodied, medium carbonation, and a little bitterness.
Overall: A nice take on an EIPA with an American twist. I'll definitely revisit this one again.
Serving type: bottle
07-21-2014 06:36:21 | More by Flounder57
Shed IPA from The Shed Brewery
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