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Shed IPA - The Shed Brewery

Not Rated.
Shed IPAShed IPA

Educational use only; do not reuse.

59 Reviews
very good

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Reviews: 59
Hads: 401
Avg: 3.61
pDev: 32.96%
Wants: 4
Gots: 95 | 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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Reviews: 59 | Hads: 401
Reviews by Flounder57:
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3.81/5  rDev +5.5%
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.

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More User Reviews:
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3.85/5  rDev +6.6%

From BeerAdvocate magazine Issue #71 (December 2012):

The second installment of the resuscitated brand. Bold and very drinkable, a good quaff all around. Seek it out if you are looking at a good example of an English IPA which over the years has been overshadowed by the creation and growth of the American IPA.

STYLE: English IPA
ABV: 6.0%

LOOK: Pale golden, opaque, decent lacing

SMELL: Citrus, herbal, leafy, evergreen, fresh tea, grassy, doughy biscuits

TASTE: Dryish moderate bodied, citrus zest, creamy, smooth, herbal, spearmint, shortbread, spicy, grainy, fresh cut hay, mildly estery, exotic fruit, vegtal, semi-dry hoppy finish

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Photo of jmasher85
4.47/5  rDev +23.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Plenty of sediment in here but still pours a golden orange color with little haze and good lacing. So it looks okay, but that smell blew me away! It's all I want from an IPA - plenty of pine resin, a grapefruity citrus that's a hint sweet and a good toasted/ashy malt underbelly to support the whole thing. Taste is similar - medium sweetness, minimal bitterness, a bit bready, very smooth, compulsively drinkable. Less of a hop-bob than their Profanity, which was just bitter and one-dimensional. Not overly complex, but hits all the right notes right over the head and proves that there's more to delicious Vermont IPAs than Alchemist and Lawsons.

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Photo of ThisWangsChung
3.26/5  rDev -9.7%
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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Photo of dpgoblejr
4.29/5  rDev +18.8%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Nice look, somewhat pleasant aroma of citrus and pine. Tastes better than it smells with a grapefruit/citrus flavor. Solid feel and a really good IPA that I enjoyed.

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Photo of woodchipper
3/5  rDev -16.9%

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3.75/5  rDev +3.9%

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2.75/5  rDev -23.8%

Photo of petewheeler
3.75/5  rDev +3.9%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of Cavanaghty
3.62/5  rDev +0.3%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Poured from a bottle into a pint glass.

Appearance: Orangey amber color with about 2 fingers of white head that lingered and heavy lacing on the glass.

Smell: Strong citrus and hops.

Taste: Smooth medium bodied. Taste of bitter hops and pine with sweet citrus.

Overall: Good IPA, I would definitely have this one again.

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3.75/5  rDev +3.9%

Photo of justin0078
4.5/5  rDev +24.7%

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3.75/5  rDev +3.9%

Photo of bbudnik
3.64/5  rDev +0.8%

Photo of KirkFrancis
3.5/5  rDev -3%

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3.75/5  rDev +3.9%

Photo of JustinTauscher
4.5/5  rDev +24.7%

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3.79/5  rDev +5%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

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3.25/5  rDev -10%

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3.69/5  rDev +2.2%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of Stobob1
2.74/5  rDev -24.1%
look: 3 | smell: 2.75 | taste: 2.75 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 2.75

Nothing that stands out. Decent but not great

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3.5/5  rDev -3%

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3.75/5  rDev +3.9%

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3.34/5  rDev -7.5%
look: 3 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.5

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3.5/5  rDev -3%

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Shed IPA from The Shed Brewery
82 out of 100 based on 59 ratings.