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Shed IPA - The Shed Brewery

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Shed IPAShed IPA

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268 Ratings
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Ratings: 268
Reviews: 43
rAvg: 3.58
pDev: 11.73%
Wants: 3
Gots: 20 | 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:
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.

(Beer added by: Jason on 05-07-2012)
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Ratings: 268 | Reviews: 43 | Display Reviews Only:
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crisis44

New York

3.75/5  rDev +4.7%

07-11-2013 20:53:20 | More by crisis44
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KMcG

Virginia

3.25/5  rDev -9.2%

07-11-2013 02:45:47 | More by KMcG
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DonFrap

Massachusetts

2.5/5  rDev -30.2%

07-09-2013 23:32:12 | More by DonFrap
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TTripp725

Pennsylvania

3.75/5  rDev +4.7%

07-07-2013 18:57:16 | More by TTripp725
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JTomczak

Connecticut

3.75/5  rDev +4.7%

07-07-2013 05:32:42 | More by JTomczak
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brokentee

Massachusetts

3.5/5  rDev -2.2%

07-02-2013 01:29:50 | More by brokentee
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anaids

Massachusetts

3.5/5  rDev -2.2%

06-29-2013 21:36:31 | More by anaids
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ummswimmin

New Jersey

3.5/5  rDev -2.2%

06-29-2013 02:31:45 | More by ummswimmin
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da_beers

Florida

3.75/5  rDev +4.7%

06-29-2013 00:44:32 | More by da_beers
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Dcunicelli

Pennsylvania

3.5/5  rDev -2.2%

06-28-2013 21:37:39 | More by Dcunicelli
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Jacob007

New Hampshire

3.25/5  rDev -9.2%

06-27-2013 23:27:17 | More by Jacob007
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TheManiacalOne

Rhode Island

3.68/5  rDev +2.8%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

Poured from a 12oz bottle into a US tumbler pint glass.

A: The beer is a cloudy gold color, with a large white head that fades slowly and leaves a thick lace on the glass.

S: The aroma contains Earthy hops, caramelized malts and some hops.

T: The taste starts out bready with a hearty malt character. Then some mildly sweet flavors of caramel and citrus come in. The hops presence is strong but not over-powering and brings some balance. The after-taste is slightly hoppy and slightly sweet.

M: Crisp and a little smooth, medium body, medium carbonation, finish is slightly sticky.

O: Tasty, goes down easily, not too filling, decent kick, good representation of style, this is a solid EIPA to drink for a while.

Serving type: bottle

06-27-2013 04:55:36 | More by TheManiacalOne
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beerthulhu

New Jersey

3.11/5  rDev -13.1%
look: 3.5 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.25

A: Murky oxidized orange is dense in clarity with a light tan crowning. Carbonation appears strong pacing up along the inner glass walls while visible signs of the unfilitered nature clearly stands out with a suspension of macro-solids. Retention is moderate slipping to a creamy covering while lacing is speckled and spacious.

S: Aroma was sweet and lemony at first upon the pour, however while in the glass it struggled to show any signs of hoppiness and was very weak aromatic wise making this hard to envision as an ipa. Small toasted bread sweetness rounds things out.

T: The flavor showed an increased awareness of hops thankfully, piney notes with some sweet toasted grains stood out turning to a semi-dry lemon finish. Grapefruit toasted bread, flowery hops, moderate in strength but does seem to linger and get a bit stronger towards the finish.

M: Decent crispness, frothy and creamy on the hold, dry with a rough flowery edgeiness.

O: Overall an slightly above average experience, the hop level is moderate, though the complexity lacks a bit. I did find this an bit uneventful upfront but warmed up to it by finish with some increased hop awareness coming through.

Serving type: bottle

06-26-2013 01:20:17 | More by beerthulhu
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bigbluebeerguy

Kentucky

3.5/5  rDev -2.2%

06-24-2013 03:17:36 | More by bigbluebeerguy
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jaxon53

Connecticut

3/5  rDev -16.2%

06-23-2013 23:19:07 | More by jaxon53
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StonedTrippin

Colorado

3.73/5  rDev +4.2%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

first brew from shed, a decent American English hybrid, with some of the best features of both. the nose is heavy citrus hops, but its balanced well by a sturdy dose of sweeter caramel colored English malt that's a bit sweet. the beer drinks on the heavy side, which is unfortunate this summer season. the malt just gives a lot of body, while the hops don't get to be fully bitter as a result. this is a heartier ipa, a mans beer in some sense. I do get some bitter in the finish, centennial or cascade style, with that oil component. Vermont makes some of the best india pale ales on the planet, but this isn't one of them, it is suited better for fall though, like most English styles I think, but maybe that's just me. I am still looking forward to trying the mountain ale, as the craftsmanship of this beer is solid, and perhaps another beer might be a better platform for it to work. a good widely available and affordable sixer though, and im sure ill be drinking this again while I am back east.

Serving type: bottle

06-18-2013 03:12:32 | More by StonedTrippin
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djre4orm

Virginia

4/5  rDev +11.7%

06-13-2013 19:00:11 | More by djre4orm
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samibr

New York

4.25/5  rDev +18.7%

06-09-2013 22:34:58 | More by samibr
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nebula1999

Connecticut

3.75/5  rDev +4.7%

06-09-2013 14:53:33 | More by nebula1999
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lic217

Connecticut

3/5  rDev -16.2%

06-09-2013 02:59:17 | More by lic217
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smakawhat

Maryland

4.1/5  rDev +14.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Poured from the bottle into a nonic pint glass.

Large solid forming off white three finger head when poured, with a big retention cap not going anywhere. Body is a bit cloudy and unfiltered with a nice orange amber to dirty brown color. Some minor floaties but not too chunky.

Great hop noes on this, of soft orange and wonderful herbal floral like aromatics. Creamy sensing caramel malts, and maybe some like pine action to match. Very nice, the first inhale is particularly memorable.

First sip brings a standard bitter mellow pine common hop blast, quickly sharp in the mid palate. Fruity and herbal finish with a light dryness. Solid mouthfeel with just enough coating, but not quite large and filling and quite low to moderate carbonation. Hop angle sensed from the nose seems to hint of a larger fuller and tastier beer than the palate seems to give.

Overall though for an IPA this one is a good one to know about.

Serving type: bottle

06-08-2013 01:14:25 | More by smakawhat
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woodchipper

Connecticut

3/5  rDev -16.2%

06-06-2013 11:10:58 | More by woodchipper
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Mikkiicky

New Jersey

3.75/5  rDev +4.7%

06-04-2013 11:16:05 | More by Mikkiicky
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wiegs4life

Pennsylvania

4.25/5  rDev +18.7%

06-03-2013 01:35:07 | More by wiegs4life
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dbrauneis

North Carolina

3.53/5  rDev -1.4%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.5

A: Pours a hazy golden amber in color with very light amounts of visible carbonation and apricot + golden yellow + orange highlights. The beer has a half finger tall foamy light beige head that reduces to a large patch of very thin film and a thin ring at the edges of the glass. Moderate amounts of lacing are observed.

S: Light to moderate aromas of biscuit malts with some lighter amounts of citrus/grapefruit rind hops.

T: Upfront there are light to moderate flavors of biscuit malts with a very light to light amount of citrus/grapefruit rind and herbal hops. The hop flavors are lighter than the aromas but it still leaves a touch of lingering bitterness.

M: Medium bodied with moderate amounts of carbonation. Slightly chewy.

O: Easy to drink if you like English IPAs, with the well hidden alcohol, subdued hops, and slightly maltier flavors.

Serving type: bottle

06-01-2013 19:00:30 | More by dbrauneis
Shed IPA from The Shed Brewery
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