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Shed IPA - The Shed Brewery

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Shed IPAShed IPA

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315 Ratings
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Ratings: 315
Reviews: 48
rAvg: 3.57
pDev: 12.61%
Wants: 3
Gots: 36 | 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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4.25/5  rDev +19%

bbal325, Aug 16, 2014
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3.75/5  rDev +5%

wforge, Aug 15, 2014
Photo of NeroFiddled
4.45/5  rDev +24.6%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

The Shed Brewery India Pale Ale
12 oz. brown glass bottle, ink-jet coded "032714"... the rest is illegible.
$1.79 @ Total Wine & More, Cherry Hill, NJ

Clearly an unfiltered IPA, the body is a cloudy golden-orange beneath a frothy head of rocky, off-white foam. Kudos must be given as the head drops slowly but remains completely intact, leaving walls of lace along the glass in the space it once occupied.

The aroma displays softly sweet and gently caramelish malt backed by delicately, piney, almost minty, citrusy, and floral hops. It's fresh, bright, and enticing.

In the mouth it's medium-bodied, and moderately carbonated, leaving it smooth and supple across the palate.

The flavor delivers a wide maltiness that's delicately sweet, bready/toasty/biscuity, and drizzled with golden caramel. The gently spicy/piney/minty, grassy, and citrusy hops are well integrated, and except for the first few sips where you can easily distinguish the nuances of the malts and the hops readily, it pulls together to become one solid wall of flavor very quickly. The bitterness of an IPA is present, but it's not overtly aggressive; despite the use of citrusy hops, this is more of an English IPA than an American, where the malt is really just as important, and with that said, so is the yeast - there's a remarkably pleasant fruitiness that in combination with the hops delivers notes of juicy apple, soft plum, papaya, mango, and subtle ripe and sweet red berries. The hops rally in the finish, however, combining their raspy flavors and bitterness to drive off any residual sweetness, leaving only dusty dryness behind.

Overall I'm quite impressed. Today's beer drinker (in general) seeks gusto, but I seek refinement. The depth of character found here; and the freshness that it displays are impeccable. The roundness of it running across wide swaths of malt, various hops, and a solid yeast character are rarely found anymore; and in combination with it's spot-on balance of sweet malt and raspy hop flavor and bitterness, it's an exceptionally drinkable English+American hybrid IPA. Brilliant!

NeroFiddled, Aug 12, 2014
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3.5/5  rDev -2%

meb3476, Aug 11, 2014
Photo of BMFR1811
3.7/5  rDev +3.6%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Picked up a single 12oz bottle while on a heady topper hunt in Stowe, VT.

Appearance- amber, great finger width head,

Smell- I get all citrus, American hops

Taste-citrus fruit, a pleasant lingering hop bitterness, tastes more like a clean American yeast strain that accentuates the hops, I don't taste esters or bread from an English strain

Mouthfeel- great body, crisp, perfect carbonation

Overall- a solid ipa, it's what I have come to expect from today's ipa, very tasty and I would drink one again but probably nothing I would seek out, not because it's not good, only because it doesn't stand out but I really did enjoy it.


BMFR1811, Aug 11, 2014
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3.75/5  rDev +5%

ZDSmith87, Aug 09, 2014
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3.5/5  rDev -2%

thefuneral, Aug 05, 2014
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3.5/5  rDev -2%

ContentmentDIPA, Aug 05, 2014
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3.25/5  rDev -9%

Celtics76, Aug 03, 2014
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2.75/5  rDev -23%

Doomcifer, Jul 29, 2014
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3.5/5  rDev -2%

KirkFrancis, Jul 28, 2014
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3.5/5  rDev -2%

CaptainShell, Jul 28, 2014
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4/5  rDev +12%

njbusa, Jul 28, 2014
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4.25/5  rDev +19%

Thunderballroom, Jul 23, 2014
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4/5  rDev +12%

SuperHop18, Jul 22, 2014
Photo of Flounder57
3.8/5  rDev +6.4%
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.

Flounder57, Jul 21, 2014
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3.5/5  rDev -2%

ShepardCommander, Jul 21, 2014
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3/5  rDev -16%

ArtieMeister, Jul 21, 2014
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3.5/5  rDev -2%

costanzo_mike, Jul 21, 2014
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3.75/5  rDev +5%

Holmsiepoo, Jul 20, 2014
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3.75/5  rDev +5%

GriswoldR3, Jul 17, 2014
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3.75/5  rDev +5%

Walkerjgt, Jul 16, 2014
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4/5  rDev +12%

beerfootfreak, Jul 14, 2014
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3.75/5  rDev +5%

Ptzy13, Jul 13, 2014
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3.25/5  rDev -9%

SimonPuggle, Jul 03, 2014
Shed IPA from The Shed Brewery
81 out of 100 based on 315 ratings.