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Shed IPA - The Shed Brewery

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Shed IPAShed IPA

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54 Reviews
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Reviews: 54
Hads: 386
rAvg: 3.57
pDev: 9.24%
Wants: 4
Gots: 86 | 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: 54 | Hads: 386
Photo of whatsyourtwenty
2.5/5  rDev -30%
look: 2.5 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 2 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3

The beer pours a golden amber. Very cloudy. The smell of hops is less than anticipated. The taske is hoppy with a underwhelming finish. There is something missing from making this beer decent. Was hoping for a stronger hoppy hit but it hits you and quickly goes with a sharp after taste. (287 characters)

Photo of Jwale73
3.83/5  rDev +7.3%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

12oz. bottle served in my SA Perfect Pint. Pours a dull, tangerine hue with a slightly hazy clarity and a dense, creamy, three inch, cream-colored head - this beer looks great in the glass. Nose expresses citrus rind and an earthy character. Taste follows nose; however, there is a pleasant, toasted malt character. Citric acid is interspersed throughout the flavor profile and finishes with a slightly earthy bitterness. Mouthfeel is medium-light in body (but closer to light) with a lively, almost prickly carbonation. Acidity lightly stimulates the palate and sides of the cheeks. Overall, a pretty drinkable English IPA. Looking forward to trying more offerings from these guys. I'd love to see this on-cask. (712 characters)

Photo of Gambrinus1184
3.58/5  rDev +0.3%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

Served on-tap in a nonic pint glass at the Iron Frog in Simsbury, Conn.

A: Poured a bright, cloudy, golden yellow color with a tinge of orange beneath a frothy, two-finger head of white foam that left some decent lacing in its wake.

S: Citrusy and floral with flecks of spicy, orange-rind infused yeast aromas and soapy, fruity esters that waft around a somewhat toasted-bready scent.

T: Mellow, juicy malt flavor up front brings citrus and herbal flavors to the foreground. Slight biscuit taste melds with lemongrass, orange peel and watery tropical fruits. A slightly skunky yeast flavor creeps onto the palate, throwing some coppery acidity into the mix before washing back with a bitter, herbal resin.

M: Medium-full bodied IPA with lots of juicy malts, some yeasty bits and a clingy hop resin to keep the palate busy while still maintaining and even-bodied drinkability.

O: Not a bad American IPA and a nice little boost there at 6% ABV which goes relatively undetected. It was good for a couple, but the palate could get burned out on its mediocrity or yeasty, oxidized off-flavors before too long. I'd get again, but would eagerly accept a more intriguing tap offering. (1,181 characters)

Photo of tobelerone
3.53/5  rDev -1.1%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

On-tap at Otter Creek.

Dark amber body, not pale at all. Somewhat hazy. Nice cap of slowly settling white foam and lots of creamy lacing. Modest aromas of floral and citrus hops and lightly sweet malt.

Extremely balanced in flavor and not a hop bomb at all. Lots of caramel malt sweetness, some floral, citrus and herbal hop notes, restrained bitterness. Much less hoppy than most people will be looking for in a contemporary American IPA. The malt is a little heavy handed and doesn’t allow the hops to really shine much.

Very smooth and full mouthfeel with moderate carbonation. Pleasant, but a little less crisp than I might have liked for the style. Not bad, not at all exceptional, felt more like an English IPA than an American one. (743 characters)

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Shed IPA from The Shed Brewery
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