Sheephead Ale | Brau Brothers Brewing Co. LLC

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BEER INFO

Brewed by:
Brau Brothers Brewing Co. LLC
Minnesota, United States
braubrothersbrewing.com

Style: American IPA

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 7.70%

Availability: Year-round

Notes / Commercial Description:
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Added by morimech on 03-26-2009

BEER STATS
Ratings:
196
Reviews:
77
Avg:
3.68
pDev:
13.04%
 
 
Wants:
8
Gots:
21
For Trade:
0
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Ratings: 196 |  Reviews: 77
Photo of jebrew
3.38/5  rDev -8.2%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.5

Photo of smithj4
3.68/5  rDev 0%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of Budlum
3.67/5  rDev -0.3%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

Photo of krl2112
3.19/5  rDev -13.3%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.25

Photo of marker2525
3.5/5  rDev -4.9%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of craigbelly
3.83/5  rDev +4.1%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of Tone
3.39/5  rDev -7.9%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 2.75 | overall: 3.5

Pours a clear, copper color. 4/5 inch head of an off-white color. Great retention and good lacing. Smells of sweet malt, alcohol, fig, hint of wine, hint of liquor, slight hops, slight all spice, and a hint of cinnamon. Mouth feel is sharp and crisp, with a high carbonation level. Tastes of sweet malt, alcohol, fig, hint of liquor, slight hops, slight all spice, and a hint of cinnamon. Overall, too carbonated, complex, odd blend, body and aroma are dominated by malt, spice, and fig.

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Photo of clager
2.65/5  rDev -28%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 2 | overall: 2.75

Photo of NodakEric
3.96/5  rDev +7.6%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Photo of dcotom
3.69/5  rDev +0.3%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of Lupigrant
3.99/5  rDev +8.4%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of jzeilinger
3.55/5  rDev -3.5%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

A - Dark amber color with nice clarity and a thin lacing ring.

S - Caramel honey toasted malt, somewhat biscuit, some citrus aroma.

T - Toasted caramel malt backbone with a nice citrus finish.

M - Medium body.

O - A very balanced traditional IPA.

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Photo of pauldig
4.1/5  rDev +11.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of The-Adjunct-Hippie
4.08/5  rDev +10.9%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

Served in a tumbler pint.

Appearance : Dark honey, almost iced tea colored. Popcorn colored head measuring three fingers and sticking around for several minutes. Lace is left behind in several broken webs and flecks. Opacity is 90%. This is one seriously thick looking IPA.

Smell : A surprisingly nostalgic smell to me. Malts are balanced with hop almost impeccably. Wood, snow-tipped pine, graham cracker, very faint honey glazed biscuit. The aroma is the perfect volume and medium strength. I can't fault much about this beer's aroma.

Taste : Cracker malt out front with a quick rush of piney hop and citrus peels. A bit of spice mid-palate, and finishes out tropical and fruity with cantaloupe, melon rind, and guava.

Feel : Substantial. Creamy, well-carbonated, finishes moderately dry.

Overall : I could have done with a touch more malt in the taste. I realize this is an IPA but I really look for balance and this one only fell short a slight bit in the taste category. Everything else was stellar. I still would recommend this beer, in fact, their variety pack is quite a bargain. Cheers!

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Photo of BeerSnobRobinson
3.75/5  rDev +1.9%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of Czequershuus
3.25/5  rDev -11.7%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.25

This beer pours a rich reddish amber. The aroma leads with a sweet, toasty malt, followed by the accent of tropical and piney hops. The flavor is malt forward, very reminiscent of a red ale. The pineapple and vaguely piney hops are accents here. The mouthfeel is pleasant and coating. T\his is a good beer. It is not a great beer. It is something I am very glad I got in a single, as it just does not have the flavor clarity I am looking for. If you approach this as a hoppy red, you may like it more.

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Photo of jpuetz
2.5/5  rDev -32.1%
look: 2.5 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 2.5

Photo of CruzWilder
3.67/5  rDev -0.3%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of Ssippisam
3.75/5  rDev +1.9%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of DruC4
4.14/5  rDev +12.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Photo of bigpoppa67
3.47/5  rDev -5.7%
look: 4 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of vw72
3.58/5  rDev -2.7%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

Photo of DarkhorseII
4.37/5  rDev +18.8%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

I keep coming back to this one. I generally like the IPA style but more is not always better. This brew has a fine balance & at 7.7% it's deceptively intoxicating.

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Photo of jakemn91
3.81/5  rDev +3.5%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of rossracing
4.5/5  rDev +22.3%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

Don't always get a chance to drink it but love it

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Sheephead Ale from Brau Brothers Brewing Co. LLC
3.68 out of 5 based on 196 ratings.
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