Sheephead Ale | Brau Brothers Brewing Co. LLC

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3.66/5
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201 Ratings
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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:
Sheephead is a bitter card game. It deserves a bitter beer. Brewed with loads of caramel malt and too many cascade hops, this crimson colored ale straddles the line between a malty amber and tongue bruising IPA.

Added by morimech on 03-26-2009

BEER STATS
Ranking:
#33,271
Reviews:
80
Ratings:
201
pDev:
13.11%
Bros Score:
0
 
 
Wants:
8
Gots:
20
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Ratings: 201 |  Reviews: 80
Photo of bigpoppa67
3.47/5  rDev -5.2%
look: 4 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of vw72
3.58/5  rDev -2.2%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

Photo of DarkhorseII
4.37/5  rDev +19.4%
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 +4.1%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of rossracing
4.5/5  rDev +23%
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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Photo of einman
3.4/5  rDev -7.1%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of ta_hagen
4.67/5  rDev +27.6%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.75

Overall, a very nice IPA, taste is good!

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Photo of ovaltine
3.92/5  rDev +7.1%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Photo of sparx1100
3.09/5  rDev -15.6%
look: 3 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3 | feel: 2.75 | overall: 3.25

Photo of Faunland
3.11/5  rDev -15%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Photo of fuzzcherry
3.64/5  rDev -0.5%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of Demi
2.8/5  rDev -23.5%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

A little too bitter and aftertaste wasn't terribly pleasant.

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Photo of MinnesotaIPAGuy
5/5  rDev +36.6%

Wonderful bitter beer

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Photo of Powderhornphil
3.5/5  rDev -4.4%

Photo of Wer34truh
3.75/5  rDev +2.5%

Photo of RoamingGnome
3.69/5  rDev +0.8%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of a77cj7
3.5/5  rDev -4.4%

Photo of brianjs711
4.5/5  rDev +23%

Photo of vette2006c5r
3.12/5  rDev -14.8%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3

Sheephead pours a reddish darker color with a small non lacing head. There is a hoppy aroma, with big earthy notes. The taste is very earthy, some hops come through, a funky earthy aftertaste. A bit flat. Overall its strong, but very earthy, malty, with a funky hop flavor that doesn't fit well

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Photo of Torey
3.2/5  rDev -12.6%

Photo of AnalogErik
3.25/5  rDev -11.2%

Photo of jschott75
3.75/5  rDev +2.5%

Photo of SwinginParty
4/5  rDev +9.3%

Photo of djjumper
3.5/5  rDev -4.4%

Photo of cwyeary
4/5  rDev +9.3%

Sheephead Ale from Brau Brothers Brewing Co. LLC
Beer rating: 3.66 out of 5 with 201 ratings
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