Spawn Of Oliver Double IPA | The Shed Restaurant & Brewery

11 Ratings

Brewed by:
The Shed Restaurant & Brewery
Vermont, United States

Style: American Double / Imperial IPA

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 8.00%

Availability: Rotating

Notes / Commercial Description:
No notes at this time.

Added by Jacobob10 on 01-06-2006

This beer is retired; no longer brewed.

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Ratings: 11 |  Reviews: 11
Photo of weeare138
4.12/5  rDev +5.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Much thanks to grassrootsvt for this growler...
Appears a hazy orange with a small white head that fades into a steady collar. Spotty lacing left around the glass.
Smell is of fresh orange peel, grapefruit, and black plums(must just be the juicy fruit essence from the hops).
Taste is equal to the citrusy, fruity aromas.
Mouthfeel is sweet, bitter, balanced with sugary malt and a tad bit of grapefruit lingering.

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Photo of lordofthewiens
4.17/5  rDev +7.2%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Had this on draft at both American Flatbread and at The Shed, and also thought it to be one of the hits at the Vermont Brewer's Festival. A golden color with a nice head and lacing. Aroma was all floral. A really assertive hops taste, couldn't detect any malt. Great mouthfeel, definitely a beer to be drinking.

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Photo of hopdog
4/5  rDev +2.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Sample courtesy of weeare138 (via trade with the brewer). Thanks!

Poured a medium and hazy orange color with a very small sized white head. Some lacing left on the glass.

Aromas of orange peel, juicy grape skins and citrus.

Tastes of orange peel, grapefruit, citrus and caramel.

Double IPAs is one of my favorite styles, and this one did not disappoint me.

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Photo of MuddyFeet
3.35/5  rDev -13.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3

Sixteen ounce pour with my lunch today at Redbones. Poured a cloudy/murky brown in color. Slight bronze shine. Bit of a head but it disappeared fairly quickly. Nose was hops and just more hops--piney, citrus refreshment.

Flavor was just all out of whack. Leaning way too much towards the hops without any balance from the accompanying malts. Lots of citrus and piney hops. I swear I could fel the hop oils coating my lips, cheeks, tongue and teeth. Mouthfeel was very vinuous and oily. Very full bodied but without much true texture other than the greasy hop oils. Found the one-sidedness of this beer a bit too much and slightly uncomfortable to drink.

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Photo of Jacobob10
4.12/5  rDev +5.9%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

Listed at 8% ABV with over 100 IBU. Yowza! Orange color with a small white head. The head disappates fairly quickly but can be revived by a little swirl of the glass. Strong, hoppy aroma with subtle hints of fruit. The flavor is well-balanced for a double IPA as the malts stand up well to the hops. Mouthfeel was slightly dry and sticky, but it was still drinkable for a double IPA. A delicious brew that was a notch above the others that I sample from The Shed.

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Photo of bjohnson
4.35/5  rDev +11.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

On tap at Redbones. 10.5oz glass. Review from notes.

A: Pours a golden color with yellowish hues. Nice one and a half finger white head that leaves perfect lace rings.
S: Aromas of citric fruit (grapefruit, lemon, orange) dominate the nose. These hops danced through the nostrils with a refreshing feeling.
T & M: The hops scream at you with their respective flavors. Grapefruit, Orange, Lemon, Oliver! Wow! What a great tasting dipa. Malts are noticeable, but aren't too powerful that they overtake the hops. Nice medium bitter finish that reminds you the hops are still alive. Smooth regardless of the sharp hop bite. Hopheads will like this one.
D: Definately a drinkable beer. Good level of carbonation. The Shed has a winner with this one. I've gotta get a growler of this next time I'm at Stowe skiing.

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Photo of warriorsoul
4.02/5  rDev +3.3%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

Enjoyed on tap at The Shed...served in a standard shaker glass.
Hazy copper color with very little head and no lacing...looks evil.
Very aromatic...huge hop profile, mainly fruity hops.
The taste is more of the same...overhopped and well received. Could be a bit more dry in the finish, as you'd expect one to be with this much hops, but it falls short of being a pallet crusher, which is a good thing.
Helfy malt to balance it out...and not too sweet.
Mouthfeel is thick and the carbonation is a tad low.
A full pint is no problem, but not for the faint of hop...this one is very unique and I enjoyed it very much.

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Photo of Truh
3.63/5  rDev -6.7%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

Recalled the days of food, glorious food with this one on 5/4/2006. 10.5 oz. goblet pour at Redbones.

Weighted plume of thin bubbles at start with minimal lacing heading south. Very deep golden hue, slightly clouded, with some effervescence present. Scent is actually quite difficult to pull out but it is there with some deep throttles – wet, green hop presence on the forefront with some background lemongrass and sweet cider. Weird, punky, vacuous bitter note on the mouth that hits only after it passes the tongue; fair amount of lemony citrus in there.

To be honest, I’m not entirely sure what to think about this. I’ll have to make a trip up 89 to check it out at the source.

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Photo of egajdzis
3.63/5  rDev -6.7%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

Poured a hazy amber color with a small, off white head that left light lacing on the glass. Aroma of freshly squeezed oranges, some dark fruits as well, lavender, citrus fruits, and toffee malts. Taste of pine resin, caramel malts, grapefruit, other citrus fruits, and light alcohol in the finish. Thanks grassrootsvt!

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Photo of bignick
3.7/5  rDev -4.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 4

On tap @ Redbones 5/31/06. Served in a goblet.

This beer pours a very attractive orange with a small, clingy head. It smells a little sweet, with a nice floral, hoppy scent, as well. The taste is very citrusy, leaning towards the lemon end of the spectrum. The mouthfeel is a tad thin, but because the hop attack is not too overwhelming, it is still very drinkable. This beer is strong on the hops end of the spectrum, and I like the balance of the hops, but it is not as balanced with maltiness as I would like.

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Photo of bigone4
3.75/5  rDev -3.6%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

100-130 IBUs is lots of happy hops! Nice golden orangish cloud color. Nice smell very floral and fruity. Had lite citrusy hints and a clean piney light earthy scent. Little white head just a hint of lacing. Good mouthfeel = explosion of hop and citrusy flavor. Sharp! Nice bitter hop bite and not much room for anything else. The hops run this beer! I enjoyed it thru and thru. Awesome smoothness for such a hoppy brew. It is great tasting and it makes a very drinkable beer. I wish I could score a growler in CT. I had it at the Vt Brewers fest on tap. For some reason I felt like I needed a bigger tasting glass for this one. Nice Offering of a DIPA. Would most deffinately have it again.

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Spawn Of Oliver Double IPA from The Shed Restaurant & Brewery
Beer rating: 3.89 out of 5 with 11 ratings
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