Misdirected IPA
Shades Brewing

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American IPA
Ranked #5,536
Ranked #49,840
3.54 | pDev: 10.73%
Shades Brewing
Utah, United States
Very Good
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4.22/5  rDev +19.2%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Another hit from Shades of Pale! It pours a copper/light brown color with 2 fingers of off white head; slightly cloudy, but not too much. Very earthy and hoppy in the nose; some dried apricots as well. Tastes like a hop fire with a nice smooth off-caramel finish. Nicely balanced by the massive hops and a hint of bread and citrus; very dry aftertaste. A thinner bodied ale that is perfect for quaffing a few. A lot of flavor and a well-made session IPA!

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Photo of Zorro
2.75/5  rDev -22.3%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 2.75 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 2.5

Clear amber colored beer with a small off-white colored head.

Smells malty and woody with a fair amount of strong tea scent. Faint scents citrus.

Starts out malty and mildly hoppy. Fairly dry and bitter.

Mouthfeel is light.

Overall forgettable.

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Photo of scotorum
3.78/5  rDev +6.8%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Amusing if slightly disconcerting label art of a devil embracing a huge hop bud.

Bought in a mixed six at a Whole Foods store in Salt Lake City recently. 4% is the apparent maximum allowed ABV for beer sold in Utah grocery stores.

Poured from the 12 oz. bottle into a stemmed tulip.

a: Translucent amber with a two inch thick white head which receded slowly.

s: Citrus and pine.

t: Grassy hops up front over medium bready malt, moderate bitterness lingers. Some citrus and even cedar notes emerge later.

m: Medium, goody body and carbonation tingle.

o: An exceptionally grassy/vegetal IPA, different from most, and although the grassiness is so strong that it grates slightly, it mellows after awhile. Overall this has more flavor than most low ABV session IPAs. I'd definitely buy it again if it was available in my area.

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Misdirected IPA from Shades Brewing
Beer rating: 85 out of 100 with 10 ratings