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Shed IPA | The Shed Brewery

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Shed IPAShed IPA
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3.6/5
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458 Ratings
Shed IPAShed IPA
BEER INFO

Brewed by:
The Shed Brewery
Vermont, United States
theshedbrewery.com

Style: English India Pale Ale (IPA)

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 6.00%

Availability: Year-round

Notes / Commercial Description:
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.

Added by Jason on 05-07-2012

BEER STATS
Ranking:
#37,368
Reviews:
69
Ratings:
458
pDev:
12.22%
Bros Score:
3.85
 
 
Wants:
7
Gots:
132
Trade:
0
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3.62/5  rDev +0.6%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of Peteman982
4.01/5  rDev +11.4%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Photo of Tarheel219
4.03/5  rDev +11.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

Photo of Lone_Freighter
3.44/5  rDev -4.4%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

This was poured into a nonic pint glass. The appearance was a hazy golden orange with a one finger white foamy head that dissipated within about a good minute. Light stringy lacing sticks and slides into the beer. The smell takes a lemon zest to cross over a delicate grassy sweetness. Light caramel maltiness balances nicely. The taste has a good balance of sweet to bitter to zest. There’s a nice sweet to zesty citrus aftertaste but no finish. On the palate, this one sat about a light to medium on the body with a good sessionability about it. Carbonation runs moderately with a good bitterness pounding appropriately. Overall, as an EIPA, its a bit different as the English side of the aroma doesn’t really show, but hey, I’m thinking more AIPA fans might like this one.

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Photo of IBUBrew
3.79/5  rDev +5.3%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of GormBrewhouse
4.27/5  rDev +18.6%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Pours yellow, clear with a short thin white head. Smells like citris with a little dank. Tastes the same with crisp bittering, dry finish. Mouth is dry think and refreshing. Very good beer.

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3.75/5  rDev +4.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

12 oz. Bottle. 6.6 % abv. And 60 IBU . High altitude hoppiness.

A very slight haze to the pale golden color. A mellow carbonation creates a thin, white top, recedes quick to bubbly, spread-out white rings and lace.

A monsterously bold fruity and pine tree scented hop nose. A spicy>herbal>pine tree needle and sap, sweet tropical fruity aroma dominates with maybe some honey soaked malt.

The malty backbone shows up first with a bread and honey sweet edge, the hops deliver a brash combo of sweet fruits, mild citrus, pine pitch resin bitterness and lemmon zesty charecter that is pretty complex. An English IPA in theaory, but I usually find English Ipa versions a bit more english-style malty with a baked dark bread taste and more okd world style hop flavor, like the versions from Samuel Smith. The hefty malt almost falls into that level, but this one comes across much closer to a classic American West coasty ipa. Reminds me very much of the Sierra Nevada Pale ale with maybe one more level of sweet fruity hop charecter.

Feelin' super crisp, earthy dry, medium body and an excellent jazzy but malty ending.

Bold hop and malt, excellent balance and seriously easy to drink. My favorite aspect has to be the evenly balanced hop flavor's.

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3.59/5  rDev -0.3%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of Lonborgski
3.3/5  rDev -8.3%
look: 4 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.25

12oz bottle, undated, to a pint glass.
Slightly cloudy, deep amber color. Small head that fades but leaves nice lacing.
Smell of hops, slightly metallic, would like to be fruitier.
Taste of balanced IPA.
Overall a basic, bottled IPA.

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Photo of Curt3
3.48/5  rDev -3.3%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.5

Photo of tubeman
3.75/5  rDev +4.2%
look: 4 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of h4ger
3.75/5  rDev +4.2%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of DMcGirr
3.75/5  rDev +4.2%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of tpauer
3.6/5  rDev 0%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of KidDoc
3.48/5  rDev -3.3%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Poured 12 oz bottle into pint glass. Nice medium honey color with slight haze. One finger head which quickly dissipated but exhibited light lacing. Aroma nice, bready with some earthy hops. Flavor follows but initial thought was that it was a bit sweet. Balances better as I get farther down the glass. Decent for its style. Drinkable, not exceptional.

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3.63/5  rDev +0.8%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

Photo of mikr
3/5  rDev -16.7%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Photo of mtomlins
3.75/5  rDev +4.2%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of kkmiller76
4.06/5  rDev +12.8%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Photo of argock
3.51/5  rDev -2.5%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.5

Poured from a 12 oz brown bottle into a clear stemmed tulip. Bottled on 061716 on bottle neck.

A: Light amber hue with 1-2 fingers of off-white frothy head with good retention and streamers of lacing down the glass.

S: Very light herbal and tea-like hops with light-medium caramel malts in the aroma

T: Flavor is solid and good for English IPA with solid medium caramel malt sweetness, slightly sticky but pretty well-balanced, countered with tea-like, herbal, and light grapefruit and grassy notes with moderate bitterness. No alcohol presence.

M: Despite the caramel contributions this finishes with reasonably light body and dry. Carbonation is middle of the road.

O: Pretty good brew, solid English IPA, although not too distinctive.

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3.75/5  rDev +4.2%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

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3.71/5  rDev +3.1%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

Photo of RBorsato
4.03/5  rDev +11.9%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of jordanian2
3.75/5  rDev +4.2%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of sachie23
3.5/5  rDev -2.8%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

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