Shed IPA | The Shed Brewery

456 Ratings
Shed IPAShed IPA

Brewed by:
The Shed Brewery
Vermont, United States

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

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Photo of Fahhqu2
1/5  rDev -72.5%

Don't waste your time or money. Look right past this one. Sorry excuse for an ipa.

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Photo of bradleyjay34
1.5/5  rDev -58.7%

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1.68/5  rDev -53.7%

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2/5  rDev -44.9%

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2/5  rDev -44.9%

Photo of palealeale
2.4/5  rDev -33.9%
look: 2.25 | smell: 2.25 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 2.25 | overall: 2.5

I don't mind a bitter aftertaste but bitter is the only taste here.

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Photo of TheBigBoy
2.5/5  rDev -31.1%

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2.5/5  rDev -31.1%

Photo of whatsyourtwenty
2.5/5  rDev -31.1%
look: 2.5 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 2 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3

The beer pours a golden amber. Very cloudy. The smell of hops is less than anticipated. The taske is hoppy with a underwhelming finish. There is something missing from making this beer decent. Was hoping for a stronger hoppy hit but it hits you and quickly goes with a sharp after taste.

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2.5/5  rDev -31.1%

Photo of predikit
2.56/5  rDev -29.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 1.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 2

Pours a clear pale copper, has plenty of unfiltered hop chunks suspended within floating around. Left a frothy white head that stuck around for a good long time. Left ring like globules of lacing around the glass.

Smell from the bottle was of sharp pine grapefruit hops, after the pour it was a bit piney leaning more towards tropical fruit, with a bit of a bubblegum-esque feel to the aroma. Actually smells very good at this point.

Oh, it was doing so well too. It's been a very long time since a flavor has made me visually grimace, and this beer did it in spades. I can't believe such an awful flavor was hiding beneath such a fragrant optimistic bouquet. I don't even have words for it. I can only hope it's a mistreated bottle, but I'm not in any motivation to bother trying this beer again.

Medium-light bodied, slightly oily, I'm too busy reeling on every sip to accurately gauge the feel.

I wouldn't drink this if offered if it was the same as this bottle. I'll keep the brew on my list of 'maybe buy and try again at some point' but I would need to be feeling very generous.

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Photo of Thedrizzle
2.63/5  rDev -27.5%
look: 3 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 2.75

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2.72/5  rDev -25.1%

Photo of Stobob1
2.74/5  rDev -24.5%
look: 3 | smell: 2.75 | taste: 2.75 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 2.75

Nothing that stands out. Decent but not great

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Photo of Doomcifer
2.75/5  rDev -24.2%

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2.75/5  rDev -24.2%

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2.75/5  rDev -24.2%

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2.92/5  rDev -19.6%

Photo of mpedara429
2.98/5  rDev -17.9%
look: 2.75 | smell: 2.75 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3

A: Pours out a very hazy amber color. As the bottle states, it is clearly unfiltered. One finger of off-white head. No lacing or retention to speak of.

S: Mild smell of grapefruit, dank pine, and breadiness.

T: Similar to the smell with some floral tones in there as well.

M: Medium light body with medium carbonation.

O: Meh. A real typical, traditional IPA. The killer is the quick dissipating smell that was already weak to begin with. It almost felt like an overly bitter pale ale. I won't be going back for any more of these.

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Photo of micromaniac129
2.99/5  rDev -17.6%
look: 2.75 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

I didn't much care for this beer at all.
First the batch I got was or had to be contaminated because there was an aweful lot of floaters which looks unappealling to see the lest.
The aroma was mostly biscuit malts and not very hoppy. Even though this is an English style I would still expect to smell something.
Taste was very sweet and malty.
No this thing needs some help.

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3/5  rDev -17.4%

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3/5  rDev -17.4%

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3/5  rDev -17.4%

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3/5  rDev -17.4%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Photo of mikr
3/5  rDev -17.4%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

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Shed IPA from The Shed Brewery
3.63 out of 5 based on 456 ratings.
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