Shed IPA | The Shed Brewery

BA SCORE
82
good
454 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
Ratings:
454
Reviews:
68
Avg:
3.63
pDev:
12.12%
 
 
Wants:
7
Gots:
124
For Trade:
0
User Ratings & Reviews
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Ratings: 454 |  Reviews: 68
Photo of KidDoc
3.48/5  rDev -4.1%
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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Photo of edthehead
3.63/5  rDev 0%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

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

Photo of mtomlins
3.75/5  rDev +3.3%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of kkmiller76
4.06/5  rDev +11.8%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Photo of argock
3.51/5  rDev -3.3%
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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Photo of JLK7299
3.75/5  rDev +3.3%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of zotzot
3.71/5  rDev +2.2%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

Photo of RBorsato
4.03/5  rDev +11%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of jordanian2
3.75/5  rDev +3.3%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of sachie23
3.5/5  rDev -3.6%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of BubbleBobble
3.58/5  rDev -1.4%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

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

Photo of illpass78
3.85/5  rDev +6.1%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

12 oz. bottle poured into a becker.

Appearance: Unfilterd, hazy orange/straw with a big foamy white head. Some sediment or something floating around in there. Carbonated well. Lacing left behind in sheets.

Aroma: Citrus, grass, pine. Standard American IPA bouquet.

Taste: Earthy, leafy, slightly juicy IPA. Some grapefruit, some grassy taste, a little sap.

Mouthfeel: Pretty easy on the palate. Bitter, but not a face-shriveler.

Overall: Solid IPA. Refreshing and flavorful.

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Photo of Prost76
3.84/5  rDev +5.8%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

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

Photo of Matthowland
3.4/5  rDev -6.3%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.5

Photo of Mleblanc25
4.5/5  rDev +24%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Photo of GinDC
3.77/5  rDev +3.9%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of BlueKurenai
3.59/5  rDev -1.1%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.5

Photo of DAS30
3.69/5  rDev +1.7%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

Photo of JoeMans
3.7/5  rDev +1.9%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.5

Photo of JIMfallon
4.1/5  rDev +12.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of CitiFieldSheas
3.62/5  rDev -0.3%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.25

Photo of lost_sailor
3.68/5  rDev +1.4%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Shed IPA from The Shed Brewery
3.63 out of 5 based on 454 ratings.
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