Shed IPA | The Shed Brewery

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82
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456 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:
456
Reviews:
69
Avg:
3.63
pDev:
12.12%
 
 
Wants:
7
Gots:
126
For Trade:
0
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Photo of ThisWangsChung
3.26/5  rDev -10.2%
look: 3 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.25

12 oz bottle into a teku.

Appearance: Pours a cloudy amber color with lots of sediment - it's not a very pretty look. The head is a finger high, and off-white in shade. Retention is quite good, as is the creamy thickness of its texture. Splotches of lacing are left on the glass. (3)

Smell: The English-ness of this brew comes out moderately well. I'm picking up plenty of biscuity malt (Maris Otter?) which is counter-balanced by notes of orange sherbet, apricot, peach, and earth. It needs some time to open up, but it does evolve into a solid aroma eventually. (3.5)

Taste: The initial flavor is fruity - this focuses more on apricot and orange marmalade instead of grapefruit and pine. Bitterness builds up on the finish, as well as notes of caramel, bread, and tobacco. It tastes like an American pale ale yeast instead of an English one, as the aforementioned finish is a bit neutral. Personally, this is my biggest quibble: some nice British ale esters (like cherry) could have really sent this one over the top, and I'm said its absence only renders the rest flavor profile slightly above-average. (3.25)

Mouthfeel: Quite clean (for an unfiltered IPA) and crisp finishing. It's a little sweet on the back end, but the lingering malt presence is pleasant rather than suffocating. Carbonation cuts through the medium-full body well. (3.5)

Overall: If this had some proper ale esters to it, it could have been a great English-style IPA - even without being fresh. It's still pretty decent (if unimpressive). I'll gladly try it again, but it'll need to be fresher. (3.25)

3.26/5: Nothing particularly special, though fans of English-style IPAs will get a kick out of it

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Photo of Goatdavemac
3.08/5  rDev -15.2%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Photo of Uconnelmo
3.32/5  rDev -8.5%
look: 4 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.25

Photo of jbredbeard
3.82/5  rDev +5.2%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 3.75

Lemon and grass in the aroma and right up front ends with a nice light bitter finish. Good refreshing beer.

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Photo of Fitzy01
3.62/5  rDev -0.3%
look: 3.5 | smell: 2.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

Photo of Steve_Tresnan
3.67/5  rDev +1.1%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of jrand2621
3.2/5  rDev -11.8%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.25

Photo of SweetChicken
3.48/5  rDev -4.1%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of naturallight1
4.25/5  rDev +17.1%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of BodyPolitic
3.75/5  rDev +3.3%

Photo of Tylerjfoss
1.68/5  rDev -53.7%

Photo of ctbrewhaha
3.75/5  rDev +3.3%

Photo of irishevans
3.62/5  rDev -0.3%

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 chris6277
3.24/5  rDev -10.7%

Photo of paulish
3.75/5  rDev +3.3%

Photo of PonceDog
4/5  rDev +10.2%

Photo of mountainzen
4/5  rDev +10.2%

Photo of GmAn613
2.72/5  rDev -25.1%

Photo of OnryAndMean
3.25/5  rDev -10.5%

Photo of Kunks80
4.3/5  rDev +18.5%

Photo of ktforce
3.75/5  rDev +3.3%

Photo of newbeeraday
3.5/5  rDev -3.6%

Photo of Ozakalwe
3.68/5  rDev +1.4%

Photo of buzzarooski
3.99/5  rDev +9.9%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

LOOK: Hazy Carmel Gold Color, Almost has an Apple Cider Look, Small Amounts of Sediment Floating about, !/2 inch White Foam Head that Dissipates Quickly, Moderate Amounts of Lacing Coat the Glass.

SMELL: Mild Citrus Hops and Malty Grains are Noted

TASTE: Creamy and Refreshing Medium Bodied IPA with Mild Hoppy Bitterness after the Swallow

FEEL: Very Smooth Sip Balanced Perfectly with Medium Carbonation, Pallet Remains Dry and Bitter for Several Seconds after the Swallow.

OVERALL: Very Good Tasting IPA, Made with Quality Ingredients. I will Recommend and Purchase this Ale Again!

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