Shed IPA | The Shed Brewery

BA SCORE
82
good
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
Ratings:
458
Reviews:
69
Avg:
3.63
pDev:
12.12%
 
 
Wants:
7
Gots:
127
For Trade:
0
User Ratings & Reviews
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Ratings: 458 |  Reviews: 69
Photo of jpuetz
3.65/5  rDev +0.6%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

Photo of nuebs
3.79/5  rDev +4.4%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of Ozzylizard
3.94/5  rDev +8.5%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Bottle dated 090215 at 42 degrees into SA “Perfect Pint”
Aroma – citrus and some pine, fades away
Head large (Six cm, aggressive pour), off white, creamy with rocks, slowly diminishing to irregular six to eight mm ring with legs and a heaped partial layer
Lacing good – definite curtaining effect
Body light yellow, hazy with suspended particles
Flavor – lightly bitter with malt present, no bitter aftertaste; no alcohol, no diacetyl
Palate medium, watery, soft carbonation

Appearance 4, Aroma 3.75, Flavor 4, Palate 4, Overall 4

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Photo of Hyptochrons
3.81/5  rDev +5%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

nose is pretty nice, slight sweet citrus notes with a subtle piney bitterness. taste is crisp and refreshing. not the biggest or dankest ipa out there, but very well balanced. overall a pretty good ipa!

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Photo of Chucker17
3.92/5  rDev +8%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Photo of PGD120
3.71/5  rDev +2.2%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

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

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

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

DL Likes this, JK not so keen on. Tastes like Basement beer to her- complete w/ non-filtering, it is that strong pungent IPA flavor - DL Likes this, JK not so keen on.

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Photo of gwiedman1
3.25/5  rDev -10.5%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.25

Photo of CHager94
4/5  rDev +10.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of snilsen13
4.23/5  rDev +16.5%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

This is a SURPRISINGLY good beer. It pours hazy and delivers just what you hope for in hazy beers: super good complexity. The smell is just clean, mild, which is totally reassuring. So far, by looks and smell alone this has SMALL BATCH GOODNESS written all over it. The taste is super solid balance of stiff maltiness, stiff/refreshing hoppiness, sweet malts that clear out quick for a good lingering bitter with mild warming of alcohol. That's gold coming from a 6%. The mouthfeel is thick, lucious for this beer. Very complimentary. Overall, I love it. I think I found a new go to brewery. A really good VT beer sold in MA.

I don't remember Shed being this good. They might have switched up their game. VT beers are just getting better.

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Photo of mkyer
3.35/5  rDev -7.7%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.25

Photo of Roybert
3.54/5  rDev -2.5%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.5

Photo of jmasher85
4.47/5  rDev +23.1%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Plenty of sediment in here but still pours a golden orange color with little haze and good lacing. So it looks okay, but that smell blew me away! It's all I want from an IPA - plenty of pine resin, a grapefruity citrus that's a hint sweet and a good toasted/ashy malt underbelly to support the whole thing. Taste is similar - medium sweetness, minimal bitterness, a bit bready, very smooth, compulsively drinkable. Less of a hop-bob than their Profanity, which was just bitter and one-dimensional. Not overly complex, but hits all the right notes right over the head and proves that there's more to delicious Vermont IPAs than Alchemist and Lawsons.

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

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

Photo of Happyyb
4/5  rDev +10.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of beardsmith
4.49/5  rDev +23.7%
look: 5 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Photo of dpgoblejr
4.29/5  rDev +18.2%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Nice look, somewhat pleasant aroma of citrus and pine. Tastes better than it smells with a grapefruit/citrus flavor. Solid feel and a really good IPA that I enjoyed.

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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 Mayhewbc
3.46/5  rDev -4.7%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of ColdOneKev
3.76/5  rDev +3.6%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

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

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

Shed IPA from The Shed Brewery
3.63 out of 5 based on 458 ratings.
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