Shepherd's Crook | Earth Eagle Brewings

BA SCORE
85.7%
Liked This Beer
4.08 w/ 35 ratings
BEER INFO

Brewed by:
Earth Eagle Brewings
New Hampshire, United States
eartheaglebrewery.com

Style: American Pale Ale (APA)

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 5.50%

Availability: Rotating

Notes / Commercial Description:
Wheat / pale ale hybrid made with three New Zealand hops: Green Bullet, Motueka and Nelson Sauvin.

Added by Rifugium on 02-26-2013

BEER STATS
Ranking:
#7,398
Reviews:
7
Ratings:
35
Liked:
30
Avg:
4.08/5
pDev:
8.82%
Alströms:
0
 
 
Wants:
1
Gots:
2
Trade:
0
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Ratings: 35 |  Reviews: 7
Photo of jlindros
4.13/5  rDev +1.2%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Enjoyed at Portland beerfest

Huge frothy head, murky orange color

Nose big fresh hops, floral grassy citrus, little tropical, big floral grassy

Taste sweet malt, big hop grassy floral, little citrus, little tropical fruit citrus, creamy guava, spicy hops little resin,

Mouth creamy toasty nice fluffy carb
Not bad

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Photo of Rifugium
4.24/5  rDev +3.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

First had: on tap at Earth Eagle

Poured a hazy golden color with a small cap of white head that retained as a ringlet and left a few dots of lacing on the glass. Brilliant aroma of citrus and tropical fruit. I love Nelson Sauvin hops more the more I try them. Taste was crisp and fresh with hops, lemon, grapefruit, pineapple, toasty pale wheat malts for a delicate balance, keeping the bitterness in check. Hop-dominant, but still clearly an APA and not an IPA. Very nice. Light-medium body, moderate carbonation, and extremely drinkable. Quite possibly the best beer in Portsmouth (and maybe all of New Hampshire) right now.

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Photo of ZEB89
4.25/5  rDev +4.2%

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4/5  rDev -2%

Photo of mklisz
4.01/5  rDev -1.7%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Photo of Rochefort10nh
4.25/5  rDev +4.2%

Photo of puboflyons
4.37/5  rDev +7.1%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

On tap at the brewery on December 27, 2014.

Unfiltered pale yellow pour. Modest head.

Lots of New Zealand grapefruit and citrus hops on the nose.

Medium but chewy texture.

Like the nose those citrus, floral, and grapefruit characters permeate the flavor through and through. A hop head delight.

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Photo of Davepoolesque
4.02/5  rDev -1.5%
look: 3.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Orange, golden amber in color. Light bodied. Wheat, pine and white grapes. Dry, building bitter finish. Lower sweetness. Reading the hop profile I was looking forward to trying this. It delivered for the most part.

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4/5  rDev -2%

Photo of VelvetExtract
4.53/5  rDev +11%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.75

On tap. Pours a clear, orange color. Smells unique. Tangy hops, New Zealand plethora. Cactus and aloe. A little smokey? Flavor equates to the nose but has even more intricate flavors. I have only had a few beers from these guys but I have loved how wacky they are. I tend to enjoy them far more than the populous.

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4.25/5  rDev +4.2%

Photo of rjp217
3.25/5  rDev -20.3%

Photo of PatGreer
4.2/5  rDev +2.9%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Photo of ElGallo
4/5  rDev -2%

Photo of liquorpig
4.11/5  rDev +0.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Photo of sgregory
3.5/5  rDev -14.2%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of Faxmesomehalibut
3.42/5  rDev -16.2%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.5

Slight haze in the copper, golden color.
Smells of piney, resiny hop with a slight sweetness.
Tastes similar to the nose. New Zealand hops are very present and leave a piney lingering aftertaste.
Mouthfeel is full and carb is appropriate.
Overall very drinkable and flavorful apa the new Ealand hops are a great addition and help this beer stand out from most EEB offerings.

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Photo of Sellen
3.96/5  rDev -2.9%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Photo of psweendogg
3.92/5  rDev -3.9%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Photo of DrStiffington
4.31/5  rDev +5.6%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of jbertsch
4.5/5  rDev +10.3%

Photo of kdivers
3.75/5  rDev -8.1%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of NHhomebrewguy
4.5/5  rDev +10.3%

Photo of Ken_P
3.99/5  rDev -2.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4.25

Photo of TripelMark
4.5/5  rDev +10.3%

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Shepherd's Crook from Earth Eagle Brewings
Beer rating: 85.7% out of 100 with 35 ratings
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