Master Shredder
The Veil Brewing Co.

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The Veil Brewing Co.
Virginia, United States
IPA - New England
Ranked #610
Ranked #2,023
4.26 | pDev: 6.1%
Nov 19, 2021
Jan 03, 2016
Master ShredderMaster Shredder
Notes: Wheat IPA(may contain citrus). Very citrus forward, juicy, low bitterness, and minimal malt presence.
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4.25 by PaulSlazinger from Pennsylvania on Nov 19, 2021
4.25 by Abe_Froman from Massachusetts on Jul 25, 2021
3.75 by Mattias from Sweden on Mar 06, 2021
4.25 by Bruno74200 from France on Feb 23, 2021
3.79 by benjaminsa from Vermont on Feb 07, 2021
4.45 by BrewsOverHoes from Georgia on Oct 20, 2020
4.25 by paulish from New York on Aug 04, 2020
3.98 by RBorsato from Virginia on Jul 20, 2020
4.12 by Boone757 from Virginia on Mar 09, 2020
4.18 by arrowsmith_ from Pennsylvania on Feb 26, 2020
4.25 by avisong from Virginia on Feb 25, 2020
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4.26/5  rDev 0%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25
by Mister_Faucher from Washington

A pint cans from a care package sent by my friend from the Richmond area.
Can't make out the canned on date. Served in a pint glass.

Look- Hazy golden orange color, decent pillowy bright white head that recedes fairly quickly to a thin cap of foam, nice sticky lacing. light carbonation streams visible.

Smell- Canned stone fruit (peach/nectarine and apricot), tropical fruit (pineapple, mango, guava and passionfruit), orange zest, light pine and berries, some grainy malt and floral/herbal notes.

Taste- Seriously juicy peach and tropical fruit medley, some citrus zest and very faint pine. Nice light malt backbone.

Feel- Medium bodied with a nice, creamy soft, lightly bitter finish. Average carbonation on the tongue. Very well balanced and refreshing.

O- My idea of the perfect session IPA. Incredible flavor for a low ABV IPA.

Feb 13, 2020
4.31 by TheEpeeist from Maryland on Dec 27, 2019
4 by jvgoor3786 from Arkansas on Sep 01, 2019
4.03 by TheWolf from Delaware on Jun 30, 2019
4.09 by petrusek23 from Ohio on Jun 05, 2019
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4.35/5  rDev +2.1%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25
by VABA from Virginia

A-Pours a hazy golden color with a nice head and lacing
A-Aroma has citrus and tropical, namely mango and orange, hints
T-The taste follows the nose with a citrus and tropical, namely mango and orange flavors
M-A medium bodied well carbonated beer
O-A good NEIPA

Jun 01, 2019
4.35 by Cpmitchno1 from Virginia on May 31, 2019
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3.77/5  rDev -11.5%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4
by maximum12 from Minnesota

Thanks to bigda83 for the 16 oz. extra dated 5-13-19 – talk about fine service from a fine trader. My first Veil beer, which is hard to believe.

The pour is appropriately blundered mango & orange juice, with the strongest nose I can recall on an IPA in quite a while: all the tropical fruit. Even cherimoya. Lovely.

Master Shredder – a tropical drink with a wheat straw (those aren’t illegal yet, are they?). Plenty of the fruitiness in the nose bleeds liberally into the taste, without any specific fruit getting top billing. Wheat is second banana – or is that mango, or breadfruit – but provides a distinct background noise. Sugary sweetness of the style dampens my enjoyment somewhat, with close to zero bitterness to leaven the experience. Sticky, sweet, but it does exit the glass fast enough.

This should come in frozen concentrate form in your local HyVee with an advertising campaign featuring The Blue Lagoon in a Kansas wheat field. Yeah. That would work. Good, solid beer.

May 25, 2019
4.22 by Jbavi360 from New York on May 18, 2019
4.21 by alexsergio from New York on May 18, 2019
4.06 by MakeBeerGreatAgain from North Carolina on Jan 20, 2019
4.13 by Duncian from Pennsylvania on Sep 17, 2018
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4.22/5  rDev -0.9%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25
by BJB13 from Maryland

It looks like orange brown muddy water with an inch of white foam dapped on top. A bit ugly! The moderate strength nose is a little resinous and a lot fruity, some grapefruit with sweeter mango and pear like aromas. Not ugly at all! Crisp with bitterness on the low side, resinous hops and some grapefruit flavor make the juicy flavor profile. The hop bitterness spikes at the quick finish. Mouth feel is fairly clean and crisp but softens as the high carbonation dissipates. The medium body has a little weight. A fine offering that leaves you wanting more. Get some.

Aug 23, 2018
4.25 by Dark_Scarecrow from Virginia on Aug 23, 2018
4.25 by Hyptochrons from Massachusetts on Aug 17, 2018
4.29 by TWITCHYMITCHY82 from Virginia on Aug 06, 2018
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3.84/5  rDev -9.9%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75
by jrc1093 from Connecticut

Canned on 7/23/18

Pours a hazy but bright orange with a nice finger of sturdy, foamy head.

Aroma brings wheat to the forefront with some subtle undertones of floral hops; shrouded in wheat, I'm also getting soft tones of earthy citrus, light pine and spice; the earthy notes are very detailed and dominant, with citrus appearing only intermittently.

Taste starts with some dank citrus tones and orange peel that quickly develop earthy qualities; light herbal spice accompany wheat notes, with some rye bread and tree bark making an appearance as well; restrained, and with some interesting earthy elements that make for a quirky, but solid flavor profile.

Mouthfeel finds a decent balance between soft and juicy, with only the slightest bit of uneven carbonation throwing it off at times; definitely clean and refreshing, though, with a sharp crispness that really stands out on the finish.

A solid IPA with some unexpected but well-executed earthy notes throughout; sometimes felt as though it was holding back a bit, but even then, its refreshing qualities shined through really nicely; I think that's how I'll remember this one.

Jul 30, 2018
4.25 by TedStrosser from Pennsylvania on Jul 21, 2018
5 by Kwright from North Carolina on Jun 22, 2018
4.15 by loganburgh from Michigan on Apr 26, 2018
4.12 by SadMachine from New Jersey on Apr 25, 2018
4.39 by taospowder from New Mexico on Apr 06, 2018
4.5 by peterpunk15 from Massachusetts on Apr 02, 2018
3.52 by vfgccp from New York on Apr 01, 2018
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4.29/5  rDev +0.7%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25
by CanConPhilly from Pennsylvania

Canned 3/12/18 (19 days ago)

L - 1-finger fizzy head atop a murky orange body.

S - citrus, flaked wheat, bread, pine.

T - follows the nose. Wheat is very forward, but balanced by the citrus and piney hops. Low sweetness, no booziness, moderate bitterness.

F - medium body with medium-low carb.

O - as good as a wheat ipa gets.

Mar 31, 2018
4.27 by DavidHume from Virginia on Mar 08, 2018
4 by jonbonfondle from Minnesota on Feb 02, 2018
4 by GDawgs34 from Georgia on Jan 17, 2018
3.92 by jaydoc from Kansas on Dec 29, 2017
Master Shredder from The Veil Brewing Co.
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