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RATINGS: 101   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.25   SEASONAL: Winter   EST. CALORIES: 231   ABV: 7.7%
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Brewed to drink long winter sessions of our favorite card game. Extensive dry hopping combined with a formidable malt bill creates the hoppiest beer in Redwood County!


2.5
   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 10/20
hopdog (8521) - Lansdale, Pennsylvania, USA - FEB 3, 2012
12oz bottle. Poured a clear amberish color with an off white head. Aromas of rotten citrus rinds, floral, and toast. Tastes of citrus (not the rotten kind in the aromas), some caramel, and toasty.

3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
ccex (891) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - DEC 30, 2011
Pours a clear reddish amber with a small white head. Nose is full of floral and citrus hops. Upon my first whiff I thought that this might be as great as my favorite 3 Floyds IPAs, but the aroma isnít as complex or overhopped. Taste is only slightly bitter. Quite easy to drink, with slight carbonation. A delight to find, and one Iíll pick up again the next time I travel to Minnesota.

3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
GhostFace (321) - Wisconsin, USA - DEC 24, 2011
bottle pour. copper in color with a thin off white head. aroma is of caramel malt and spicy hops. on the lighter side of medium bodied. flavor is kind if weak, more malty than hoppy. thought itíd bring a little more to the table from the appearance/aroma. not a bad brew by any means.

3.3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
jcwattsrugger (11004) - Florida and, New Jersey, USA - DEC 4, 2011
12oz bottle-pours an offwhite head with trailing lace and amber color. Aroma is light/medium malt, secondary earth/spice. Taste is light/medium malt-caramel, secondary earth/spice hops.

3.3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
Gooney (388) - Portland, Oregon, USA - NOV 3, 2011
12 oz bottle - Pours orange with a bubbly white head. A bit floral hoppy, but doesnít live up to the description. There must not be any other hoppy beers in Redwood County. I doubt there are any redwoods, either.

3.2
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 12/20
Pailhead (4414) - Brownstown, Michigan, USA - OCT 18, 2011
Bottle: The aroma is heavy on caramel along with a touch of fruit and minimal hoppiness. It pours a transparent amber with a one finger orange-tinged off-white head that quickly fades to a soapy ring around the edges of the glass. Spotty lacing is left behind. The flavor starts with moderate caramel with some lighter fruit notes. The finish has some muted grapefruit notes. The hops are dull enough that I assume this probably isnít the freshest bottle. Medium bodied with light-moderate carbonation and a somewhat soft mouthfeel. Overall, not terrible...but not what I want in an APA. The hops are just too dull.

2.8
   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 12/20
fbenz (22) - East Bethel, Minnesota, USA - SEP 25, 2011
Iím not getting much aroma but it is a nice cooper color. Flavor is a pretty light roasted malt with a slight bitterness on the finish. Its a pretty good beer.

3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
RyanMM (411) - Ferndale, Michigan, USA - AUG 30, 2011
Pours deep copper, very full head. Takes time to settle down, lots of lingering foam. Aroma is toasty and caramel malts with some resinous hops. Lower carbonation, just a hint of caramelly sweetness followed by a solid but moderate bittering. This is a nice bitter amber (I certainly wouldnít call this a pale ale by any definition) that drinks easy while still having a lot of flavor.

3.8
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
benfergy (191) - Valley City, North Dakota, USA - AUG 22, 2011
The aroma of the Sheep Head Ale is quite strong; I can sense floral hops and a hint of citrus as well. The flavor is slightly sour, with very little sweetness - but thatís not a problem at all. The palate is rather smooth as well with a good body. This is a pretty great beer; I recommend giving it a try. Might be hard to find out of the upper Midwest.

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 17/20
DasBierChef (1083) - Hudson, Wisconsin, USA - AUG 17, 2011
A wonderful American IPA. Just the right amount of bitterness. Love this beer on a hot day for that smooth, crisp and refreshing flavor!


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