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RATINGS: 104   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!


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 (198) - 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!

3
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
mattyb83 (737) - Minnesota, USA - AUG 15, 2011
Tap. Deep maroon in color with a small white head. Huge caramel malt aroma profile. Iím not able to get any real hop presence which is disappointing. Taste is large amounts of malt with flavors of caramel, sugary chocolate cereal, and a small bitter finish. It isnít that bad, actually. This is definitely a malt forward pale, but it is pretty good. Maybe a little lighter body with some hint of a hop presence and this would be better.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
dmschefke (566) - Macomb, Michigan, USA - AUG 6, 2011
Pours a nice amber with medium white head, decent lacing. Aroma strong of floral and citrus hops, nice sweet malt, and a bit of caramel and vanilla. Flavor matches well with a deep bitterness that is quite nice on the palate. Solid beer.

4
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
Onslow (1149) - Kalamazoo, Michigan, USA - JUL 20, 2011
Pour from a 12 oz bottle. Deep red ale, crystal clear, with one finger of off white head. Aroma of sweet malts, caramel, flora hops. Taste follows the aroma - the swallow starts with sweet malts and traslates to a fine complex hoppiness, ending iwth a pleasant bitterness and dry finish. Hops are flora with overtones of spice, citrus, and pine. I didnít know the style before looking here, but guessed pale ale, so it seems true to me, but the maltiness may also suggest a hopped a red ale. Either way it is a fine fine brew and one that Iíll be getting again. It may be a winter seaosnal but Iím quaffing it on a 96 degree day and loving every drop.

3
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
conciergeman (73) - Minnesota, USA - JUL 13, 2011
.Bitter. zero carb, at first I thought it was a bad batch.. and it may have been out of age, but it honestly grew on me and turned into a beer I somewhat liked. Sheep head ale is supposed to be bitter and spicy and delivers on both fronts. Not a great beer by any means, but to change my mind so drastically left a mark though I may have to try another bottle or two to be sure this is what they were going for..

2.9
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 11/20
demitriustown (1062) - Sterling Heights, Michigan, USA - JUL 2, 2011
12 oz bottle: Aroma has got a nice floral hop overtone with candied malt backing. Scent is most likely cascade or similar hop. Appearance is a dark clear amber or red with a thick off white slightly tan head that lingers. Taste is kind of all over the place decent pungent hop with some mixed up malt. Really kind of a mixed bag of a beer. Palate is lively on the tongue, slightly bitter sweet aftertaste. Overall, Itís kind of all over the place. Cheers!

3.5
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
milewide (1490) - Grand Rapids, Michigan, USA - JUN 17, 2011
Beautiful red amber color with medium head. Fine combination of malt sweetness and hop bitterness. Good brew, but no different than many ales.

3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
theisti (3210) - Leawood, Kansas, USA - MAY 5, 2011
12 oz bottle purchased at TC Craft Brew in New Hope, Minnesota. Pour is a hazed orange golden with a big fluffly light tan head. Head is quite lasting, eventually falls with coating lacing. Aroma is nice toasted malt, along with some fainter sweet resin. There is perhaps a bit of vanilla cola present as well. Taste is a grainy, resin, mildy bitter hop and malt mix. Finish is earth and mineral, a bit more of the bitterness. Palate is light to medium bodied, lower carbonation, the earthiness lingers and turns dirty in the long finish. This was likely not real fresh, but was also not bottle dated. Bonus point for naming a beer after Sheepshead.


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