otakuden (1616) - Vero Beach, Alabama, USA - NOV 26, 2010
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Appearance: amber and copper with orange streaking along the bottom. Soft head large in girth. Leaves a solid wall of lace in its wake while a puddle floats lazily in the middle. Swirls with more lace and a thicker blanket.
Nose: chewy, heavy whole grain rolls of wheat, flax, and grains. Dry grass underneath and in the back. Dry hop cones with residual sticky resins. Inner pith of citrus and mango. Overall very cohesive with aromas working together in thirst-inducing harmony.
Palate: clean and smooth. Creamy up front before building to a dry grassy hoppy middle and finish. Whole grains in bready form: rolls, loaves. Hint of orange and apricot sweetness. Dry grass and hop leaves linger in bitter form in the back of tongue and throat. Practically floats atop my tastebuds. More orange, apricot, and now peach in the front, their juices dripping into the whole grain loaves of bready delights.
Final Thoughts: drinking the Sheeps Head Ale was very much like drinking liquid bread. In fact, who needs bread when one has beer…oh wait, I do. In that case, I’ll have both seeing as I love both.
portableparty (1596) - Blaine, Minnesota, USA - FEB 15, 2013
3.4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
12 oz. bottle. Pours unclear dark amber with a tight foamy off white head that fades to a film and slight lacing. Aroma is sweet caramel malt and earthy light hops. Taste has subtle bitter earthy hops and slight herbal qualities along with caramel malt and light spice. Palate is medium gritty and chalky. Decent.
fidelis83 (1589) - Clinton, Iowa, USA - AUG 14, 2009
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Pours hazy burnt orange with a 3 finger off white head that has great retention. Aroma is caramel, pine, citrus, brown sugar, sugar cookies and sweet graininess. Flavor is caramel, toffee, citrus, light woodiness, brown sugar, biscuit, woody notes and a little pine. Finish is mild grapefruit, some pine, lingering brown sugar, biscuit and mild bitter hops. Palate is lightish bodied with a slightly dry entry and slightly more dry finish, smooth feel and moderate carbonation. I found this to be a nice, hoppy, very drinkable beer the best I have had from Brau Bros. so far.
rubbishystuff (1564) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - OCT 13, 2010
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Thanks to Pa for this one. Quite good. Nice level or hops, a bit on the pine side. Malt nicely balances. Serving: Bottle
XmnwildX12 (1472) - Farmington, Minnesota, USA - JUL 14, 2012
2.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 10/20
Has a rather dull hop pine scent. Taste is an over whelming bitterness, nasty.
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igneous1 (1467) - Davenport, Iowa, USA - SEP 17, 2009
3 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
copper color, clear, decent citrus hoppiness in the nose. flavor is a nice mix of brown sugar and citrus. the bitterness is more along the lines of an IPA rather than an APA. clean and crisp...not bad.
ryanfolty (1457) - Minneapolis, Minnesota, USA - SEP 18, 2012
3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
September 15, 2012 on tap at the Autumn Brew Review in Minneapolis. Orange brown pour with no head. Citrus hops in aroma and taste.
milewide (1201) - Grand Rapids, Michigan, USA - JUN 17, 2011
3.5 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Beautiful red amber color with medium head. Fine combination of malt sweetness and hop bitterness. Good brew, but no different than many ales.
DasBierChef (1080) - Hudson, Wisconsin, USA - AUG 17, 2011
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 17/20
A wonderful American IPA. Just the right amount of bitterness. Love this beer on a hot day for that smooth, crisp and refreshing flavor!
GJF (1078) - Mount Vernon, Iowa, USA - SEP 19, 2009
3 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 13/20
copper color, a bit of citrus hoppiness. flavor is a nice mix of malt and citrus. It says APA here, but it was marketed to us on tap as a double IPA--definitely not a DIPA. fairly dry body. It’s OK.