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RATINGS: 106   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.26   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!


2.9
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
ChiGuy68 (423) - Illinois, USA - JAN 15, 2014
Tasted from a 12oz. bottle. It poured a hazy orange to amber hue with a thin, quickly dissipating head. A light malty hop aroma with a hint of spice. Bitter taste of malt, caramel, and pine.

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.

3.3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
Gooney (389) - 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.

3.8
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
LamarBurton (376) - California, USA - FEB 20, 2011
Sample at Winterfest. From notes. Double Dry hopped cask version. Pours a hazy gold, with minimal head and decent lacing. Can see the hop resins in there...great looking beer. Aroma is a big punch of hops. Flavor is much the same, with a bit of toffee, but unbalanced hop bitterness throughout. A nice, hop forward IPA that could use a bit more balance.

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.

3.2
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 13/20
ColovianTrader (312) - - MAY 17, 2014
Nutty caramel, pine, floral hops. Light fruit and grains with hints of citrus. Felt a bit light in the body, and not enough carbonation to clean out the aftertaste.

3.3
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
johnnymusky (274) - Minnesota, USA - MAR 1, 2014
pours amber ... nice head....some lacing....citrusy ....hoppy...not too bitter...7.7% is hidden well....tasty stuff.

3.8
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
benfergy (208) - 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.

2
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 2/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 5/20
o_Merlin_o (191) - San Diego, California, USA - NOV 9, 2012
Features a light brown creamy head. The aroma is rather pleasant. However, this is an EXTREMELY bitter beer, which I didnít find pleasant at all. Itís over powering, so much so that you really canít taste any of the flavoring which Iím sure is there.

2.7
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 10/20
philvil (176) - Massachusetts, USA - NOV 14, 2013
Good texture but syrupy sweetness drowns out the hop flavors. Some spiciness like a holiday seasonal. Doesnít have the crispness Iím looking for in an APA


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