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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!


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2.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 10/20
baumanj (9) - Northfield, Minnesota, USA - MAR 5, 2013
BITTER - too much so. Not very enjoyable on it's own - needs a formidable pairing to match this bitter hop-filled ale. Not any sweetness to speak of - tart with a bitter beginning and finish.


3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
polomagnifico (1202) - Saginaw, Michigan, USA - MAR 15, 2014
On tap. Aroma has notes of toasted caramel malts and bittering hops. Deep hazy amber hue with a small off-white head that left little lace. Flavor is medium sweet and bitter. Palate is medium bodied and oily with an average carbonation. Overall a good brew.

3.3
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
johnnymusky (102) - Minnesota, USA - MAR 1, 2014
pours amber ... nice head....some lacing....citrusy ....hoppy...not too bitter...7.7% is hidden well....tasty stuff.

2.9
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
ChiGuy68 (346) - 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 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 14/20
drpimento (2102) - La Crosse, Wisconsin, USA - DEC 8, 2013
Kind of an odd, yet not bad brew. Poured at a good temperature with a huge, foamy, frothy, cream-colored head that slowly settled and decent lacing. Color is a clear medium amber with some bubble trails. Aroma is fresh beer, caramel malt, and mild hop. Flavor is like nose, hop flavor comes out a little more. There’s more hop bitterness than flavor. Body/carbonation are perfect. Finish is like flavor, on the short side, drinkable, yet rather forgettable.

2.7
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 10/20
philvil (173) - Massachusetts, USA - NOV 14, 2013
Good texture but syrupy sweetness drowns out the hop flavors. Some spiciness like a holiday seasonal. Doesn’t have the crispness I’m looking for in an APA

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
cards04 (1456) - Steinbach, Manitoba, CANADA - NOV 7, 2013
I think this is a really nice APA. Aromas of soapy hops and caramel. Flavors are bitter and tangy citrus hops with a nice malty backbone. Very nice.

2.5
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 8/20
freeofthoughts (633) - Raytown, Missouri, USA - OCT 20, 2013
Pours clear golden copper with of white head. The aroma is earthy citrus hops and toasted grains. The flavor is somewhat muted toasted grain with a rich very dry earthy pine floral hop thing that is peculiar. Decent brew but not quite all there.

3.1
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
AWISLguy (1048) - Wisconsin, USA - AUG 23, 2013
Bottle from Woodmans in Waukesha. Pours an unclear amber color with a faint white head. Aroma has pine and caramel, and more toasty, caramelly malt. Taste is of sweet caramel, faint pine and a lot of resin. Medium bodied and fairly thick for a pale. Shrug? Not the type of take on the style that is enjoyable.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
madvike (2582) - Middleton, Wisconsin, USA - AUG 22, 2013
Bottle - Pours clear light amber with a foamy off-white head. Nose is lightly sweet toasted malt, lots of pine, herbal hops, and a bit of spicy grassiness. Taste is more dry toasted bread malt, herbal and pine hops, and a spicy, bitter, drying note on the finish. Some caramel and butterscotch notes, too. Smooth and creamy. This was a little dry for my tastes initially, but it grew on me as I worked my way through the bottle. Pretty good stuff.

3
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
DoublEE (784) - South Euclid, Ohio, USA - AUG 20, 2013
Sheep Head is a nice IPA. The hop profile is delightful and the malt balance is prominent, but not overpowering.


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