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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!


3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
theisti (3093) - 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.

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..

3
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
mattyb83 (736) - Minnesota, USA - AUG 15, 2011
Tap. Deep maroon in color with a small white head. Huge caramel malt aroma profile. I’m 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 isn’t 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
   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.

2.9
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 11/20
demitriustown (1033) - 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, It’s kind of all over the place. Cheers!

2.9
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 10/20
XmnwildX12 (2078) - Farmington, Minnesota, USA - JUL 14, 2012
Has a rather dull hop pine scent. Taste is an over whelming bitterness, nasty. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

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 does not count
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.

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.

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
I’m 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.

2.8
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
wilnatp (508) - Minnesota, USA - JAN 8, 2013
Tap. Dark orange pour. Aroma of citrus hops and caramel. Taste overwhelming malts.


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