Sniff the beer, and you can smell the hops coming off right away. There are some subtler flavors there, too. My wife says she smells apricot; I'll call that a hint of fruitiness and leave it be. It's definitely a fresh smell, more fruit than pine, and very, very nice.
I finally take a sip, and wow... Strongly hop-forward beer with just a hint of malt to add smoothness and a bit of carbonation to then keep that smoothness in check. This isn't a beer that wants to be gulped. It wants your time, and it's gonna make you give it your attention. Despite the fact that Shed is brewed in Vermont, I think you'd have to call this a decidedly west coast-style beer; the beer itself isn't thick or heavy, but the hops dominate the palate, leaving at best a minor malt aftertaste in the wake of what is a strongly bitter beer with a citrus overlay. About what you'd expect out of today's craft beer scene.