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Shipyard Black IPA - Shipyard Brewing Co.

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Shipyard Black IPAShipyard Black IPA

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BA SCORE
80
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133 Ratings
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Ratings: 133
Reviews: 16
rAvg: 3.51
pDev: 9.97%
Wants: 1
Gots: 9 | FT: 0
Brewed by:
Shipyard Brewing Co. visit their website
Maine, United States

Style | ABV
American Black Ale |  6.20% ABV

Availability: Rotating

Notes/Commercial Description:
No notes at this time.

(Beer added by: TheManiacalOne on 12-01-2013)
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Reviews by Flounder57:
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Flounder57

Massachusetts

3.6/5  rDev +2.6%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.5

12 oz bottle was poured into a pint glass.

Appearance: This beer poured a one finger mocha head that reduced to a thin layer. It is a pitch black color with no visibility. Spotty lacing on the glass as the beer was drank.

Smell: Smokey, roasted, chocolate, earthy notes, and some citrusy hops.

Taste: Smells better than it tastes. The smoke is overbearing over the roasted, chocolate, earthy, and citrus hops. Lingering bitterness in the rear too.

Mouthfeel: Smokey, lingering bitterness, light bodied, and medium carbonation.

Overall: Pretty average black ale. I feel the smoke could be tsmed down a bit in exchange for more pine or citrusy hops I find in other black ales.

Serving type: bottle

03-17-2014 04:32:53 | More by Flounder57
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SuperHop18

Massachusetts

3.5/5  rDev -0.3%

07-22-2014 01:36:07 | More by SuperHop18
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Florida

3.25/5  rDev -7.4%

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New York

3.75/5  rDev +6.8%

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Maine

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Maine

3.25/5  rDev -7.4%

06-24-2014 14:25:41 | More by Brutus627
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Maine

3/5  rDev -14.5%

06-21-2014 21:50:19 | More by JJChrist
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Massachusetts

3.25/5  rDev -7.4%

06-19-2014 01:07:27 | More by rusty3335
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Massachusetts

3.5/5  rDev -0.3%

06-11-2014 01:18:21 | More by jimbodude5
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Massachusetts

3/5  rDev -14.5%

06-05-2014 20:13:42 | More by Davepoolesque
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Maine

3/5  rDev -14.5%

06-01-2014 21:41:11 | More by Maineraidah
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Brazil

3.5/5  rDev -0.3%

05-31-2014 00:18:20 | More by BrazilianAussie
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silverking

Florida

3.21/5  rDev -8.5%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 2.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

A- deep garnet with one inch of creamy tan head. Great head retention, well defined rings of lacing.

S- citrus, and then a very roasted/burnt aroma. Somewhat smokey.

T- lemons, the whole fruit. Burnt, smokey, charred. Some chocolate in there as well, but it tastes burnt and there's no way around that. The finish is astringent and sour. I don't like that...

M- light, moderate carbonation, it wants to have a clean finish, but it sticks at the last second and gnaws at the back of my palate.

O- burnt...

Serving type: bottle

05-30-2014 08:21:37 | More by silverking
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AMCimpi

New York

3.5/5  rDev -0.3%

05-27-2014 15:02:14 | More by AMCimpi
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spedprof

West Virginia

3.25/5  rDev -7.4%

05-25-2014 03:58:48 | More by spedprof
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dtivp

Pennsylvania

3.75/5  rDev +6.8%

05-18-2014 01:30:59 | More by dtivp
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illpass78

Maine

3.66/5  rDev +4.3%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

12 oz. bottle poured into a stout glass.

Appearance: Pours a deep black with a three-quarter-inch off white head. Heavy to moderate lacing. Held to the light, there's some dark brown as well.

Aroma: A nice mix of aromas. Smells of pine, hops, dark malts, burned toast, and a little coffee. Smells like a porter and like an IPA.

Taste: This beer has a pretty big, bold flavor. Hops and roasted malts are up front, and the burned toast taste is right there. This was a sipper for me. Drank one while watching a baseball game and it took me about 2.5 innings. Tastes like a combo of a porter and an IPA.

Mouthfeel: This beer was thicker than I'd expected. Slightly chewy in texture.

Overall: Pretty good stuff from Shipyard. It's kind of an IPA for the porter/stout crowd. It's not super aggressive in that tastes-like-lemon-Pledge way, but the hop bitterness is very forward. Fun change-of-pace brew.

Serving type: bottle

05-18-2014 00:14:55 | More by illpass78
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Mikus

Pennsylvania

3.5/5  rDev -0.3%

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Dudon

Maine

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DrDemento456

Pennsylvania

3.9/5  rDev +11.1%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

Don't really love Shipyard but it was hard to pass up a single for $1.79. Into a pint glass.
A - Looks rather good a deep dark almost porter like blackness and a 1/4 inch of mocha head that makes for some decent lacing. Pretty.
S - Mild cocoa, moderate roasts, and a bit of citrus rind like hops. Hope its balanced.
T - Huh it's rather good the hops are there but pretty much taking a backseat behind the roasts which also are mild and it leaves a sort of cocoa taste on the palate.
M - It's light to medium almost like an IPA.

Overall a very approachable take on the style totally worth trying to see if you like Black IPA's

Serving type: bottle

05-07-2014 04:11:19 | More by DrDemento456
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Pennsylvania

3.5/5  rDev -0.3%

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Shipyard Black IPA from Shipyard Brewing Co.
80 out of 100 based on 133 ratings.