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Shipyard Black IPA - Shipyard Brewing Co.

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Shipyard Black IPAShipyard Black IPA

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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 Kendo:
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Kendo

New York

3.9/5  rDev +11.1%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

A: Poured from the bottle into a Harpoon pint glass. Body is black, with a half-finger foamy, tannish head on top. Leaves a good amount of lace.

S: Modest roast and modest piney, earthy hops with a touch of citrus. Though it's not a terribly strong nose, it hits the right notes for a Black IPA, boding well.

T: First impression is the roast and general bitterness; second impression is the thin feel. There's a foundation of roasted malt, charcoal and ash. Piney and earthy hops finish it, along with a slight presentation of metallic bitterness. Wee bit of chocolate malt on the finish. Lingering aftertaste is bitter, however - a blend of metallic, piney and roasty.

M: A little too thin - gives a slightly watery impression, which detracts from the overall presentation. Carbonation is modest and the feel is pretty smooth.

O: Shipyard beers haven't really impressed me, so my expectations were low, but other than the thin mouthfeel and metallic sense, this one is pretty solid and hits all the right notes for a Black IPA. Personally I like a little more chocolate malt and more citrusy hops, but the overall effort here is satisfying. I'm surprised to be enjoying this as much as I am.

Serving type: bottle

02-08-2014 21:35:23 | More by Kendo
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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...

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New York

3.5/5  rDev -0.3%

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West Virginia

3.25/5  rDev -7.4%

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

3.75/5  rDev +6.8%

05-18-2014 01:30:59 | More by dtivp
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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.

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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

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