Shipyard Black IPA - Shipyard Brewing Co.
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Ratings: 142 | Reviews: 16 | Display Reviews Only:
Reviews by Kendo:
3.9/5 rDev +12.4%
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.
02-08-2014 21:35:23 | More by Kendo
More User Reviews:
3.5/5 rDev +0.9%
Poured from a bottle into a pint glass.
Appearance: Black with about one finger of beige head. Mild lacing on the glass.
Smell: Citrus, hops, malts and some coffee.
Mouthfeel/Taste: A little rought medium bodied. Taste of hops and citrus with hints of coffee and malts.
Overall: Interesting brew, to me it seems like they took an IPA and a Stout and mixed them together.
02-17-2014 17:15:03 | More by Cavanaghty
3.45/5 rDev -0.6%
Black and opaque, a close look reveals streams of bubbles rising up from the bottom of the glass. A thick and rocky head of beige sea foam lingers loooong, receding very slowly and leaving oily legs of lace up the glass. Low aroma of cocoa and floral hops.
Rich flavor of darkly roasted malt, with roasty bitterness, some cocoa, understated hops, perhaps subtle English type, but seems too subtle for the style. Firm bitterness offsets the malt, but could be more from the roast malt than hops. Fruity esters rise up in the finish, perhaps from the Ringwood or English yeast that Shipyard is known for.
Powdery and tannic mouthfeel. Good beer overall, but feels more like a brown ale than black IPA.
01-19-2014 22:42:53 | More by far333
3.79/5 rDev +9.2%
Pours a finger of tan head on a black body.
The aroma is bursting with a perfect blend of roasted and burnt malt, coffee, lemons and pine. Wonderful.
The taste has a watery start, roasted malt middle and then picks up some big grapefruit and pine bitterness middle to end.
The texture is crisp.
The aroma is amazing and the taste isn't bad. Very enjoyable.
04-21-2014 02:37:52 | More by Fatehunter
Shipyard Black IPA from Shipyard Brewing Co.
79 out of 100 based on 142 ratings.