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Shipyard Export Ale - Shipyard Brewing Co.

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Shipyard Export AleShipyard Export Ale

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777 Ratings

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Ratings: 777
Reviews: 398
rAvg: 3.31
pDev: 15.71%
Wants: 4
Gots: 23 | FT: 0
Brewed by:
Shipyard Brewing Co. visit their website
Maine, United States

Style | ABV
American Blonde Ale |  5.10% ABV

Availability: Year-round

Notes/Commercial Description:
No notes at this time.

(Beer added by: brewdlyhooked13 on 07-30-2001)
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Photo of Shiredave

New York

3.15/5  rDev -4.8%
look: 3 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 3.5

Pale amber color w/ a soapy, big bubble head. Head collapses and leaves little lace.
Aroma is sweet and fruity - melon and "tang". Interesting aroma but only faintly beer like.
Flavor is slightly sweet up front, some frut notes and spritzy carbonation. Watered down flavors with a decent hop bite.
Watery mouth feel and dry, metalic bitter finish.
A real disappointment after a Thumper.

Serving type: bottle

02-24-2004 04:15:33 | More by Shiredave
Photo of WesWes

New York

3.65/5  rDev +10.3%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 4

The beer pours a nice golden color with a white lace head. The aroma is of pale malts and a sweet yeast scent. The taste is decent, but nothing special. It has a good balance of pale malts and mild bittering hops. There is not much complexity, but it is a fine beer none the less. The mouthfeel isn't that good. It's a low bodied beer with way too much carbonation; every sip ends with a painful burp. With all things considered, this is still a good drinker.

Serving type: bottle

01-07-2004 02:04:51 | More by WesWes
Photo of mschofield


3.83/5  rDev +15.7%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

Golden with a red touch, no head just a white film (probably an issue with the bars glasses), laced in well separated thin rings.
Malty aroma, with some lemony hop.
A good malty base taste, with fruit overtones. Citrus - lemon and grapefruit. Caramel and roasted malt.
Bitter, smooth with a feel on the light side of medium. Good hop strength for a Pale Ale, approaching an IPA.

Serving type: on-tap

01-05-2004 18:55:16 | More by mschofield
Photo of AtLagerHeads


3.5/5  rDev +5.7%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

The light amber was good looking, but the head didn't amount to much, being less than a single finger in height, quickly diminishing, and virtually non-lacing.

The nose is very light and portrays some hops, but mostly the malt base. Very small hints of spice as well.

The flavor is mostly lager-like with a little more hopping than most typical lagers, but less hoppy than some European Pilseners. Some subtle buttery malt sensed along with a bit of bitter aftertaste.

Nice mouthfeel, being medium bodied with a clean, crisp finish. Easily a most drinakble ale.

Serving type: bottle

01-03-2004 04:01:39 | More by AtLagerHeads
Photo of BeerManDan


3.9/5  rDev +17.8%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

When poured, it was a light amber yellow with not much on the foam or lace. The smell of hop's, malts and spices filled the nose. The taste was a pleasant surpise of malts and hop's with a spicy nature. A well balance of sweetness all the above. Also, a pleasant after taste that lingers on the palate.

Serving type: bottle

12-21-2003 21:18:06 | More by BeerManDan
Photo of scottum


3.05/5  rDev -7.9%
look: 4 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Pours an amber with a nice bright white head. A light, chewy malt flavor holds in the sweetness. Bitter hop finishing and a slight fruitness attempt to balance out this brew. Fairly thin mouthfeel. A drinkable beer, but nothing special. Another hohum shipyard brew.

Serving type: bottle

12-12-2003 21:40:20 | More by scottum
Photo of Sixpack595


4.2/5  rDev +26.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 5

Pale golden in color with a sparse white head. Aroma is floral and deceptively hoppy. Taste is bready and malty without alot of excess sweetness. Hop bitterness jumps in at the end tying things op nicely. Great drinkin beer. Not too strong, sweet, or bitter. I'm bringing a bunch to the next party I hit. Drinkable and approcheable for converting folks.

Serving type: on-tap

12-10-2003 09:03:34 | More by Sixpack595
Photo of winomark


2.42/5  rDev -26.9%
look: 3 | smell: 2 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 2.5

Appearance: Pours a light copper with a thick off-white head and vigorous bubbles.

Aroma: Quite a bit of malty sweetness. Slightly grainy tones. Minimal hops present.

Taste: Malt dominates the palate. Again, a cereal flavor with little hops and a slighly sweet finish.

Mouthfeel: Quite light throughout, with the sweet malt giving some weight to the finish.

Drinkability: Nothing special by any means. Quite light and lacking in character. Won't try again.

Serving type: bottle

12-05-2003 15:47:49 | More by winomark
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3.5/5  rDev +5.7%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Poured a big bubble foamy, dirty white colored head. The beer is clear and light amber in color. The smell is lightly sweet butterscotch. The body is on the light side and the taste is pretty well balanced between malt, butterscotch, and hop bitterness. The butterscotch disappears in the minimal aftertaste. This is a pretty good pale ale.

Serving type: on-tap

11-19-2003 04:54:04 | More by HappyHourHero
Photo of avylover


4.3/5  rDev +29.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 5 | overall: 5

Pours a nice clear orangish color with some good carbonation and a nice head. Heavy scent of sweet bready malt along with a nice floral hop aroma. Taste is fairly hoppy, yet very creamy as well, balancing things out perfectly. What starts off as a bitter dose of hops quickly turns into a sweet & creamy maltiness. Plenty of hops, yet sweet enough to balance it all out. Smooth creamy mouthfeel and very drinkable, especially at 5%.

Good overall brew, and nice sitting by the fire...this one warms up nicely.

Serving type: bottle

11-16-2003 00:37:01 | More by avylover
Photo of garymuchow


3.75/5  rDev +13.3%
look: 3 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.5

Very loud upon pouring with a strong fizzy quality, but this was followed by a nice rich malty spicy aroma (diacytel).
Medium head that settles too quickly. Amber color and clear.
Nice and flavorful. Malt base start to finish. A little hop spiciness leads to slight bitter finish. Medium length. Slight astringent quality. Hints of roast malt.
Softness in the feel from malt and carbonation. Little thin.
Nice drink, tastey. Fails to warm up as nicely as I would wish for in both flavor and feel.

Serving type: bottle

11-09-2003 03:55:43 | More by garymuchow
Photo of beernbbq


3.38/5  rDev +2.1%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Definitely a Bass clone. Palt malt, slight bittering from a dose of what I assume are Fuggles. Highly quaffable and good for a session or a meal. Does not get in the way of food and goes down easy. Good when the only other beers on draft are the Macros.

Serving type: on-tap

10-25-2003 11:30:23 | More by beernbbq
Photo of beerguy101


3.33/5  rDev +0.6%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.5

Yellow gold color. Small white foamy head. Aroma is grainy, grassy and slightly sweet. Touch of breadyness as well. A medium bodied blond ale. Malts are fruity and sweet. Hops are fairly spicy with a touch of grapefruityness, yet it is not very bitter. It’s a blond ale, so the flavors are mild, but it does have some character to it, sort of like a very mild pale ale. Light and refreshing. Mouthfeel is full and round. Finish is clean and smooth. Aftertaste is slightly sweet.

Serving type: bottle

10-13-2003 03:15:00 | More by beerguy101
Photo of moulefrite


4/5  rDev +20.8%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Tasted this brew twice on a recent trip to Maine. Rated it exactly the same both times. Funny thing is, I did not think I had tasted it twice until the time of writing after the trip upon comparing notes. Not bad I must say so myself! Second tasting was at the Portland airport. Shipyard brewpub tasting notes on the menu where quite good. "Full bodied, yet lighter in flavor, maltiness shows through initially, followed by a subtle and distinctive hop taste with a very clean finish. A golden ale with a coppery hue, reminiscent of a Canadian style ale of old." First tasting was at the Muddy Rudder in Yarmouth. This was my first beer upon arriving in Maine, I enjoyed it with a bowl of Crab stew.This was a deliciously fresh tasting and well built brew that had superior drinkability.

Serving type: on-tap

09-27-2003 01:37:16 | More by moulefrite
Photo of pezoids


3.38/5  rDev +2.1%
look: 4 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.5

Poured out a golden, slightly orange color with a head of white foam that receded and eventually fell back into the beer after a few sips. This is a nice and pleasantly bitter ale. Easy to drink. It has a dry bitterness with a fruity tang, along with a grassy hop flavor. Not bad at all.

Serving type: bottle

09-18-2003 03:31:29 | More by pezoids
Photo of Loki

North Carolina

4/5  rDev +20.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Sampled on draught at the Florida Tap Room.

Served a golden honey color with a faint white head. The lacing was great, leaving an intrical web all around the glass.

Aromas of malt and hops. Very inviting.

The taste is sweet malt then clean hops with a nice spicy finish. One of the best Shipyard Products. Very balanced, even, and clean. Great combination of malt and hops.

Serving type: on-tap

08-24-2003 14:44:21 | More by Loki
Photo of GreatPondBrewer


3.8/5  rDev +14.8%
look: 3 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

I admit I am a closet fan of a good export ale. This one poured a medium gold color with a white head that was snap crackle pop like with carbonation from the bottom. The head receded pretty quickly though leaving a slick of white alonf the surface that continued to bubble. Smell was oily and slightly toffeeish with a butter aroma wafting here and there. Taste was malty and copper like with some wheat in the backbone of it. Very clean a crisp. A slight hop bite towards the end of the taste but nothing prominent. Pretty well carbonated adding to the crispness. I like this beer and would love to try it on cask for sure.

Serving type: bottle

08-11-2003 21:28:01 | More by GreatPondBrewer
Photo of yankeeheel


3.98/5  rDev +20.2%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Poured a beautiful golden amber with a nice thick white head. Smells of mild malts, bread, and a hint sweet citrus. Taste is well balanced with the caramel malt coming through at the end for a nice finish. Solid mothfeel. Highly drinkable. A very fine offering from good brewery.

Serving type: on-tap

08-03-2003 18:13:55 | More by yankeeheel
Photo of Brent


3.95/5  rDev +19.3%
look: 3 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

The bottle does not really state the style, and, for some reason, I thought this was going to be a Scottish heavy export. I was surprised when the beer poured a clear gold. The aroma was clean and fresh, and slightly fruity. Mouthfeel was very sturdy. Bright and malty on the tongue with a bit of cooked cereal that lingered through the finish. I'm still not sure this hits the pale ale style, and still seems to have some Scottish aspects.

Serving type: on-tap

07-25-2003 14:20:17 | More by Brent
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2.17/5  rDev -34.4%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 2 | feel: 2 | overall: 1.5

This beer pours a light amber color with a fizzy white head that disappears quickly. The aroma is not very strong, but it it a little fruity. The flavor is very malty and it has something odd in the aftertaste - possibly burned caramel mixed with citrus. Not a bad beer, but I don't particularly like it.

Serving type: bottle

07-20-2003 04:26:41 | More by clvand0
Photo of aaronh


4.03/5  rDev +21.8%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

This is a great looking Pale ale. Honey colored body topped by a thick white head that shows excellent retention, but little lacing. Hop laced, fruity aroma, strong notes of pear or raisin. The taste is a good bit of malt sweetness, with some fruitiness mixed in. Slight bitterness on the finish, but not much. Mouthfeel is solid and enjoyable. Drinkability is also good, as this goes down smooth. Seems like a more traditional pale ale. I like this one.

Serving type: bottle

07-09-2003 21:52:06 | More by aaronh
Photo of far333


3.05/5  rDev -7.9%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3

Dark yellow colored with a white fizzy head that dissipates quickly. Little to no aroma. Mild flavor of floral hops, with citrus highlights. A light hop bitter finish comes through. Smooth mouthfeel, but a little watery. Pretty light and average beer all around.

Serving type: on-tap

07-04-2003 03:21:24 | More by far333
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West Virginia

3.05/5  rDev -7.9%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 2 | overall: 3

Appears a golden orange crystal clear hue with a pearl white two finger sized head of foam that leaves behind trickled rings of lace in my glass. Aroma some nice fruit (notes of cherry) aromas arise at first, blended with a mild hop aroma and buttery malt finish overall pretty pleasant not mindblowing but pleasant. Taste is crisp sweetness at first then a slightly woody tone creeps in on the scene with some earthy mild hop bitterness alright not bad, and I must note that the flavor seems a bit unbalanced toward the woody hop bitterness side of things. Mouthfeel is a bit thin lighter bodied ale not much texture here kind of boring in fact. However it's a beer meant to be drank as a session brew but I will continue my search for extraordinary brews.

Serving type: bottle

07-02-2003 23:38:42 | More by WVbeergeek
Photo of hotstuff


3.2/5  rDev -3.3%
look: 3 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.5

When this brew was poured, it had a large white creamy head with small bubbles that lasted a good long time. This brew had good lacing to it and the body was clear with an amber hue. The flavor was smooth and lasted throughtout my rating of this brew.

Serving type: bottle

06-25-2003 10:36:13 | More by hotstuff
Photo of TheDM


2.48/5  rDev -25.1%
look: 3 | smell: 2 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 2.5

This brew poured a creamy white head of fine to largely sized bubbles that lasted a long time and left a good lacing. Its body was a clear thin amber-orange color. I thought this brew was very smooth from start to finish with a light bitter flavor throughout. It had a mild bread hop aroma to it that was not very complex and rather on the plain side.

Serving type: bottle

06-23-2003 15:24:42 | More by TheDM
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