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American Pale Ale - Shipyard Brewing Co.

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American Pale AleAmerican Pale Ale

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22 Ratings
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Ratings: 22
Reviews: 3
rAvg: 3.12
pDev: 20.83%
Wants: 0
Gots: 2 | FT: 0
Brewed by:
Shipyard Brewing Co. visit their website
Maine, United States

Style | ABV
American Pale Ale (APA) |  4.50% ABV

Availability: Year-round

Notes/Commercial Description:
Malt: English Pale, Whole Wheat
Hops: Challenger, Chinook, Citra, Polaris, Huell Melon, Cascade, Centennial
Yeast: Top-Fermenting English
Color: Golden
OG: 1.046 // ABV: 4.5% // IBUs: 55

(Beer added by: ichorNet on 04-17-2014)
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Poured from a bottle into a pint glass.

Appearance: Golden amber with almost no head. No lacing and heavy carbonation.

Smell: Malts hops and mild citrus.

Mouthfeel/Taste: A little rough medium bodied. Taste of bitter hops and malts, very mild citrus.

Overall: Good brew. I would have it again.

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From the 12 fl oz bottle with an expiration date of November 2014. Sampled on June 21, 2014.

It has a cloudy looking medium amber pale yellow pour with a moderate off-white head. The head sticks around.

The aroma is very typical for the style with a roasted malt character and the bolder hop quality. The difference is that there is that hint of Ringwood yeast that accompanies Shipyard brews.

Medium body.

The taste begins with a little roasted malt and finishes with a bitter hop flavor. It is a fairly typical for the style.

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I'm trying to figure out what Shipyard was really intending on this beer to be. At 4.5%, it's on the very low and for abv as far as APA's go. It also comes across quite thin on the pallet. Others around me described it as a watered down Shipyard Export...and they were sort of right. The hop presence may be a bit higher than their standard Export Ale, but it's barely noticeable. This leads me to believe that Shipyard used very small amounts of the vast number of hops that were supposed to be in the beer.

I don't really blame them for doing so, as the beer was first intended for British consumption. In that case, the low IBU and low hop aroma played quite well into the English Bitter market, and the APA label helped sell the beer quite well (I'm assuming).

Sadly, I don't think it's going to take off in America unless they change the recipe to up the hop aroma and IBU's a bit.

Again, I'm just not sure what they were going for, as their Chamberlain Pale Ale is a much better all around beer.

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American Pale Ale from Shipyard Brewing Co.
76 out of 100 based on 22 ratings.