American Pale Ale - Shipyard Brewing Co.
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3.15/5 rDev +1.3%
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.
07-06-2014 15:32:23 | More by Cavanaghty
3.51/5 rDev +12.9%
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.
The taste begins with a little roasted malt and finishes with a bitter hop flavor. It is a fairly typical for the style.
06-22-2014 00:46:01 | More by puboflyons
2.94/5 rDev -5.5%
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.
06-20-2014 18:06:05 | More by Dudon
2.89/5 rDev -7.1%
I poured this into a 16 ounce shaker glass. It poured a nice orange copper color. But, I don't understand the need for this offering. It has a slightly hoppier smell and taste than Shipyard Export. It has a dry finish that is prevalent in Shipyard's ales.
It's not a good enough American Pale Ale to supersede me buying others. I also don't see it replacing any Shipyard Export tap handles, so it's going to be hard to find at bars and restaurants. I would try it on draft if I saw it.
07-28-2014 21:58:17 | More by kfoss99
American Pale Ale from Shipyard Brewing Co.
75 out of 100 based on 30 ratings.