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Shipyard Chamberlain Pale Ale - Shipyard Brewing Co.

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Shipyard Chamberlain Pale AleShipyard Chamberlain Pale Ale

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BA SCORE
80
good

316 Ratings
THE BROS
85
very good

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Ratings: 316
Reviews: 166
rAvg: 3.54
pDev: 14.12%
Wants: 12
Gots: 21 | FT: 0
Brewed by:
Shipyard Brewing Co. visit their website
Maine, United States

Style | ABV
English Pale Ale |  4.90% ABV

Availability: Year-round

Notes & Commercial Description:
Beer added by: BeerAdvocate on 09-30-2001

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Ratings: 316 | Reviews: 166
Photo of Duff_Man
3.65/5  rDev +3.1%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

Photo of jjamadorphd
4.31/5  rDev +21.8%
look: 4.25 | smell: 5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 3 | overall: 4.25

By far the best Pale Ale I've ever had. It has a great look out of the bottle - amber hue - although not much of a head or lacing. The smell was just superb - not your run-of-the-mill pale ale scent. Mouthfeel was okay, too carbonated for my taste, but speaking of the taste, it was great. Hints of fruitiness to go mix quite well with the bitterness of the ale. Overall, I consider this the best Shipyard offering I've had to date.

Photo of Patches826
3.5/5  rDev -1.1%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of DrMullet
3.75/5  rDev +5.9%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Copper color. Nice dryish malt with some bread and caramel. Not hoppy. Very nice EPA.

Photo of bplabernie
3.58/5  rDev +1.1%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

Photo of dmorgan310
3.6/5  rDev +1.7%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of atrocity
1.69/5  rDev -52.3%
look: 3.25 | smell: 1.75 | taste: 1.25 | feel: 2.75 | overall: 1.5

Best by date was still 5 months out... but this tasted dreadful. Malty, stale bread.

Photo of Dodo2step
3.24/5  rDev -8.5%
look: 3 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.25

P- thanks to my buddy Matt for this brew!

A- pale clear amber in color. Minimal head with poor lacing.

S- salty malty is all I get. some faint hints of pine and caramel come through. bready as well.

F- bready malts and piney hops.

M- malty/hoppy...malty/hoppy....it seems to flip flop without any real true flavor. Light bodied though which is nice.

O- eh....not again but worth trying.

Photo of Donkster46
3.71/5  rDev +4.8%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of coopdog1000
3.69/5  rDev +4.2%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of TheSamKuehn
3.5/5  rDev -1.1%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of mkrass
3.96/5  rDev +11.9%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of mtvolkens
3.62/5  rDev +2.3%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Poured into tapered pint glass. Poured about an inch head with a pretty Amber color. It has a super sweet smell with burnt sugar and malty caramel notes. It has a strong malty bread notes upfront with a piney hoppy aftertaste. Not a bad beer at all. Nothing special, not a lot going on, but solid.

Photo of nigeldazooman
3/5  rDev -15.3%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 2.75 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3

Photo of Hopmeplease
3.09/5  rDev -12.7%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Photo of Bear1964
3.85/5  rDev +8.8%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of MightyMonk
3.63/5  rDev +2.5%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.75

Photo of Jeffreysan
3.96/5  rDev +11.9%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

12 oz bottle, poured into a pint glass

Appearance: Pours a pretty, golden, amber/copper color with a quarter of a finger of white-colored head that dissolved into a thin lacing of foam that completely covered the top of the beer.

Aroma: Nice aromas of bready, toasted malt up front, imparting notes of freshly baked biscuits and wheat bread. I also get aromas of caramel, brown sugar, black pepper and a touch of grassy, clover and piney hops.

Taste: Very nice. Strong notes of toasted malt up front, imparting bready notes of whole-wheat crackers, pretzels and biscuits, followed by some nice caramel-like sweetness, some black pepper and coriander spices, and finished with some nicely balanced, piney, slightly bitter hops. Very good.

Mouthfeel: Medium-bodied and pretty creamy, as there is practically no carbonation what-so-ever. With an ABV of 4.9%, there is no alcohol on the palate.

Overall: Very good beer, with good toasty, malty, slightly sweet, slightly bitter flavors. I’m very glad to see that a beer named for one of my favorite historical American heroes also tastes good. I’ll certainly get it again!

Photo of ThreeEcho7
4.23/5  rDev +19.5%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Photo of Ace1117
3.41/5  rDev -3.7%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.25

Photo of rderedin
3.6/5  rDev +1.7%
look: 5 | smell: 5 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Photo of Kcschuller625
3.24/5  rDev -8.5%

Photo of civicm87
3.5/5  rDev -1.1%

Photo of jmw4437
3.75/5  rDev +5.9%

Photo of snowmageddon
3.8/5  rDev +7.3%

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Shipyard Chamberlain Pale Ale from Shipyard Brewing Co.
80 out of 100 based on 316 ratings.