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Shipyard Summer Ale - Shipyard Brewing Co.

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Shipyard Summer AleShipyard Summer Ale

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486 Ratings

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Ratings: 486
Reviews: 200
rAvg: 3.08
pDev: 17.86%
Wants: 4
Gots: 47 | FT: 0
Brewed by:
Shipyard Brewing Co. visit their website
Maine, United States

Style | ABV
American Pale Wheat Ale |  4.80% ABV

Availability: Summer

Notes/Commercial Description:
No notes at this time.

(Beer added by: BeerAdvocate on 07-31-2001)
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2.75/5  rDev -10.7%

Maximusmaximus, Jun 06, 2012
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4/5  rDev +29.9%

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2.5/5  rDev -18.8%

Gregwa, May 28, 2012
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2.75/5  rDev -10.7%

HamGlade10, May 20, 2012
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3.5/5  rDev +13.6%

jcampe, May 15, 2012
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2.5/5  rDev -18.8%

vpoxon, May 11, 2012
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3.5/5  rDev +13.6%

Franticc, May 09, 2012
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3/5  rDev -2.6%

odbjs735, May 07, 2012
Photo of BeerKangaroo
2.88/5  rDev -6.5%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3 | taste: 2.75 | feel: 2.75 | overall: 3

Into a pint glass:

A: clear golden colored body with a solid white two finger head that leaves some spotty lacing. Some carbonation was seen rising slowly. The head dissipates to a small bubble after about three minutes. No rings were left.

S: based around the grain, some corn adjuncts come out with a tad of citrus ever so lightly in the background.

T: bland but there were some slight hints of citrus and hops. The finish was slightly bitter.

M: light, watery with some carbonation felt, sessionable

O: well, I thought I liked this beer before, but realized this wasn't as good as I thought. It could have just been a bad brew. However, I looked at the bottle and it said it doesn't expire until November 2012. I may have to re-review this or try it on tap somewhere.

BeerKangaroo, May 02, 2012
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2.58/5  rDev -16.2%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 2 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Pours a clear golden color with a solid ivory one inch head that leaves moderate lacing.

Aroma is grain and perhaps corn adjuncts with a hint of citrus and herbal hop.

Flavor is fairly laden with dms, lots of canned corn, which fades to grainy malt, a hint of buttery toffee, and significant citrus, lemon tang. There's a metallic aftertaste that is offputting, along with a somewhat bitter finish.

Body is fairly light, with moderately high carbonation and a zesty finish.

Overall, some off flavors detract from what should be a fairly drinkable beer.

barczar, Apr 28, 2012
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3.75/5  rDev +21.8%

Cavanaghty, Apr 26, 2012
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3.5/5  rDev +13.6%

johnsilk, Apr 24, 2012
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2.5/5  rDev -18.8%

jk3, Apr 24, 2012
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3.18/5  rDev +3.2%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

A: The beer is clear golden yellow in color and has a moderate to high amount of visible carbonation. It poured with a finger high white head that slowly died down, consistently leaving a thin head covering the surface and lacing down the sides of the glass.
S: There are light aromas of lemons and wheat in the nose.
T: Similar to the smell, the taste has flavors of lemon citrus and wheat, but the flavors aren’t that strong. No bitterness is present.
M: It feels light- to medium-bodied on the palate and has a moderate amount of carbonation.
O: This beer is easy to drink and has some refreshing properties. It would make for a good selection on a hot summer day.

metter98, Apr 22, 2012
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3.5/5  rDev +13.6%

abrodsky, Apr 15, 2012
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3.75/5  rDev +21.8%

drwolfe, Apr 15, 2012
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2.5/5  rDev -18.8%

Dbrag, Mar 30, 2012
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3/5  rDev -2.6%

sweisel80, Mar 24, 2012
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2.68/5  rDev -13%
look: 3 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

A: Poured from a bottle to a pint glass. Had a bright yellow color a and a clear texture. There was an inch of foamy head that lasted a fair amount of time. No lacing to speak of.

S: A sharp, slightly unpleasant and musty aroma here. Some malt and hops, but not very enticing.

T: Tasted of malt, light hops, a grainy aspect, and the aforementioned mustiness. In addition to all that, it's a very bland and watery flavor. Not very well-constructed.

M: A well-carbonated beer with a somewhat gritty finish. Light-bodied.

O: I've learned not to expect too much from APAs, but Shipyard's Summer Ale just doesn't have the basic elements needed to make a good APA.

avalon07, Mar 18, 2012
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3.5/5  rDev +13.6%

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2.5/5  rDev -18.8%

erlenmeyer, Jan 11, 2012
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iMilky, Jan 10, 2012
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3.5/5  rDev +13.6%

mvanaskie13, Jan 08, 2012
Shipyard Summer Ale from Shipyard Brewing Co.
72 out of 100 based on 486 ratings.