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Shipyard Summer Ale - Shipyard Brewing Co.

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BA SCORE
71
okay

461 Ratings
THE BROS
64
poor

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Ratings: 461
Reviews: 198
rAvg: 3.08
pDev: 17.86%
Wants: 4
Gots: 35 | 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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JHendu

Florida

2.25/5  rDev -26.9%

06-24-2014 00:49:26 | More by JHendu
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krome

Illinois

3.75/5  rDev +21.8%

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Bkeating5


4/5  rDev +29.9%

06-21-2014 21:18:07 | More by Bkeating5
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Northtexan

Texas

3/5  rDev -2.6%

06-21-2014 14:26:33 | More by Northtexan
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Gator_Nation

Florida

3.5/5  rDev +13.6%

06-21-2014 04:41:29 | More by Gator_Nation
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j_hollings13

Ohio

4.75/5  rDev +54.2%

06-19-2014 14:40:57 | More by j_hollings13
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MPSTARR

Florida

3.25/5  rDev +5.5%

06-18-2014 23:06:16 | More by MPSTARR
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Vogt52

Maryland

3.75/5  rDev +21.8%

06-18-2014 14:06:08 | More by Vogt52
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dmorgan310

Panama

3/5  rDev -2.6%

06-17-2014 22:47:04 | More by dmorgan310
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scotorum

Massachusetts

3.44/5  rDev +11.7%

Best Before Sept. 2014, suggesting it was bottled a few months ago. Just recently purchased in a sixpack, I was gifted half of that by the buyer, who did not care for it.

Poured from the 12 oz. bottle into a Harpoon IPA glass

a: Clear amber with a finger thick white head which receded to thin surface foam and spotty lacing

s: Bready malt, perhaps a little light fruit

t: At first a sharp tartness over bready malt, Smooths out late.

m; Light to medium, good body.

o: Not a bad summer brew, very similar to the Saranac Kolsch I had recently, and some of the same observations apply. More body than many lagers, but not a whole lot of distinctive flavor. Except for initial tartness, I did not get the lemon flavor others have reported.

06-16-2014 18:09:51 | More by scotorum
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Mrnimziki


3/5  rDev -2.6%

06-15-2014 20:46:39 | More by Mrnimziki
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David19457

New Jersey

3.75/5  rDev +21.8%

06-14-2014 02:19:27 | More by David19457
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JJChrist

Maine

3/5  rDev -2.6%

06-12-2014 21:06:53 | More by JJChrist
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BeerBeast

Florida

2.5/5  rDev -18.8%

06-12-2014 19:48:23 | More by BeerBeast
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dpgoblejr

New Hampshire

3/5  rDev -2.6%

06-11-2014 12:58:57 | More by dpgoblejr
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Lare453

Florida

3/5  rDev -2.6%

06-09-2014 12:18:39 | More by Lare453
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KevMo84

California

3.25/5  rDev +5.5%

06-08-2014 08:11:28 | More by KevMo84
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wc94wc

California

3.75/5  rDev +21.8%

06-06-2014 00:47:24 | More by wc94wc
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illpass78

Maine

4.04/5  rDev +31.2%

12 oz. bottle poured into a wheat glass.

Appearance: Pours a surprisingly clear gold with a two-finger white head and heavy carbonation. I expected this to be hazier because it's a wheat beer. Lacing was about moderate for the style.

Aroma: Smells of lemons and wheat. Some citrus notes, some faint toast and some hops round out the nose. I like the aromas of this beer.

Taste: The taste follows the nose, and I dig it. It's what I want out of a summer beer - easy, refreshing, citrusy, wheaty and mild. Sessionable. Not complex but doesn't need to be and isn't trying to be. It's a nice, wheaty, bready, lemony summer ale.

Mouthfeel: Easy on the palate, as it should be.

Overall: It's not a sipper. If you didn't know that when you bought it, you're a bit of a stooge. It's a really good summer session ale for pool parties, cookouts, watching ballgames, beaching, etc. There's a reason the label has a picture of a lounging lobster on it.

06-03-2014 00:05:47 | More by illpass78
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NJBeer265

New Jersey

2.5/5  rDev -18.8%

06-02-2014 20:58:45 | More by NJBeer265
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Brandon_Jachimski

Maryland

2.25/5  rDev -26.9%

06-01-2014 01:04:49 | More by Brandon_Jachimski
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djrn2

New Jersey

3/5  rDev -2.6%

05-31-2014 00:11:28 | More by djrn2
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Connecticut

3.5/5  rDev +13.6%

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Mikus

Pennsylvania

2.75/5  rDev -10.7%

05-27-2014 00:29:14 | More by Mikus
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ScotNH

New Hampshire

3.25/5  rDev +5.5%

05-26-2014 01:05:28 | More by ScotNH
Shipyard Summer Ale from Shipyard Brewing Co.
71 out of 100 based on 461 ratings.