Shipyard Old Thumper - Shipyard Brewing Co.
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Reviews by Maerzen:
4.13/5 rDev +14.4%
look: 4 | smell: 3 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5
Poured from a 12 oz bottle. This was my random, off the shelf, didn't know anything about pick from my latest visit to City Beer Store. Being more of a lager fan I am always a bit leary of picking up an ale I know nothing about. I have to say that this was a nice surprise and I will definitely get this again. The beer pours a semi-opaque, orange/gold color with a good head that leaves a small bit of head through the entire glass. Not much in way of lacing. The smell could use some work. Not much going on here. Some hints of malt and bread but very slight. The taste is a very nice mixture of fruit and biscuit, with a nice hops presence that only adds to the over all flavor instead of trying to dominate. Nice creamy feel in the mouth. As I've already written, I will definitely have this again. It's always great to try something new and find something one really likes.
Serving type: bottle
07-04-2007 00:48:12 | More by Maerzen
More User Reviews:
3.48/5 rDev -3.6%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.5
A: dark copper in color; off white head that dissipated quickly; almost no lacing;
S: toasted malt and yeast;
T: toasted malt up front; adds some sweet fruit in the med-palate along with a light bitterness in the background that builds through the finish (but never overwhelms); finish is relatively short and somewhat dry;
M: a little thin; prickly carbonation that flattens quickly when it hits your mouth;
O: well balanced; complex; enjoyable; easy to drink; would pair well with a wide variety of foods;
Serving type: on-tap
06-02-2014 00:34:11 | More by HamdenHector
4.04/5 rDev +11.9%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4
Clear amber pour with a dark ruby highlight and a massive head. Lacing and retention are exceptional. The nose is primarily biscuit with hints of sweetness and spice. Light bodied and well carbonated. The flavor profile is well balanced and complex. It begins with a nice biscuit that flows into the toffee and caramel notes. With a touch of sweetness, it transitions into the bitterness, which is an excellent example of an ESB. The finish is crisp and effervesces with a burst of caramel and well flavored bitterness.
Serving type: bottle
05-23-2014 19:38:47 | More by tillmac62
Shipyard Old Thumper from Shipyard Brewing Co.
82 out of 100 based on 630 ratings.