Shipyard Old Thumper - Shipyard Brewing Co.
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Reviews by Ryanm1:
2.53/5 rDev -30.1%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 2
This beer was poured factory direct from a 22oz bottle into a pint glass. A moderate amount of head was found after poured.
The beer was light copper in color when poured.
This is a non-traditional English bitter which really tasted the part. This beer was incredibly bitter, and a bit lighter than I would expect in color akin to a Sierra Nevada Pale Ale.
The smell was fruity, with a dry finish. The ABV on this beer was 5.8% which was slightly higher than a normal domestic beer. It also comes in cask condition. Mouthfeel is nothing better than average and taste is a hair below average. Drinkability is moderate as the alcohol content is slightly above average and the beer has a lighter feel, but the bitterness cuts down on the need for several.
Serving type: bottle
03-11-2011 23:08:43 | More by Ryanm1
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3.48/5 rDev -3.9%
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 +11.6%
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 636 ratings.