Shipyard Old Thumper - Shipyard Brewing Co.
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Ratings: 630 | Reviews: 377 | Display Reviews Only:
Reviews by ThreePistols:
4/5 rDev +10.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4
A 22 oz bottle Old Thumper Extra Special Ale.
Poured a medium amber color with an orange hue. A tall foamy beige head dissipated slowly into a thin layer. Sticky uneven lacing.
Sweet malt aroma with a subtle background of hops, biscuits, sugar, alcohol and spice.
Loads of malt flavor, biscuit yeast, slightly fruity, fairly balanced by the sharp bitterness of the hops. At one point I thought I detected pralines. Smooth and creamy on the palate, almost chewy.
Finishes slightly on the dry side.
Lingering pleasant aftertaste. A lot of flavor action on the back of the tongue. Very enjoyable and satisfying.
I highly recommend this beer.
Serving type: bottle
11-08-2004 18:35:12 | More by ThreePistols
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.