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Shipyard Old Thumper - Shipyard Brewing Co.

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BA SCORE
82
good

639 Ratings
THE BROS
81
good

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Ratings: 639
Reviews: 377
rAvg: 3.62
pDev: 13.81%
Wants: 11
Gots: 23 | FT: 0
Brewed by:
Shipyard Brewing Co. visit their website
Maine, United States

Style | ABV
Extra Special / Strong Bitter (ESB) |  5.60% ABV

Availability: Year-round

Notes/Commercial Description:
No notes at this time.

(Beer added by: xlperro on 03-02-2001)
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Zono

Rhode Island

3.98/5  rDev +9.9%
look: 4 | smell: 3 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

From the cask, in a standard pint glass.

The color is deeply golden, almost approaching amber. There is some cloudiness. Old Thumper pours a persistent, perfect cap of white foamy head.

The aroma is very subtle, indeed, difficult to detect at all.

The taste bears a heavy note of caramel, supported pleasantly by a very full mouth-feel. It is surprisingly un-bitter, but I find no fault with this, honestly. The hop presence is along the floral to earthy range -- downright chthonic at times. Imminently drinkable. As the beer warms in the glass, the flavor sharpens somewhat, becoming a bit spicier.

Overall, certainly a treat to find out and about, especially on cask. However, it is, perhaps, a little restrained. Nothing to complain about.

Serving type: cask

01-28-2012 16:25:16 | More by Zono
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Shipyard Old Thumper from Shipyard Brewing Co.
82 out of 100 based on 639 ratings.