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Shipyard Old Thumper - Shipyard Brewing Co.

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BA SCORE
81
good

703 Ratings
THE BROS
81
good

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Ratings: 703
Reviews: 381
rAvg: 3.59
pDev: 13.93%
Wants: 11
Gots: 45 | 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:
Beer added by: xlperro on 03-02-2001

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3.14/5  rDev -12.5%
look: 4 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.25

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3.1/5  rDev -13.6%
look: 3.25 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

A: [3.25] Golden to copper color. Forms very little head - just a wisp of white over the beer. Has best by notches of 02/15. Lists the ABV at 5.6%. It is very pedestrian looking.

S: [2.50] It almost has a copper scent. Something metallic in the smell. That is mostly what I am getting (this is a bottle pour to a glass - just to be sure to rule out any actual metal involved)

T: [3.50] Tastes like a scotch ale. Notes of sweet and caramel up front. Midpalate has breadiness. And the finish is sweet again with the distinct Scotch Ale flavor of caramel and candy.

M: [3.00] The carbonation is right. The mouthfeel is watery - but the beer is only 5.6% so it is not like it is a huge beer.

O: [3.00] I am excited to have a beer from Maine! This beer is okay. I wouldn't get it again - there are others in this category that are much more enjoyable. This one was lacking on the nose and a little on the mouthfeel. The taste worked ok - but still wasn't out of the park.

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3.4/5  rDev -5.3%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.25

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3.39/5  rDev -5.6%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.5

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3.07/5  rDev -14.5%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.25

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3.52/5  rDev -1.9%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

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3.54/5  rDev -1.4%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

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3.64/5  rDev +1.4%

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3.62/5  rDev +0.8%

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3.7/5  rDev +3.1%

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3.5/5  rDev -2.5%

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1.5/5  rDev -58.2%

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3.25/5  rDev -9.5%

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2.08/5  rDev -42.1%

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3.5/5  rDev -2.5%

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4/5  rDev +11.4%

Beautiful color. The smell of a bitter with sweet malty undertones. Interesting choice of hops, not quite floral enough. Malt balance is perfect. Not a clean hoppy finish but a tad too bitter. Head and lacing perfect. Overall a beer its own. Very good.

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3/5  rDev -16.4%

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3.5/5  rDev -2.5%

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4/5  rDev +11.4%

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3.5/5  rDev -2.5%

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3/5  rDev -16.4%

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3.61/5  rDev +0.6%

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3.85/5  rDev +7.2%

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3.75/5  rDev +4.5%

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3.5/5  rDev -2.5%

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Shipyard Old Thumper from Shipyard Brewing Co.
81 out of 100 based on 703 ratings.