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Shipyard Old Thumper - Shipyard Brewing Co.

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BA SCORE
82
good

634 Ratings
THE BROS
81
good

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Ratings: 634
Reviews: 377
rAvg: 3.61
pDev: 13.85%
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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theoceantakesme

New Hampshire

2.5/5  rDev -30.7%

05-05-2014 05:08:14 | More by theoceantakesme
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Chritter

California

3.75/5  rDev +3.9%

05-03-2014 01:27:40 | More by Chritter
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sneezye

Oklahoma

3/5  rDev -16.9%

05-03-2014 00:18:44 | More by sneezye
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atrocity

Virginia

3.5/5  rDev -3%

04-29-2014 20:05:21 | More by atrocity
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Burt

Rhode Island

3.5/5  rDev -3%

04-27-2014 11:26:24 | More by Burt
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Foyle

Wyoming

3.8/5  rDev +5.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.5

Appearance: ½” off white head that recedes quickly, leaving some lacing. Color is copper with moderate carbonation bubbles.
Aroma: floral and spicy hop nose. Smell of biscuits or bread dough
Mouthfeel: medium bodied, somewhat sticky and chewy with a semi-dry finish.
Flavor: combination of breadiness, a little toffee sweetness, and earthy hop bitterness. Nicely balanced. Bread in a glass for sure.
Overall: a classic example of an English Session Pale Ale. Well done Shipyard!

Serving type: bottle

04-26-2014 23:43:40 | More by Foyle
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TheMaineBeerGuy

Maine

3.75/5  rDev +3.9%

04-24-2014 18:13:46 | More by TheMaineBeerGuy
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Skwalk47

Massachusetts

3.25/5  rDev -10%

04-24-2014 17:21:43 | More by Skwalk47
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ramrod666

Pennsylvania

3.5/5  rDev -3%

04-23-2014 17:34:51 | More by ramrod666
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ambruns1979

California

3.75/5  rDev +3.9%

04-19-2014 09:42:38 | More by ambruns1979
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Darkmagus82

Virginia

3.79/5  rDev +5%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 3.75

Poured from bottle into a ping glass

Appearance – The beer pours deep amber, nearly copper color, with a billowy tan colored head. The head has a moderate level of retention, fading to leave a decent level of foamy lace on the sides of the glass.

Smell – The aroma of the beer is heaviest of a caramel and toffee smell mixed with some lightly toasted bready and malty smells. Along with these aromas are some others of an earthy and grainy nature. Rounding out the aroma profile is a little bit of oak which leads to a nice sweet and malty aroma overall.

Taste – The taste begins with a big sweet and bready flavor with tons of toffee and caramel and a somewhat doughy taste. The doughiness transitions more to a roasted bready flavor as the flavors advance with the sweeter tastes gaining even more butteriness with much of the caramel taking on a more toffee like flavor. Some lightly burnt flavors as well as a bit of a nutty taste come to the tongue more toward the end. These are accompanied by some herbal and earthy hop flavors, which combined with the rest, as well as a little bit of an apple and stone fruit flavor, to leave a somewhat sweet and lightly roasted and hopped, but rather strong malty flavor to linger on the tongue.

Mouthfeel – The body of the beer is quite thick and creamy for a brew of only 5.6 % abv. with a carbonation level that is on the lower side. Both are great for the big, sweet, and malty flavors of the brew creating a very mouth coating feel.

Overall – Quite sweet and robust in flavor for only 5.6 % abv. A rather enjoyable ESB.

Serving type: bottle

04-18-2014 01:11:37 | More by Darkmagus82
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SkinniePost

Wisconsin

3.5/5  rDev -3%

04-17-2014 22:07:17 | More by SkinniePost
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CSeavey64

Maine

3/5  rDev -16.9%

04-16-2014 16:26:56 | More by CSeavey64
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Gator_Nation

Florida

4/5  rDev +10.8%

04-09-2014 02:16:51 | More by Gator_Nation
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Wando52

Louisiana

4/5  rDev +10.8%

04-05-2014 21:32:53 | More by Wando52
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bckayaalp

New York

3.5/5  rDev -3%

04-04-2014 04:08:54 | More by bckayaalp
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Antonius08

Florida

4/5  rDev +10.8%

03-31-2014 14:34:19 | More by Antonius08
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Fettpopps

Massachusetts

3/5  rDev -16.9%

03-16-2014 14:00:20 | More by Fettpopps
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starshockey9

New Jersey

3.25/5  rDev -10%

03-11-2014 03:33:30 | More by starshockey9
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Stoutmeister

Massachusetts

3.5/5  rDev -3%

03-11-2014 02:20:55 | More by Stoutmeister
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Hevkee

Rhode Island

3/5  rDev -16.9%

03-10-2014 22:28:26 | More by Hevkee
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buzzy

Pennsylvania

3.5/5  rDev -3%

03-10-2014 01:48:44 | More by buzzy
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repod

Massachusetts

4/5  rDev +10.8%

03-05-2014 22:36:17 | More by repod
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AMCPhD

Virginia

3.75/5  rDev +3.9%

02-11-2014 23:46:10 | More by AMCPhD
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cambabeer

Florida

3.75/5  rDev +3.9%

02-10-2014 05:06:47 | More by cambabeer
Shipyard Old Thumper from Shipyard Brewing Co.
82 out of 100 based on 634 ratings.