Shipyard Old Thumper - Shipyard Brewing Co.
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3.74/5 rDev +3.6%
Poured from the 12 oz. bottle into a plastic cup.
a: Clear amber with a finger tall white head which disspiated quickly to nada.
s: Caramel malt with slight fruit tones.
t: Caramel malt with a curious fruit undertone. Bitter ripe fruit aftertaste smoothed out later.
m: Moderate, good body.
o: A pleasant tasting brew with malt dominating but also some fruitish bitterness which early on detracts somewhat in the aftertaste. No dating info on the bottle to suggest its age. Consumed while at a hotel where drinking vessels were at a minimum and a lack of ice required the beer to be drunk rather warm, so another tasting would seem in order for a totally fair review.
01-30-2014 03:47:52 | More by scotorum
3.73/5 rDev +3.3%
Nice copper color with a thin head that keeps a constant plate and leaves some laces.
Aroma of English hops, caramel, toasted malt, tangerines and a muffled pine.
Malty flavor with bold but also balanced notes of earthy English hops, plums, toffee, nutty and toasted malts, burnt wood, caramels, perfume and some citrusy. Dry aftertaste with a long lasting bitterness.
Medium body with perfect carbonation.
Excellent ESB, flavorful, bold, bitter, fruity and well balanced. I am curious to try the UK version, and see if it is as bold as this one. But again, don’t try to compare its bitterness to ultra-hopped American beers.
01-25-2014 01:39:06 | More by FLima
3.41/5 rDev -5.5%
Empties out a rather hazy, amber-colored beer with no more than a half-inch of unsettled off-white head.
Tea-like malts with musty grain aromas and a muddled citrus hop presence. Has an estery fruitiness of apple and plum.
Toasty and a bit perfumey. Citrus and floral hops take a backseat to a musty bitterness and partially-oxidized cereal grain. Some dry toffee, honey, apple, and treacle and a pleasant herbal character. Less delicate than I would deem appropriate for an English Pale.
Wet body with a slippery feel. Burps out dissolved carbonation that is trapped in the liquid.
Gets a little better as you start to get through it. A little better than average.
01-01-2014 15:48:02 | More by thecheapies
3.69/5 rDev +2.2%
A - light copper, 1/2 finger head, a little hazy
S- sweet toffee? Candy. undertone of sweet fruit. Non-tart berries.
T- sweet but light malt. Bready. Is that a touch of blueberries and blackberries??
Overall, I'm surprised by the strong fruitiness in this one. Too much for an ESB. But still good.
11-20-2013 00:04:55 | More by TastyAdventure
Shipyard Old Thumper from Shipyard Brewing Co.
82 out of 100 based on 646 ratings.