Shipyard XXXX IPA (Pugsley's Signature Series) - Shipyard Brewing Co.
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Reviews by VALIS666:
3.53/5 rDev -3.3%
A well-crafted beer that unfortunately suffers in the most crucial part: taste. Pours a nice dark gold with dottings of lace, smells of pine, grass and mild citrus, but the taste is bitter and malty; common characteristics of a high ABV beer. I definitely need a big glass of water as a palate cleanser afterward as well.
02-12-2013 23:19:29 | More by VALIS666
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2.05/5 rDev -43.8%
Appearance - This poured a thick brown in color with a tinge of orange and almost no head at all. The liquid looked great but the top was AWOL.
Smell - There's some nice citrus hops in the nose but nothing too powerful. The surprise for me was the malt. I expect a big, juicy malt contribution to the DIPA nose and instead it's more like a strong English bitter.
Taste - Egad, this is more like en English Ale. The hops are herbal with some mild citrus notes but are way too small for the style. Where are the DIPA malts? This is supposed to be a big beer with a big malt base and it's toasty and putrid.
Mouthfeel - This is medium-bodied with some mild carbonation and an English bitterness that could kill a horse.
Sinkability - I don't know where all of the 4+ reviews are coming from; this beer was crap.
10-18-2009 02:26:40 | More by RoyalT
3.49/5 rDev -4.4%
Pours a hazy amber orange color with a finger of yellow stained foam for a head. Fair amount of lacing on the glass. Nose is a very sweet smelling candy/fruity mixture of hops and malt. The malt aroma comes across as being caramel and something very similar to cotton candy. Hop aroma is hidden behind the malt but it comes through minorly as cascade's identifiable grapefruit scent.
Taste is malty sweet up front and slightly caramel-like with a nice lingering bitterness from the hops. The alcohol pokes through into the finish of the flavor as well, it is slightly astringent. Medium feel and low carb. Overall it's not bad, ABV saves it for me.
12-27-2013 21:40:55 | More by ExtraStout
2.55/5 rDev -30.1%
22 oz. bomber courtesy TheManiacalOne, thanks Mark!
This beer poured a dark, murky and very hazy brown amber with a 2 finger head. If I didn't know any better I would have guessed that someone just took a sample from a dirty pond and handed it to me. It had very good lacing throughout the sample however.
It smelled of old hops, faint citrus and malt. I couldn't get anything out of this beer.
The carbonation was slightly above medium carbonation. I found the taste to be very astringent and dry. There was no balance between the hops and the malts. I couldn't finish the entire bomber much less a whole pint.
I could not recommend this beer to anyone. It was unbalanced and overly hot.
01-15-2010 19:16:15 | More by ROBORB
4.03/5 rDev +10.4%
I had this in Federal Jack's, where it was listed as a seasonal at 9.65% ABV. Downstairs in the store, I bought a growler of it, which said it was a test batch for Pugsley's Signature Series, and was listed as 8.75% ABV. Anyway, this was a pretty good DIPA. Served in a 12oz tumbler, the beer was an amber color with a medium-sized ecru head and quite a bit of lacing. It had a strong citus aroma, and also a bit of pepper. Some sweet malt at first taste, quickly overrun with grapefruit. Little bit of spice to it. This beer was a mouthful, and very enjoyable.
04-01-2009 18:40:09 | More by lordofthewiens
4.03/5 rDev +10.4%
Had this on my first trip to the SeaDog brew pub in South Portland.
It pours golden amber with little head true to a cask
The aroma is flora hops not over the top reminds me of dogfish 60 sweet citrus but with the trademark buttery aroma true to a Pugley beer nice
The taste is similar to the aroma it is sweet floral hops a nice citrus it is also full of crystal malts making a buttery taste it then finishes with a bitter end very light nice
12-09-2010 01:24:08 | More by bishopdc0
3.56/5 rDev -2.5%
Poured from a bottle into a pint glass.
Appearance: Reddish amber color, with an off white head, mild lacing on the glass.
Smell: Sweet honey, hops, citrus and pine.
Mouthfeel/Taste: Smooth medium bodied. Taste of honey, with bitter pine and hops, mild citrus.
Overall: Not a bad take on an Imperial IPA, the sweet honey like flavor is nice. I like it but it is not my first choice.
05-20-2012 20:35:34 | More by Cavanaghty
3.9/5 rDev +6.8%
Pours clear, oily orange-gold with a short-lived one finger white head. Thick lacing. Soapy pine hops with some caramel sweetness in the nose. Fortunately, the taste is much better. Pine, resin, pine oil, and more resin. No soap, very little earthiness. Some grapefruit and lemon, but more of the citrus zest than the actual fruit flavor. Good malt backbone doesn't get in the way but balances the hops nicely. Tart, dry finish. Very easy to drink, considering the ABV. Happy to finally try this one.
07-30-2009 19:54:08 | More by magictrokini
3.13/5 rDev -14.2%
22oz bomber poured into a 33cl Celebrator glass.
Pours a hazy amber with no head but a tiny light yellow rim. Nose is boozy sharp and bitter.
Taste is just like the nose hot and hoppy, and a bit unplesantly so. The alcohol is right up front and very hot. The hops are just coming in as bitterness and that's it, no floral hop flavor at all.
05-09-2010 01:18:16 | More by kingcrowing
3.43/5 rDev -6%
22oz bottle around fridge temp, poured into a snifter, split with friends.
pours out a fairly clear orange, copper color, slight off white head, maybe 1 finger or so. decent retention with some lace that sticks around.
mostly buttery and soapy malts in the aroma, really not much hops. this is a DIPA? maybe a slight herbal quality
definatly more of an english ipa thing going on, almost more malty than it is hoppy. a big buttery, semi-sweet maltiness, a bit of soapiness. light citrus and herbal hops barely break through. some bitterness, but definatly not on an IPA level.
does not feel nearly as big as 9.25%. medium body, nice feeling carbonation, but no resins or oily bitterness that ive come to love with this style.
i can see the whole english thing going on with the buttery malts and what not, but they really shouldnt call this a DIPA. the hops are hardly noticable.
11-21-2011 00:45:40 | More by dogfishandi
3.53/5 rDev -3.3%
Honied apricot orange with a thick and dimpled beige head that lingers long.
Low aroma with pine and citrusy notes.
Flavoris hot upfront, seems masked by fusel vapors. Pine and grapefruit pith emerge as it oppens up. High bitterness paired with honied malt, pineapple and mango.
Mouthfeel is full, but a bit slick and slippery.
Average drinkability, seems too hot, not completely balanced, and tends toward a barleywine style at times.
07-06-2009 11:46:03 | More by far333
3.71/5 rDev +1.6%
A darker orange color, bordering on brown. Aroma was faint sweetness. No real hop aroma.
Taste, it is a large beer, big in every way, bitterness, old school alpha acid hops, and malt body, caramel, toffee. A slight amount of pine, citrus, maybe even cinnnamon? Something to give it a little spice, maybe it was pepper. A lot of beers doing the imperial English ipa thing lately, this one is a good start. Its not that its entirely English style, just the large amount of caramel and toffee? prolly mute out what could be a west coast ipa. Given its geography, it prolly is more receptive in its current form. A little pricey, this was $10 a 4 pack, but actually, since it was only in the biggies before that for like $8, this actually has come around to being a decent buy from a value perspective.
07-03-2010 16:52:43 | More by Beerandraiderfan
3.35/5 rDev -8.2%
I would have never bought a bomber of this but to roll the dice on a 12 ounce beer from a brewery that I typically can't stand doesn't seem so wrong especially when it's a style of beer that I really like. Appears a glowing ruby copper color with a light beige khaki head forming thick with fine even lacing as it dwindles. Aroma has upfront citrus and earthy hop accents going on...not bad at the first few smells. The flavor howevery is soapy with hops and ringwood yeast notes, citrus pith with a blinding bitterness and hop pellet explosion. The tart Pugsley open fermentation system doesn't do it for me and this beer has an astringent perfume like finish about it. Mouthfeel the bitterness doesn't leave us, the carbonation is mellow and even definitely the best of the Shipyard lineup...Overall I have no need to revisit this beer.
02-11-2012 04:18:30 | More by WVbeergeek
Shipyard XXXX IPA (Pugsley's Signature Series) from Shipyard Brewing Co.
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