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Shipyard XXXX IPA (Pugsley's Signature Series) - Shipyard Brewing Co.

Shipyard XXXX IPA (Pugsley's Signature Series)Shipyard XXXX IPA (Pugsley's Signature Series)

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BA SCORE
83
good

508 Ratings
THE BROS
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Ratings: 508
Reviews: 258
rAvg: 3.67
pDev: 15.8%


Brewed by:
Shipyard Brewing Co. visit their website
Maine, United States

Style | ABV
American Double / Imperial IPA |  9.25% ABV

Availability: Rotating

Notes/Commercial Description:
No notes at this time.

(Beer added by: Todd on 03-20-2009)
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Reviews by johnnieoz:
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johnnieoz

Texas

3.55/5  rDev -3.3%
look: 4 | smell: 3 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3

22oz bomber - unknown bottling date.

A: Nice amber body with a sizable, lasting off-white head. Plentiful lacing.

S: The aromas are quite discrete: some citrus is there.

T: Well, the lack of smell was a good sign. It proved deceiving as the XXXX IPA has plenty of taste. A touch of pineapple, some grapefruit, mango and passionfruit are fruits that come to mind. There is dry, bitter finish as well. Refreshing.

M: Carbonation is good, but there is a bit of alcohol burn. A few more months would make this more amenable to my palate.

D: At 9.25% abv, this is a bit of a chore. The taste is good, so I wanted to drink rather than quaff. However, a buzz does set in rather quickly. In tandem with the alcohol burn, this makes its drinkability average as opposed to e.g. Avery's Maharaja, Ballast Point's Dorado, Russian River's Pliny the Elder or Coronado's Idiot.

All in all, most solid. The taste is rather unique due to the combination of Cascade, Warrior, Summit and Glacier hops plus Malted Wheat, Pale Ale, Crystal and Caramel malts. As such, it is well worth trying; and some DIPA Hopheads may find this the best of the bunch.

Serving type: bottle

07-17-2009 01:46:14 | More by johnnieoz
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Shipyard XXXX IPA (Pugsley's Signature Series) from Shipyard Brewing Co.
83 out of 100 based on 508 ratings.