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

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

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BA SCORE
83
good

550 Ratings
THE BROS
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no score

(send 'em beer!)
Ratings: 550
Reviews: 266
rAvg: 3.66
pDev: 15.85%
Wants: 12
Gots: 28 | FT: 0
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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petermethot

New Jersey

3.75/5  rDev +2.5%

01-03-2014 18:44:31 | More by petermethot
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TheBrewo

Michigan

3.31/5  rDev -9.6%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.25

We pour a bomber into our oversized tasting snifters, revealing a brew of ruby, caramel coloring. It holds a quickly evaporating half finger tall head of eggshell colored bubbles. Specks of lacing are noted, as is a thick haze that remains for the rest of the tasting. Carbonation appears to be extremely light. The nose gives notes of oily green olives, melty toffee sugars, rich caramel and light coffee maltiness, board chalk, vinyl plastics, chemical and medicinal phenols, big red cherry syrup fruitiness, soapy and gently citric hops, fusel booze, red wine vinegar, and mineral. The taste displays a malt bomb, if we’ve ever seen one!! The mouth meets huge notes of toffee and caramel maltiness, pale and amber grain grit, lemony, citric, and soapy hoppiness, synthetic lemon cleaner, ice and mineral, fermented red delicious apples, pink cotton candy, browned grass, chlorine, phenolic plastics, mustiness, sweet sun tea, clean molasses, and honey-rich, mead-like booziness. The body is chewy, and the carbonation is medium. The mouth is met with fullness, but otherwise lacks overt creaminess or frothiness. The palate is left dried with light astringency. The abv is appropriate, and the beer drinks as a faster sipper, right down the middle.

Overall, we were obviously pulled in by the “quad/XXXX” IPA label…very fancy indeed. Actually, it stems from British brewing convention, so the joke is on us. In all seriousness, however, this would be better suited as a quad, as it showcases an intense richness of malts that is atypical of anything in the IPA family. The numerous hops advertised on the bottle are hard to discern, but the bittering citric, floral quality of the cascades is apparent, but the subtleties of the other varietals are lost on us. Across the many IPAs/imperial IPAs we’ve sampled, this is amongst the maltiest we’ve encountered. That’s great if you prefer that type of beer stylistically, but we felt that the malts took too much of the picture away from the hops here, and we were left with something rather hollow and disproportionate.

Serving type: bottle

08-01-2014 02:29:34 | More by TheBrewo
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BeerBeast

Florida

3.5/5  rDev -4.4%

07-31-2014 14:47:15 | More by BeerBeast
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hmmmbeer10

Florida

4/5  rDev +9.3%

07-27-2014 13:18:37 | More by hmmmbeer10
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cavemanlawyer1999

Massachusetts

4/5  rDev +9.3%

07-27-2014 02:57:02 | More by cavemanlawyer1999
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fatterson71

Tennessee

4.25/5  rDev +16.1%

07-27-2014 00:08:50 | More by fatterson71
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SuperHop18

Massachusetts

3.75/5  rDev +2.5%

07-22-2014 01:37:50 | More by SuperHop18
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RyanSparta


4/5  rDev +9.3%

07-17-2014 18:32:13 | More by RyanSparta
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StephenC

Florida

4.5/5  rDev +23%

07-13-2014 21:39:41 | More by StephenC
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heytomcat

Minnesota

3/5  rDev -18%

07-12-2014 02:22:38 | More by heytomcat
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Rlhinson2104

North Carolina

3.75/5  rDev +2.5%

07-11-2014 13:27:13 | More by Rlhinson2104
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TTripp725

Pennsylvania

2.5/5  rDev -31.7%

07-08-2014 18:25:31 | More by TTripp725
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NightINgale

Russian Federation

3.75/5  rDev +2.5%

07-06-2014 00:57:40 | More by NightINgale
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tbarnett80


3.75/5  rDev +2.5%

07-03-2014 04:41:10 | More by tbarnett80
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SKYY

Texas

3.3/5  rDev -9.8%
look: 5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 4 | overall: 3

A: Deep amber color, translucent, not completely filtered. Easily pours a 1" head in a tulip glass. Head laces glass for the duration of the drink.

S: Booze. Smells just like an Olde English 800. There are aroma hops, but just not a lot of them, and they're overwhelmed by the "cheap malt liquor" smell.

T: If Olde English made an IPML, this is what I think it would taste like. Overwhelming malt flavor, underwhelming hop profile. Alcohol is too prevalent--it should be masked, or at least matched, by an ample amount of hops and better malts.

M: Good carbonation. Flavors linger for a long time. The cheap maltiness goes away soon, and the bitterness sticks around for a long time.

O: It's just too similar to a cheap malt liquor for me to drink this one again. I don't know what malts were used in the making of this beer, but they need to use your standard crystal varieties, and not whatever is in this thing.

Serving type: bottle

07-02-2014 00:44:56 | More by SKYY
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psdriscoll

Connecticut

3.5/5  rDev -4.4%

07-01-2014 00:09:13 | More by psdriscoll
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Rob23

California

3.48/5  rDev -4.9%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Tastes better than it smells for sure.Slightly bitter at the end and also a bit too sweet to follow.All in all not bad.I enjoy the darker colored IPAs.Lacing is a bit weak also.Taste is good though to be paired with some fish tacos.3.5 out of 5 stars in my opinion.Nothing fancy but not terrible.I think the rating should be higher than 83.Possible 88-89 score.

Serving type: bottle

06-28-2014 23:57:02 | More by Rob23
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dpgoblejr

New Hampshire

4.25/5  rDev +16.1%

06-27-2014 01:58:59 | More by dpgoblejr
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Motleydrunk56

California

2.5/5  rDev -31.7%

06-26-2014 01:05:40 | More by Motleydrunk56
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Brutus627

Maine

3.25/5  rDev -11.2%

06-24-2014 14:00:27 | More by Brutus627
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utfiero

Texas

3.25/5  rDev -11.2%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.25

Color- color cloudy peachy. Medium head.

Aroma- candied tangerine.

Taste- Starts like a barley wine, very sweet and strong, then finishes with an intense tangerine peel tartness. I'm not a fan of this one.

Poured from 650 ml bomber into a Liefmans Goudenband glass (my preferred all purpose beer tasting glass). Tasted 12/31/12.

Serving type: bottle

06-23-2014 21:48:10 | More by utfiero
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Gerardes

New Hampshire

2.75/5  rDev -24.9%

06-21-2014 23:24:50 | More by Gerardes
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JJChrist

Maine

3.5/5  rDev -4.4%

06-21-2014 21:47:09 | More by JJChrist
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HamdenHector

Connecticut

3.3/5  rDev -9.8%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.25

A: somewhat hazy; bronze colored; less than 1 finger of off-white head that was gone in 2 minutes; minimal lacing;

S: caramel malt forward; alcohol; pineapple in the background;

T: sweet caramel malt all the way through; boozy; minimal bitterness;

M: medium to heavy bodied; light to medium carbonation;

O: too much malt flavor and sweetness for my taste;

Serving type: bottle

06-19-2014 04:38:44 | More by HamdenHector
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GmAn613


3/5  rDev -18%

06-18-2014 22:09:47 | More by GmAn613
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Shipyard XXXX IPA (Pugsley's Signature Series) from Shipyard Brewing Co.
83 out of 100 based on 550 ratings.