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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

617 Ratings
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Ratings: 617
Reviews: 272
rAvg: 3.65
pDev: 15.62%
Wants: 12
Gots: 43 | 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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4.93/5  rDev +35.1%
look: 4.5 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 5

C. Clear as can be
H. Red-ish Orange; almost like a piece of copper
N. Hops, hops, and more hops (notes of citrus, pine, and some sweet aromas)

XXXX is quite like a party on my tongue. There are four different types of hops in this bad boy, and to balance out the bitterness there are four different types of malt. Now while I'm not a fan of malt, I am a fan of hops. I can't say anything bad about this beer, partially because my kindergarten teacher (Miss Buzzy) told me to never say anything bad about anyone or anything. Although even if I wanted to I couldn't. This is an amazingly well balanced IPA that if I could I would drink it all day, bathe in it, and then attempt to make sweet sweet love in it. YOU MUST TRY THIS BEER! Score; 4.97

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4.88/5  rDev +33.7%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 4.75

Absolutely wonderful brew.

A-Orange bronze color
S-Pine, citrus hops goodness
T-Nice malt taste, with a slight bitter finish. Roasted flavors almost give a slight smokiness undertone. Milt citrus and pine taste.
M-Carbonation is perfect, not too bubble and the head stands up really well, nice and creamy.
O-This is a very nice surprise, I highly recommend.

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4.84/5  rDev +32.6%

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4.75/5  rDev +30.1%

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4.75/5  rDev +30.1%

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4.75/5  rDev +30.1%
look: 4 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.75

This is from notes.

A: Light rust color with thin off-white head. Medium level looking carbonation.

S: Strong floral hops and stone fruits. Sweet, sticky honey.

T: A pretty sweet tasting IPA. Seems like lots of dry hopping. Very floral again, with peaches and honey. Think mead. Lingering bitterness at the end. Heavily bittersweet, at both ends of the spectrum. Don't notice the high ABV.

M: Pretty viscous and heavy with light carbonation. The high ABV is not present here either.

O: This is great. Uncharacteristic of most IPA's but wonderful in it's own way. Taste with an open mind.

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4.75/5  rDev +30.1%

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4.75/5  rDev +30.1%

Photo of Blitzstyle
4.72/5  rDev +29.3%
look: 4.5 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

Poured: from a 22oz bottel into a Dogfish sniffer.
Nice inch, inch and half of head. Really nice deep copper color.

Aroma: Great citrus grapefuitish smell to it. Smeels like it will have a big overpowering bite to it. Lingers nice on the glass extremly appealing!

Taste: Surprisingly smooth and sweet not at all what you would expect from the smell. Unusual, but quite pleasant taste. A very well balanced brew.

Mouthfeel: Not very over powering at all very nice and balanced. What a great beer

Photo of MrHurmateeowish
4.7/5  rDev +28.8%
look: 4.5 | smell: 5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 5

22oz screwtop bottle purchased at McKinnon's in Salem. Pours a deep crystal-clear amber with a good inch of slowly-dissipating off-white head that clings rather nicely to the side of the glass after it disappears. Aroma is dominated by leafy, minty, floral, citrussy (orange, lemon, grapefruit), with a slight bit of caramel and butterscotch. Citrussy, with a fair bit of caramel and butterscotch to balance it out. Notes of chocolate, mint, and grass also make their presence known as the beer disappears. Medium in body with a moderate but effervescent carbonation. A surprisingly easy drinker considering the abv and complexity. This beer went away far more quickly that I would have liked it to. A slam-dunk for Shipyard, no question, and possibly their best offering to date.

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4.6/5  rDev +26%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Fair warning: I drank this beer after a TERRIBLE day at work. I don't know if that made it seem better that it actually is...

A: Gold/orange in color with 1 finger white head that dissipates fairly quickly.
S: Lovely nose of piny, citrusy hops. It doesn't blow you away on the nose with hops, but seems to be nicely balanced.
T: Outstanding. Maltiness and hoppiness complement each other perfectly and both linger together on the finish, though the hops last longer. Assertive, though not too aggressive.
M: Easy drinking and a great mouthfeel.

I'd drink this any day, good or bad. Fabulous stuff.

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4.6/5  rDev +26%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

A - Yellow ipa style, thin head great lace.

S - Smells of citrus hops, malts, and grapefruit, alcohol.

T - WOW, astringent alcohol, piny citrus malts, taste like super glue if I knew what that tasted like?? Very different DIPA than the norm.

M - Medium carbonation, great aftertaste.

D - Drinks kinda rough for a DIPA, but most are a little over the top right? This one might be in its own class of DIPA, not the norm for me... Way bitter alcohol astringent like. Wow gotta try this one again.

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4.5/5  rDev +23.3%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Pours a dark orange-amber with a huge bubbly head that sticks to the glass. It has some cloudiness.

Smells of bright piney citrus hops and an undertone of the sweet malt. Gains a little booze smell as it warms.

Tastes of tangy grapefruit pow! Malt rides shotgun, while the hops control the whole flavor. Great balance of the two, just what I want from an IPA.

Good carbonation makes this a good drink, punchy up front and smooth bitter dry aftertaste makes me want to drink more, and I will.

This is what I want from a DIPA, great hops presence, malt in the background, a great tasting beer.

DOA

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Shipyard XXXX IPA (Pugsley's Signature Series) from Shipyard Brewing Co.
83 out of 100 based on 617 ratings.