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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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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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look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Good to see a XXXX that isn't pronounced "fourecks", at least.

Pours a deep, copper amber colour, almost tending toward brown how deep it is. Head is formed of consistent but regular large bubbles of off-white, that dissipate to a foamy film on the top of the beer. Lacing is excellent. Looks decent.

Nose is smooth and crisp, with a good hoppiness in a generic, mild citrus and pine way, without doing anything out of the ordinary. Some smooth malt comes through to give it a touch of depth. It still reeks of "very generic IPA" to me, but at least it reeks of IPA of some kind.

Taste similar in character, giving a robust bitterness though the centre of the palate, but leaving an almost "I Am An IPA" template as it finishes. There's nothing innovative or especial about it, but it fulfills the expectations of the style well; moderate malt character, with a hoppy hit and clean bitterness on the back. Feel is full, but light.

Yep. You get what you pay for. Unfortunately, when you pay for something, you often hope that you'll get something better than what you pay for. And this isn't it: it's decent, but very generic.

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have had this beer a few times at tastings bought a bottle last year and cellar ,opened it last night and it has become darker yellow and creamy.
thick head
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i recommend getting a bottle of this and sit on in for a year ,surprising difference
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Shipyard XXXX IPA (Pugsley's Signature Series) from Shipyard Brewing Co.
83 out of 100 based on 617 ratings.