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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

647 Ratings
THE BROS
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Ratings: 647
Reviews: 280
rAvg: 3.65
pDev: 15.34%
Wants: 13
Gots: 58 | 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:
Beer added by: Todd on 03-20-2009

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Ratings: 647 | Reviews: 280
Photo of h4ger
3.54/5  rDev -3%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.5

Photo of metter98
3.78/5  rDev +3.6%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

A: The beer is crystal clear amber in color and has a light amount of visible carbonation. It poured with a finger high off white head that died down, leaving thick lacing on the surface, a collar around the edge, and webs of bubbles down the sides of the glass.
S: Moderate aromas of biscuit and caramel malts are present in the nose.
T: Similar to the smell, the overall taste is mostly dominated by flavors of biscuity and caramel malts. There is just a slight amount of bitterness, but the hops mostly serve to mask any associated sweetness from the malts.
M: It feels medium-bodied on the palate and has a moderate amount of carbonation.
O: This beer tastes like an Imperial English India Pale Ale, if there was such a style since it isn't very hoppy. It is rather drinkable as it hides any traces of alcohol.

Serving type: bottle

Photo of hbchrisg
3.5/5  rDev -4.1%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of skubas86
4.31/5  rDev +18.1%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Photo of buzzarooski
3.53/5  rDev -3.3%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.5

Photo of CBodamer
3.46/5  rDev -5.2%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.5

Photo of ericandanna2005
4.87/5  rDev +33.4%
look: 5 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.75

Not enough love for this IPA! One of my favorite malty non-traditional DIPA's. Intoxicating smell and flavor that brings me back to this staple time and time again! Can't believe the low score...I guess some prefer the straw colored pine tree crap that is being passed off as "craft beer"...Shipyard XXX is a winner!

Photo of CurtisD
3.3/5  rDev -9.6%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.25

Photo of Ivanhoes_Backpack
3.42/5  rDev -6.3%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of LoveStout
3.42/5  rDev -6.3%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.5

Photo of Dirk_Chappelle
3.5/5  rDev -4.1%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of MShloss
3.92/5  rDev +7.4%
look: 4 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Not your typical American DIPA. The taste is more malty than hoppy. Drinks more like a strong ale/barleywine. Very tasty though.

Photo of JoeMans
3.25/5  rDev -11%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.25

Photo of buzzy
3.48/5  rDev -4.7%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.5

Photo of 31Sam13
3.55/5  rDev -2.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 3.5

Decent aroma with a nice mouth feel. Very hoppy with notes of apple and an understated sweetness. It is very drinkable. However, it has an aftertaste that I associate with some of the mediocre browns I've tried--a strange bitterness? Worth trying and many people I've shared with really like it.

Photo of Cyberkedi
3.81/5  rDev +4.4%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

Strong aroma is quite hoppy, with malty and subtle apple juice notes as well. It pours a clear tawny with a decent, if not persistent, light buff head. Seriously hoppy flavor has sweet fruity, woody and malty notes and just a touch of - varnish? That weird flavor, tho, diminishes as I drink. Barely bitter, not too sweet, satisfying if not outstanding. Smooth texture has good body and a fizz that strengthens when you send it downstairs. Hop to your nearest package store and see if they have it for sail.

Photo of NicMurray
4.38/5  rDev +20%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

One of my go to ipa's.

Photo of trixdout
3.97/5  rDev +8.8%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25

Photo of ZEB89
3.56/5  rDev -2.5%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of stephens101
3.37/5  rDev -7.7%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.25

A bright reddish-orange brew with awesome clarity. A fine, tan froth provides even more aesthetic pleasure.

Smells of caramel, citrus and rind.

Tastes sweet and oily with a hint of piney hops at the back and notes of rind in between. I can't place it exactly, but something is really off here.

Not really syrupy as much as just all over sticky. Has a creamy, medium body with a persistent alcohol heat.

Photo of alcohline_trip
3.7/5  rDev +1.4%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.5

Photo of paresis
3.35/5  rDev -8.2%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.25

Photo of Stsbst
4.1/5  rDev +12.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of Steve_Tresnan
2.53/5  rDev -30.7%
look: 4 | smell: 2.25 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 2.5

Smell is caramel/sweet. Smells like a beer I won't like, but taste is slightly less malty than expected. Tastes a lot like my first home brew, with a twangy finish.

Photo of pope66682
3.03/5  rDev -17%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

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Shipyard XXXX IPA (Pugsley's Signature Series) from Shipyard Brewing Co.
83 out of 100 based on 647 ratings.