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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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Ratings: 593
Reviews: 271
rAvg: 3.66
pDev: 15.57%
Wants: 12
Gots: 39 | 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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The beer has a medium amber color in the glass, with half inch light beige colored head on top. The head sustains a tight ring around the glass as slowly laces down the sides.
A sweet malty fragrance jumps out at first scent, then a grass and pine fragrances take over. It all gradually blends to a sweet citrus scent, pineapple is the most dominant. The malt bursts out on the palate and lingers there for some time. At the halfway point a strong bitterness comes out, bringing earth and grass flavors, that lingers longer than the malt. The feel is very hearty, that thins out to a medium bodied texture and gradually growing to a fuller body. Wow, this beer has got to have the strongest malt flavor of an IPA I have ever had. The color is inviting, the aroma and taste are confusing, but good. The feel is hearty and plentiful, making this beer a good gateway beer to IPA's.

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look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

22oz bottle poured into a Dogfish Head signature glass.

A - Pours a clear, deep amber color with a finger of frothy cream colored foam with decent staying power. Head dies down after a couple of minutes. Some nice foamy lacing left on the sides of the glass.

S - Very citrusy up front especially grapefruit with an accompanying orange component. Some light caramel flavors and breadlike malty backbone. Overall balanced to the hoppy side but pretty well balanced.

T - Citrusy and a bit sweet - grapefruity flavors are the focus. Alcohol plays a big part in the flavor profile too and adds a slight warmth as well. Nice bitterness but not overwhelming - hops are focused more on flavor than bittering. 70 IBU's seems about right, but this is offset well by the malt - sweet, sugary, bready, caramelly flavors all blend and mellow the hop presence a bit.

M - Medium bodied with medium carbonation that tingles on the tongue and sides of the mouth. Low alcohol warmth lingers behind along with citrus, hoppy bitterness, and sweet malty flavors...all of which encourage another sip.

D - I think this might be my favorite Shipyard beer. Most having a very diacetyl heavy flavor profile which I'm not fond of, but this is much cleaner and a very tasty DIPA. Not the top example of the style, but very good and I defintely would not mind having another one of these, either right now or somewhere in the future.

portia99, Jun 16, 2010
Shipyard XXXX IPA (Pugsley's Signature Series) from Shipyard Brewing Co.
83 out of 100 based on 593 ratings.