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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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630 Ratings
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Ratings: 630
Reviews: 274
rAvg: 3.65
pDev: 15.62%
Wants: 12
Gots: 49 | 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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Photo of ralphw56
3/5  rDev -17.8%

Photo of Swim424
3.11/5  rDev -14.8%
look: 4 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3

poured from a bottle into gorden biersch glass

A-clear amber with lots of carbonation bubbles. smell head sits on top.

S- smells of a sort of dull malt with a bit of hops.

T-Very flavorless malt. sweet but flavorless. Lots of hops, which is good, but the actual malt flavor isnt that good. dont really know how to describe it. can definitely taste the high ABV.

MF-a bit creamy smooth with a hoppy aftertaste.

O-very average. not the worst i have had but nothing I would care to have again.

Photo of WrathsU
3.76/5  rDev +3%
look: 5 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

A - Brilliantly clear deep amber to medium brown in color. Off white thick head with long lasting retention.

S - Big dose of hops up front. Floral and perfume in fragrance, with a slightly pungent hit towards the end. Can't really get past the hops in aroma.

T - Sweet and perfume-y up front, in my opinion too much so. Pretty bitter throughout. Malt, toffee, and caramel also towards the back. Coats the tongue in a sticky bitter sweetness which is undesirable.

M - Medium bodied, alcohol warming, good carbonation.

O - Pretty good IPA. Lots of hop presence, just too much of a sweet floraly presence for my taste. Not enough of a malt backbone to help balance out the intense flavor of the hops.

Photo of ng85
4.5/5  rDev +23.3%

Photo of nycwinter
4/5  rDev +9.6%

Photo of tedho21
3/5  rDev -17.8%

Photo of meerkat2
3.5/5  rDev -4.1%

Photo of rjlCO
3.5/5  rDev -4.1%

Photo of Offa
4.05/5  rDev +11%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

This is a very good, well-rounded double IPA.

Copper with a creamy medium-big pale tan head slowly shrinking to a foamy ring, wisps, a little foamy lace.

Aroma is buttery caramelized toast, faint dried fruits (raisiny), citrus, herbal leafiness, juicy yeastiness, and overall a strong buttery toast character.

Taste is buttery, jammy toast and spicy-citrusy-leafy bitterness with strong toasty finish, juicy yeastiness, raisiny character, light alcoholic quality, a bit spicy. It is perhaps a touch on the sweet side, but not much, and is overall well-rounded with a good range of character and a good feel, slightly creamy-oily yet lively.

Photo of Hoppaholic
4/5  rDev +9.6%

Photo of CGMLS3
4/5  rDev +9.6%

Photo of jsulko
3.53/5  rDev -3.3%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Bottle poured into a tulip glass

Pours a dark orangish amber color with an off white head.

Arouma is sweet with the presence of piney hops in the background.

Taste is a bit bitter with more sweetness than I would like. Slight alcohol presence.

First Shipyard brew and I wasn't that impressed. As a bomber this was almost a $10 beer and it just doesn't measure up to other DIPA's in this price range.

Photo of GarthDanielson
3.75/5  rDev +2.7%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

Poured from a bottle into a tumbler pint, the beer is a bright, vibrant, copper-gold coloring with a slightly hazed appearance. Light, fluffy, white, big bubbled head that settles in to a solid quarter of an inch. Aromas are rich in malt sweetness, with a caramel and toffee blending, and subtle, sweet, resiny hops. The beer's flavors are tangy and sour malt, with a dark and roasted hoppiness that blend very well. Overall robust flavors ride a mid-body, which leads directly into a toasty, slick, and resiny aftertaste. The beer has a fairly quick finish, with a slight linger to the bitterness from the hops. Cleans up well for the boldness of the flavors. Good brew.

Photo of tugg407
3/5  rDev -17.8%

Photo of dufficy0
4/5  rDev +9.6%

Photo of ShemRahBoo
3/5  rDev -17.8%

Photo of Pintofbrown
4.42/5  rDev +21.1%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

I had this in a shaker pint.

Appearance- This quadruple X offering has an off-white, orange tinged head that cannot even muster complete coverage of the lid. The body is a solid amber with orange-gold highlights.

Smell- There is sweet citrus and a slightly grassy scent. There is some orange, cherry, honey, and even some mango. There is not much malt but it has a toffee feel to it.

The high alcohol is translated as a brandy-like smell. This is pretty fantastic!

Taste- This bitters up very nicely and is the first thing you notice on the first drink. And man is it sweet! There is some cherry and mango flavor mid-drink with plenty of toffee malt. There is also some brandy here.

The back end of the drink is full of piney hops. Man does it bitter this one up. Honestly, this is more like a barleywine than an IPA. I would like to see what a year or two of aging does to this one.

Mouth feel- It has a medium body and it is carbonated well. It is definitely dry and the mouth coating could be better.

Overall- This is a great DIPA that drinks very much like a fresh barleywine. The sweet notes of the drink make it great, and there is more than enough bitterness.

A better mouth feel would pretty much complete this beer. I say go for it. Definitely.

Photo of OBIrish24
3.5/5  rDev -4.1%

Photo of rtaps
3.41/5  rDev -6.6%
look: 4 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Pours almost rust in color with bout a half inch off white head, with medium retention and leaving no lacing behind

some floral, mild notes of hops, some dark fruit malts, but all kinda of weak for an IPA

bitter up front, leads into fairly nice hop, dark fruit balance.

high carbonation medium bodied leaves with an alcohol type feel.

overall it was a nice IPA worth the price, but i would choose other IPA's to enjoy

Photo of Chopman50
4.5/5  rDev +23.3%

Photo of PEIhop
3.5/5  rDev -4.1%

Photo of bostonryan
4/5  rDev +9.6%

Photo of Drinkerofales
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.


Photo of tclapper
4/5  rDev +9.6%

Photo of doof116
4.5/5  rDev +23.3%

Shipyard XXXX IPA (Pugsley's Signature Series) from Shipyard Brewing Co.
83 out of 100 based on 630 ratings.