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Tremont Freedom Trail IPA - Shipyard Brewing Co.

Not Rated.
Tremont Freedom Trail IPATremont Freedom Trail IPA

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BA SCORE
77
okay

96 Ratings
THE BROS
86
very good

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Ratings: 96
Reviews: 77
rAvg: 3.35
pDev: 17.61%
Wants: 1
Gots: 0 | FT: 0
Brewed by:
Shipyard Brewing Co. visit their website
Maine, United States

Style | ABV
English India Pale Ale (IPA) |  6.40% ABV

Availability: Year-round

Notes/Commercial Description:
This beer is retired; no longer brewed.

No notes at this time.

(Beer added by: BeerAdvocate on 05-19-1998)
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Reviews by BDIMike:
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BDIMike

Ohio

3.53/5  rDev +5.4%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 4 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

I know it is a fallacy to say this on this website, but here goes nothing: I am not a huge fan of IPAs. I know, sorry, but it is the easiest beer to make and everyone goes crazy for it for some reason. Tremont IPA, however, surprised me. I am just not a huge hop guy, and for an IPA, the hops are there, but not overpowering. My favorite IPA so far, is Longtrail IPA, but I would say that I like the Tremont very much.

Serving type: bottle

08-08-2007 21:38:48 | More by BDIMike
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Best by October 2012 (just in time to sip during football season):

I may be one of the last reviewers of this beer as I was told when I bought a 12 pack at Shipyard today for $9.95 that this beer will be discontinued.

Into a pint glass:

A: very clear golden yellow body that gave an off-white half finger head. Minimal lacing spots the sides of the glass.

S: some caramel, vanilla, and malts up front with the hops taking a back seat.

T: pretty much the same with some butterscotch that came in ever so slightly.

M: medium with nothing bad on the tongue. It had a good mix between wet and dry. I would say this is pretty drinkable. The ABV was hidden well.

O: this is pretty good, I'll be sad that I won't ever see this again, but I would say despite what others have said that this is a decent English IPA because the malts are in front of the hops (the hops are there, one just has to take note of it). I will definitely savor the next eleven of these.

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Taste: caramel, orange, pears, golden apples, and a mild floral bitterness.

Mouthfeel: medium bodied. Crisp from start to finish. Aftertaste is short lived.

Overall: this is more like a pale ale than an IPA. Very easy to consume this beer, that leans more towards the fruity side than hoppy.

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Poured into a pint glass with two fingers of smooth off-white head on top of a caramel colored body - solid retention, though I may have agitated this one a bit getting home.

Overly sweet bready caramel nose Where dem hops?

A sip is sweet buttery caramel with a hop bitterness indistinguishable from the medium carbonation. Not terribly pleasant lingering bitterness.

I don't think this is an IPA. Maybe some sort of brown, it's just too sweet for the style. My first home brew was better...

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04-22-2011 18:11:52 | More by OldIronLungs
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swierczt

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3.5/5  rDev +4.5%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

A: Golden yellow, very clear. Nearly 2 inches of bright white head that settled slowly. Much lighter in color than you would expect for an IPA.

S: Caramel, vanilla, and some earthy notes from the hops. No citrus is apparent in the nose.

T: Butterscotch candy flavor. Vanilla and caramel are also present. Some hops bitterness after the sweetness up front, but the hops subside quickly.

M: Moderate amount of carbonation. Light bodied.

D: This is a unique representation of an English IPA based on the butterscotch flavors. I wouldn't compare this brew to most other IPA's that I've been accustomed to drinking. I liked it, but would not reach for this offering if I wanted the hops bite that you get from most IPA's. Also would have never guessed that this brew is 6.4% ABV. Very smooth - worth a try.

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tonymoore

Pennsylvania

1.78/5  rDev -46.9%
look: 3 | smell: 2 | taste: 1.5 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 1.5

Opened the bottle and had a whiff and came up pretty empty. Poured a little thin, meager head. The taste was nearly nonexistent and thin and pine-like. I didn't finish more than two gulps before I had to get rid of it.

I'm finding more and more that small brewers (in this case Tremont, not Shipyard) are small for a reason and am consistently disappointed.

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Tremont Freedom Trail IPA from Shipyard Brewing Co.
77 out of 100 based on 96 ratings.