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Shipyard Double Old Thumper Ale - Shipyard Brewing Co.

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Shipyard Double Old Thumper AleShipyard Double Old Thumper Ale

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BA SCORE
81
good

200 Ratings
THE BROS
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Ratings: 200
Reviews: 95
rAvg: 3.55
pDev: 16.62%
Wants: 4
Gots: 19 | FT: 0
Brewed by:
Shipyard Brewing Co. visit their website
Maine, United States

Style | ABV
English Barleywine |  11.20% ABV

Availability: Rotating

Notes/Commercial Description:
No notes at this time.

(Beer added by: chrisgn on 02-02-2011)
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blknikon

Massachusetts

4/5  rDev +12.7%

07-27-2014 07:10:23 | More by blknikon
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GeneralChewy

Massachusetts

3.5/5  rDev -1.4%

07-19-2014 21:12:45 | More by GeneralChewy
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Stargazer2892

North Carolina

4/5  rDev +12.7%

07-15-2014 19:27:19 | More by Stargazer2892
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Rlhinson2104

North Carolina

3.75/5  rDev +5.6%

07-11-2014 13:27:03 | More by Rlhinson2104
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Brutus627

Maine

3/5  rDev -15.5%

06-24-2014 14:25:21 | More by Brutus627
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JJChrist

Maine

3/5  rDev -15.5%

06-21-2014 21:50:00 | More by JJChrist
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j_hollings13

Ohio

4/5  rDev +12.7%

06-19-2014 14:40:30 | More by j_hollings13
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Latarnik

New Jersey

3.5/5  rDev -1.4%

05-29-2014 20:36:59 | More by Latarnik
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2ellas

New Hampshire

3.5/5  rDev -1.4%

05-25-2014 00:11:57 | More by 2ellas
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tigg924

Massachusetts

3.03/5  rDev -14.6%

Appearance: tan in color, 1/4 inch head, clear, moderate carbonation

Smell: toasted English malt

Taste: toasted English malt, caramel, light fruit

Mouthfeel: medium-heavy bodied, medium carbonation, sweet with slight bitterness

Overall: I like this style and this one is about average as to what I have had. Very malty, but nothing really jumps out like others I have had in the style. I will pass on this in the future.

05-20-2014 13:01:41 | More by tigg924
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mac31

California

3.93/5  rDev +10.7%

22 oz'er to English style pint glass. (Go with a snifter or tulip for this one.)

Big malty, spicy, boozy entry. Moderate sweetness. Big caramel and Burnt/charred brown sugar. Fruity, plumy/figiness (from malts). Firm citrus- grapefruit, orange, slight tangerine notes. Bold black pepper spiciness. Woody, earthy dampness noted from hops. Pale muted malts lie in the background. Decent amount of smokiness detected. Hoppy clean bitterness. Minimal hoppy resins stick to the palate. Slight cereal graininess in the finish. Carbonation is adequate, non contributory. Alcohol warms as it travels. Overall, the booziness, bittering hoppy qualities, and increased spiciness make this beer a little too high octane for the average craft beer drinker, especially for an English beer. The beer definitely has it's moments, just won't be appreciated by most. To me, it's as if an English brewer was asked to make an American Barleywine. Interesting. I'll have another.

05-20-2014 06:15:40 | More by mac31
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Dudon

Maine

3.5/5  rDev -1.4%

05-13-2014 14:03:48 | More by Dudon
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Denzo

Massachusetts

3.25/5  rDev -8.5%

04-20-2014 01:03:01 | More by Denzo
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demosixt

Texas

3.75/5  rDev +5.6%

04-18-2014 02:33:54 | More by demosixt
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Satchboogie

New Hampshire

3.25/5  rDev -8.5%

04-18-2014 01:27:40 | More by Satchboogie
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jerefreakinmiah

North Carolina

4.25/5  rDev +19.7%

04-04-2014 02:58:41 | More by jerefreakinmiah
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sia478

Washington

3.5/5  rDev -1.4%

03-30-2014 06:20:18 | More by sia478
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Supergenious

Michigan

3.75/5  rDev +5.6%

03-21-2014 23:47:41 | More by Supergenious
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VTBrewHound

Vermont

4.25/5  rDev +19.7%

03-17-2014 22:29:38 | More by VTBrewHound
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CTbrew32

Oklahoma

4/5  rDev +12.7%

03-16-2014 03:42:42 | More by CTbrew32
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Mr-Cyphyr

New Hampshire

4.61/5  rDev +29.9%

Pour into wide mouth clear pint beer glass ... nice color, great aroma, nice small bubble head .. first taste .. OMGosh, one word: Freak'n Awesome .. continued sipping, enjoying the aroma, the bitter but smooth hoppiness .. reminded me of a Barley Wine. I let it sit for a while, and warm up .. and it just got better, topping in flavor well into the high 50's, low 60's .. never got bad.. good from the 1st sip to the last. Now on my top 10, no, top 5!

02-27-2014 16:22:55 | More by Mr-Cyphyr
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BradC

Pennsylvania

4.43/5  rDev +24.8%

Poured from a 22oz bomber into a tulip, dark hazy amber color with a thin head and nice lacing.

Smells of buttery toffee, vanilla, caramel, not much hop aroma.

Taste of sweet caramel, toffee, some vanilla and fruitiness with firm hop bitterness in the finish. Alcohol is there but not overbearing.

Full bodies mouthfeel, low carbonation. Heavy but not cloying.

Overall, a nice barleywine. Don't have a ton of experience with the style but this has a great sweet malt backbone, just enough hops and alcohol. I'd hunt this one down again.

NOTE: bottle was from 2012, aged about 16 months.

02-21-2014 01:08:19 | More by BradC
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Offa

California

4.43/5  rDev +24.8%

This is an excellent bareywine.

Deep copper brown, it has a small pale tan head slowly shrinking to a thin lasting foamy top, veneer, with rich foamy ring.

Aroma is candied wood, caramelised bread crust and dried fruits, hint of sherry.

Taste is rich, full of brandied, candied fruits, caramelised bread, spicy raisiny character, some woody-peppery bitterness & bite supporting a rich sweetness. Feel is full, not too oily or thick, a bit lively, lots of rich toast in aftertaste.

02-17-2014 05:50:02 | More by Offa
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Pens1967

Louisiana

3.25/5  rDev -8.5%

02-09-2014 03:32:56 | More by Pens1967
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Slatetank

Pennsylvania

3.63/5  rDev +2.3%

I purchased this at Wegman's in Mechanicsburg, poured chilled from the bomber into a goblet.

The color is deep honey amber with moderate haze and thick cream cap with fine bead. The lace sticks in a ring pattern with good retention in general. The smell is very fruity with a light apple skin and mild sweet stone fruit ester with some light caramel and subtle oxidized sherry-like note with an almost prune-like dried fruit sweet aroma. The feel is decent with moderate bitterness and medium carbonation with thick body and creamy texture of yeast with moderate sweetness and alcohol in the finish.

The taste has a a woody hop flavor mixed with a honey/caramel taste from the malt which is sweet but not cloying, a bit of yeast fruitiness comes through but alcohol flavor soon takes over with some oxidation present in the taste. I liked this for the most part, it is not very cohesive and kind of hits you randomly with hops adding a spiced impact yet a nice dose of malt sweetness is present. Iike the concept more than the actual flavor

01-25-2014 02:21:13 | More by Slatetank
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Shipyard Double Old Thumper Ale from Shipyard Brewing Co.
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