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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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210 Ratings
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Ratings: 210
Reviews: 96
rAvg: 3.53
pDev: 16.43%
Wants: 7
Gots: 20 | 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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Photo of Nerudamann
4/5  rDev +13.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Poured from a bottle into a pint glass.

Look – dark red/medium brown in color, maybe a little hazy, with about a finger and a half’s worth of frothy khaki-colored foam that dissipates slowly.

Smell – dark and roasted, malty, almost with a whisky-like edge to it.

Taste – dark and strong. There’s a heavy mix of hop and malt at first, but then you’re blown away by abv, and that’s just in the beginning. It melds next into a whisky-like quality and finishes bittersweet, with a tinsy bit of a bitter aftertaste.

Mouthfeel – pretty well balanced, not leaning too heavily toward the watery or creamy sides.

Overall – interesting brew. Tastes a bit like a strong beer mixed with scotch or whisky. It’s a good mix though. Good-tasting and interesting to think about.

Nerudamann, Apr 12, 2012
Photo of TPONY51
4.33/5  rDev +22.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Been in the cellar for about 8 months and I wish I had tried it sooner because I love it. Beautiful orange and amber color. The smell is sweet and boozey with some biscuit and sweet fruit. The taste is by no way balanced yet flows pretty well and is interesting. It goes from quick biscuit to fruit with a (in my opinion) smooth hop and a nice boozey finish. The mouth feel is slick and comforting and the finish lingers long enough but doesn't over stay its welcome. Over all if i saw it on a menu or in a store I would make the purchase without hesitation.

TPONY51, Mar 12, 2012
Photo of nicholas527
3/5  rDev -15%

nicholas527, Mar 04, 2012
Photo of valdieuer
3.5/5  rDev -0.8%

valdieuer, Feb 10, 2012
Photo of McLaughlin5350
2.5/5  rDev -29.2%

McLaughlin5350, Feb 04, 2012
Photo of 11millsown113
2/5  rDev -43.3%

11millsown113, Jan 30, 2012
Photo of JmBrkr
2.38/5  rDev -32.6%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 2 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 2

It's been a while since I've had this brew, but I felt I should warn others. Unless you are a big fan of Old Thumper and want to meet his older meaner bi-polar brother, don't touch this stuff. I found it to be poorly balanced. I love strong hops and strong bodied beers, but from start to finish this beer comes across as ambitious yet, unkempt and not well thought out.
As a friend out it, "It's just too...double, and not enough thumper."

JmBrkr, Jan 23, 2012
Photo of johnhenryconway
1/5  rDev -71.7%

johnhenryconway, Jan 17, 2012
Photo of FirstBrewsoon
4.5/5  rDev +27.5%

FirstBrewsoon, Jan 11, 2012
Photo of ale207
4/5  rDev +13.3%

ale207, Dec 30, 2011
Photo of phishinNYC
3/5  rDev -15%

phishinNYC, Dec 25, 2011
Photo of Schlais
2.5/5  rDev -29.2%

Schlais, Dec 19, 2011
Photo of MaineMike
3.5/5  rDev -0.8%

MaineMike, Dec 18, 2011
Photo of rab53
4/5  rDev +13.3%

rab53, Dec 07, 2011
Photo of sjverla
3.15/5  rDev -10.8%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Nose: Very sweet. Dark fruit. Jam-like with a little yeast and hot alcohol.

Appearance: Slightly hazy, deep ruby. A thin head skims the top and sticks to the sides.

Taste: Plenty of booze in this. Very tart and really yeasty. A little musty and bitter on the back end. Assertive burnt malt notes.

Overall: Less "thump" than I was hoping for. Unless they're referring to the sound you make when you hit the ground.

sjverla, Dec 01, 2011
Photo of tpauer
4/5  rDev +13.3%

tpauer, Nov 25, 2011
Photo of waiting4lunch
4/5  rDev +13.3%

waiting4lunch, Nov 22, 2011
Photo of Pamola
4/5  rDev +13.3%

Pamola, Nov 22, 2011
Photo of Burt
3/5  rDev -15%

Burt, Nov 22, 2011
Photo of Amalak
4.5/5  rDev +27.5%

Amalak, Nov 21, 2011
Photo of danmcg62
4.05/5  rDev +14.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4.5

A-Poured into a pint glass. Pours an orangey brown color with a smallish white head. Good looking brew.

S-Very biscuity. There's also figs, raisins. Mild spice hop aroma, mild malt as well. I like this.

T-Very spicy hops, finishes rather malty like the label says. Like the smell there is figs and raisins.

M-Thick and chewy. Spicy and malty.

O-Overall this a very good brew. I dig the smell and taste of the beer. I know this is an amped up version of the Old Thumper Ale, but I thought this was more close to the Export Ale. I think this would pair well with some BBQ.

danmcg62, Nov 18, 2011
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4/5  rDev +13.3%

codynevels, Nov 17, 2011
Photo of Vinlespo
4/5  rDev +13.3%

Vinlespo, Nov 17, 2011
Photo of richbrew
4/5  rDev +13.3%

richbrew, Nov 16, 2011
Photo of ColSanders123
4/5  rDev +13.3%

ColSanders123, Nov 15, 2011
Shipyard Double Old Thumper Ale from Shipyard Brewing Co.
80 out of 100 based on 210 ratings.