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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

199 Ratings
THE BROS
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Ratings: 199
Reviews: 95
rAvg: 3.55
pDev: 16.62%
Wants: 4
Gots: 16 | 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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reitzbrewing

Pennsylvania

4/5  rDev +12.7%

12-30-2013 21:19:43 | More by reitzbrewing
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Omnium

Pennsylvania

3.3/5  rDev -7%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.5

Bottle > Pint Glass

A - Cloudy amber with a finger of light khaki head, sudsy, decent rings of lacing though./
S - Very sweet caramel malts, dark pine scent, earthy, herbal, ash, oak.
T -Sweet and boozy, spicy hop resin, aggressive pine, kinda soapy, burnt oak chips.
M - Cloyingly sweet and bitter.
O - Eh not really good, just too much of everything, the bourbon barrel version of this is much better.

Serving type: bottle

12-30-2013 00:45:22 | More by Omnium
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jucifer1818

Florida

4.25/5  rDev +19.7%

12-16-2013 05:21:12 | More by jucifer1818
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SunDevilBeer

Massachusetts

3.5/5  rDev -1.4%

12-06-2013 01:50:22 | More by SunDevilBeer
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JAHMUR

Connecticut

3/5  rDev -15.5%

12-04-2013 04:30:15 | More by JAHMUR
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BeerBeast

Florida

3.5/5  rDev -1.4%

12-03-2013 01:44:26 | More by BeerBeast
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Screper

Massachusetts

3.5/5  rDev -1.4%

10-19-2013 20:51:59 | More by Screper
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GreesyFizeek

New York

2.66/5  rDev -25.1%
look: 3.25 | smell: 2.75 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 2.75 | overall: 2.75

Bottle purchased by Mom and Dad in Maine, and given to me as a souvenir. Sorry mom and dad, but this one sucked.

Pours a clear weak-looking amber color, with a small half inch head and no lacing, really.

Smells like alcohol, with some leafy hops, and overly sweet malts.

This is one unbalanced and unpleasant barleywine. I can't really expect too much from Shipyard, though. Quite sugary in the malt department, a bit of burnt brown sugar, some stale tasting leafy hops, and heaps of booze. Ugh.

Medium bodied, sticky sweet syrupy gross mouthfeel. Low carbonation.

This one's pretty atrocious, honestly. Don't buy it.

Serving type: bottle

10-18-2013 13:17:59 | More by GreesyFizeek
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Kmlund

Massachusetts

3.75/5  rDev +5.6%

10-03-2013 19:00:26 | More by Kmlund
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Beermaine

Maine

4/5  rDev +12.7%

10-03-2013 00:40:22 | More by Beermaine
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ZombiesAteMyDog

Indiana

3.75/5  rDev +5.6%

09-25-2013 23:14:27 | More by ZombiesAteMyDog
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mychalg9

Illinois

4.45/5  rDev +25.4%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

Full review on this one because I feel like a small injustice has been done with some of these low reviews.

Bought a bomber on a whim because I'd never heard of this one. Pours a dirty brownish red with a nice whitish-tan head that recedes fast but leaves decent lacing.
Smells like a barleywine should: leathery dark fruits with some booziness. Taste is more of the same, sweet dark fruits throughout, mellows out at the end which I usually take as a sign of weakness, though in this one it feels right. Mouthfeel is great, perfect amount of carbonation with a medium to full body.

Hot damn this is a great, full flavored sipping barleywine. I will certainly look for this again, as I feel like I paid ~$8 for the 22 oz bottle. I would recommend this to anyone looking for a new barleywine to try.

Serving type: bottle

09-22-2013 05:17:38 | More by mychalg9
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user785335

Florida

4.25/5  rDev +19.7%

09-16-2013 16:41:49 | More by user785335
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Basshooker

New Hampshire

3/5  rDev -15.5%

08-29-2013 23:39:45 | More by Basshooker
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GraduatedCashew

California

3/5  rDev -15.5%

08-29-2013 18:19:31 | More by GraduatedCashew
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rawfish

California

3.5/5  rDev -1.4%

08-24-2013 18:02:15 | More by rawfish
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brureview

Massachusetts

4.24/5  rDev +19.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

This beer is highly underrated. It's an excellent beer served warm in a snifter.

The beer poured a nice copper color into a snifter. Served warm at about 50F.
1/2F head.

Immediate wafting of stone fruit, apricot, and raisin. There are American and British hops in this beer, so it has somewhat of a British beer consistency and aroma.

Mouth feel- very carbonated-perhaps too much.

Taste is heavy fruit-raisin, apricots, stone fruits finished with a heavy alcoholic finish.

In general an excellent beer. Perhaps other reviewers served it too cold or in a glass which doesn't enhance the English Barley Wine consistency.

Serving type: bottle

08-22-2013 02:39:10 | More by brureview
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MikeHRayn

Maine

4.5/5  rDev +26.8%

08-18-2013 11:52:37 | More by MikeHRayn
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Hopheadjeffery

Illinois

3.5/5  rDev -1.4%

08-13-2013 02:13:39 | More by Hopheadjeffery
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bigaddy

Michigan

3.5/5  rDev -1.4%

08-13-2013 01:29:35 | More by bigaddy
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NCStateAE

North Carolina

4.25/5  rDev +19.7%

08-05-2013 22:22:40 | More by NCStateAE
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nygannon

California

3.75/5  rDev +5.6%

08-03-2013 21:15:27 | More by nygannon
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Dbrag

Maine

4.5/5  rDev +26.8%

08-02-2013 03:27:26 | More by Dbrag
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Newenglandcraftbrew

Maine

3.5/5  rDev -1.4%

07-31-2013 08:44:53 | More by Newenglandcraftbrew
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Darkmagus82

Virginia

4.19/5  rDev +18%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

Poured from bottle into a snifter

Appearance- Pours a deep amber-orange color with a small white head. The head fades very fast leaving a light level of lace on the sides of the glass.

Smell – The aroma was very sweet and bready. The sweet is of toffee and caramel with a whole lot of a candied sugar. The bready smell is doughy and biscuity with a little bit of roastiness. Along with these is a big boozy smell of bourbon creating a sweet warming smell overall.

Taste – The taste begins very sweet and thick with lots of caramel and toffee upfront. Some orange flavors come toward the tongue soon after the initial taste as well as sweet bready taste. The orange citrus is later joined by some lemon which bitter the brew lightly. An alcohol taste comes to the tongue along with time as well bringing a lighter bourbon taste to the brew. The bourbon grows stronger being joined by a little bit of hop. When these are mixed with the thick sweeter and sugary tastes, a warming boozy taste is left on the tongue.

Mouthfeel – The body of the beer is super creamy and thick with a carbonation level that is very low. This is quite appropriate for the sweeter flavors of the brew as well as for making a nice slow sipper in light of all the booziness in the brew.

Overall – A sweet but enjoyable barley wine. A nice slow sipper and worth a try.

Serving type: bottle

07-20-2013 02:17:12 | More by Darkmagus82
Shipyard Double Old Thumper Ale from Shipyard Brewing Co.
81 out of 100 based on 199 ratings.