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Shipyard IPA - Shipyard Brewing Co.

Shipyard IPAShipyard IPA

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793 Ratings
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Ratings: 793
Reviews: 501
rAvg: 3.25
pDev: 16.31%


Brewed by:
Shipyard Brewing Co. visit their website
Maine, United States

Style | ABV
English India Pale Ale (IPA) |  5.80% ABV

Availability: Year-round

Notes/Commercial Description:
No notes at this time.

(Beer added by: xlperro on 07-01-2001)
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Murph

Arizona

4.83/5  rDev +48.6%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 5

Pours a beautiful golden orange color with a nice creamy white head that slowly sinks to a film and leaves some lovely rings around the glass. The smell is all fuggles as the names suggest, intense english hops with just a hint of sweet malt. Beautiful creamy malt starts the brew off before it transitions into a nice mellow bitterness that the fuggles empart. Extraordinarily creamy and smooth and yet very crisp as well. This is one seriously drinkable brew. It is just getting better and better as it warms too. I have had two of my now favorite IPAs in the last couple of days. Thanks to the Bierman for the bier.

Serving type: bottle

07-11-2002 20:31:59 | More by Murph
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poured from the bottle into a pint glass

A - Pours a hazy, gold with some flakes in it (probably because I cellared it too long). Impressive, creamy, off-white tan head that is somewhat cone shaped. Head stays intact all the way down the glass. Leaves behind concentric rings of lacing and large splotches near the bottom.

S - Citrus hops and some crackers upon opening the bottle. In the glass orange zest, red apple, and light spices come out.

T - Malt with hints of apple upfront. The body is a apple cider with orange and spice on a slightly stale malt backbone. Strong sense of red apple as the beer passes over the back of the tongue leads to a very dry, overripe red apple finish.

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Shipyard IPA from Shipyard Brewing Co.
75 out of 100 based on 793 ratings.