1. The wait is over! Download the BeerAdvocate app on iTunes or Google Play now.
  2. Get 12 issues / year of BeerAdvocate magazine for only $9.99!

Shipyard IPA - Shipyard Brewing Co.

Not Rated.
Shipyard IPAShipyard IPA

Displayed for educational use only; do not reuse.
BA SCORE
75
okay

825 Ratings
THE BROS
75
okay

(view ratings)
Ratings: 825
Reviews: 502
rAvg: 3.25
pDev: 16.31%
Wants: 4
Gots: 21 | FT: 0
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)
View: Beers (41) |  Events
Beer: Ratings & Reviews
« first ‹ prev | 1-25 | 26-50 | 51-75  | next › last »
Ratings: 825 | Reviews: 502 | Display Reviews Only:
Reviews by rickyleepotts:
Photo of rickyleepotts
rickyleepotts

Arizona

3/5  rDev -7.7%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

I think my favorite part about this project is learning so much more about a beer than I would from reading the label. Sure, this beer says it's an IPA. I like IPAs, so I am sure I will like this beer. But to learn about the history of the beer and the brewmaster, and to learn that this beer has only been made for a few years is something you can't replace by grabbing a six-pack off the shelf. I also like learning that this beer has been rebranded already, having changed its name. Beer Advocate still lists this beer under both names, not considering the Shipyard Fuggles obsolete.

On to the beer… the beer pours like a typical IPA should. The head is quite thick, though… almost foamy. Perhaps that foam is getting in the way of the nose as it's pretty weak at first. After a few deep sniffs, it gets a bit better… but overall, the nose is pretty weak for a beer that packs 50 IBU. The head just sits there too, for a few minutes. Might as well see what this beer tastes like.

The head gets in the way at the start, and the mouthfeel is pretty solid. It's somewhat thick, which I assume is a cause of the head. The hops carry on through the back of the tongue, and then the aftertaste just sort of sits there for a second. It's not a typical IPA aftertaste. It's not bad, though… I am trying to find the word for it. After a few swallows with the beer fresh off the palate, the hoppy notes are still sticking around. I wouldn't call it tart… but its getting there.

My second taste isn't much better. I like the aftertaste enough, and the fact that the hops sit on the tongue, to want to rush through the beer and swallow as fast as I can. The aftertaste is worth buying a bottle of this brew. Not sure if I have had a Fuggle beer before… but I have never had a beer that tasted like this. Not an IPA anyway. It's not bad, but it's not good either. It's… it's just okay.

Serving type: bottle

08-15-2011 04:33:03 | More by rickyleepotts
More User Reviews:
Photo of Ropowers3
Ropowers3

Massachusetts

3.5/5  rDev +7.7%

07-21-2014 17:35:21 | More by Ropowers3
Photo of SSS
SSS

Quebec (Canada)

3.5/5  rDev +7.7%

07-19-2014 16:23:21 | More by SSS
Photo of Stargazer2892
Stargazer2892

North Carolina

4.5/5  rDev +38.5%

07-16-2014 01:28:50 | More by Stargazer2892
Photo of Dave1337
Dave1337

New Jersey

4/5  rDev +23.1%

07-13-2014 16:17:10 | More by Dave1337
Photo of aclisb
aclisb

Missouri

3.5/5  rDev +7.7%

07-11-2014 17:57:07 | More by aclisb
Photo of tone77
tone77

Pennsylvania

3.36/5  rDev +3.4%
look: 4 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Poured from a brown 12 oz. bottle. Has a light brownish/tan color with a 1/2 inch head. Smell is kind of mild, a bit of malts. Taste is also light for the style, malts up front, hops at the finish. Some caramel, and just a bit dry. Feels medium bodied in the mouth and overall is drinkable and decent, but nothing special.

Serving type: bottle

07-05-2014 05:09:41 | More by tone77
Photo of Mattr1983
Mattr1983


2.75/5  rDev -15.4%

06-27-2014 18:45:26 | More by Mattr1983
Photo of jmathis
jmathis

Florida

3/5  rDev -7.7%

06-27-2014 14:17:43 | More by jmathis
Photo of Brutus627
Brutus627

Maine

2.75/5  rDev -15.4%

06-24-2014 14:24:00 | More by Brutus627
Photo of Johnct
Johnct

Connecticut

1.25/5  rDev -61.5%

06-24-2014 13:08:45 | More by Johnct
Photo of Christian_Champagne
Christian_Champagne

Quebec (Canada)

3.5/5  rDev +7.7%

06-21-2014 21:52:21 | More by Christian_Champagne
Photo of JJChrist
JJChrist

Maine

3/5  rDev -7.7%

06-21-2014 21:48:38 | More by JJChrist
Photo of Phigg1102
Phigg1102

New York

3.5/5  rDev +7.7%

06-19-2014 23:48:36 | More by Phigg1102
Photo of Dougwillhike
Dougwillhike

New Jersey

3/5  rDev -7.7%

06-16-2014 16:43:10 | More by Dougwillhike
Photo of Yeroc
Yeroc

Pennsylvania

3.5/5  rDev +7.7%

06-14-2014 03:35:35 | More by Yeroc
Photo of neil2me
neil2me

Connecticut

3.25/5  rDev 0%

06-10-2014 03:07:56 | More by neil2me
Photo of KevMo84
KevMo84

California

3.25/5  rDev 0%

06-08-2014 08:11:01 | More by KevMo84
Photo of Dicers
Dicers

Texas

3/5  rDev -7.7%

06-06-2014 19:24:48 | More by Dicers
Photo of Socialiste
Socialiste

Quebec (Canada)

3.75/5  rDev +15.4%

05-30-2014 19:21:06 | More by Socialiste
Photo of AMCimpi
AMCimpi

New York

3/5  rDev -7.7%

05-27-2014 15:03:03 | More by AMCimpi
Photo of Joe_Suave
Joe_Suave

Florida

3/5  rDev -7.7%

05-26-2014 15:46:24 | More by Joe_Suave
Photo of Latarnik
Latarnik

New Jersey

3.25/5  rDev 0%

05-24-2014 22:59:18 | More by Latarnik
Photo of Jerseyislandbeer
Jerseyislandbeer

Jersey

3.75/5  rDev +15.4%

05-19-2014 19:25:17 | More by Jerseyislandbeer
Photo of DreamDeath
DreamDeath

New Brunswick (Canada)

3.25/5  rDev 0%

05-18-2014 06:07:41 | More by DreamDeath
« first ‹ prev | 1-25 | 26-50 | 51-75  | next › last »
Shipyard IPA from Shipyard Brewing Co.
75 out of 100 based on 825 ratings.