Shipyard IPA - Shipyard Brewing Co.
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Reviews by rickyleepotts:
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
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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
Shipyard IPA from Shipyard Brewing Co.
75 out of 100 based on 825 ratings.