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Shipyard IPA - Shipyard Brewing Co.

Shipyard IPAShipyard IPA

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75
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788 Ratings
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Ratings: 788
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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Reviews by undeadozzy:
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undeadozzy

Pennsylvania

2.65/5  rDev -18.5%
look: 3 | smell: 2 | taste: 3 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 2.5

A - Vigorous pour resulting in thick foamy head. Head dissipates and completely vanishes after several minutes, but leaves thick lacing on glass. Nice deep amber color.

S - Smells very floral. Picking up scents of caramel and an almost buttery scent, but it has a scent that is not one I would apply to an IPA.

T - Tastes like beer. Beer with a hoppy aftertaste. It's not a bad beer, but definitely not like the IPAs that I'm used to. It does have a nice aftertaste, but up front it's a blast of breadiness with a touch of hops.

M - Light, almost "greasy" feel. Feels like it clings to my mouth even after it's gone. The dryness after every sip is a tease, seeing as it doesn't have a taste to match the aftertaste.

O - Is a good beer. Not a very good IPA overall, but it tastes as though it's on the right track. In coming years, I hope the brewery reformulates it to bring it to its full potential.

Serving type: bottle

01-30-2012 05:01:14 | More by undeadozzy
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justinm4bama

Alabama

3.25/5  rDev 0%

04-15-2014 05:28:08 | More by justinm4bama
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Bockrules

New Mexico

3.34/5  rDev +2.8%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.5

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.

M - Medium bodied with a slight chewyness that lingers on the palate even after swallowing. Moderate carbonation suits the beer nicely.

I was non to pleased with this beer considering all the hype it has received. The stale red apple finish is really just ruins the beer and makes me not want to take another sip. Part of the issue may very well be that this beer is 2 years beyond its best if enjoyed by date. I'll give a fresher bottle a go in the near future. However, after looking at other reviews, it seems my assessment is inline with what other observed.

Serving type: bottle

04-10-2014 03:46:21 | More by Bockrules
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swandtj

Tennessee

3.25/5  rDev 0%

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3.25/5  rDev 0%

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Maine

2.75/5  rDev -15.4%

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Sam-VW

United Kingdom (England)

3.36/5  rDev +3.4%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.25

A- Poured into an Adnams Ghost Ship pint glass. Thick off white towards the darker side head. Good retention.

S- biscuit, malty, slight hop (Fuggles) but not very much compared to other American IPAs or indeed British IPA's.

T- More of a bitter malt taste than a hop kick. Still very tasty but it doesn't seem like an IPA.

M- Quite a thin feel, but it goes down very well. Session brew for sure.

I like this beer as a session brew, but I'm not sure it's a traditional IPA by British or American standards.

Serving type: bottle

03-26-2014 17:04:20 | More by Sam-VW
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illpass78

Maine

4.04/5  rDev +24.3%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

12 oz. bottle poured into a craft glass.

Appearance: Pours a hazy orange with a half-inch white head that dissipates to film fairly quickly. Carbonation average, lacing heavy.

Aroma: Some inviting aromas here. Smells like apricot, citrus, pine, hops, oranges, lemon and some faint grassiness.

Taste: Really tasty IPA. Piny hops and citrus are the dominant flavors. Enough complexity to keep you interested. It's not a mondo hop bomb, but it doesn't need to be.

Mouthfeel: Some enjoyable prickliness to go with a light-to-medium body. Smooth for an IPA.

Overall: One of the better straight-up IPAs I've had. Would drink again. Hits all the right notes.

Serving type: bottle

03-25-2014 00:29:46 | More by illpass78
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Shipyard IPA from Shipyard Brewing Co.
75 out of 100 based on 788 ratings.