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Shipyard IPA - Shipyard Brewing Co.

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Shipyard IPAShipyard IPA

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918 Ratings

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Ratings: 918
Reviews: 511
rAvg: 3.25
pDev: 16.31%
Wants: 5
Gots: 72 | 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:
Beer added by: xlperro on 07-01-2001

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look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

12oz bottle, from a Shipyard mixed IPA pack currently available in Alberta.

This beer pours a clear, pale copper amber hue, with two fingers of puffy, tightly foamy, and slightly chunky dirty white head, which leaves some decent rainforest treetop lace around the glass as it gently subsides.

It smells of acrid earthy yeast, pithy generic citrus rind, tart apple skin, crackery pale malt, and a touch of boozy pine, like furniture cleaner. The taste is biscuity caramel and bready pale malt, acerbic apple and muddled citrus, an indistinct earthy spiciness, and weedy, leafy, and somewhat perfumed hops.

The carbonation is fairly light and fluffy in its straight-up frothiness, the body a stoic medium weight, with a few minor catches and snags in its otherwise plain as the day is long smoothness. It finishes quite dry, the biscuity, crackery malt in collusion with the lingering earthy, leafy, and floral noble hops.

An approachable, and eventually drinkable old-world IPA, the hops veering towards perfume territory, rather than citrus orchards having sex with pine forests. Simple as that, and I'm glad I got to try an example of this style made stateside.

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look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

Second bottle of this from an IPA mix-pack by Shipyard recently purchased.

A- 12oz bottle pours to a goblet with a deep golden body that is mostly translucent. A thick, creamy white head forms up to one finger with pretty good retention. The head leaves a thick frothy ring and small islands. Lacing starts with big sheets and is followed by plentiful webs and drizzle.

S- Certainly displays English character with medium fruity esters exhibited by the yeast. Hops also follow the UK-style with an emphasis on earthy, grassy, fruity and floral tones. Hints at crystal malts.

T- For me the main players in the flavor are grassy hops, light fruits and medium caramelized grains. Other notes that come to mind are floral, earthy, herbal tea, fresh cracked UK base grains, apple, dried light fruits and citrus zest.

MF- Crisp light-medium body overall with a silky, creamy consistency. Carbonation is towards the high end but smoothed out by the texture on the palate. Finishes with an herbal bitterness.

For me, this is a better example of an English IPA than their Monkey Fist is of an American IPA. Herbal, grassy hops over a medium malt and fruity yeast base. It doesn't come together amazingly but nothing glaring is wrong here.

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Shipyard IPA from Shipyard Brewing Co.
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