Shipyard IPA - Shipyard Brewing Co.
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3.34/5 rDev +2.8%
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.
04-10-2014 03:46:21 | More by Bockrules
United Kingdom (England)
3.36/5 rDev +3.4%
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.
03-26-2014 17:04:20 | More by Sam-VW
4.04/5 rDev +24.3%
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.
03-25-2014 00:29:46 | More by illpass78
Shipyard IPA from Shipyard Brewing Co.
75 out of 100 based on 849 ratings.