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Shipyard IPA - Shipyard Brewing Co.

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Shipyard IPAShipyard IPA

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BA SCORE
75
okay

821 Ratings
THE BROS
75
okay

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Ratings: 821
Reviews: 502
rAvg: 3.25
pDev: 16.31%
Wants: 4
Gots: 17 | 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)
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Swaino

New York

3.25/5  rDev 0%

02-13-2014 03:13:14 | More by Swaino
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wl0307

United Kingdom (England)

3.25/5  rDev 0%

02-12-2014 21:17:06 | More by wl0307
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NOLANDMAN

Massachusetts

3.75/5  rDev +15.4%

02-10-2014 03:47:56 | More by NOLANDMAN
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paulish

New York

3.5/5  rDev +7.7%

02-02-2014 02:37:32 | More by paulish
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PalatePilot

Colorado

3.25/5  rDev 0%

01-27-2014 20:41:25 | More by PalatePilot
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edugasmtl

Quebec (Canada)

3/5  rDev -7.7%

01-26-2014 23:41:59 | More by edugasmtl
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LXIXME

New Mexico

3.25/5  rDev 0%

01-24-2014 05:31:07 | More by LXIXME
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kvgomps

Massachusetts

2.75/5  rDev -15.4%

01-24-2014 02:54:13 | More by kvgomps
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FLima

Brazil

3.53/5  rDev +8.6%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.5

Amber color with a one finger thick head with medium retention and leaving some laces.
Light aroma of English hops with fruity citrus notes and bready malt.
Similarly, bitter flavor of English hops (Fuggles as announced), notes of earth, grapefruit, tea bags, caramels and hint of herbs. Quite dry and bitter aftertaste.
Light body with appropriate carbonation.
This is definitely a traditional English IPA, don’t expect a kick ass hoppy American IPA. Though, interestingly its hops intensity seems to increase over time, rather than the opposite. Also, one can learn how to easily identify Fuggles hops

Serving type: bottle

01-23-2014 23:20:29 | More by FLima
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Schmoog

United Kingdom (Scotland)

3.75/5  rDev +15.4%

01-17-2014 12:47:02 | More by Schmoog
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Guitars_and_beer

North Carolina

3.5/5  rDev +7.7%

01-13-2014 13:54:00 | More by Guitars_and_beer
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jaydoc

Kansas

3/5  rDev -7.7%

01-05-2014 17:33:03 | More by jaydoc
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BlueMoon10

Mississippi

3.5/5  rDev +7.7%

12-29-2013 16:18:25 | More by BlueMoon10
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BillRoth

Maryland

3.25/5  rDev 0%

12-28-2013 22:58:06 | More by BillRoth
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cardsfan

North Carolina

2.75/5  rDev -15.4%

12-28-2013 18:15:38 | More by cardsfan
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delta490

Virginia

3.26/5  rDev +0.3%
look: 4 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3

A- Poured an orange-gold with a creamy white head. Head had great retention and lacing, aided by a steady stream of carbonation.

S- has an almost ESB smell, with light biscuit and fruit malt notes. I detected almost no hops.

T-again, more towards the ESB/pint of bitter than anything resembling an IPA, in either the US or England. Not a bad flavor (not mind-blowing) but it's not anywhere near an IPA.

M-thinner and lacking in the resiny feel of most IPAs

O-it's not a terrible beer, in and of itself, but it falls copmletely short as an IPA.

Serving type: bottle

12-20-2013 00:46:51 | More by delta490
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dreis

Massachusetts

3/5  rDev -7.7%

12-19-2013 03:03:18 | More by dreis
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Scott_McCool

Florida

3.25/5  rDev 0%

12-15-2013 01:26:47 | More by Scott_McCool
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kabritz

Quebec (Canada)

1.75/5  rDev -46.2%

12-13-2013 23:55:57 | More by kabritz
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Lebzilla

Massachusetts

3/5  rDev -7.7%

12-09-2013 16:35:32 | More by Lebzilla
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Crumpetsnbeer

Maine

3.5/5  rDev +7.7%

12-07-2013 20:54:31 | More by Crumpetsnbeer
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NiceTaps

New Jersey

3.73/5  rDev +14.8%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

On tap in a pint glass.

A- Golden amber color with a 1-plus finger white colored head. Clean carbonation. Some sticky lacing.

S- Hoppy, citrus and earthy. Light malts. Pine.

T- Citrus start to finish. English biscuits and dry reads.

M- Chewy and tangy. Held back by that buttery thing.

O- I am a bit surprised by the low ratings. As an English IPA, it holds up ok for me. Drinkable and the right abv.

Serving type: on-tap

12-04-2013 02:07:42 | More by NiceTaps
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spicyvelveetas

Massachusetts

3/5  rDev -7.7%

12-03-2013 16:01:01 | More by spicyvelveetas
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vinicole

United Kingdom (England)

3.25/5  rDev 0%

11-30-2013 21:23:05 | More by vinicole
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Soloveitchik

New York

2.5/5  rDev -23.1%

11-27-2013 16:35:56 | More by Soloveitchik
Shipyard IPA from Shipyard Brewing Co.
75 out of 100 based on 821 ratings.