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Shipyard IPA - Shipyard Brewing Co.

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Shipyard IPAShipyard IPA

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BA SCORE
75
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852 Ratings
THE BROS
75
okay

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Ratings: 852
Reviews: 503
rAvg: 3.25
pDev: 16.62%
Wants: 4
Gots: 31 | 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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DreamDeath

New Brunswick (Canada)

3.25/5  rDev 0%

05-18-2014 06:07:41 | More by DreamDeath
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Mikus

Pennsylvania

3.25/5  rDev 0%

05-16-2014 22:08:45 | More by Mikus
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Dudon

Maine

3.5/5  rDev +7.7%

05-13-2014 14:02:39 | More by Dudon
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Georgiabeer

Georgia

3.25/5  rDev 0%

05-11-2014 18:09:58 | More by Georgiabeer
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jrohrbacher

North Carolina

3.25/5  rDev 0%

05-08-2014 18:10:59 | More by jrohrbacher
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TheMaineBeerGuy

Maine

3.25/5  rDev 0%

05-05-2014 23:11:17 | More by TheMaineBeerGuy
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bacher468

Pennsylvania

3.25/5  rDev 0%

05-03-2014 16:17:45 | More by bacher468
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Skwalk47

Massachusetts

3/5  rDev -7.7%

04-24-2014 17:21:33 | More by Skwalk47
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Gator_Nation

Florida

3.75/5  rDev +15.4%

04-22-2014 01:53:58 | More by Gator_Nation
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coopdog1000

Florida

3.5/5  rDev +7.7%

04-19-2014 17:49:22 | More by coopdog1000
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ZachE

Wisconsin

2.25/5  rDev -30.8%

04-18-2014 03:01:41 | More by ZachE
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Satchboogie

New Hampshire

3/5  rDev -7.7%

04-18-2014 01:28:18 | More by Satchboogie
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HeavyDandtheGirls

Massachusetts

3.25/5  rDev 0%

04-17-2014 22:13:09 | More by HeavyDandtheGirls
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SkinniePost

Wisconsin

3.5/5  rDev +7.7%

04-17-2014 22:07:43 | More by SkinniePost
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justinm4bama

Alabama

3.25/5  rDev 0%

04-15-2014 05:28:08 | More by justinm4bama
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David19457

New Jersey

3.75/5  rDev +15.4%

04-11-2014 05:02:48 | More by David19457
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Bockrules

New Mexico

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
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swandtj

Tennessee

3.25/5  rDev 0%

04-10-2014 00:13:41 | More by swandtj
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harpus

Alabama

3.25/5  rDev 0%

04-09-2014 14:51:46 | More by harpus
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jebrew

Maine

2.75/5  rDev -15.4%

04-07-2014 19:08:46 | More by jebrew
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Sam-VW

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
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illpass78

Maine

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
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Fettpopps

Massachusetts

1.5/5  rDev -53.8%

03-16-2014 14:00:03 | More by Fettpopps
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HopGrazer

New York

3.25/5  rDev 0%

03-08-2014 16:33:17 | More by HopGrazer
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Hanselpb

Ohio

3.5/5  rDev +7.7%

03-08-2014 13:10:01 | More by Hanselpb
Shipyard IPA from Shipyard Brewing Co.
75 out of 100 based on 852 ratings.