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Fuggles IPA - Shipyard Brewing Co.

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Fuggles IPA
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91 Ratings
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Ratings: 91
Reviews: 15
rAvg: 3.04
pDev: 23.03%
Wants: 1
Gots: 5 | 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:
This beer is retired; no longer brewed.

This is an alias for Shipyard IPA, which is brewed with 100% Fuggles.

(Beer added by: GarthDanielson on 07-22-2011)
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Reviews by happy4hoppybeer:
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1.95/5  rDev -35.9%

Poured into shaker glass a pale golden-orange/light amber, with good 1-finger white head, leaving moderate traces of bubbly lacing. Decent retention. Looks OK.

My nose inhales notes of faint sweetness, bread-like grains and fruits. Not detecting a lot of hop character at all. A little sweet, barley perhaps, some fruit and grains. Very underwhelming.

Fairly light body of sweetness, some toffee-like malt showing, and tartness. Heavy carbonation. Some piney hops come in, faintly. Very thin body, kind of flat and watery at times.

Not liking this one at all. Very bland, boring and lacking even the most basic structure and flavors of a real American or even English IPA. Not recommended.

happy4hoppybeer, Dec 06, 2011
More User Reviews:
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3/5  rDev -1.3%

JasonEames, Mar 24, 2013
Photo of Cavanaghty
4.43/5  rDev +45.7%

Poured from tap into a pint.

Appearance: A slightly cloudy amber color with a small amount of white head that did not last long.

Smell: Sweet flowery type smell, I think. Honestly the smell was not what I expected from any IPA, could not nail down the smell, but it smelled good.

Mouthfeel/Taste: Medium to light bodied and surprisingly smooth. Taste was on the lighter side with a mild sweetness and good bitterness with it. Although I could taste the alcohol.

Overall: Very refreshing and enjoyable IPA. Haven't seen this one around much, but I will keep my eye out so I can have it again.

Cavanaghty, Aug 11, 2012
Photo of bpfrush
3.25/5  rDev +6.9%

bpfrush, Nov 15, 2011
Photo of CoalPorter
3.83/5  rDev +26%

Poured from a brown bottle into a pint glass, enjoy by date of Jan 2012

A - 1.5 fingers of pillowy eggshell head leaving some lacing
color is golden honey, quite clear and inviting, small carbonation bubbles are evident

S - very herbal hop nose, slightly sweet and musty champagne like aroma underneath

T - bitterness up front, with flavors of grass, lemon peel, apricot and quinine, not much malt to balance but still delicious

M - medium

O - an easy drinking IPA without the citrus-hop-slam of the west coast styles I will have to get my hands on some more.

CoalPorter, Sep 06, 2011
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3.25/5  rDev +6.9%

cliff1066, Dec 17, 2012
Photo of rworkman
2.5/5  rDev -17.8%

rworkman, Mar 27, 2014
Photo of wilfonzo
2/5  rDev -34.2%

wilfonzo, Dec 15, 2011
Photo of JamLand
3/5  rDev -1.3%

JamLand, Jun 28, 2013
Photo of Kmlund
3/5  rDev -1.3%

Kmlund, Oct 17, 2013
Photo of pBRale
2.88/5  rDev -5.3%

From tasting notes 9-17-11
Poured into a snifter

Appearance: Clear pale amber pour, a 3-finger off white head that settles quickly and leaves traces of lacing here and there down the glass.

Smell: Not the typical American IPA smell I've grown accustomed to--there are some hops (mostly floral) and a strong malt presence in the nose.

Taste: The taste is a bit underwhelming for me. The flavor is primarily of earthy hops sustained by some toasty/bready malts that are not too prominent, and the finish is bitter and earthy.

Mouthfeel: Probably what least attracts me to this beer is the feel, which is pretty thin and watery. There is low to medium carbonation but not enough to give it a very crisp finish.

Overall: On the whole, this beer was not too impressive, but it was still okay. I wish it had a bit more variety/complexity in the flavor. Although I have more of this beer, I will likely give the rest away to a friend or something.

pBRale, Sep 27, 2011
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3/5  rDev -1.3%

hockeypuck, Jun 22, 2013
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3.25/5  rDev +6.9%

CraigTravor, Aug 04, 2014
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3.25/5  rDev +6.9%

bigbeers84, Mar 31, 2012
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3/5  rDev -1.3%

grahammi, Jul 10, 2013
Photo of dreichus
3.25/5  rDev +6.9%

dreichus, Jun 02, 2014
Photo of plaid75
4/5  rDev +31.6%

On draft at The Lark, East Northport, NY.

Poured a light copper hue with a one finger foamy white head. There was good retention and lacing.

The smell featured a zesty herbal hop and healthy dose of caramel and diactyl.

The taste initially consisted of an earthy burnt caramel, buttery toast and soft diacytl but slowly developed a spicy hop element.

The mouthfeel was typical of the style.

Overall a tasty ENGLISH style IPA.

plaid75, Nov 12, 2012
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3.2/5  rDev +5.3%

12 oz bottle poured into tulip glass. Date on bottle says best by Oct/12, so this should be in good form (I always worry about freshness when it comes to IPAs)

A) Slow pour, as head explodes into a formidable foamy four-finger in short order, takes a long time to dissolve and leaves prety nice lacing. Beer as a deep copper, quite pleasant looking.

S) More muted than I would like. A bit of the piney hops come through, some sweet malt smells and maybe an odd bit of raisin. Not unpleasant, just not forward.

T) Like smell, so goes the taste. Some malts, a hint of caramel and raisin. No citrus that I can detect. Some piney bitterness on the finish. I'm in no way qualified to distinguish between Fuggles and other sorts of hops.

M) Moderate/medium-bodied. A fair amount of carbonation. Decent amount of bitterness on finish and somewhat dry.

O) It's not bad, but it just doesn't have a lot of flavor.

IvoryFoxhole, Sep 08, 2012
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3.5/5  rDev +15.1%

patre_tim, Aug 10, 2014
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2.88/5  rDev -5.3%

Beer Review from 11/21/12, on tap at The Lark in East Northport, NY: pours a hazy orange amber color with a small off white head that faded on the fast side, leaving minimal spotty lacing.

Smells of malt, roasted grains, biscuit, caramel, spices, herbs, cardboard and wet wheat bread; very bready and like an English IPA.

Tastes like it smells, with malt, roasted grains, biscuit, caramel, spices like allspice and pepper, herbs like tea leaf, yeast/cardboard, pizza dough, and wet wheat bread; seems to be a cinnamon aftertaste lingering that tastes like wet cardboard and nothing like hops, so this was disappointing even if it is an English-style IPA as there should be some hops present.

Mouthfeel is tart and bitter, with a medium body, average carbonation and a grainy cardboard aftertaste.

This was way too malty to be an IPA as I like them, and a big letdown; even for an English IPA this just had no hop punch and lacked any real balance. Avoid unless you like malty cardboard flavor and bland English IPA’s.

CHickman, Nov 30, 2012
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3.25/5  rDev +6.9%

RedAleMan, Oct 21, 2012
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2.5/5  rDev -17.8%

Massbmx, Feb 12, 2012
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1.5/5  rDev -50.7%

BubbaMac, May 03, 2012
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1.04/5  rDev -65.8%

drinkfella, Aug 23, 2014
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3/5  rDev -1.3%

Whatup14, Apr 17, 2013
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Fuggles IPA from Shipyard Brewing Co.
72 out of 100 based on 91 ratings.