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BEER INFO

Brewed by:
Shipyard Brewing Co.
Maine, United States
shipyard.com

Style: American Blonde Ale

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 5.10%

Availability: Year-round

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Added by brewdlyhooked13 on 07-30-2001

BEER STATS
Ranking:
#43,557
Reviews:
427
Ratings:
956
pDev:
15.41%
Bros Score:
3.41
 
 
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Photo of Sammy
3.12/5  rDev -5.7%
look: 2.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Better than the macros Canadian golden ale. Some yeast, malts, and hops are there mostly in aroma and also in taste. malty aftertaste. Bit of head, thin mouthfeel. Sweet but Ok at end of summer day. Yeast imparts some citrus fruit. Easy drink, would to try on tap.

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Photo of kylehay2004
3.25/5  rDev -1.8%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3

The pour has a half finger head. The color is clear with an golden color and touch of amber. Aromas are of barley. Taste is smooth with a very mild hop finish. Sweet apple malt is appreciated. Mild to moderate carbonation. The beer is average in taste. It is a "safe" brew without overwhelming nor underwhelming qualities.

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3.25/5  rDev -1.8%

Photo of jaydoc
3.5/5  rDev +5.7%

Photo of UCLABrewN84
3.34/5  rDev +0.9%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.25

Best by 7/2013.

Pours a hazy light orange with a foamy light tan head that settles to a partial film on top of the beer. Foamy broken rings of lace form around the glass on the drink down. Smell is of malt, grain, and some fruity aromas. Taste is much the same with some grassy flavors on the finish. There is a mild amount of hop bitterness on the palate with each sip. This beer has a lower level of carbonation with a slightly crisp but somewhat medium bodied mouthfeel. Overall, this is an above average beer with a pretty good smell but the taste doesn't match up in my opinion.

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3/5  rDev -9.4%

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3/5  rDev -9.4%

Photo of oriolesfan4
3.59/5  rDev +8.5%
look: 3 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Bought as part of a sampler pack.

I thought this was by far the best of the 4 in the pack. A nice solid beer here. Great smell, nice hoppy taste, and smooth finish. Also not too high in ABV so you can easily put a few back. I would definitely come back to this one.

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Photo of metter98
3.26/5  rDev -1.5%
look: 4 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 4

A: The beer poured clear golden yellow in color with a finger high white head that quickly faded into a thin layer of bubbles covering the surface. A moderate amount of carbonation is visible from the rising bubbles.
S: The nose is rather fruity and has a slightly sweet aroma.
T: The taste is somewhat malty, but moderate flavors of fruits and sweetness really stand out. There are notes of apples and caramel. No flavors of hops are noticeable.
M: It feels light- to medium-bodied and smooth on the palate with a moderate amount of carbonation. There is a slight amount of dryness in the finish.
D: The beer is very easy to drink and is quite sessionable.

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Photo of BEERchitect
3.72/5  rDev +12.4%
look: 3 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3 | overall: 4

This is a very flavorful beer. Nicely copper and a touch darker than I'm used to in an APA. Smells sweetly spicy. Sweetly fruity in a perfume and refreshing way. Light hopping and subtle. Tastes moderately sweet of fruits: peaches, pears, plumbs, and pumpkin. Sweet spices, like corriander and ginger, add a summertime refreshing flavor. Sweet fruits and spices round out nicely. Body is firm but lighter than expected; makes for an easy drinker. Finishes in a sweeping way. A quick finish, but not abruptly crisp or dry, just sweet and fleeting. Very nice.

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Photo of biboergosum
3.34/5  rDev +0.9%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3

12oz bottle, day 1 of the 2017 Craft BeerAdvent Calendar. Kind of a boring-sounding brew to kick off this big deal, IMHO.

This beer pours a clear, bright medium golden yellow colour, with four fingers of puffy, loosely foamy, and fizzy off-white head, which leaves a bit of low-lying streaky lace around the glass as it quickly dissipates.

It smells of semi-sweet, grainy and doughy caramel malt, buttered white bread, faint generic citrus rind, a hint of earthy yeastiness, and very tame leafy, weedy, and floral noble hop bitters. The taste is bready and doughy caramel malt, plain Ritz crackers, some muddled pome and citrus fruitiness, kind of estery yeast, and more well-understated leafy, herbal, and floral verdant hoppiness.

The carbonation is pretty weak in its 'took a mental health day' frothiness, the body a decent middleweight, and generally smooth, nothing really extant here that might cause any sort of fuss. It finishes on the sweet side, but that hardly comes as a surprise now.

Overall - yeah, this is one plain-Jane offering, with little hop offset to the essentially thorough malt onslaught. The package that this is part of claims that the contents are an 'All Star Edition' - not so far it isn't, but Shipyard has never really floated my particular boat, so maybe it's just me.

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3.75/5  rDev +13.3%

Photo of WillieThreebiers
3.25/5  rDev -1.8%

Photo of oline73
2.75/5  rDev -16.9%

Photo of zeff80
3.2/5  rDev -3.3%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

A - Poured out an orange/golden color with a 1+ finger head. Highly carbonated.

S - It smelled very sweet and floral.

T - It tasted sweet with an apple-like fruitiness. Also, a subtle grassy/hoppy quality.

M - It was crisp but maybe a little to fizzy. A light bodied beer.

D - Pretty good flavors, but it isn't your protypical APA.

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Photo of Phyl21ca
2.5/5  rDev -24.5%
look: 2.5 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 2.5

Bottle: Poured a golden brown color ale with a small bubbly head that disappeared a bit too quickly. Aroma of rough barley with this weird Shipyard yeast which doesn’t really fit my taste buds. Taste of rough grain and yeasty finish don’t really get me excited and leave me wondering where this is going. Average body with some adequate carbonation. I recently went through quite a few beers from those folks and I didn’t find anything that excited me.

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Photo of superspak
3.78/5  rDev +14.2%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

12 ounce bottle into pint glass, best before 1/8/2016. Pours slightly hazy deep golden yellow color with a 2 finger dense off white head with good retention, that reduces to a small cap that lingers. Light spotty soapy lacing clings on the glass, with a fair amount of streaming carbonation retaining the cap. Aromas of lemon, cracker, toasted biscuit, light honey, herbal, floral, grass, light pepper, light fruitiness, and yeast earthiness. Nice and pleasant aromas with well balanced pale malt, earthy hops, and light fruity yeast ester notes; with solid strength. Taste of big lemon, cracker, toasted biscuit, light honey, herbal, floral, grass, light pepper, light fruitiness, and yeast earthiness. Moderate amount of earthy/spicy bitterness on the finish; with lingering notes of lemon, cracker, toasted biscuit, herbal, floral, grass, light pepper, and yeast earthiness on the finish for a good bit. Very nice robustness and balance of pale malt, earthy hops, and light fruity yeast ester flavors; with a good malt/bitterness balance and zero cloying flavors after the finish. Good amount of dryness after the finish. Medium carbonation and body; with a very smooth, crisp, moderately sticky, and lightly creamy/bready mouthfeel that is nice. Alcohol is very well hidden with minimal warming present after the finish as expected of 5.1%. Overall this is a very good English pale ale style. All around good robustness and balance of pale malt, earthy hops, and light fruity yeast ester flavors; and very smooth and crisp to drink. A nicely enjoyable offering.

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Photo of Boone757
3.33/5  rDev +0.6%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.25

Photo of zestar
3.25/5  rDev -1.8%

Photo of TheManiacalOne
3.7/5  rDev +11.8%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

On-tap 5/15/08 at Doherty's East Ave Irish Pub in Pawtucket, RI, served in a US tumbler pint glass.

A: The beer is a light amber color, with a short off-white head that fades quickly and leaves a thin lace on the glass.

S: The aroma is of caramelized malts, pale hops and some citrus.

T: The taste starts out malty with flavors of caramel, nuts and fruit. Then a decent hops bitterness comes in to provide a good balance. The after-taste is slightly sweet.

M: Smooth and crisp, medium body, medium carbonation, finish is slightly sticky.

D: Tasty, goes down easily, not too filling, mild kick, decent representation of style, it's nothing out of the ordinary, but it's a good solid beer to drink for while.

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3/5  rDev -9.4%

Photo of oberon
3.48/5  rDev +5.1%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

Poured a decent yellow/gold color with pillowey head that dissapated quickly.Not much of an aroma I thought a little sweatness but not to much,the taste was faintly sweet from the malt with some fruity background.Nothing spectacular but quite drinkable,but not anything to seek out.

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Photo of nickfl
3.21/5  rDev -3%
look: 4 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

A - One finger of white head on a golden body with excellent clarity. The head settles at a moderate pace and leaves a little bit of lace.

S - Light aroma of toasted malt and english yeast. A hint of sulphur and some red apples.

T - Lightly toasted malt up front with some musty hops. Some yeast notes in the middle before moderate bitterness balances more toast in the finish.

M - Medium-light body, moderate carbonation, and a slightly dry finish.

D - Easily drinkable but not very interesting. Average at best.

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Photo of vfgccp
2.89/5  rDev -12.7%
look: 3.5 | smell: 2 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.5

A - Solid gold. Low head with no retention.

S - Bright scent, a little buttery. Not very appealing.

T - Not much taste at all. A very generic ale. There's a slight acidity on the front end, and a little bit of a buttery note on the back end.

M - Sharp and carbonated on the front end, but dies out quickly. Flat on the back end.

O - Not much flavor, but is very drinkable being a very generic ale.

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Photo of atrocity
2.5/5  rDev -24.5%

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