Summer Ale
Shipyard Brewing Company

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From:
Shipyard Brewing Company
 
Maine, United States
Style:
American Pale Wheat Beer
Ranked #231
ABV:
4.8%
Score:
72
Ranked #29,482
Avg:
3.12 | pDev: 17.31%
Reviews:
217
Ratings:
629
Status:
Active
Rated:
Apr 29, 2023
Added:
Jul 31, 2001
Wants:
  9
Gots:
  126
SCORE
72
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Reviewed by Foyle from North Carolina

4/5  rDev +28.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4
Poured from 12 bottle into pint glass. A frothy off white head recedes slowly, golden color, rich malty aroma. Mouthfeel is light to medium with a pleasant finish. Flavor is malt dominate with the distinctive Shipyard yeast presence throughout the taste, mild earthy hops. Overall: excellent.
Apr 29, 2023
 
Rated: 4 by bdlusa from Texas

Feb 24, 2023
 
Rated: 4 by 1971bernat from Virginia

Nov 03, 2022
 
Rated: 3.25 by LAM01833 from Massachusetts

Oct 16, 2022
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Rated by DrewDances

3.05/5  rDev -2.2%
look: 2.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 2.75 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.75
Had it on a trip to Portland at Portland Lobster Company. It was tasty
Jul 01, 2022
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Reviewed by GreesyFizeek from New York

3.54/5  rDev +13.5%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75
This one pours a straw golden yellow color, with very little haze, and a bit of lacing.

This smells mostly like wheat and citrus, and not much else.

This has a really nice crispness, and that's about it. There's not much to the flavor here, other than wheaty crispness and some light hop flavor.

The drinkability here is the main draw. It doesn't have the blatant off-flavors that basically every Shipyard beer has, so that's at least something.

I haven't had much Shipyard lately, this probably won't change that - but it was honestly not that bad.
Jun 18, 2022
 
Rated: 3 by mpenske from California

Feb 12, 2022
 
Rated: 4 by elamb106 from New York

Aug 11, 2020
 
Rated: 3.25 by Velivolus1 from Vermont

Aug 04, 2020
 
Rated: 3.75 by atlbravsrno1 from New Hampshire

Aug 01, 2020
 
Rated: 3.23 by dextermcgurk from New York

Aug 21, 2019
 
Rated: 3.5 by Skywave from Oklahoma

Aug 15, 2019
 
Rated: 5 by Dalkri from Massachusetts

Aug 04, 2019
 
Rated: 3.12 by lakewy17 from New Hampshire

Jul 29, 2019
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Reviewed by DrMullet from Florida

3.5/5  rDev +12.2%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5
Pours a medium golden yellow with moderate head.
Smell is a light sweetness with faint wheat.
Taste starts malty then grassy with a pretty mild wheat finish. Faint earthy spice at the end.
Feb 10, 2019
 
Rated: 4.1 by belavitch from California

Dec 20, 2018
 
Rated: 3.06 by KMcGrath from Massachusetts

Nov 27, 2018
 
Rated: 3.85 by mfigueroa713 from Texas

Aug 18, 2018
 
Rated: 3 by Spaten454 from Texas

Aug 12, 2018
 
Rated: 3.07 by O-Meg from New York

Jul 04, 2018
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Rated by kimlhurst from Ohio

3.35/5  rDev +7.4%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5
Dark gold color, medium to edge-only white collar. Slight beer aroma, very drinkable moderate beer taste. I like it.
Jul 02, 2018
 
Rated: 3.75 by VivaTheHate from Massachusetts

Jun 27, 2018
 
Rated: 3.4 by durwood64 from Ohio

Jun 24, 2018
 
Rated: 3.75 by paulish from New York

Jun 17, 2018
 
Rated: 3 by Velivolus from Vermont

Jun 12, 2018
 
Rated: 2.75 by Marvicsin from California

Jun 09, 2018
 
Rated: 2.62 by clager from Michigan

Jun 06, 2018
 
Rated: 4.25 by Dface from Texas

May 26, 2018
 
Rated: 3.09 by Iski100 from Massachusetts

Jan 17, 2018
 
Rated: 2.05 by BenMorse from Maine

Jan 17, 2018
 
Rated: 3.06 by ADKbeerguy from New York

Dec 17, 2017
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Rated by Forebeer1 from Maine

4.83/5  rDev +54.8%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.75
Nothing beats an ice cold Shippy summer ale on a scorcher of a day in Maine
Nov 10, 2017
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Reviewed by VoxRationis from New York

3.08/5  rDev -1.3%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3
Served from a tap in conical pint glass at Elbow Too in Laurel, NY.
A: Pours a clear golden color with no more than a one quarter inch head, modest retention and some lacing.
S: Light aromas of lemon citrus and cracker.
T: Palate follow nose. Very low level of bitterness (or flavor, to be honest). Clean finish.
M: Very light, modest carbonation.
O: Very little of the flavor I would expect from a wheat ale. In a blind tasting, it could have passes for a somewhat more flavorful adjunct lager. On the upside, light, refreshing, and drinkable. Probably will not be back.
Oct 07, 2017
 
Rated: 3.67 by brewnme from Maine

Sep 17, 2017
 
Rated: 3.53 by Juan_Andere from Florida

Sep 15, 2017
 
Rated: 3.1 by jroof1 from Massachusetts

Sep 08, 2017
 
Rated: 3.27 by smithj4 from New York

Sep 02, 2017
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Rated by OompaMentor from Georgia

3/5  rDev -3.8%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3
Summer Ale by Shipyard Brewing Company at Turtle Kraals Tower Bar 6/30/17
Aug 20, 2017
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Reviewed by q33jeff from New Jersey

2.29/5  rDev -26.6%
look: 2.25 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 2.25 | feel: 2 | overall: 2.25
**
08/13/17

Bottle to snifter.
LOOK: Yellow...no head.
AROMA: Weak. Veggie, grass, hay.
TASTE: Funky mold, with some citrus.
FEEL: thin to medium body. Pretty flat also.

Not pleasant.


**
Aug 14, 2017
 
Rated: 3.22 by Golfontap from Maryland

Jul 31, 2017
Summer Ale from Shipyard Brewing Company
Beer rating: 72 out of 100 with 629 ratings