Summer Ale | Shipyard Brewing Company

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BEER INFO

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

Style: American Pale Wheat Ale

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 4.80%

Availability: Summer

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Added by BeerAdvocate on 07-31-2001

BEER STATS
Ranking:
#46,227
Reviews:
213
Ratings:
606
pDev:
17.1%
Bros Score:
2.71
 
 
Wants:
5
Gots:
121
Trade:
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3.75/5  rDev +21%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

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3/5  rDev -3.2%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

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2.75/5  rDev -11.3%
look: 2.75 | smell: 2.75 | taste: 2.75 | feel: 2.75 | overall: 2.75

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2.62/5  rDev -15.5%
look: 2.75 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 2.75 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 2.5

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4.25/5  rDev +37.1%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

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3.09/5  rDev -0.3%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.25

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2.05/5  rDev -33.9%
look: 2.25 | smell: 2.25 | taste: 2 | feel: 1.75 | overall: 2

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3.06/5  rDev -1.3%
look: 3 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

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4.83/5  rDev +55.8%
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

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Photo of VoxRationis
3.08/5  rDev -0.6%
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.

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3.67/5  rDev +18.4%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

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3.53/5  rDev +13.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 2.75 | overall: 3.25

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3.1/5  rDev 0%
look: 3.5 | smell: 2.75 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.25

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3.27/5  rDev +5.5%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.25

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3/5  rDev -3.2%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Summer Ale by Shipyard Brewing Company at Turtle Kraals Tower Bar 6/30/17

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Photo of q33jeff
2.29/5  rDev -26.1%
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.


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3.22/5  rDev +3.9%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 2.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.25

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2.79/5  rDev -10%
look: 3 | smell: 2.75 | taste: 2.75 | feel: 3 | overall: 2.75

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2.03/5  rDev -34.5%
look: 2.5 | smell: 2 | taste: 2 | feel: 2 | overall: 2

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3.6/5  rDev +16.1%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

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3.99/5  rDev +28.7%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

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2.9/5  rDev -6.5%
look: 2.75 | smell: 2.75 | taste: 3 | feel: 2.75 | overall: 3

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3.58/5  rDev +15.5%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of ScaryEd
2.05/5  rDev -33.9%
look: 3.5 | smell: 2.25 | taste: 2 | feel: 1 | overall: 2

Pours a lightly cloudy golden straw color with a finger of white head. Not much retention but leaves some splotches of lace.

The aroma is basically non-existent, but what is noticeable is some lemon and moldy wheat bread.

The flavor is surprisingly lemony and honestly a bit tart. There's a faint hint of bread here but the flavor is so muted by the lemon it's just not worth mentioning.

The feel is just the worst thing ever. It's extremely watery and even a bit oily, with carbonation so high I thought my stomach was going to explode after each sip. It actually burns going down.

Overall, I expected a mediocre yet drinkable summer ale, and got a terrible and completely undrinkable turd sundae. I don't know why I keep trying beers from Shipyard. For every solid beer they make, there's about 4 shitty ones waiting to take a huge dump in my mouth.

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2.88/5  rDev -7.1%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 2.75 | feel: 2.75 | overall: 3

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Summer Ale from Shipyard Brewing Company
Beer rating: 3.1 out of 5 with 606 ratings