Shipyard Summer Ale | Shipyard Brewing Co.

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72
okay
588 Ratings
THE BROS
64
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Shipyard Summer AleShipyard Summer Ale
BEER INFO

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

Style: American Pale Wheat Ale

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 4.80%

Availability: Summer

Notes / Commercial Description:
No notes at this time.

Added by BeerAdvocate on 07-31-2001

BEER STATS
Ratings:
588
Reviews:
211
Avg:
3.08
pDev:
16.88%
 
 
Wants:
5
Gots:
116
For Trade:
1
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2.03/5  rDev -34.1%
look: 2.5 | smell: 2 | taste: 2 | feel: 2 | overall: 2

Photo of Prost76
3.6/5  rDev +16.9%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of Duoglass
3.99/5  rDev +29.5%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of Kurzman
2.9/5  rDev -5.8%
look: 2.75 | smell: 2.75 | taste: 3 | feel: 2.75 | overall: 3

Photo of Paoloboston
3.58/5  rDev +16.2%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of ScaryEd
2.05/5  rDev -33.4%
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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Photo of DrewSnyc667
2.88/5  rDev -6.5%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 2.75 | feel: 2.75 | overall: 3

Photo of XsoldoutX
2.78/5  rDev -9.7%
look: 2.75 | smell: 2.75 | taste: 2.75 | feel: 3 | overall: 2.75

Photo of 57md
3.06/5  rDev -0.6%
look: 3.25 | smell: 2.75 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Pours a light straw with a finger of head. The nose has notes of wheat, lemon and skunkiness. The flavor follows the nose with a particular focus on the lemon essence.

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Photo of Jliscin
3.1/5  rDev +0.6%
look: 2.75 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.25

Photo of brpendergast85
3/5  rDev -2.6%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Photo of mmorris15
3.43/5  rDev +11.4%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.25

Photo of pats3peat12
3/5  rDev -2.6%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Photo of Brew_ski
3.13/5  rDev +1.6%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.25

Photo of WillieThreebiers
3.26/5  rDev +5.8%
look: 3 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.25

Photo of cmbeddoe7997
3.25/5  rDev +5.5%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.25

Photo of runeatdrink
3.38/5  rDev +9.7%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.25

Photo of tfsimpkins
5/5  rDev +62.3%
look: 5 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 5

Photo of JeffKowalek
2.75/5  rDev -10.7%
look: 2.75 | smell: 2.75 | taste: 2.75 | feel: 2.75 | overall: 2.75

Photo of Griphon
3.63/5  rDev +17.9%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.5

Photo of drews240
3.54/5  rDev +14.9%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.5

Photo of Spindelphia
3.31/5  rDev +7.5%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.25

Photo of R11415
3.3/5  rDev +7.1%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.5

Photo of Icemann383
3.5/5  rDev +13.6%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of Jeddly
3/5  rDev -2.6%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

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Shipyard Summer Ale from Shipyard Brewing Co.
3.08 out of 5 based on 588 ratings.
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