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Shipyard Summer Ale | Shipyard Brewing Co.

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Shipyard Summer AleShipyard Summer Ale

Brewed by:
Shipyard Brewing Co.
Maine, United States

Style: American Pale Wheat Ale

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 4.80%

Availability: Summer

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Added by BeerAdvocate on 07-31-2001

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look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.25

This poured with a tiny half finger of head (much less than I would have anticipated for a wheat beer) and is a light, clear copper color.

The smell is ever so slightly bitter (hoppy) and perhaps just a little bit skunky.

The taste is a little bit malty with slight hints of citrus. Its fairly smooth in flavor and taste, and slightly increasing hop bitterness on the aftertaste. Its really nothing like any wheat beer I have ever had before.

This is a decent beer, its not particularly flavorful but its an ok summer beer.

Best when bought cheaply at an end of season sale at Bootleggers.

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From the 12 fl. oz. bottle stamped January 2014. Sampled on July 2, 2013.

The pour is pale yellow to light copper with a decent white head that eventually settles down to a ring.

The aroma has a touch of wheat, more of a touch of pale grainy malts, and a touch of clean hops.

The body is light to medium and good for the style.

The wheat does add a slight bit of character to this pale ale which might otherwise taste like a standard pale or pilsener. A low to moderate hop bite at the end. I think it is pretty refreshing on a hot summer day.

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A: Poured from the bottle into a pint glass. Body is clear, orangey-yellow with a 1-finger white head on top. Some bits of lace on the glass.

S: Like a pilsner with some spice, if that makes sense. Also a tad bit lemony fighting a little bit of musty, spent cereal grains.

T: More pale than wheat on the palate - some lemony flavor at the finish stands out, providing some decent bitterness at the back end of the sip. As for the front end. . . well, I get lighter malt flavors (some biscuity or crackery malt), some fruity sweetness, a faint hint of wheat twang and . . . actually, that's about it. Modest lingering lemony bitterness lightens the overall impression, but after a few sips, even that gets lost behind a fruity sweetness lingering on the palate.

M: Decent creamy-type feel; carbonation is modest and not at all harsh or prickly. It's fairly active though. Heft is light.

O: OK. Nothing to write home about, but nothing really offensive about this beer, either.

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Shipyard Summer Ale from Shipyard Brewing Co.
Beer rating: 3.1 out of 5 with 598 ratings
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