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Shipyard Summer Ale | Shipyard Brewing Co.

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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

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Added by BeerAdvocate on 07-31-2001

BEER STATS
Ranking:
#44,025
Reviews:
213
Ratings:
598
pDev:
17.1%
Bros Score:
2.71
 
 
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5
Gots:
117
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Ratings: 598 |  Reviews: 213
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2.47/5  rDev -20.3%
look: 3 | smell: 2.25 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 2.5

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2/5  rDev -35.5%
look: 1.75 | smell: 2.25 | taste: 2 | feel: 2 | overall: 1.75

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3.25/5  rDev +4.8%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.25

Photo of tdm168
2.73/5  rDev -11.9%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 2.5

Photo of MainelyBeerDrinker
3.23/5  rDev +4.2%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.25

Photo of 2ellas
3.75/5  rDev +21%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of bb-magic
3.24/5  rDev +4.5%
look: 3 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.25

Photo of superspak
3.48/5  rDev +12.3%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.5

12 ounce bottle into pint glass, best before 1/10/2016. Pours lightly hazy deep golden yellow color with a 2 finger dense and rocky white head with great retention, that reduces to a nice cap that lingers. Nice spotty soapy lacing clings down the glass, with a moderate amount of streaming carbonation retaining the head. Aromas of lemon, pear, apple, wheat, cracker, biscuit, light honey, herbal, grass, light pepper, and yeast earthiness. Nice and pleasant aromas with good balance of pale malt, earthy hops, and moderate fruity yeast notes; with solid strength. Taste of lemon, pear, apple, wheat, cracker, biscuit, light honey, herbal, grass, light pepper, and yeast earthiness. Light-moderate herbal/spicy bitterness on the finish; with lingering notes of lemon, pear, apple, wheat, cracker, biscuit, light honey, herbal, grass, light pepper, and yeast earthiness on the finish for a good bit. Good robustness and balance of bready malt, earthy hops, and moderate fruity yeast flavors; with a good malt/bitterness balance and a slight bitter astringency lingering after the finish. Medium carbonation and light-medium body; with a very smooth, moderately crisp, and lightly sticky/bready/chalky mouthfeel that is okay. Alcohol is very well hidden with zero warming present after the finish as expected of 5.1%. Overall this is a solid English pale wheat ale. All around good robustness and balance of pale male, earthy hops, and moderate yeast ester flavors; and very smooth and crisp to drink. A fairly enjoyable offering.

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Photo of TX-Badger
3/5  rDev -3.2%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Pours a clear straw yellow gold color with white head. Wheat, cereal grains, and yeast on the nose; follows onto the palate. Light bodied. Finishes with wheat and a little sweetness.

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Photo of Willvoll
2.96/5  rDev -4.5%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 2.75 | overall: 2.75

Had it on draft at a bar. It is light and sessionable, which is nice during the summer. Overall though, it is boring. Mouthfeel is watery, taste is unspectacular, smell is average. I would say it's worth trying, but other summer beers are better (Sam adams, brooklyn).

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

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2.96/5  rDev -4.5%
look: 3.25 | smell: 2.75 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

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3.29/5  rDev +6.1%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.25

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2.6/5  rDev -16.1%
look: 2.5 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 2.75 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 2.5

Photo of zinklesmesh
3.59/5  rDev +15.8%
look: 4 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

It's a lot different from any other summer beers I've had. Creamy malt, with flavors of biscuit and cracker, finished with just a little hop bitterness. There's a little bit of the characteristic wheat malt, but it's not immediately noticeable as a wheat beer. It tastes more like a traditional English pale ale, like Bass or similar. It's nice. Drinkable and tasty.

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Photo of Justindemino
2.6/5  rDev -16.1%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 2 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

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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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3.17/5  rDev +2.3%
look: 3.5 | smell: 2.75 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.25

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3.5/5  rDev +12.9%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

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3.18/5  rDev +2.6%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

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

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3.25/5  rDev +4.8%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.25

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2.93/5  rDev -5.5%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 2.75 | overall: 2.75

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3.35/5  rDev +8.1%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.25

Photo of frankwoj
2.08/5  rDev -32.9%
look: 3 | smell: 1.75 | taste: 2 | feel: 2.75 | overall: 2

Got a cheap deal 19.99. Terrible beer.Taste like old sourdough bread

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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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