Old Thumper | Shipyard Brewing Company

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BEER INFO

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

Style: Extra Special / Strong Bitter (ESB)

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 5.60%

Availability: Year-round

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Added by xlperro on 03-02-2001

BEER STATS
Ranking:
#40,573
Reviews:
390
Ratings:
749
pDev:
13.93%
Bros Score:
3.58
 
 
Wants:
13
Gots:
83
Trade:
1
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Ratings: 749 |  Reviews: 390
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3.87/5  rDev +7.8%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of Stoven5
4.25/5  rDev +18.4%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Every visit to Maine means drinking Shipyard beers and Old Thumper is one of them. I do like the English version better but this is still up there. A beer not hidden by hops some thing you can taste and enjoy a few with out the very high alcohol content.

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Photo of HungarianCount
3.53/5  rDev -1.7%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of ScottP
3.5/5  rDev -2.5%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of Prost76
3.54/5  rDev -1.4%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.5

Photo of Kurzman
3.25/5  rDev -9.5%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.25

Photo of colbywatts
3.83/5  rDev +6.7%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Photo of Hall22
3.75/5  rDev +4.5%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of brewnme
3.88/5  rDev +8.1%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

Photo of Beginner2
3.55/5  rDev -1.1%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

Photo of pcbnumber1
3.34/5  rDev -7%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.5

Photo of DoubleMalt
3.77/5  rDev +5%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of SweetChicken
3.24/5  rDev -9.7%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.25

Photo of mikeg67
3.48/5  rDev -3.1%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.5

On tap at the brewery. Pours copper with fluffy white head. Aroma is of caramel malt and red berries. Body is medium and smooth. Earthy hops, honey, caramel malt and red fruit fill the mouth. Finish is long and semi-dry. Average brew.

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Photo of jschwamb
3.25/5  rDev -9.5%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.25

Photo of Icemann383
3.75/5  rDev +4.5%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of Abe_Froman
3.46/5  rDev -3.6%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of edthehead
3.69/5  rDev +2.8%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of a77cj7
3.5/5  rDev -2.5%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of Brian_L-2056
3.17/5  rDev -11.7%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.25

Pours a very nice caramel amber color into a pint glass with plenty of head but dissipates quickly. Very little carbonation and lacing. The smell is quite boozy and overwhelming. The initial taste is bold, boozy that leaves quickly and turns malty, nutty and slightly caramel with a bitter dry finish. This is a bold, but sometimes a little harsh brew. It mellows out a little as it warms too.

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Photo of Hopstout
2.75/5  rDev -23.4%
look: 2.75 | smell: 2.75 | taste: 2.75 | feel: 2.75 | overall: 2.75

Photo of ssimpson89
3.5/5  rDev -2.5%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of jsh420
2.98/5  rDev -17%
look: 3.25 | smell: 2.75 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3

Photo of rodbeermunch
3.08/5  rDev -14.2%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.25

Light auburn appearance, solid 1" of head. Toffee, old wood, nuttiness, but dearth of hops.

This is very mild, not really bitter. Old Burton school. Stale toffee. Like a pumped up Newcastle with a different yeast.

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Photo of Zylod
3.63/5  rDev +1.1%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.5

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Old Thumper from Shipyard Brewing Company
Beer rating: 3.59 out of 5 with 749 ratings