Shipyard Brewing Company

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Shipyard Brewing Company
Maine, United States
New England IPA
Ranked #2,814
Ranked #17,747
3.87 | pDev: 9.56%
May 30, 2022
Jun 25, 2017
Very Good
Notes: Finder is the result of our ongoing search for new and innovative ways to brew the most flavorful styles of beer.

This mouthwatering New England Style IPA has a creamy mouthfeel. The Citra, Mosaic and El Dorado hops create a drinkable, juicy ale with flavors of grapefruit, orange peel and lemongrass. Finder finishes with a slight bitterness and notes of tropical sweetness.

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Rated: 3.89 by bottmfeedr from Texas

May 30, 2022
Rated: 3.73 by ddoyle23 from New Hampshire

Apr 04, 2021
Rated: 4 by Velivolus1 from Vermont

Nov 19, 2020
Rated: 3 by Dalkri from Massachusetts

Sep 29, 2020
Rated: 3.65 by Branlott42 from Missouri

Aug 30, 2020
Rated: 4.48 by BradMacMullin from Massachusetts

Jun 20, 2020
Rated: 3.32 by jcaleb86 from New Hampshire

Apr 26, 2020
Rated: 3.35 by Pacunnin77

Feb 29, 2020
Rated: 3.36 by Johncnh from New Hampshire

Dec 26, 2019
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Reviewed by AlpacaAlpaca from New York

2.83/5  rDev -26.9%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 2.75 | feel: 2.75 | overall: 2.75
A transparent cash-in on a popular style, this beer is so amazingly bland that I couldn't tell you much about it at all. Does it taste like an NEIPA? I guess so. It checks that box and does nothing else.
Sep 30, 2019
Rated: 3.6 by O-Meg from New York

Jul 22, 2019
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Reviewed by Zorro from California

3.36/5  rDev -13.2%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.25
Cloudy orange with a off-white colored head. This is decidedly IPA Orange.

Smells strongly of citrus peels. Sticky resin smell and it smells more than a little like hemp oil. Lesser scents of pine and faintly of camphor.

Starts out sweet and earthy, certainly no IBU slap. Taste of pine and grapefruit. That is about it though this isn't that strongly flavored. Very mild ale.

Mouthfeel is OK.

Overall it is mild and easy to drink. I wouldn't refuse one if offered.
Jun 29, 2019
Rated: 4.27 by CHail from California

May 23, 2019
Rated: 3.92 by Mcb99d from Massachusetts

May 11, 2019
Rated: 3.25 by Lefty_P_Hand from Maine

Mar 09, 2019
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Reviewed by patre_tim from Thailand

3.5/5  rDev -9.6%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.5
Cloudy gold with a bruised tinge, lots of carbonation and a half finger of white head.

Smells of peaches, coriander and tropical fruit.

Tastes of peaches, coriander, and a deep, dull bitterness.

Light body with lots of carbonation.

I got this in Redding, CA where I am drinking it Feb 24th, 2019.
Feb 25, 2019
Rated: 3.89 by JuiceMan818 from California

Feb 16, 2019
Rated: 4.09 by QuentinDishaw from Massachusetts

Feb 10, 2019
Rated: 4.02 by tpauer from New Hampshire

Feb 03, 2019
Rated: 3.59 by SlainteAlbanyNY from New York

Jan 26, 2019
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Rated by MrCruz23 from South Carolina

3.83/5  rDev -1%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75
Still looking...
Jan 21, 2019
Rated: 3.85 by Jjmj51 from Rhode Island

Jan 13, 2019
Rated: 5 by tfsimpkins from Florida

Jan 04, 2019
Rated: 3.67 by robotic_being from Florida

Dec 27, 2018
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Reviewed by tone77 from Pennsylvania

3.77/5  rDev -2.6%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75
Poured from a 16 oz. can. Has a golden/orange color with a 1 inch head. Smell is juicy, citrus. Taste is of citrus, pine, some notes of tea, a touch of malts, moderate bitterness. Feels medium/full bodied in the mouth and overall is an enjoyab;e beer.
Dec 16, 2018
Rated: 3.78 by teamgalt from Massachusetts

Dec 13, 2018
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Reviewed by Squire from Mississippi

4.08/5  rDev +5.4%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25
Rich hazy gold color with white cap.

Intense aroma of floral, citrusy hops with grapefruit and orange flowers.

Bright hop flavor in the flavor bringing out grapefruit, orange zest, then something richer like ripe honeydew melon without the melon sweetness. Hops are sharp enough to offset these flavors without intruding. Just before the finish hops show more bitterness but not unpleasantly so.

Medium texture with balancing carbonation.

I get the hazy, forward hop without bitterness taste profile. I even see why people like the style, so much in fact that copycats abound. I can't say whether this one is purebred or a feral cousin but it is a flavorful, complex, balanced brew that's a joy to drink.
Oct 30, 2018
Rated: 3.84 by bubseymour from Maryland

Oct 18, 2018
Rated: 3.99 by revonoc from Pennsylvania

Oct 17, 2018
Rated: 3.68 by GRBLUE12 from Florida

Oct 09, 2018
Rated: 3.85 by SFC21 from Florida

Oct 02, 2018
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Reviewed by jlindros from Massachusetts

3.49/5  rDev -9.8%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3
Mild fizzy head, fades semi quickly, slight hazy slight clear sediment laden

Nose various citrus, orange zest lemon and tangerine, touch pineapple tropical, not a ton of pop

Taste gritty malt, wheat dough grist, husk, mild citrus and faint tropical, fair bitterness way more than it should

Mouth is med bod, gritty, decent carb

Overall eh, doesn't pop, too bitter malt and gritty
Sep 24, 2018
Rated: 3.9 by Nunya from Ohio

Sep 03, 2018
Rated: 3.93 by redsoxjim from Massachusetts

Sep 02, 2018
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Reviewed by BeerAndGasMasks from Virginia

4/5  rDev +3.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4
From the can, it pours a hazy amber with a modest head that sticks around a while. Lacing. Lovely scent of pine and some citrus in the nose. Lovely taste of pineapple/citrus in the mouth. Very nice IPA!
Aug 17, 2018
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Reviewed by superspak from North Carolina

3.9/5  rDev +0.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5
16 ounce can into tulip glass, canned on 4/17/2018. Pours very hazy/cloudy deep golden amber/light orange color with a 1-2 finger fairly dense and fluffy off white head with great retention, that reduces to a small cap that lingers. Nice spotty soapy lacing clings on the glass, with a fair amount of streaming carbonation. Aromas of big grapefruit, tangerine, lemon, peach, pear, pineapple, apricot, passion fruit, mango, melon, guava, berries, citrus peel/rind, peppercorn, wood, pine, wheat, cracker, biscuit dough, herbal, and floral/grassy earthiness. Very nice aromas with great balance and complexity of citrus/fruity/tropical/earthy hops and bready malt notes; with great strength. Taste of big grapefruit, tangerine, lemon, peach, pear, pineapple, apricot, passion fruit, mango, melon, guava, berries, citrus peel/rind, peppercorn, wood, pine, wheat, cracker, biscuit dough, herbal, and floral/grassy earthiness. Light-moderate pine, citrus peel/rind, herbal, woody, grassy, peppery bitterness on the finish. Lingering notes of grapefruit, tangerine, lemon, peach, pear, pineapple, apricot, passion fruit, mango, melon, guava, berries, citrus peel/rind, peppercorn, wood, pine, wheat, cracker, biscuit dough, and herbal/floral/grassy earthiness on the finish for a while. Very nice complexity, robustness, and balance of citrus/fruity/tropical/earthy hops and bready malt flavors; with a great malt/bitterness balance, and minimal lingering hop astringency after the finish. Lightly increasing dryness from lingering bitter/resins. Medium carbonation and medium-plus body; with a very smooth, creamy/bready/grainy, fairly sticky, and lightly resinous/rindy balanced mouthfeel that is nice. No warmth of 7%. Overall this is a very nice NEIPA. All around nice complexity, robustness, and balance of citrus/fruity/tropical/earthy hops and bready malt flavors; very smooth and easy to drink with the modestly bitter/resinous/drying finish, not overly aggressive. Very juicy, dank, and earthy balanced hop complexity; nice bready malt backbone, with minimal residual sweetness from lingering dryness. More resinous/drying than I expected, but it's a really enjoyable attempt on the style. Loved the hop profile as expected.
Aug 11, 2018
Rated: 3.84 by GoBearsWalter34 from Illinois

Aug 09, 2018
Rated: 3.43 by mhart18 from Massachusetts

Jul 29, 2018
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Reviewed by dzni from Virginia

3.44/5  rDev -11.1%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5
Poured from a can dated from June, I think.

Deep golden color, somewhat hazy, and thin head.
First smell that hits me is of white grape juice. Then citrus like grapefruit, and maybe some berries.
First taste that hits me are the piney hops, with just a hint of some sweet citrus (grapefruit?). Mostly just piney hops with a little sweetness.
Medium bodied and medium carbonation.
Overall, it's a fine beer. Taste isn't bad by any means, and I am enjoying drinking it, but with such a predominant bitter hops flavor and not much "juice" to speak of, I'm not sure I'd call this a NEIPA.
Jul 26, 2018
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Reviewed by AleManDan from California

4.05/5  rDev +4.7%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4
Look: hazy but not entirely opaque. Lots of carbonation streaming up. Enticing.

Smell: lush orangey citrus but tamed...creamy. Once again enticing.

Taste: Mmm! More typical west coast style IPA bittnerness but true to the style it’s got a big juicy vibe without a strong bitter finish but upfront lots of juicy bittnerness to play against the soft mouthfeel and tamed hazy hop vibe.

Really good and a great hybrid between the typical piney citrus bitter WCIPA and the really subdued hazy style. Can looks cool to boot!
Jul 17, 2018
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