Finder | Shipyard Brewing Company

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3.91/5
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97 Ratings
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BEER INFO

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

Style: New England IPA

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 7.00%

Availability: Year-round

Notes / Commercial Description:
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.

You’ve just found your new favorite IPA!

Added by Cavanaghty on 06-25-2017

BEER STATS
Ranking:
#13,110
Reviews:
22
Ratings:
97
pDev:
8.7%
 
 
Wants:
1
Gots:
31
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Photo of Nunya
3.9/5  rDev -0.3%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Photo of redsoxjim
3.93/5  rDev +0.5%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of BeerAndGasMasks
4/5  rDev +2.3%
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!

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Photo of superspak
3.9/5  rDev -0.3%
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.

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Photo of Gobearswalter34
3.84/5  rDev -1.8%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of mhart18
3.43/5  rDev -12.3%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.5

Photo of dzni
3.44/5  rDev -12%
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.

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Photo of AleManDan
4.05/5  rDev +3.6%
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!

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Photo of beenjammintoo
4.14/5  rDev +5.9%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4.25

Photo of heymikew
3.98/5  rDev +1.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Photo of RaphaelSC
4.46/5  rDev +14.1%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

Served from a can 7 months old;

A: Hazy orange, with a thick with head with great retention;

A: Strong grapefruit, with orange peel and lemongrass on the second plane, intense hoppy character;

T: Grapefruit, tangerine and orange, high bitterness and low citric sweetness. Medium body with high carbonation. Its bitterness is intense and lingering;

M:Citric and bitter, very low sweetness and a dry finish;

O: Refreashing, hoppy and bitter. This beer is juicy, but it is an american IPA, and although the hoppe flavors and smells are present, the bitterness is here too. With less alcohol than most NEIPAs, it is a good everyday NEIPA.

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Photo of lovindahops
4.06/5  rDev +3.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of Heftklammer
3.57/5  rDev -8.7%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

Photo of Mikexw
3.44/5  rDev -12%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of guzzleacoldone
3.88/5  rDev -0.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Photo of illpass78
3.81/5  rDev -2.6%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Pint can poured into a tulip.

Appearance: Hazy orange. Short white head that dissipates quickly.

Aroma: Pine, mango, grapefruit, lemon. Fruity, hoppy.

Taste: Follows nose. Pretty bitter. Hop bitterness kind of overtakes the fruity notes. Not sure about this “smooth” business I see advertised on the can. Pretty prickly.

Mouthfeel: Bitter enough that it’s a slow sipper.

Overall: Pretty good but not spectacular hoppy IPA. Pleasant, but doesn’t approach Lunch or Heady.

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Photo of sjrider
3.87/5  rDev -1%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Pours an unfiltered looking orangey gold color with quickly dissipating white head and little to no lacing. Nose is a bit of citrus and some piney hops. Taste is similar with more hop bitterness. Rather weak for the style but not bad.

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Photo of jayhunter357
3.75/5  rDev -4.1%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of Agentpuffington
3.49/5  rDev -10.7%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.5

Photo of Kayakguy
3.87/5  rDev -1%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of Kurzman
3.5/5  rDev -10.5%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of Tairy1Greene
3.84/5  rDev -1.8%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

Photo of brewnme
3.94/5  rDev +0.8%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of Daniellobo
4/5  rDev +2.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of mike22ne
3.92/5  rDev +0.3%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

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Finder from Shipyard Brewing Company
Beer rating: 3.91 out of 5 with 97 ratings