Steady Hoppy Pale Ale
Shipyard Brewing Company

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American Pale Ale (APA)
Ranked #1,730
Ranked #31,973
3.73 | pDev: 9.65%
Shipyard Brewing Company
Maine, United States
Notes: Innovatively constructed, brewed in tradition, this hoppy pale ale is truly one for everyone. Designed with an unique blend of new age American Hops, this dependable treat brings forward notes of citrus and lemon grass. Light to medium in body it goes down smooth and easy, finishing crisp, with a kiss of fruity hops. Hold Steady and enjoy!

Malt Style: Pale Malts, Rolled Oats
Yeast: London III
Hops: Jaryllo, Equinox
Reviews: 12 | Ratings: 32 | Log in to view all ratings and sort
Reviews by Act25:
Photo of Act25
3.99/5  rDev +7%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

My favorite beer from Shipyard. Really hard to position an easy drinking APA (my fave style) but they did it.
a) Pours a hazy amber golden body lofting a short-lived, scant head. a touch of lace.
s) Aroma is citrusy, spicy, piney, and dominant orchard fruit. It's original, approachable, plentiful.
t) The fruit is creamy, whole peach and apple, cider with pine and never too sweet, lands the bitter see saw in a great place. If this came in cans I might make it my go-to as I like the flavor abundance with lower ABV,
f) Creamy, clean finish, great food beer. (basil and fingerlings and olive oil)
o) Steady is a great name for this beer that should be obvious - but is approachable, yet original. Everyone try it. Bravo.

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Photo of Jjmj51
3.52/5  rDev -5.6%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of BeerAndGasMasks
3.42/5  rDev -8.3%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

From the bottle, it pours a very slightly hazy amber color with a modest, reducing as you watch, white head. In the nose, A touch of hops in the nose, maybe some citrus. The mouth gets a lightly bitter malt flavor.

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

Photo of NeroFiddled
3.99/5  rDev +7%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Shipyard Brewing Company "Steady"
12 fl. oz. can, "B.O.01.08.2018" and sampled on 04.24.18
$1.99 @ Total Wine & More, Cherry Hill, NJ

Notes via stream of consciousness: Just based on the name I'm guessing this is something like a "session IPA" but let's see. It's poured a very hazy golden orange body beneath a short head of creamy off-white. Maybe I'm wrong, maybe it's a NEIPA. Or... it's both! The label reads "Designed for Steady enjoyment..." and lists Rolled Oats as an ingredient. OK, by now the head has dropped to a standard collar which is not good considering the limited amount of time it took. On to the aroma... it's citrusy, spicy, piney, and fruity. It's unusual. On to the flavor... it's just as unusual. It's weird, there's a lot of pine there, but there's also a kind of a Belgian yeast character to it. I get lots of different fruit but it's not really super fruity, just varied. Some fruits I've found include apple, cherry, pear, orange, melon, papaya, banana, and berry. In many ways it reminds me of a saison with all of that fruit and some spiciness and earthiness, but then there's also pine. And there happens to be a tea-like flavor as well. In any case, there's also some lightly sweetish, biscuity malt there as well, and a median bitterness to balance it and bring it to a dry, earthy, spicy, and fruity conclusion. So, forgetting the "session IPA" and "NEIPA" thing, this is really an unusual and unique beer. I've never had anything like it, and although it's taken me a while to get used to it I'm really liking it now. The only thing I would say is that perhaps the 30 IBUs is a little bit high for great drinkability, but not by much. OK, let's finish up, it's medium bodied and crisp. Overall it's really charming but the lack of head retention and lacing hurts it. For some reason I think this would be a really great beer with some smoky BBQ. Worth trying at least just to sample its uniqueness.
Review# 5,964

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Photo of woodychandler
3.83/5  rDev +2.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Here I go again, indulging in yet another iteration of a Shipyard Brewing Company horizontal, sampling their wares as they become available to me. I began with a #WatermelonWednesday entry & now I am just continuing the string.

From the bottle: "43.6615 (deg.) N, 70.2553 (deg.) W". Ooh, as a retired U.S. Navy sailor, I LOVE when they talk Lat & Long to me! The house band on Diego Garcia was "Seven Degrees South" as in, of the Equator. Haha.

Having learned my lesson, I did not bother Pop!ping the cap since it was one of those screwed-up screw-top caps. Grr. I showed great restraint in my pour since there seemed to be some lees on the punt & I did not want to stir them from their slumber. That, and I really like clarity in my beer. It worked as planned & my glass was soon filled with a Golden-Amber (SRM = > 5, < 7) liquid with NE-quality clarity that called forth The Gelt Gang of Midas, Mammon & Croesus. I shoved them aside just long enough to conduct an in-glass swirl that raised just under two fingers of dense, foamy, rocky, tawny head with modest retention, slowly falling to wisps while leaving decent lacing in its wake. Nose had a soft citrusiness, like lemon peel or lemon zest, with a biscuity maltiness. Once again, I was reminded of Enrico's lemon biscotti from Pixburgh's Strip District. Mmm. Mouthfeel was medium. The taste had a lemony biscuity flavor and while it was a pleasant drink, it did not come up to the level of the style's standard bearer, SNPA. Finish was dry & refreshing, but in a side-by-side, I would prefer to stick with an SNPA. YMMV.

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Photo of durwood64
3.59/5  rDev -3.8%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.5

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

Photo of puboflyons
3.8/5  rDev +1.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

From the 12 fl. oz. bottle, which was bottled on Jan 11, 2018. Sampled on February 4, 2018.

It pours a cloudy light amber color with a lacing-leaving, white foamy head.

The aroma has the standard buttery Ringwood yeasts used in most of Shipyard';s brews. I get a bready malt sweetness and brown sugar. The spicy and earthy hops are there but not prominent.

The body is creamy and smooth and about medium.

Sweet bready malts kick off the tasting experience but the spicy and earthy hops drum up a moderate bitter finish.

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Photo of Rbodacious
4.02/5  rDev +7.8%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Photo of BEERMILER12
3.5/5  rDev -6.2%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

On tap at Rosie's

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Photo of WoodBrew
3.31/5  rDev -11.3%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.25

My old neighbor from Oswego gave me a bottle of this and unfortunately it was overprimed. It poured a hazy orangish with white head that is leaving some lace. The scent had bitter hop notes. The taste was bitter leaning with pine presence. The mouthfeel was lighter in body with fizzy head. Overall its probably better off the tap than an overprimed bottle.

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Photo of williahd
4/5  rDev +7.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of FLima
3.43/5  rDev -8%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Hazy amber color with a thick thin head with decent retention.
Aroma with notes of pine, caramel and lemon peel.
Flavor with notes of spicy and citrus hops, lemon peel, pine, resin, oat and lemongrass. Dry and bitter aftertaste.
Light to watery body with appropriate carbonation.
Hoppy APA with spicy, green and citrus assertive notes.

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Photo of Moses1618
5/5  rDev +34%
look: 5 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 5

Gold Amber
Slightly Hazy
White head that lingers
Great notes of grapefruit, lemon, orange peel and tropical fruits, hints of sweet malts
Medium light body
Slight lingering Bitterness

This is easy drinking and has great citrus and tropical fruit flavors. Wish it was year round!

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Photo of Wizzle32
3.85/5  rDev +3.2%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of hozersr
3.63/5  rDev -2.7%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

Photo of CTHomer
3.56/5  rDev -4.6%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.5

A: hazy; deep gold in color; 2 finger off white head that receded to a thin cap; nice lacing;

S: earthy, citrus;

T: earthy citrus up front; becomes straight orange in the middle; finish is mildly bitter citrus;

M: medium bodied; moderate carbonation; lightly dry finish;

O: not exciting, but quite drinkable;

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Photo of Bogdawg
3.7/5  rDev -0.8%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

Photo of Zaktcc
3.47/5  rDev -7%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.5

Photo of Marvicsin
4/5  rDev +7.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of Fitzy01
3.74/5  rDev +0.3%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

Photo of kimlhurst
2.61/5  rDev -30%
look: 2.5 | smell: 2.75 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 2.5

Hazy orange color, medium to covering white collar with some lacing. Faint grapefruit odor & light grapefruit taste. Tolerable.

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Photo of DrMullet
3.56/5  rDev -4.6%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Pours a cloudy golden orange with significant head.
Smell is a mild, pleasant hop forward citrus with some lemon.
Taste is citrus/lemon hops with a bit of pine.

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Photo of Wheels2532
3.85/5  rDev +3.2%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Steady Hoppy Pale Ale from Shipyard Brewing Company
Beer rating: 84 out of 100 with 32 ratings