Finder Double IPA
Shipyard Brewing Company

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Shipyard Brewing Company
Maine, United States
IPA - New England
Ranked #2,624
Ranked #21,451
3.69 | pDev: 7.86%
Dec 29, 2021
Oct 16, 2018
Very Good
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4.06/5  rDev +10%
look: 5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4
by Utica_Club_1971 from Massachusetts

Poured into a clear plastic mug (really!). It looks exactly how I think a beer of this kind should look. Dark amber color, thick white & long-lasting head/lacing. Smell is rich & malty. More of the tropical fruit & melon-type aromas than grapefruit or other citrus. Taste is very good & complex, but just a little too boozy for my liking. According to the label it's an 8.0 ABV, but to me it tastes more like a 9. ( I generally prefer ~ 7% ABV). The feel is very good also, neither too watery thin nor porter-y viscous. It's very reasonably priced, I'm enjoying; would buy again. Very good, but a tad too malty & boozy to get my highest rating.

Dec 29, 2021
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3.66/5  rDev -0.8%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5
by harrypowers from Massachusetts

Pours a translucent straw color with a small short lived head and ends as lacing.

Smells of piney hops. Tastes of malt with some citrus with a bitter hop finish.

Medium body and carbonation. Watery mouthfeel.

To me, this brew is more old school IPA which is what we had before "west coast" and NEIPA.

Feb 13, 2021
3.7 by BEERMILER12 from Maine on Sep 03, 2019
3.04 by Arg914 from New York on Jul 22, 2019
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4.01/5  rDev +8.7%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4
by puboflyons from New Hampshire

From the 16 oz. can dated 10/03/18. Sampled on December 24, 2018.

Slightly cloudy looking light amber-orange pour with a modest and fading white head.

Big aroma of tropical fruits, citrus zest, tangerine, orange, and an odd almost herbal or smoky character. No booze for 8%.

Medium but smooth mouthfeel.

Tremendous bitter bite to finish this off after taste sensations of tropical fruit and citrus.

Dec 24, 2018
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3.99/5  rDev +8.1%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4
by GratefulBeerGuy from New Hampshire

Pint can>Duvel tulip BO: 1/18/19
Opened on 5/19/19

A mostly golden and amber coloration with subtle, rusty hues to the liquid. Barely a hint of haze within, and a fine white foamy dome that dissipates pretty quick. Decent coverage and nice lacing leftovers.

The aroma has some seriously sweet fruits and tangy citrus going on from this collection of hops. Honey tinged malt with some hefty Amber style malty sweetness which tends to be a feature in West Coast style dipa's. Red marischino cherries, grapefruit, zesty orange are the other big fruity smell I'm getting. Pretty big fruity hop aroma. Big nose, that is a bit out side of the style, but nice.

The first sip proves to have more earthy based flavors than the nose will lead you to believe. But a current bof red berries and golden grains closely follows. The medium bodied brew is a bit in the heavy, malty side for the style but certainly comes in dry and crisp at first, then slightly slick and smooth to the finish.
Tart cherries, mild citrus and bitter, earthy grains sums up the hop complexity. The alcohol is well hidden but is felt as it maximized the earthy, dry tones. There is a bit of weirdness in the form of some left-over maltiness that seem to be just a bit lingering, and cloying in the flavor and feel. Not a deal breaker, just off for the style.

I must say, the little brother Finder IPA is much more true to the NEipa style in every way. The Double is easily drinkable but is somewhere on the low end for what is a very highly rated beer style. Tough to compete with some of the top NEDIPA's.

Dec 12, 2018
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3.26/5  rDev -11.7%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3
by Dakin from Utah

Not a bad beer... But why is this being called a NEIPA? Looks, smells, and tastes like a west coast.

Nov 30, 2018
3.63 by Prost76 from New Hampshire on Nov 19, 2018
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3.78/5  rDev +2.4%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75
by jzeilinger from Pennsylvania

Many thanks to SawDog505 for this beer.

A - Medium to dark orange color, hazy, soapy white lacing, and nice steady carbonation.

S - Apricot, tangerine, some juicy floral, and a hit of grapefruit tang.

T - Follows the nose with apricot, grapefruit, some nectarine/tangerine, and finishes with a citrus floral bitterness.

M - Thick, full bodied, and dry on the finish.

O - A solid beer that sits in the middle of the pack and that's perfectly fine. An easier drinker and juicy.

Nov 02, 2018
3.71 by LXMRTN from New Hampshire on Oct 31, 2018
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3.75/5  rDev +1.6%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75
by SawDog505 from New Hampshire

Poured into a 16 oz Nordic pint glass canned recent but not sure when. Pours a slightly hazy dark orange with a inch of white head that leaves patchy lace.

Smell apricot, biscuit, tangerine, and hints of grapefruit.

Taste follows apricot, tangerine, kind of grainy biscuit, and a little shot of grapefruit in the finish.

Mouthfeel is a big medium, a little more carbonation than a standard NEDIPA, a touch dry, and goes down easy enough.

Overall this is pretty good, was hoping for more but not surprised it wasn’t better.

Oct 16, 2018
Finder Double IPA from Shipyard Brewing Company
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