Shipyard XXXX IPA (Pugsley's Signature Series) | Shipyard Brewing Co.

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Shipyard XXXX IPA (Pugsley's Signature Series)Shipyard XXXX IPA (Pugsley's Signature Series)

Brewed by:
Shipyard Brewing Co.
Maine, United States

Style: American Double / Imperial IPA

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 9.25%

Availability: Rotating

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Added by Todd on 03-20-2009

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Photo of BlurryVisi0n
4.03/5  rDev +9.2%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Served in a snifter glass.

Appearance: Hazy amber, Head is about 1/2" off the first pour that is h a slightly off-white.

Smell: Light yeast which is weird for most IPAs. Malty scent which I do find very appealing.

Taste: Very good, it is complex with being malty bitter, not too quite on the floral side but seriously addicting. It is a little bit of everything,..marzen-like, bark type of feel that makes you undeniably happy.

Mouth: Very smooth, normally I like the fight with some IPAs but this is a little different.

Overall: I gambled and won on this brew, malty and creamy with lots to brag about. It isn't one of my favorite Imperial IPA but is more than enough to satisfy the palates. Salud!

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4.25/5  rDev +15.2%

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4.25/5  rDev +15.2%

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4.25/5  rDev +15.2%

Photo of BeerKangaroo
3.51/5  rDev -4.9%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.5

Into my chalice:

A: dark golden amber body that gives a one finger white head that slowly dies. Some light carbonation is seen rising slowly. Some light spider web lacing is seen around the sides of my glass.

S: nice combination of malt, spice and hops. Even though there isn't much else, it smells nice.

T: sweet through the malts and adds a bit of roastiness in the mix. The citrus comes out a bit more in the taste as well while the hops are slightly more subdued. There is a slight bitter finish.

M: medium to heavy with some slight harshness on the tongue, a little bit here and there, fairly high ABV wants to make it not as sessionable, but there is a bit of good sessionability to this one

O: this is pretty good for the style, and I would have this again.

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Photo of bound4er
3.35/5  rDev -9.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3

Purchased on a whim, which is usually a mistake. We'll see how it turns out.

A. Pours nicely with an amber appearance and a nice, two finger off white head that has nice retention.

S. Smells of malt, dank weeds (hops I assume) and spice (mainly pepper). Pretty nice overall.

T. Things turn south here - I am not sure what to make of this beer. There is a lot of malt and weedy, pine hop bitterness but nothing really that trips my trigger. Has a odd spritz to the finish.

M. Medium bodied with adequate carbonation.

O. Nothing I need to revisit - especially at $9 per bomber. I should have checked this out on BA before buying.

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4.5/5  rDev +22%

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3/5  rDev -18.7%

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3.75/5  rDev +1.6%

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4/5  rDev +8.4%

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4/5  rDev +8.4%

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3.5/5  rDev -5.1%

Photo of hosehead83
3.5/5  rDev -5.1%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Poured from a 12oz. bottle into a wine goblet.
Deep apricot in color, with a rather short, off-white head of foam.
Aroma-Sweet toasted malt, citrus note
Taste-Big malt profile, toasted malt, some citrus hops creep in but not enough to balance the big sweetness. OK, but much better double IPA's out there.

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3.75/5  rDev +1.6%

Photo of TheSixthRing
3.48/5  rDev -5.7%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3

Appearance - Pours a beautiful ruby amber with an off-white, finger width head. Average retention. Results in a lacing that's thin but sticky.

Smell - Smells of caramel malts and a touch of toffee, with only the faintest hint of hops lying beneath.

Taste - Taste is thick, caramel character complimented by a nice floral hop undertone. Finishes with just a touch of citrus bitterness. Good flavor... but 2IPA? I don't think so.

Mouthfeel - Medium to full bodied. Nice, tingly carbonation. Smooth and drinkable.

Overall - This is an IPA, let alone an 2IPA? drinks like an aggressive red ale, and that's how they should market it. Loses points for being misclassified.

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4/5  rDev +8.4%

Photo of Slatetank
3.62/5  rDev -1.9%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

I picked this up as part of a mix-a-six, enjoyed chilled from a willybecker.

The color is deeply hazed amber verging on copper with a quick to fall pale beige cap with overall avg bead and thin lace sticks. The smell is both fruity and herbal with moderately strong sweet scent of malt with slightly caramel essence with moderate alcohol in the nose. The feel is sweet and boozy for the most part with spicy and mildly bitter hop texture with moderate carbonation and warming semi-bitter and semi-dry finish.

The flavor has mild pine from the hops up front with light bitterness and herbal flavors with subtle fruity yeast taste that comes off as a light apricot with pear accent and subtle grapefruit fades in toward the middle with a citrus zest and sweet malt combination with mild caramel element and some dark sugar perhaps. The malt has a mellow toast quality with pepper and tangelo adding contrast, the alcohol finishes out the flavor in a not so mild way with light fusel and astringent hop tinge. The taste also seems strange with a prune/dried fruit element after the swallow. Overall it strikes me more as an English double IPA than American style with more malt and yeast that try to balance the hop bitterness and hop flavor is not as in focus. This is a good beer, but I would not seek it out.

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4/5  rDev +8.4%

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3.25/5  rDev -11.9%

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4/5  rDev +8.4%

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4.25/5  rDev +15.2%

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3.75/5  rDev +1.6%

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3.75/5  rDev +1.6%

Photo of schoolboy
3.06/5  rDev -17.1%
look: 4 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

I know that I am being picky today, but this AIPA has a number of problems. It really needs better balance. The malt is too out front - you know it is boozy.

The beer looks fantastic in the glass. But it is a dark, slightly bitter, syrupy taste. The aftertaste is a bit bitter, but not a good bitter.

I will not buy this one again - not recommended.

Ammendment - I accidentally bought it again and I dislike it even more.

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3.5/5  rDev -5.1%

Shipyard XXXX IPA (Pugsley's Signature Series) from Shipyard Brewing Co.
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