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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)
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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

Notes / Commercial Description:
No notes at this time.

Added by Todd on 03-20-2009

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3.5/5  rDev -4.4%

Photo of Offa
4.05/5  rDev +10.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

This is a very good, well-rounded double IPA.

Copper with a creamy medium-big pale tan head slowly shrinking to a foamy ring, wisps, a little foamy lace.

Aroma is buttery caramelized toast, faint dried fruits (raisiny), citrus, herbal leafiness, juicy yeastiness, and overall a strong buttery toast character.

Taste is buttery, jammy toast and spicy-citrusy-leafy bitterness with strong toasty finish, juicy yeastiness, raisiny character, light alcoholic quality, a bit spicy. It is perhaps a touch on the sweet side, but not much, and is overall well-rounded with a good range of character and a good feel, slightly creamy-oily yet lively.

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Photo of Hoppaholic
4/5  rDev +9.3%

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4/5  rDev +9.3%

Photo of jsulko
3.53/5  rDev -3.6%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Bottle poured into a tulip glass

Pours a dark orangish amber color with an off white head.

Arouma is sweet with the presence of piney hops in the background.

Taste is a bit bitter with more sweetness than I would like. Slight alcohol presence.

First Shipyard brew and I wasn't that impressed. As a bomber this was almost a $10 beer and it just doesn't measure up to other DIPA's in this price range.

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Photo of GarthDanielson
3.75/5  rDev +2.5%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

Poured from a bottle into a tumbler pint, the beer is a bright, vibrant, copper-gold coloring with a slightly hazed appearance. Light, fluffy, white, big bubbled head that settles in to a solid quarter of an inch. Aromas are rich in malt sweetness, with a caramel and toffee blending, and subtle, sweet, resiny hops. The beer's flavors are tangy and sour malt, with a dark and roasted hoppiness that blend very well. Overall robust flavors ride a mid-body, which leads directly into a toasty, slick, and resiny aftertaste. The beer has a fairly quick finish, with a slight linger to the bitterness from the hops. Cleans up well for the boldness of the flavors. Good brew.

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3/5  rDev -18%

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4/5  rDev +9.3%

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3/5  rDev -18%

Photo of Pintofbrown
4.42/5  rDev +20.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

I had this in a shaker pint.

Appearance- This quadruple X offering has an off-white, orange tinged head that cannot even muster complete coverage of the lid. The body is a solid amber with orange-gold highlights.

Smell- There is sweet citrus and a slightly grassy scent. There is some orange, cherry, honey, and even some mango. There is not much malt but it has a toffee feel to it.

The high alcohol is translated as a brandy-like smell. This is pretty fantastic!

Taste- This bitters up very nicely and is the first thing you notice on the first drink. And man is it sweet! There is some cherry and mango flavor mid-drink with plenty of toffee malt. There is also some brandy here.

The back end of the drink is full of piney hops. Man does it bitter this one up. Honestly, this is more like a barleywine than an IPA. I would like to see what a year or two of aging does to this one.

Mouth feel- It has a medium body and it is carbonated well. It is definitely dry and the mouth coating could be better.

Overall- This is a great DIPA that drinks very much like a fresh barleywine. The sweet notes of the drink make it great, and there is more than enough bitterness.

A better mouth feel would pretty much complete this beer. I say go for it. Definitely.

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3.5/5  rDev -4.4%

Photo of rtaps
3.41/5  rDev -6.8%
look: 4 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Pours almost rust in color with bout a half inch off white head, with medium retention and leaving no lacing behind

some floral, mild notes of hops, some dark fruit malts, but all kinda of weak for an IPA

bitter up front, leads into fairly nice hop, dark fruit balance.

high carbonation medium bodied leaves with an alcohol type feel.

overall it was a nice IPA worth the price, but i would choose other IPA's to enjoy

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4.5/5  rDev +23%

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3.5/5  rDev -4.4%

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4/5  rDev +9.3%

Photo of Drinkerofales
4.5/5  rDev +23%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Pours a dark orange-amber with a huge bubbly head that sticks to the glass. It has some cloudiness.

Smells of bright piney citrus hops and an undertone of the sweet malt. Gains a little booze smell as it warms.

Tastes of tangy grapefruit pow! Malt rides shotgun, while the hops control the whole flavor. Great balance of the two, just what I want from an IPA.

Good carbonation makes this a good drink, punchy up front and smooth bitter dry aftertaste makes me want to drink more, and I will.

This is what I want from a DIPA, great hops presence, malt in the background, a great tasting beer.


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4/5  rDev +9.3%

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4.5/5  rDev +23%

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3/5  rDev -18%

Photo of srandycarter
4/5  rDev +9.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

A - Murky honey amber, small off white head. Lots of lace.

S - Very cold - Hard to smell much of anything. Hops apparent.

T - Solid malt core - bitter heavy hop. Pine, burnt orange and tobacco.

M - Medium body, great carbonation and good balance.

D - Deceptively drinkable. Not hard at all to drink for the ABV. Not alcohol heat.

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Photo of ROGUE16
4/5  rDev +9.3%

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4/5  rDev +9.3%

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4/5  rDev +9.3%

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3/5  rDev -18%

Photo of stickynotes
3.41/5  rDev -6.8%
look: 4 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

From notes taken a few weeks ago.

Poured into tulilp.

Pours a clear, deep copper. A healthy brownish-white head with good retention sticks around.

Aroma is sweet malts, fruity hops apparent right from cracking the bottle, grapefruit, some booze. Sweet overall.

Starts bitter than sweet, some caramel, some citrus, a little pine. Overall not too bitter, I expected more hops. Apv is masked well, just a slight and pleasant warming toward the end of a sip.

This beer has a heavier mouthfeel with medium carbonation.

Overall this is a strange ipa to me, there is more sweetness than I expect but this is balanced alright with bitterness. Good for the price and a interesting brew.

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Shipyard XXXX IPA (Pugsley's Signature Series) from Shipyard Brewing Co.
Beer rating: 3.66 out of 5 with 723 ratings
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