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

Notes / Commercial Description:
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Added by Todd on 03-20-2009

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Photo of OBIrish24
3.5/5  rDev -5.1%

Photo of rtaps
3.41/5  rDev -7.6%
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 +22%

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3.5/5  rDev -5.1%

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4/5  rDev +8.4%

Photo of Drinkerofales
4.5/5  rDev +22%
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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Photo of tclapper
4/5  rDev +8.4%

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4.5/5  rDev +22%

Photo of Kiniey01
3/5  rDev -18.7%

Photo of srandycarter
4/5  rDev +8.4%
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 +8.4%

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4/5  rDev +8.4%

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4/5  rDev +8.4%

Photo of dwoolley1
3/5  rDev -18.7%

Photo of stickynotes
3.41/5  rDev -7.6%
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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4/5  rDev +8.4%

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4/5  rDev +8.4%

Photo of NuggetNectar22
4.22/5  rDev +14.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Great beer. This is a hop lovers dream.

A: Orangish amber. Nice head and terrific lace around the glass.

S: Hops, citrus.

T: This one doesn't disappoint. Hints of caramel with lots of hops. Not as hoppy as it smells. Well Balanced.

M: Nice mouthfeel. The hops don't linger.

O: This beer was delicious. If you like IPA's - it's a must try.

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Photo of Jammies
3.83/5  rDev +3.8%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

A - pours an orangish amber with about an inch and a half of foam. Great retention. Terrific lacing.

S - smoky and sweet with aromatic hops

T - light and caramelly taste but surprisingly well balanced

M - smooth. Hops do not linger

O - good beer. Really delivered from the moment it was poured.

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Photo of 11millsown113
4/5  rDev +8.4%

Photo of Boto
3.83/5  rDev +3.8%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

22oz. bottle: This one pours a clear, slightly orangish amber color. There was a bit of an almost tan head on it, that didn’t linger long but left some lacing. Nice nose. Citrus, some pine, sweet caramel malts in the background, some other fruits. A hint of earthiness and spices also. Body seems just a bit light for a DIPA. Good balanced taste, however. Bitter, yet a slight malt sweetness in the finish. Citrus, caramel malt and some pine notes dominate. It’s a pretty decent beer. Not the best DIPA I’ve had, but far from the worst.

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4/5  rDev +8.4%

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4/5  rDev +8.4%

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3/5  rDev -18.7%

Photo of dogfishandi
3.41/5  rDev -7.6%
look: 4 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

22oz bottle around fridge temp, poured into a snifter, split with friends.

pours out a fairly clear orange, copper color, slight off white head, maybe 1 finger or so. decent retention with some lace that sticks around.

mostly buttery and soapy malts in the aroma, really not much hops. this is a DIPA? maybe a slight herbal quality

definatly more of an english ipa thing going on, almost more malty than it is hoppy. a big buttery, semi-sweet maltiness, a bit of soapiness. light citrus and herbal hops barely break through. some bitterness, but definatly not on an IPA level.

does not feel nearly as big as 9.25%. medium body, nice feeling carbonation, but no resins or oily bitterness that ive come to love with this style.

i can see the whole english thing going on with the buttery malts and what not, but they really shouldnt call this a DIPA. the hops are hardly noticable.

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Shipyard XXXX IPA (Pugsley's Signature Series) from Shipyard Brewing Co.
3.69 out of 5 based on 713 ratings.
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