Fuggles IPA
Shipyard Brewing Company

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Shipyard Brewing Company
Maine, United States
IPA - English
Ranked #136
Ranked #29,046
3.24 | pDev: 16.36%
Jul 19, 2020
Jul 01, 2001
Fuggles IPAFuggles IPA
Notes: Fuggles is a single-hopped, dry, crisp ale that is wonderfully balanced and deceptively smooth.
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3.26 by Jeez from Massachusetts on Jul 19, 2020
3.29 by GregSemenza from Connecticut on May 08, 2018
2.99 by TheCrowsEye from California on Dec 18, 2017
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3.08/5  rDev -4.9%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3
by Greywulfken from New York

On tap at The Good Life in Massapequa... Medium gold color with a finger of ivory foam... Remarkably unremarkable beer - had some grain and fruit impressions, maybe muted citrus among them, and a little bit of earthy pine... Medium body felt a bit tacky and sluggish? I'm a finisher, but I left half of this in the glass.

Sep 22, 2017
3.75 by luvbier from Vermont on Aug 21, 2017
3 by ScottP from New Hampshire on Jul 29, 2017
3.29 by Prost76 from New Hampshire on Jul 14, 2017
3.62 by Giangio from Italy on Feb 24, 2017
3.48 by mmorris15 from Maine on Dec 20, 2016
3.32 by williahd from Maine on Oct 08, 2016
3.44 by Epicfail97081 from Oregon on Aug 20, 2016
3.69 by stevem1206 from Massachusetts on Aug 13, 2016
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2.89/5  rDev -10.8%
look: 3 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 2.75 | feel: 2.75 | overall: 2.75
by chuckpalka from Illinois

On a bit of an IPA ride lately I brought this home as part of a pick six and was eager to give this one a try. Poured a medium/dark opaque orange with a nice white head but the head didn't last. Had a nice smell but not the hoppy smell that most IPA's have. Just a average earthy smell could not pick up any citrus at all. Taste was nothing special. Slight bitterness with a dry almost metallic finish. Feel was not unpleasant but far from what I was hoping for. The fuggle hop certainly is not what Im used to in an IPA . Overall I was not real impressed but again it was not what I have been used to in an IPA.I haven't tried a lot of English IPA's so maybe my rating is a little harsh. Not bad but not my favorite.

Jul 12, 2016
3.39 by GaPeach from Pennsylvania on Jul 01, 2016
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3.05/5  rDev -5.9%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.25
by Kinger22 from Virginia

A very, very average IPA. It pours a hazy copper with a slim head. The scent is subtle hints of earth. The taste is lacking in hop presence a little for an IPA. Overall it's an average beer - nothing too fancy.

Jun 09, 2016
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3.25/5  rDev +0.3%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.25
by Beginner2 from Illinois

Listed on the "1001", Fuggles IPA and reviewed in Roger Protz' CAMRA classic "300 Beers To Try Before You Die!"
My review comes with my next tasting

Apr 27, 2016
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2.69/5  rDev -17%
look: 3.25 | smell: 2.25 | taste: 2.75 | feel: 3 | overall: 2.75
by rodbeermunch from Nevada

Darker yellow, 1/3" white head. Gotta love freshness dates. Aroma was whoof, dog shit and butter diaectyl like notes, even if not huge.

Taste was mild in every regard, hops, malt, d infection, earthiness. Not impressed.

Apr 02, 2016
3.99 by Walleybeer from New Jersey on Mar 19, 2016
3.46 by FedJack from New York on Mar 16, 2016
3 by Pandaman67 from New Jersey on Mar 12, 2016
2.89 by mpmcguire11 from Rhode Island on Mar 03, 2016
3.2 by OKCNittany from Oklahoma on Jan 27, 2016
3.38 by REEK from Massachusetts on Jan 23, 2016
3.75 by Hearneator from Delaware on Dec 26, 2015
3.38 by Texasfan549 from Texas on Dec 25, 2015
3.25 by Exeggutor from New Hampshire on Dec 15, 2015
2.81 by Seejae from Ohio on Dec 13, 2015
3.34 by Shanty76 from Georgia on Dec 10, 2015
3.49 by TTripp725 from Pennsylvania on Nov 30, 2015
3.6 by theDuck from Canada (QC) on Nov 25, 2015
3.36 by LloydDobler from Indiana on Nov 14, 2015
3.6 by StrangerTides from New York on Nov 14, 2015
3.43 by Barleycorn from Pennsylvania on Nov 08, 2015
3.25 by hozersr from Pennsylvania on Nov 05, 2015
3.5 by StoutElk_92 from Massachusetts on Oct 31, 2015
3.13 by IPAchris from Pennsylvania on Oct 20, 2015
3.25 by a77cj7 from South Dakota on Oct 03, 2015
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3.68/5  rDev +13.6%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4
by superspak from North Carolina

12 ounce bottle into pint glass, best before 1/2/2016. Pours slightly hazy orange/amber color with a 2 finger dense and rocky off white head with great retention, that reduces to a nice cap that lingers. Nice dense soapy lacing clings on the glass, with a good amount of streaming carbonation retaining the head. Aromas of lemon zest, orange peel, wood, plum, pear, apple, light pepper, pine, honey, light caramel, toasted bread, herbal, floral, grass, and yeast earthiness. Nice and pleasant aromas with good balance and complexity of earthy hops, fruity yeast, and bready malt notes; with solid strength. Taste of lemon zest, orange peel, wood, plum, pear, apple, light pepper, pine, honey, light caramel, toasted bread, herbal, floral, grass, and yeast earthiness. Good amount of piney/spicy bitterness on the finish; with lingering notes of lemon/orange peel, wood, pepper, pine, plum, pear, apple, honey, toasted bread, and herbal/grassy hop earthiness on the finish for a good bit. Nice complexity, robustness, and balance of earthy hops, fruity yeast, and bready malt flavors; with a good malt/bitterness balance and zero cloying flavors after the finish. Light-moderate dryness after the finish from bitterness. Some mild but acceptable levels of diacetyl present in the aromas and flavors. Medium carbonation and body; with a very smooth, moderately sticky, and lightly creamy/bready mouthfeel that is nice. Alcohol is very well hidden with minimal warming present after the finish. Overall this is a nice English IPA style. All around good robustness, complexity, and balance of earthy hops, fruity yeast, and bready malt flavors; and very smooth and easy to drink. This was a bit fruitier than I’d prefer, but was not horribly off balance either. A nicely enjoyable offering.

Sep 26, 2015
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3.53/5  rDev +9%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5
by Tilly from Kentucky

P: Clear golden amber pour with a frothy light head dissipates quickly leaving a good bit of lacing on the top.
A: Earthy, malty, subtel hops and caramel.
T: Earthy, mild citrus- lemon. Some hops and malt
M: Dry, acrid, very little bitterness.
O: Old school IPA. The fuggles lend a different twist to today's IPA.

Sep 17, 2015
3.25 by redsoxjim from Massachusetts on Sep 03, 2015
Fuggles IPA from Shipyard Brewing Company
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