Fuggles IPA
Shipyard Brewing Company

Fuggles IPAFuggles IPA
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Style:
English India Pale Ale (IPA)
Ranked #367
ABV:
5.8%
Score:
75
Ranked #47,695
Avg:
3.26 | pDev: 16.26%
Reviews:
527
Ratings:
1,055
From:
Shipyard Brewing Company
 
Maine, United States
Avail:
Year-round
Wants
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Gots
  117
SCORE
75
Okay
Fuggles IPAFuggles IPA
Notes: Fuggles is a single-hopped, dry, crisp ale that is wonderfully balanced and deceptively smooth.
Reviews: 527 | Ratings: 1,055 | Log in to view all ratings and sort
Reviews by acrawf6:
Photo of acrawf6
3.22/5  rDev -1.2%
look: 3 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.5

Pours out a slightly hazy orange amber with a small white head.

Smell. light bitterness with the hops, certainly seems to have a fuggle quality.

Taste. Flavor is mild in the characteristics, bitterness is there. small fruit flavors with a lemon tartness being a more dominant flavor. aftertaste is a little puckering, but not bad.

Mouthfeel is ok, pretty good balance, body is medium. Good level of carbonation.

Overall, a very average tasting beer. I dont find anything i love or hate about it...in fact, i dont find too much to even talk about it. It's one that isn't offensive by any means, but not one with much character to make it stand out.

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Photo of mentor
4/5  rDev +22.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Okay, I can't imagine an all Fuggles IPA as tasting good, but I'll keep an open mind. Bottle obtained from Liquor Mart (Colorado) and consumed the next evening. Pours a one finger light tan-yellow head over a nearly crystal clear copper liquid. Smells hoppy. Oranges, citrus in general, grassy co-humulone, copper, and just a hint of pine. Tastes hoppy pine and citrus. Some bitter and some co-ho, but not as much as I was expecting. There's an underlying sweet and ester fruity that supports the hops. Apricot, diacetyl, sour caramel malt, and iron. Yummy. Well balanced and tasty. Md body and lightly carbonated. Very nice offering.

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Photo of beerpadawan
3.25/5  rDev -0.3%

Photo of bradcochran1234
3.25/5  rDev -0.3%

Photo of Bustersuess
3.25/5  rDev -0.3%

Photo of SilentSabre
1.54/5  rDev -52.8%
look: 3 | smell: 1.5 | taste: 1.5 | feel: 2 | overall: 1

Not a very good example of the style. A very aggressive pour yields a head that should come from a typical pour. Fair head retention. Very sticky lacing. THAT looks nice...but that's really all it has going for as far as being visually appealing. Smells sweet like cake batter. Yes, I said cake batter. Absolutely nothing like an IPA. There may be a tiny trace amount of hops hiding in the very back of the smell. This is the most peculiar IPA I have ever had. There is some hop bitterness in the taste, but it's woven around a handful of other things that I cannot readily identify. Almost has a medicine like taste to it in the middle. So far, this is a terrible example of the style, IMO. The mouthfeel seems a bit heavy for the style, and the carbonation level is totally not where it should be. Perhaps there's someone out there who really enjoies this, but I absolutely do not care for this which I consider a pitiful excuse for the style.

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Photo of bcsbeer
3.25/5  rDev -0.3%

Photo of rworkman
2.5/5  rDev -23.3%

Photo of Lazy_Genius
3.25/5  rDev -0.3%

Photo of indiapaleale
2.75/5  rDev -15.6%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 3

I have a feeling that because the head brewer at Shipyard is English, they aren't all about hops like most other American micros. They only use Fuggles hops, hence the name. It just doesn't have that kick. It looks like an IPA, but the stronger citrusy aroma isn't there and the mouthfeel is a bit more watery.

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Photo of philipquarles
2.76/5  rDev -15.3%
look: 3.5 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3

Pours a slightly hazy copper with a medium off-white head. Retention and lacing are what one would expect from an IPA. Aromas of fruity dishsoap are the first things to hit the nose, followed by a slightly grassy malt backing. Kind of bizarre and not very appealing. The taste is also unique, but in a more pleasant way, at least at first. Grassy, grainy malt character is balanced by faint hop bitterness. It's nice until the finish, where the dishsoap returns to coat the mouth and throat. Flavorful, yet slightly offensive.

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Photo of tjcamm
3/5  rDev -8%

Photo of JamLand
3/5  rDev -8%

Photo of ViveLaChouffe
3.42/5  rDev +4.9%
look: 3 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.5

Pours a very pale gold with a thin snow white head. Like most Shipyard products, lots of lace and fizzy. Smell is grassy malt and lots of floral hops. Citrus.

Taste is unbalanced. Grassy pale malt is way too light to stand up to the considerable hops. Like a golden ale very heavily hoppped. Very bitter. Thin and crisp (again, too thin)
with a long Fuggles hop aftertaste. I like bitter but there is nothing behind the hops to complement them. OK but not great. A great beer if you want to hone your tastebuds to recognize Fuggles.

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Photo of corporatehuman1
1/5  rDev -69.3%
look: 1 | smell: 1 | taste: 1 | feel: 1 | overall: 1

There is nothing good about this beer. It's unfortunate, I'm a big fan of Shipyard Export, I've visited their brewery in Portland, Maine, so I figured I'd try their IPA. Don't make that mistake.

From the first taste there is nothing good about it. It's old and stagnant. Painful even. I bought a whole sixer and struggled to drink each and every one. Drinking it was like climbing a summit, each sip worst than the last, until finally you get to the very top and there is no vista, just some big factory, belching out polluting smoke. Yes it still gets you drunk...so it does have that going for it.

Needless to say, I do not recommend this beer. I won't list the categories because every one I rated the same; awful.

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Photo of olradetbalder
3/5  rDev -8%

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3.25/5  rDev -0.3%

Photo of anders36
3.58/5  rDev +9.8%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

This IPA pours a a quite big and a bit sticky head, that disappears fast. The smell is a bit malty and a bit fruity. But the smell is a bit weak compared to other ipa's i have tried. It has some bitterness from the hops and a bit fruitiness. The aftertaste is quite long and bitter. But i like more bitterness in my beers. This is not a bad beer, but i like more bitter ipa's.

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Photo of dalepryor
2.5/5  rDev -23.3%

Photo of h4ger
3.28/5  rDev +0.6%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.25

Photo of JamesStreet
3.22/5  rDev -1.2%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.25

Photo of CBFanWish
3.9/5  rDev +19.6%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

Sweet and flowery are the best words to describe this IPA. A strong presence of fugles make it clear that Shipyard isn't screwing around on this one. I enjoyed it. The colour was a hazy amber colour with a moderate to frothy head. Great beer to go with a couple burgers.

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Photo of fitzy84
3.38/5  rDev +3.7%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

The beer poured with a hazy, burnt orange look with some minor lacing and a thin head. Aromas are a bit weak with typical hops and florals. Nothing too impressive. Taste had a somewhat metallic bitterness to it wrapped around the bitter hop characteristics. Decent mouthfeel helped make this a crisp, refreshing IPA. Overall, not too bad, but pretty average.

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Photo of mattparsons
2.75/5  rDev -15.6%

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1.5/5  rDev -54%

Fuggles IPA from Shipyard Brewing Company
Beer rating: 75 out of 100 with 1055 ratings