The Shipwright | Czig Meister Brewing Company

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3.88/5
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20 Ratings
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BEER INFO

Brewed by:
Czig Meister Brewing Company
New Jersey, United States
czigmeisterbrewing.com

Style: American IPA

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 6.20%

Availability: Year-round

Notes / Commercial Description:
73 IBU

Added by djrn2 on 09-29-2016

BEER STATS
Ranking:
#18,064
Reviews:
8
Ratings:
20
pDev:
10.05%
 
 
Wants:
1
Gots:
7
Trade:
0
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Ratings: 20 |  Reviews: 8
Photo of Knapp85
3.62/5  rDev -6.7%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.5

Photo of Greyvtrayn
3.83/5  rDev -1.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Canned on 3/14. A nice deep/burnt orange color, opaque. head is creamy and leaves a nice layer of foam on the surface, a ring around the edges and strong lacing all the way around. Very sweet aroma, smells like peach rings and candied orange. Taste is malt forward but there are hints of grass, grapefruit and pine. Carbonation is spot on with a lighter than average body, slightly bitter aftertaste. I am happy with this one, a good traditional IPA.

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Photo of KTCamm
3.36/5  rDev -13.4%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.5

2/14/18...pours clear copper. Fast foam, peaks and settles down to a very thin layer. Faint pine nose, watery. Distant. Biscuit and bread filled soft bitter. Toffee rolls through. Resin mouthfeel remains. Tasty IPA>

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Photo of Stofko1992
2.99/5  rDev -22.9%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 2.75 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Photo of jlindros
4/5  rDev +3.1%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Tap at a bar at the airport
Decent smaller fizzy head, thick lacing, hazy orange colour

Nose big hops, citrus, fruit, touch tropical and little dank spicy piney hop, sweet malt

Taste sweet caramel toasted reddish malt, toasty grain, fair bitterness with citrus, little grassy floral, spicy later, nice balance more like apa than ipa, long fairly bitter finish little dry

Mouth is med bod, decent carb

Overall not bad, again more like an apa than ipa but tasty old style east coast style

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Photo of ThinBlueLine
4.46/5  rDev +14.9%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

Enjoyed this from the can while trick or treating with the kids at the campground. Citrus aromas abound (grapefruit) and a great balance of hops. Easy drinker. First beer from Czig (and I live 20 minutes from their brewery... shame on me). Definitely a keeper.

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Photo of jameswaldo
4.53/5  rDev +16.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Had a pint of this in the Newark airport Terminal B Saison Bar_113_0 yesterday. Delicious! Looked like it was hard to pour, but maybe the barmaid had the tap valve open too much, or the keg was too charged. Once it settled in the shaker glass, the inch head may have settled a bit too quickly, but smell was beautifully malt fruity, taste also like the smell mating hops and malts with just a wee bit too much syrupy sweetness for my palate. Most excellent mouthfeel: unctuous, full, with long-lasting bitter aftertaste the way I love it. Lacing was real pretty, as was the continued fine champaigne-bubbly fizz coming up through a 15-minute airport layover made happy by this ale. I hope to find some of this IPA in Ithaca today to try it again with a better pour in a better IPA glass. This Brasserie, by the way, had truly fine jazz music playing when I was there; if you're in Terminal B at EWR, for sure you must try this IPA!

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Photo of Merticois
3.94/5  rDev +1.5%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of sanitarium16
3.87/5  rDev -0.3%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of pubscout
4.25/5  rDev +9.5%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Based upon the color alone, I expected The Shipwright to be more like a British, malt-forward IPA in taste, but it may have struck a beautiful balance that will please both hopheads and malt mavens. At 6.2%, it's certainly sessionable enough, and its mouthfeel makes for a smooth drinking experience. Would pair well with a wide variety of foods, too. Slightly bitter finish reminds you it's an IPA. A good choice if you like your hops and malt playing even.

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Photo of Vylo
3.96/5  rDev +2.1%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

Photo of IvoryFoxhole
3.82/5  rDev -1.5%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

16 oz. can dated 5/26/17. Would prefer more fresh, but beggars can't be choosers. Poured into Kane glass.

L: 2F head, good retention, with some lacing and a fluffy white cap and ring. Beer is a semi-hazy deep bronze. Actually looks really nice, like Pliny the Younger.

S: It does not smell like Pliny the Younger. Citrus and lots of earth and pine. Malts forward now at nearly 8 weeks.

T: Follows nose. Short initial burst of citrus followed by a fair amount of malt and a piney, resiny finish that is slightly bitter. Very decent IPA for what it is. Wonder what the difference is fresh.

F: Medium bodied, light carbonation. Construction and balance are pretty good.

O: Perfectly fine IPA from yet another new NJ brewery.

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Photo of AD17
3.5/5  rDev -9.8%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of BFCarr
3.85/5  rDev -0.8%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Pours dark amber with a 3/4" white head that lasts. Aroma is hoppy, oily, floral. Taste is hop bitter with good malt sweetness to balance. Hop is the dominant taste, but not overpowering. Feel is good, smooth and coating finish. Overall, at 6.2%, it's an easy IPA to recommend putting few back.

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Photo of Kegatron
3.79/5  rDev -2.3%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

Photo of NonicPanic
3.75/5  rDev -3.4%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of Walleybeer
4.75/5  rDev +22.4%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 4.5

Photo of jbaker8935
3.75/5  rDev -3.4%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of acurtis
3.69/5  rDev -4.9%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of djrn2
3.9/5  rDev +0.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

The Shipwright from Czig Meister Brewing Company
Beer rating: 3.88 out of 5 with 20 ratings