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Shipyard IPA | Hilton Head Brewing Company

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Brewed by:
Hilton Head Brewing Company
South Carolina, United States

Style: American IPA

Alcohol by volume (ABV): not listed

Availability: Year-round

Notes / Commercial Description:
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Added by BeerAdvocate on 06-02-2007

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Reviews: 3 | Ratings: 10
Reviews by chocbrandy:
Photo of chocbrandy
1.52/5  rDev -37.7%
look: 3 | smell: 1 | taste: 1 | feel: 1 | overall: 3

This IPA is very poor, I don't know how they stay in business. The smell is not good and thought at first it was a light beer. I could almost smell a hint of blueberry. That could have been from the glass. Don't go here and the food is almost as bad as teh beer.

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Photo of Mantooth
3/5  rDev +23%

Photo of glid02
2.24/5  rDev -8.2%
look: 3.5 | smell: 2 | taste: 2 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 2

Pours an opaque orange-copper color with a half-finger white head. The head recedes into a wispy layer leaving light lacing. Halfway through the beer I noticed an oily film on top.

Smells like a trippel with good amounts of pale malts. Flowery and light fruit aromas up front are backed by malts.

Tastes similar to how it smells. Muddled malt flavors up front are shortly joined by light fruit flavors that carry through until a watery and bitter finish.

Mouthfeel is alright - it's a bit on the thin side but with solid carbonation.

Drinkability is not so great. I finished one and then had to drink another because it was the best beer they offered.

Overall this is nothing close to an IPA, though I would love to take a look at their recipes.

EDIT: It's not quite as bad-tasting as the smell and taste scores would indicate, but I reviewed according to style.

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Photo of Gregaroo
3.5/5  rDev +43.4%

Photo of DrMindbender
2.5/5  rDev +2.5%

Photo of DCon
2.57/5  rDev +5.3%
look: 3 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 1.5 | overall: 2

Enjoyed on-tap @ the Hilton Head Brewing Co in Hilton Head Island, SC for $5. Tapped from the non-labeled silver tap handle into a 16oz Pint Glass.

Aroma- American hops are first to hit the nose and then has a very sweet and malty background. An average IPA aroma is found here.

Appearance- Received with a .5 finger head that dies very quickly. Has a clear, golden body with some copper included. Leaves good lacing behind.

Flavor- A faint dry hopped flavor is the first thing I notice. Malts are stronger than the hops coming in very sweet. Light-Medium bitterness.

Mouthfeel- Light-Medium Bodied, Medium-High Carbonation, sweet, and tons of wheat on the finish... Not sure I can appreciate this. Watered down as well.

Overall Impression- The aroma and appearance are well done but then the American IPA taste and mouthfeel just isn’t there. You can be cheap on the crystal malts while brewing the beer but not the hops when it comes to this style... Definitely reminds me of Schlafly’s Yakima Wheat which isn't close to the style.

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Photo of TheOakKing
2.75/5  rDev +12.7%

Photo of npendres
2/5  rDev -18%
look: 2 | smell: 2 | taste: 2 | feel: 2 | overall: 2

Photo of JDRichards
2.25/5  rDev -7.8%

Photo of RavenForBeer
3/5  rDev +23%

Shipyard IPA from Hilton Head Brewing Company
2.44 out of 5 based on 10 ratings.
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