Shipyard American IPA
Banks's Park Brewery

Shipyard American IPAShipyard American IPA
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Banks's Park Brewery
England, United Kingdom
American IPA
Ranked #3,785
Ranked #27,293
3.48 | pDev: 14.94%
Jan 08, 2022
Aug 19, 2015
Shipyard American IPAShipyard American IPA
Notes: Enjoy this classic, refreshing American style IPA bursting with grapefruity citrus flavour. Combining finest malted barley with a whole bunch of audacious American hops. This refreshing, and gutsy American IPA is dry, refreshing and explodes with grapefruity citrus flavour.
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Reviewed by flyingpig from Scotland

3.09/5  rDev -11.2%
look: 3 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3
500ml bottle:
Light copper & clear with a thin, soapy white lacing on the surface that's patchy. Biscuit malts, bread & faint citrus open the nose with some caramel & earthy malts too. The taste is similar, mainly biscuit & caramel malts with a citrus tang, some grassy hops & an earthy bitterness to finish. The body is light-medium & tangy wirha sharp, crisp feel despite being asic & slightly one dimensional.
Jan 08, 2022
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Rated by James94 from England

3.85/5  rDev +10.6%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75
L: Good lacing, orange/amber in colour
S: Pine, citrus
T: Citrus zest, some nuttiness
F: Not too complex, but has some refreshment

O: 3.75
Dec 14, 2020
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Reviewed by Steve555 from Wales

3.58/5  rDev +2.9%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5
On draught in Wetherspoons. Pours a clear orange/brown body with 1.5 finger head. Aroma of sour grapefruit. Taste is quite thin but refreshing for the style, some restrained but pleasant hop bitterness but also some toffee, more like an English IPA. Finish is quite fizzy, bitterness is short lived and a lingering sweetness. It's a decent enough ESB/AIPA.
Aug 07, 2020
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Reviewed by Snowcrash000 from Germany

3.64/5  rDev +4.6%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.5
Pours an almost clear, deep golden amber coloration with a medium, frothy head and slightly visible carbonation. Smells of biscuity, grainy malt and floral, citrus/tropical hops, with notes of grapefruit, tangerine and just a hint of pineapple. Taste follows the nose, with a good balance of biscuity, grainy malt and floral, citrus/tropical hops, with grapefruit and tangerine in the foreground and hints of pineapple and pine coming through as well. Finishes with a medium bitterness and some grapefruit, pineapple and pine lingering in the aftertaste. Smooth mouthfeel with a medium body and carbonation.

A decent English take on an American IPA with a good malt/hop balance and bitterness, as well as some nice citrus/tropical hop notes and light pine coming through, although just a tad too floral for my personal taste. Feels a bit old school, with a slight West Coast touch. Nothing spectacular, but enjoyable enough at the end of the day.
Jun 16, 2020
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Reviewed by EmperorBevis from England

2.96/5  rDev -14.9%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 2.75 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 3
Pours a crystal clear golden body with orangey hue and big white head that leaves a decent amount of retention
Aroma has a decent amount of citrusy grapefruit
The flavour is stewed hops and tinny notes
Feels rather fizzy and thin
May 25, 2020
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Reviewed by Brew-Monk from England

3.68/5  rDev +5.7%
look: 4.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.75
Bottle from Co-op. A lovely dark gold colour, with thin white head that dissipated rapidly. Robust, but not overpowering smells of pine and citrus. Taste was not as strong as I would expect from an American IPA, but grapefruit, pine and citrus notes were present. The finish was rather meh - not much bitterness on it.
Jan 23, 2020
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Reviewed by Spike from England

3.16/5  rDev -9.2%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3
Gives the impression it’s an IPA from Shipyard Brewery in Maine but small print reveals it’s brewed by Marston’s. A bitter and fruity pale ale with a citrusy bite. Would rate higher as an English bitter. Too dialled down for AIPA style.
May 11, 2019
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Reviewed by UKTaxpayer from England

4.5/5  rDev +29.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5
Great beer, very similar to the higher rated Citra from Oakham Ales. Also available on the now ubiquitous 5L minikeg. Nicer than the similar Rye IPA.

A great cooperative beer from Marston’a relationship with Shipyard Brewery in Portland, Maine. Just need to bring more of their great beers over and add to the wide Marston’a brand family which includes Ringwood and Jennings.

Minikeg from Morrison’s, Binley, Coventry. Bargain @£10.
Dec 29, 2018
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Reviewed by JonnoWillsteed from England

3.07/5  rDev -11.8%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 2 | overall: 3
L- Pours dark amber. 5mm almost white head. With some gentle tiny CO2 bubbles. Head clearing slowly.
S- Surprisingly fruity! Perhaps peach and some lychee. [The lable suggests 'grapfruity citrus', and yes I can see that now, in a somewhat perfumed way].
T- Rather like an English bitter but into a strikingly dry hoppy finish.
M- Dry, refreshing, Oh that finish on the 2nd mouthfull, is bordering on too hoppy/dry for me.
O- When I bought this I believed it was brewed in the US. The name Marston's is mentioned just once discretely tucked away in the small-print on the back lable. I'm still getting lychee coming through, though my palate is adjusting to the citric strength of it.
Bought from Tesco, Queensway, London W2. BB 31/7/19
Sep 10, 2018
Rated: 4 by Robertas from Lithuania

Aug 24, 2018
Rated: 2.78 by Neilos from England

Aug 20, 2018
Rated: 3.44 by Beer-Ed from Netherlands

Aug 07, 2018
Rated: 3.89 by jhart96 from England

Nov 25, 2017
Rated: 3.8 by TwiggyCZ from Czech Republic

Jun 09, 2017
Rated: 3.78 by BigMac59 from Texas

May 23, 2017
Rated: 3.96 by VictoriaTyagunova from Ireland

May 20, 2017
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Reviewed by vinicole from England

3.31/5  rDev -4.9%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.25
Bottle. Golden orange. Little head. Very effervescent. Looks more like a cider than beer.
Grassy notes with some citrus. Not much there.
Hoppy with some light caramel. Rather sweet.
Medium body and somewhat cloying.
I have had this on tap which seemed much better at the time.
Apr 30, 2017
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Reviewed by josanguapo from Spain

3.04/5  rDev -12.6%
look: 3 | smell: 2.75 | taste: 3 | feel: 4 | overall: 3
From Costco. In shaker glass. At dinner night before christmas. Drinkable, without nothing unpleasant but the hops dont feel much fresh nor juicy. A bit boring
Dec 25, 2016
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Reviewed by Ant777uk from England

3.84/5  rDev +10.3%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75
Uk brewed American IPA...

Definitely a grapefruity aroma.

Taste is well balanced and refreshing. Crisp initially, with a long and changing mouthfeel and flavour that changes over time, from the hops. Not as much flavour as some other IPA's, though very refreshing and light, and well balanced! Just enough citrus and grapefruit coming through to make it work well...

I like this, will buy again
Nov 10, 2016
Rated: 1.82 by Macamah from England

Jun 26, 2016
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Reviewed by mickwin from Ireland

4.07/5  rDev +17%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75
golden colour, fairly frothy, quite bubbly, pleasant aroma of flowers hops and malt, with a faint trace of pepper, flavour has a hint of caramel, quite strong malt and a little pineapple, perhaps a little sweeter than I like but a decent enough beer, I wouldn't really seek it out.
Apr 22, 2016
Rated: 3.53 by AlexW693

Apr 22, 2016
Rated: 3.24 by FCox143 from England

Feb 16, 2016
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Reviewed by Malt_Man from England

3.5/5  rDev +0.6%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.5
Served at cellar temperature from 500ml bottle bought from Asda into pint mug. This one is fairly clearly labelled as being brewed by Marstons in the UK.

L) Medium golden colour, clear, a few bubbles rising, thin film only.

S) Actually quite good: watered down SN Torpedo, maybe a bit sweeter.

T) Watered down SN Torpedo!!! Not bad, the tropical-fruit hop flavours are there, the malt side is very dull, just a normal English ale by the taste and feel of it. No bitterness.

F) Quite watery and quite flat. Not a strong area for this beer.

O) This can work as a cheapo stand-in for a proper American-type IPA when you can't get hold of / afford the real thing, so it does have its place.
Sep 26, 2015
Rated: 3.49 by rulisekmartin from Czech Republic

Aug 19, 2015
Shipyard American IPA from Banks's Park Brewery
Beer rating: 81 out of 100 with 25 ratings