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John Shippeys Left Coast IPA

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John Shippeys Left Coast IPA
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Formerly brewed at John Shippeys Brewing Company
Style: India Pale Ale (IPA)
Halifax, Canada
Serve in Shaker, Tulip

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RATINGS: 30   MEAN: 3.21/5.0   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.13   EST. CALORIES: 183   ABV: 6.1%
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COMMERCIAL DESCRIPTION
A classic west coast-style pale ale. Copper coloured, light-medium bodied with a lingering hop bitterness complimented by malty caramel notes and a citrusy, grapefruit-like character. Unfiltered, with a massive hop nose complimented with hints of fruit! Note: the beer currently being poured under this name at The Split Crow is actually a rebadge of Garrison Imperial Pale Ale. This may change again if Shippey’s ever becomes active again.


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   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
MadIndian (2434) - Levittown, Pennsylvania, USA - JUL 24, 2011
Gift from SJ. Nice orange medium pour. A pleasant floral and citrus aroma. The taste was slightly orange peel and pine. A little thin for my taste, but I liked it.

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
DuffMan (7025) - the land of bitumen, beef & beer, Alberta, CANADA - JUL 4, 2011
Not sure why this is listed as out Of business-- I just had it on tap @ the Split Crow on our recent Halifax pub crawl. Hazy orange with a chalky clingy head. Beautiful citrus and pine aroma, assertively IPA-ish. Sweet toffee malt and citrus peel and pine hop character and a long bitter finish. Very tasty.

2.9
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
Gethinbeer (2202) - Nova Scotia, CANADA - APR 5, 2008
On tap in the Split Crow, Halifax. Extreme amount of hops. Bitter ale. Too over powered with hops couldn’t get much else.

2.6
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 10/20
Ernest (6343) - Boulder, Colorado, USA - MAY 2, 2006
Growler, RBSG 2005. Body is light amber. Aroma is moderately malty (bread, cookie), lightly hoppy (grapefruit), with a note of butter/diacetyl. Flavor is moderately sweet, lightly acidic, lightly bitter. Finish is lightly sweet, lightly acidic, moderately bitter. Medium body, watery texture, soft carbonation. Seemed rather boring to me.

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Lubiere (10438) - Ottawa, Ontario, CANADA - DEC 3, 2005
Amber copper ale with a thin white head. Fresh resinous hops with sweet grapefruits in aroma. In mouth, good malts base and grapefruit notes expected of an IPA. Very classic. Medium bodied. Enjoyed with OKBeer . On tap March 2005.

3.1
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
Ungstrup (29828) - Citizen of the universe, DENMARK - NOV 2, 2005
[At RBSG 2005] A hazy orange beer with a small off-white head. The aroma is sweet caramelic, but also with a hint of butter. The flavor is sweet and very slightly hoppy and buttery, leading to a dry bitter end.

3.3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
jsquire (3551) - St. Marys, Ohio, USA - JUL 30, 2005
Out of a growler at the 2005 RBSG. golden orange color with a creamy off white head. Honey coated hop nose. Lots of grainy sweetness topped with grapefruit and pine notes. Smooth on the tongue like I would expect from a growler transported beer. It just screamed to be drunk with a sandwich.

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   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
Dickinsonbeer (5076) - Hoboken, New Jersey, USA - JUL 22, 2005
RBSG 05. Growler. Holy crap this has more diacetyl than any other commercial beer ever. The diacetyl pretty much covers up the hops in the aroma, although the hops come out a bit more in the flavor and finish. Somewhat of a dry finish. Need to watch fermentation on this one and increase the hops. Despite the diacetyl it was a drinkable IPA.

3.2
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
IPFreely (1470) - Sanborn, New York, USA - JUL 19, 2005
Growler. Citrusy and lightly piney nose, balanced out by some caramelly malt. Medium bodied, slightly bitter finish. Not bad.

3.1
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
SpringsLicker (3169) - Tennessee, USA - JUL 16, 2005
RBSG From a growler. Smallish head of white on a medium amber body. The aroma is yeasty light malt. The flavor is balanced between light malt and a bit of hop bitterness. The finish is dry with a watery light body. Needs more hops and body to round it out some.


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