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RATINGS: 578   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.16   EST. CALORIES: 168   ABV: 5.6%
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Ringwood’s beer brewed under licence in USA by Shipyard.


3.3
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 12/20
kwoeltje (2232) - Manchester, Missouri, USA - SEP 9, 2003
(American version brewed in Maine) medium amber/light copper with good white head. Hops/spice aromas. Complex flavors--spice, slightly sweet malt, hints of banana. Mild hops finish. Nice lace on glass as noted.

3.2
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
edden (926) - cow- lumbus, Ohio, USA - SEP 5, 2003
9/5/03: bottle
orange-brown body with a quickly dissipating almond colored head. some lacing. some floral and hop notes to the nose. caramel and hops to taste with a hint of tea towards the back. also noted was a slight dirt or earth flavor.

3.4
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
cb (810) - Roeland Park, Kansas, USA - AUG 20, 2003
Very strong woody aroma and texture, somehow. Not quite grainy like a fine piece of oak but I imagined it to be. The ringwood yeast gave it a ciderish and musty bent. Tasted a bit of white wine and blue cheese (creamy and moldy aspects anyway, not necessarily sour flavors). Almost unbalanced acidity.

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
matta (1140) - Tampa, Florida, USA - JUL 21, 2003
This beer tried to Thump me, Old Thumper Style, but I don’t feel violated. What does that mean? I don’t know either? This seems to be a solid EPA, although it is not pale in appearance, rather a copper / amber. This beer has buttery, caramel suggestions in the aroma and flavor, and finishes dry and slightly hoppy. I however don’t find many fruity notes in Old Thumper’s flavor & taste, yet I find a relatively nutty presence. Overall, a Respectable Beer; a great deal better than it’s lesser counterpart Shipyard Export Ale.

3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Prostman (1077) - Pennsylvania, USA - JUL 16, 2003
This was very mellow...not as hoppy as I thought it would be but still nice drink to have when weather gets a little cooler.

2.9
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
canary dog (655) - Rutland, Vermont, USA - JUL 11, 2003
Dry, but malty. Tastes a lot like Bass Ale. Bass isn't a bad beer, but you expect a little more from a New England micro.

3.2
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 13/20
dhurtubise (568) - Hamilton, Ontario, CANADA - JUL 9, 2003
Cask conditionned at the Florida Tap Room in Ft. Lauderdale. Has great balance, some low esters and a tremendously rich personality. It is a very good pale ale/bitter. It has a slightly thin body but a rich malty hoppy flavour.

3.1
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
ClarkVV (3892) - Allston, Massachusetts, USA - JUL 2, 2003
Crisp/dry hops aroma. White cream colored head that stays around for a few minutes. Bottle. orange-red and a bit fizzy appearance. Taste is dry but has a bitter malt taste accompanying the hops. Finishes with a chewy/biscuity malt flavor. Medium bodied. Has a bitter/dry shot initially that is a bit uneven at the start, but combines well with a more subtle malt to produce a nice finish. As it warms more hops apparent in the body, producing a piney taste. Too uneven up front and carbonation is a bit too high.

3.4
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
BATLMULLET (127) - Highland, Indiana, USA - JUN 28, 2003
Much heavier in body than what I was looking for in hot weather in Portland. Much maltier than expected, with a very full body. Some hoppiness toward the middle. Nice white head that diminished very quickly. I'll bet that this is favorite around Portland in the autumn.

3.3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 12/20
clvand0 (350) - Lexington, Kentucky, USA - JUN 20, 2003
This beer pours an amber color with a creamy white head and moderate lacing on the glass. The aroma is sweet and slightly fruity. The taste is very full of caramel and pretty smooth. There is a slight hint of alcohol in the flavor and also a little fruit is also evident. The taste has a very warm feel even when the beer is cold. I would recommend trying this one.


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