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Ringwood’s beer brewed under licence in USA by Shipyard.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 10/20
kp (10884) - Woodstock, Georgia, USA - SEP 1, 2007
UPDATED: APR 16, 2011
Name: Old Thumper
Date: September 01, 1994
Mode: Draft
Source: The Coat of Arms,
Appearance: redish amber, thin head with nice thick lace
Aroma: pleasent hop aroma
Flavor: nice bitter hop flavor with a slight underlying malt character, bitter finish 9/94: smooth, slight bitter, comes on strong, smooth finish
Aroma: 5/10; Appearance: 8/10; Flavor: 5/10; Palate: 5/10; Overall: 10/20
Rating: 2.7/5.0
Score: ** /4

The score was calculated based upon the notes and an old scoring system.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
imdownthepub (10860) - Banbury, Oxfordshire, ENGLAND - MAR 24, 2006
Bottled, pasteurised, 500ml. Copper amber colour with forced head. Firstly, thank you to my local wine merchant for picking this up fo me, it was nice to make the comparison with the originals. The biggest difference is the amount of CO2 forced into the beer, much too lively for our tastes, this gives a tinny, lemonade flavour. There is a sweetish malt with caramel, but very little hop impact. Lighter bodied than the English version. Not to my taste.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 10/20
madsberg (10534) - Søborg, DENMARK - SEP 12, 2004
Bottled: Golden coloured. Off white medium head. Sweet and light hoppy aroma with fruitnotes. Flavour is grassy and somewhat artificial. Ends up in a medium bitterness. Is dry.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
Ratman197 (10438) - Arvada, Colorado, USA - OCT 12, 2005
Bottle poured a clear copper with a large off white head. Aromas of carmel and toffee with a hint of fruitiness. Palate was medium bodied and smooth. Flavors of toffee and sweet malt with a bit of fruitiness and a smooth moderatly bitter finish.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
BeerandBlues2 (10359) - Hanover, Maryland, USA - MAR 9, 2006
Bottle. Pours copper with a tiny patchy white film. Aroma is malt (medium roast, nutty, biscuit), yeast (dough), caramel, and some sour fruits (peach, grapes). Noble hoppy that is drying, medium bitterness and acidity, no sweetness, metal finish and lasting hop flavor. Light bodied and crisp, refreshing palate.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
hopscotch (9816) - Vero Beach, Florida, USA - JUN 11, 2006
Bottle... Clear, light amber ale with orange highlights. Small, creamy, almost white head. Everlasting retention. Delicate aroma of caramel and the buttery esters provided by the ringwood yeast. Perfectly balanced flavor. Sweet, caramel malt and more-than-slightly bitter earthy hops. Medium-bodied with a creamy mouthfeel and pillow-soft carbonation. Finishes buttery, caramely and faintly dry.

   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 8/20
daknole (9694) - Scottsdale, Arizona, USA - JUN 20, 2008
I dont really like this beer. Watery flavor, boring aroma. Almost as if a US macrobrewer got their mitts into this one. Skip it if you can.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
jtclockwork (9623) - , New Jersey, USA - MAY 8, 2010
Decent ale. Amber, almost orange pour. Nose and taste of light bitters, citrus and spruce. Rated 1/14/03

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
Drake (9433) - Free Union, Virginia, USA - AUG 5, 2009
12 ounce bottle from Market Street Wine Shop, Downtown Location, Charlottesville, VA. This is a Shipyard beer? WTF???? Pours a clear amber color with a thin head. Fair head retention and lacing. Aroma is caramel, floral hops notes and faint anise. Taste is caramel, spicy, minty and peppery hops, graham crackers, green apple and fruit loops. Thin-medium bodied.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
hopdog (9327) - Lansdale, Pennsylvania, USA - AUG 22, 2004
Poured a light amber color with a large off white head. Aromas and tastes of malts (caramel) and light hops. Not bitter at all - no real hops in the taste. Watery body. An OK beer but but nothing special.

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