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Shipyard American Pale Ale



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RATINGS: 24   MEAN: 3.01/5.0   WEIGHTED AVG: 2.96   IBU: 55   EST. CALORIES: 135   ABV: 4.5%
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Shipyard Brewing Company’s newest beer, Shipyard American Pale Ale, will be available nationwide in April. This refreshing session beer is bursting with grapefruit citrus flavor and features hops from the Pacific Northwest.

Shipyard American Pale Ale was first released in 2013 in the United Kingdom through a unique partnership between Shipyard Brewing Company and Marston’s in the UK. It turns out, beer drinkers across the pond love American beer (or “new world” beer as they call it) as much as we do. Hundreds of draft lines of Shipyard American Pale Ale are flowing in the UK.
Now, in 2014, Shipyard American Pale Ale is available in the US on draft and in bottles from sea to shining sea.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
kwik-lime (1373) - London, Greater London, ENGLAND - DEC 7, 2014
Keg at the Hop Poles, Hammersmith. Hint of citrus and some earthy hops. Drinkable but a bit dull.

   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 7/20
Lutz2jm (142) - North Carolina, USA - NOV 26, 2014
Ugh run of the mill stuff that is overproduced and tastes like it. I would not recommend this one.

   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
Mr_Pink_152 (1036) - Lincoln, Lincolnshire, ENGLAND - NOV 8, 2014
On tap at the MailBox lincoln. golden colour with a thin head. Taste and aroma have citrus hops the taste also has a nice bitter finish.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
TaktikMTL (6021) - Montréal, Quebec, CANADA - NOV 3, 2014
Bouteille de 12 oz offert par mon beau-père lors de vacance dans le Maine. Arôme: Légère odeur d’agrumes. Apparence: La couleur est blonde-dorée. Présence d’un mince col mousseux et d’une fine dentelle sur le verre. Saveur: Goût d’orange avec une pointe de citron et de caramel. Durée moyenne de l’arrière goût. Palette: Le corps est moyen avec une texture légèrement onctueuse. Moyenne effervescence en bouche. Légère présence d’agrumes en arrière goût. (Rating #5871)

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 11/20
JaKeAFC (599) - ITALY - OCT 9, 2014
Light amber color, clear, white head lacing. Aroma dusty caramel malts, starch, leaves, wood, remainder of citrus. Bitter and sour taste. Woody bitter finish, alcohol, dry. Harsh.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
garthicus (2727) - Dublin, IRELAND - OCT 3, 2014
Pint in Wetherspoons, Dublin. Appearance: Amber, almost hazy, medium White head with good lacing as it goes down. Aroma: mild perfume and tropical hops, hint of wheat. Flavour: moderately hopped, some fruitiness and a mildly bitter finish. Simple. Enjoyable.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
dlovell2 (887) - Columbia, Maryland, USA - SEP 25, 2014
Pours bubbly clear golden color with white head. Aroma is grassy, citrus, grapefruit and floral hops. Caramel malt start followed with light orange and mango, finishing with grapefruit zest.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
AshtonMcCobb (2923) - Edinburgh, SCOTLAND - SEP 20, 2014
On tap @ the Craft Beer Rising event at the Drygate brewery. This was a fairly restrained pale ale compared to most North American versions. There were gentle herb and citrus aromas and the citrus (probably lemon going into grapefruit) was evident on the palate. However, it was gentle and very balanced.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
Theydon_Bois (9916) - The ’Sham, Surrey, ENGLAND - SEP 8, 2014
Bottle thanks to Kenny split at GBBF ’14, day 1, 12/08/14. Clear golden with a moderate white covering that dissipates to the edge. Nose is pale malts, citric zip, orange pith, toasty ring, straw. Taste comprises floral notes, lemon zest, orange squash, bready notes. Medium bodied, fine carbonation, semi drying close with light hop bitterness. Inoffensive drinkable stuff but a low level APA - lacks Hops’n’Trops (TM).

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
madmitch76 (16111) - , Essex, ENGLAND - SEP 3, 2014
13th August 2014
GBBF Day 2. Bottle. Clear gold beer, small pale cream colour head. Palate is light, dry and crispy. Mild minerals. Light dry malts, clean. Reasonably fresh orange and tangerine. Light floral things. Whisper of lemon. Dry finish. Not bad, pretty drinkable.

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