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RATINGS: 98   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.44   SEASONAL: Winter   EST. CALORIES: 186   ABV: 6.2%
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Shipyard Black IPA is for the pirate in you. This is a dark black beer that combines a rich malty character with the crisp flavor and aroma of American Northwest hops. Itís a beer the legendary Blackbeard would have hoisted as he sailed the seven seas. Itís worth walking the plank for!


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4.4
   AROMA 10/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
beerbrains (26) - New Jersey, USA - JAN 19, 2014
Earthy aroma with hints of chocolate, a little coffee, and some citrus hops (really nice aroma), pours black, frothy, tan foam head with bubbles, thins out pretty fast, a mixture of light sweetness and bitterness that finishes bitter, average carbonation, thick and full bodied with what I now can see is a sticky finish (Iím new at this). Lacing I have never tried a black IPA and I am finding this a delicious way to root for Denver to beat Tom Brady and company. A really nice beer all around.


3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
HammerTroll (798) - Pula / Zagreb, CROATIA - JUL 3, 2015
Dark brown color, minimal tan head. Aroma of coffee and hops. Sharp bitter kick, missing the roastiness, but good enough, long bitter finish. Medium body and lively carbonation. Fina BIPA. //stellabeer2go

3.5
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
alobar (3056) - Lansdale, Pennsylvania, USA - JUN 27, 2015
Pours cola brown with no head. Aroma of roasted malt, chocolate, and coffee. Chocolate, caramel, roasted malt flavor with hint of hop bitterness at the back end. Very nice beer.

3.7
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
Iznogud (1459) - CROATIA - JUN 25, 2015
Bottle, 355 ml at Oíhara, Zagreb. Pours black with beige head. Roastiness and hops in aroma. Coffee bitter. Dry finish.

4.2
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
sloshgator (544) - Orlando, Florida, USA - JUN 17, 2015
Shipyard Black IPA hits the mark on this style pretty well. Expected dark pour with a lasting tan head. Aroma is fresh hops and cola notes. Initial taste is chocolate and caramel notes with a hint of coffee. There is a bitter bite to the finish, but not unpleasant -- just enough to make it interesting. Shipyard Black is a tasty brew with cool bottle art, too!

3.3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 12/20
Ibrew2or3 (7423) - Tempe, Arizona, USA - JUN 17, 2015
Yes! Rocking the Shipyard, chicís totally dig it. It must be that ringworm yeast. 12oz bottle pours with a deep dark brown colored body that supports a tall tan head of foam. The aroma offers up dusty dark roasted coffee, dark roasted malts, a bit of earthy chocolate malts and only a faint vague sense of hops. The taste is similar as I get a good load of dark roasted coffee and dark roasted malts blending into chocolate and short lived sweet malts. To midway the dark roasted malts take on more of a burnt to almost ashy sensation just has the timid hops manage to come forward. This seems like a roasted malt forward beer as I struggle to find much in the way of distinct hop notes. Still thereís isnít anything wrong here either. Pretty nice until it warmed and the ringworm yeast kicked in with its odd butterscotch flavor. Hmmm.

3.8
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
jgb9348 (5064) - Arlington (Pentagon City), Virginia, USA - JUN 17, 2015
Deep dark brown coloured body with a lighter cola coloured glow at the bottom, with a ridiculously thick, five centimetre tall very soapy tan head. Aroma of bright hops, resin, pine and grapefruit, all with some pungent roasted malt, yeast and a small amount of caramelised sugars. Medium-bodied; Strong roasty flavours at first with a good dose of malt coupled with a large hop presence, mostly from grapefruit and some floral elements. Aftertaste is well-rounded and gives off a malt-first taste that is followed with a good hit of hops and sweetness, but a fresh flavour throughout. Overall, a well-balanced beer that shows a good deal of complexity and no overt bitterness or pungency - just a solid IPA with roasted malt. I was more impressed than I thought Iíd be, but this still isnít a must-have beer. I sampled this twelve ounce bottle purchased from Total Wine in Alexandria, Virginia on 17-May-2015 for US$1,99 sampled at home in Washington on 16-June-2015.

3.4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
Travlr (15625) - Washington, Washington DC, USA - JUN 10, 2015
Bottle. Dark brown color, medium tan head. Aroma has fruit up front, roasty chocolate background. Taste has cocoa with light bitterness. Tasty enough.

3.1
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
HippieFee (142) - - JUN 6, 2015
Bottle - I can taste the "black" along with the IPA. They somehow found a way to combine the roasted malt flavor of a stout/porter with the hops of an IPA. Neither of which dominates the flavor profile.

3.3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
Ratman197 (11092) - Arvada, Colorado, USA - JUN 1, 2015
Bottle poured a clear dark reddish brown with a small lingering tan head. Aromas of roasted malt, charcoal, light pine and light grapefruit. Palate was light bodied and smooth with a dry finish. Flavors of roasted malt, charcoal, earthiness and light grapefruit with a smooth dry bitter lingering roasty finish.

3.1
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 1/5   OVERALL 13/20
obguthr (4534) - Staunton, Virginia, USA - MAY 28, 2015
Toejam, pine, charred oak, and pencil shavings nose. Cola black, thin tan head. Smoky charred oak. Pencil shavings finish. Very light body, harsh mouthfeel, aspirin level bitterness. A pretty good stab at the style, but there are some execution issues.


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