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Shipyard Brewers Choice Special Ale Royal IPA (2008)

Serve in Shaker, Tulip


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RATINGS: 103   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.13/5   SEASONAL: Series   EST. CALORIES: 195   ABV: 6.5%
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   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 11/20
Fritz123 (1535) - Boca Raton, Florida, USA - DEC 11, 2011
As a somewhat mainstream craft beer Shipyard IPA is OK. The pour creates a small white head. The appearance is lighter in nature than many IPAs. It also has a light haze to it. The aroma has hints of citrus. The taste is an immedaite hop sensation that quickly dissapates. The actual flavor is lacking and I really didn’t detect much of any unique flavor. The aftertaste is a little bitter that subsides after 10 - 15 seconds. I buy an occasional 6 pack when I’m somewhere I cannot get a better IPA.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
VincentDamon (474) - Québec, Quebec, CANADA - FEB 4, 2013
Cette blonde légèrement ambrée nous donne une belle mousse blanche qui n’est pas éphémère. Au bouquet, le houblon prédomine. Cette bière du Maine assez forte (5.8%) que j’avais goûtée dans cet état est maintenant disponible à la SAQ, au Québec. En bouche, l’amertume puissante se présente d’abord, puis la finale est sèche et amère ; il faut indéniablement aimer le style. Tentez une petite gorgée et laissez-la se ventiler sur votre langue : cela éveille les notes de fruits et du houblon. Très intéressant. Pour tout dire, cette bière n’a rien d’exceptionnel, mais elle vaut l’essai et elle n’est pas banale. Cheers!

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 9/20
KAggie97 (3529) - Ugly, Hot, and Humid Spring, Texas, USA - FEB 11, 2012
Bottle from Daniel.
Pours an average amber with an isopryl alcohol and light whiskey nose. Flavor is malty grapefruit and board. Average mouthfeel. Sink it.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 12/20
bleeng (1668) - Houston nowhere near Beersel, Texas, USA - AUG 26, 2011
12 oz bottle shared by djd at the August 2011 tasting. Dark gold and hazy. Nose is musty, older hops. Taste is very bitter, with a mild hop presence. Body is thin. Alcohol burns on the way down. OK but not memorable.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 10/20
BeerSkull (1374) - SWEDEN - AUG 21, 2011
Fruity slightly sweet caramel malt aroma. Slightly sweet taste of malt and hops. OK but nothing special!

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
gyllenbock (7699) - Stockholm, SWEDEN - MAR 13, 2010
Copper-like color with a medium white head. Fruity, hoppy aroma with some toffee. Taste of citrus, fruits, toffee, bread. Not spectacular but quite ok.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
anders37 (23012) - Malmö, SWEDEN - NOV 13, 2009
Bottle. Pours a slightly hazy orange color with a small off-white head. Has a fruity malty hoppy aroma with some hints of caramel. Sweetish malty hoppy bitter flavor with hints of pineaple. Has a dry malty hoppy bitter finish.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
smith4498 (3551) - Miami, Florida, USA - SEP 26, 2009
Pours light amber color with huge white head. Light fruity hop aroma. Subtle hop bitterness and biscuit malt flavors. Light to medium body with lots of carbonation. More of an English style IPA.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
Beerona97 (2398) - Washington, USA - SEP 1, 2009
Hazy orange pour with a frothy beige head. Aroma is orange, grapefruit, lemon, and toffee. Taste is a good balance of toffee, citrus sweet and bitter hop but lacks thick malt presence. Also could use more of a hop presence on the finish.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 10/20
Butters (4043) - Richmond, Virginia, USA - SEP 1, 2009
Bottle split with curly and scottyp. Pours a hazy orange with light tan ring of head. Floral hops, apple fruitiness, caramel, toast, and a hint of oranges. Pretty much like every english IPA I’ve ever had. Semi lingering bitter noble hop finish. Nothing special here.

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