ClarkVV (4841) - Allston, Massachusetts, USA - MAY 30, 2005
2.3 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 9/20
22 oz 2005 bottle shared with Muzzlehatch on 5/22/2005. Smells of nutty/earthy English hops, some bitterness, light caramel. Blonde with some orange tinges, clear, filtered body with a fizzy white head receding to nothing, no lacing. Flavor is lightly malty (pale/base malts), bits of grain, some minor hops bitterness, no real hops flavor. Maybe some metal on the end. Tastes a lot like water, feels like water. Forced carbonation, heavily filtered, horribly bland, not much beer left in this. Maybe some light citrus. Got the old "this beer sucks" in the notes. Light body.
muzzlehatch (4420) - Burlington, Vermont, USA - MAY 27, 2005
2.7 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 11/20
22 oz bottle shared with the Master of Disaster, ClarkVV at his parentsí palatial chalet in Belfast Maine. Rich, clear amber with a smallish lasting head...pleasant enough citrusy-sharp nose muted by big dollops of caramel...bland, light sweet body, little malt depth, very watery body. One of many beers on this Maine trip that struggles to find words boring enough to fit the experience of drinking it...
NYHarvey (2153) - New York, New York, USA - MAY 23, 2005
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
UPDATED: MAY 17, 2006 How do you talk bad about a beer that you have paid for more than a few times? Well this is one of those beers. Itís not great, but itís REALLY good at being average. So much so that you drink it cause of itís familarity. The sweet maltiness is just very comforting to me. Like an old girlffriend booty-call.
morehops (39) - Pennsylvania, USA - MAY 22, 2005
3.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
I think this is the best beer made by Shipyard. Itís also the hardest one to find (for me). Has a decent amount of hops for a pale ale and has a slight bitterness, but is balanced.
paul9639 (116) - New Hampshire, USA - MAY 21, 2005
2.9 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
amber color with a thin head. Aroma is hoppy and sweet. Flavor is tart and bitter, with a smooth finish. nice beer.
Dalle (1145) - SkÝrping, DENMARK - APR 27, 2005
2.9 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
Bottle. Golden-amber with small head. Malty-sweet, fruity (peaches), somehow light-struck, dry and little salty finish, medium bodied but with watery texture. Thanks BierkŲnig.
Bov (11155) - Bienne, SWITZERLAND - APR 26, 2005
3.6 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
slightly hazy red-amber colour, very little foam, biscuity hoppiness, light fruity nose, initial tartness, medium- to full-bodied, solid bitterness, dry hoppy finish - clean and solid brew
rlgk (15801) - GŲteborg, SWEDEN - APR 16, 2005
3.2 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Amber/orange color, small head. Nice toffee aroma with some grassy notes. Citrus flavor with elder. More and more hops coming through in the flavor.
sayravai (4707) - Helsinki, FINLAND - APR 15, 2005
3.1 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
(Bottled) Clear golden color with a small, tight head. Slightly plasticky and cardboardy, ashy and hoppy aroma. Quite aromatic-hoppy, reasonably malty and pleasant flavor. Medium-bodied, smooth-carbonated palate. A decent, aromatic but plain ale.
Emil (6065) - Copenhagen, DENMARK - APR 10, 2005
2.5 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 10/20
Bottle. Amber colour with a small off-white head. Light sweet hay hoppy aroma and a sweet thin taste. Medium body and a sweet finish.