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The classic English style of Chamberlain Pale Ale is enhanced by its golden copper hue and creamy white head. It is dry and crisp with an aromatic hoppy finish. Joshua Lawrence Chamberlain: Civil war hero. Medal of honor winner. Maine governor. President of Bowdoin College. The Chamberlain Pale Ale was created by the Shipyard Brewing Company to commemorate the extraodinary life of "the man from Maine."

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
AustinMilbarge (681) - Denver, Colorado, USA - MAR 29, 2004
Light amber, slightly hazy honey color. Low to moderate carbonation. Thin head, quickly diminishing. Sweet hoppy aroma, but with a little bit of irony maltiness, which I presume will be chewy on the palate. The malts were chewy. Sweet resiny hopiness. Interesting, like its daddy was an IPA and its momma was an Amber. Well crafted.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
JahNoth (1039) - Rochester, New York, USA - MAR 22, 2004
Sweet ringwood aroma, fluffy head, copper in color. Sassy hop flavor with tight bitterness and a rounded, sweetness. Slight hop tingle on the finish. Decent drinker a nice English pale.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
fishonmyplane (495) - Newington, Connecticut, USA - FEB 17, 2004
The appearance of this beer was alright; copper in color, with an unimpressive head. The aroma was mediocre as well. But the flavor has some very nice bitterness in the finish, making it an above average English-style pale ale. It's a bit on the hoppy side for the style, which for me is a plus.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
Dickinsonbeer (5076) - Hoboken, New Jersey, USA - SEP 7, 2003
22 oz. I like how shipyard has crafted thier brews after historic people of Maine(chamberlain and longfellow) I think this should be classified as an english pale ale. Lots of diacetyl, from the ringwood, just like all thier beers. Moderate amount of either fuggles or EKG in aroma. Taste is nicely balanced between light crystal malt and some hops. Not very bitter. Fairly smooth, with ligth/mod. body. One of the better brews from shipyard.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Aurelius (4530) - Tallahassee, Florida, USA - JUL 4, 2003
An incredibly solid and drinkable craftbrew. Great label, light PA and seafoam camel-colored head with flecks. Lots of English PA character -- buttery, fully-brewed hops and a good overall ale flavor schedule -- a little tannic, well-hopped without being crude or edgy. The foam tastes a little brassy. I was very impressed with the palate and the finish -- proper CO2. Enjoyable and very highly recommended. (This rating just goes to show you the difference between the APA hophead culture and a true English-style PA appreciation...)

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
Hopistotle420 (1178) - Amherst, Massachusetts, USA - MAR 31, 2003
Copper hue. Sticky whitish head. Fruity nose, apples and the like. Starts sweet and smooth, caramel very evident. Medium body, lots of carbonation. Finishes dry and smooth. Very pleasant. Herbal and lightly bitter hops round out this brew well.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
BillKismet (3412) - Seattle, Washington, USA - DEC 22, 2002
Amber with a healthy head this beer has a decent malt backbone that is combined finely with malt to produce a simple, but acceptable harmony for a moderately tasty amber ale.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
Vac (2445) - San Diego, California, USA - OCT 4, 2002
Topped with a nice thick head, this golden orange brew has a sweet malty aroma with hoppy undertones. the flavor is flowery, with a malt background. the finish has a strong dry hop bite.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
UnionMade (621) - Connecticut, USA - SEP 29, 2002
This has to be the best label in the entire Shipyard line. (for those of you that also collect) Besides that, the beer is rich in color, depth, and body. I’m not talking dark, but that great burnished copper that’s heralding a beer you can really sink your teeth into...so to speak. Malty, with that tangy bite of american hops on the way down. There’s a slight note of fruit in between, as is common with better pale ales. Good stuff. It’s worth it if you can find a 12-pack containing it.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 12/20
Marc (486) - Yokosuka, JAPAN - SEP 2, 2002
Nice honey hue and a decent citrusy aroma. Fairly simple. A bit of the citrus I expect in the american pale ale style but a bit on the grassy side. Refreshing but could be a bit crisper.

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