Hopistotle420 (1178) - Amherst, Massachusetts, USA - MAR 31, 2003
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
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.
BillKismet (3164) - Seattle, Washington, USA - DEC 22, 2002
2.9 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
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.
Vac (2445) - San Diego, California, USA - OCT 4, 2002
2.8 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
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.
UnionMade (621) - Connecticut, USA - SEP 29, 2002
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
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. Iím not talking dark, but that great burnished copper thatís 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. Thereís a slight note of fruit in between, as is common with better pale ales. Good stuff. Itís worth it if you can find a 12-pack containing it.
Marc (486) - Yokosuka, JAPAN - SEP 2, 2002
2.9 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 12/20
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.
deanand199 (2) - Oakdale, Minnesota, USA - NOV 5, 2001 does not count
2.8 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
A decent ale. Good taste and crisp
NCPurdy99 (4) - USA - AUG 2, 2001 does not count
3.4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
although the taste of this ale is quite pleasant, the carbonation seems to distract from the otherwise kind robustness of this beer.
a unique taste which doesnít seem to try to mimic any other popular brews.
personal preference: a hoppier bite to squelch the overly carbonated mouthífillí sensation.
Volgon (2763) - Manchester, New Hampshire, USA - JUL 16, 2001
3.4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Fresh, lacked any real head. A decent ale.
Sammys (428) - Portland, Maine, USA - JUN 17, 2001
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
An all around accaptable pale ale. I did not experience the skinkiness tha Phily did, as I live near the brewery. If I have any complaints it would be that there should have been more malt presence; as it was, it seemed a tad thin.
PhillyBeer2112 (2473) - Oviedo, Florida, USA - AUG 8, 2000
2.8 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 1/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
I found this to be on the thin and watery
side for a beer clearly intended
to be a hoppy british style pale.
Amazingly, for a hoppy beer in a brown bottle,
it was also very slightly skunky in both flavor
and aroma. Too pale in color, with no character
in its appearance (with even a greenish tint).
A drinkable beer but overall a disappointment.