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.
SwillNoMore (105) - USA - MAY 5, 2007
2.2 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 10/20
Bottle, Duvel tulip, cellar temp. Best before Jan í08. Clear reddish copper. Big fast white head, poor lacing. Aromas are malty, herbal, piney. Light to medium body, thin texture. Sweet malty flavor, dry bitter finish. There was a metallic quality which ruined it for me.
BorksBabe (85) - Vero Beach, Florida, USA - FEB 21, 2008
3.2 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
The aroma is very hoppy and sweet. Very pretty dark amber color. Flavor isnít too hoppy-- slightly bitter with a nice smooth finish. Good pale ale.
calivania (62) - USA - AUG 2, 2006
3.4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Nice. Rich and chewy. Has the freshness of spring and the thoughtfulness of autum. Just enough of everything -- malts, hop, even attitude.
rahmdog (55) - Durham, New Hampshire, USA - AUG 4, 2010
2.6 AROMA 3/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Pours amber with a light tan foamy head. Aroma is sour and just weird, not sure what it is. Has a medical, plastic aroma, weird. Tastes better but there is still something a bit off. Taste though is dominated by sweet caramel and roasted malts which give it good character. Just wish that smell was better.
Undefined (46) - Stockholm, SWEDEN - SEP 30, 2005
3.3 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Sweet aroma of malt, caramel. Taste is malty, caramel and a slight amount of hops.
FleeVT (40) - Boca Raton, Florida, USA - MAR 12, 2008
3.1 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
22oz Bomber with no date, poured into a pint glass. It pours a clear burnt yellow with a nice size head. There is mild carbonation action after the initial pour. Floral sweetness on the nose with a faint hint of hops. Something else there that I canít place my finger on.
The flavors are quick to the palate and leave a nice dry finish. Bitters from the hops dominate. I was surprised that this was only 4.9 ABV as it was almost like the bitterness was trying to hide the alcohol. Itís a medium to light bodied ale with moderate carbonation.
A bit bitter for my liking, otherwise Iíd call it a session. Definitely worth a try. Iíd pair it with with anything grilled on a summer day.
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.
magicalpoet (23) - Michigan, USA - FEB 10, 2012
3.9 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Bottle courtesy of The Finn. Pours nice and golden with a nice amber hue. Taste is great malts and biscuit balancing nicely with crisp hops. Aroma and finish leave something to be desired, but quite solid. Wish I were in Gettysburg!
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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.