Aurelius (4028) - Tallahassee, Florida, USA - JUL 4, 2003
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
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...)
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. 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.
Uglyradio (791) - Greenville, South Carolina, USA - JUL 26, 2009
4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 15/20
Copper color with a small white head...Malty aroma...Malty flavor with a light hop finish...Good pale ale...
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. It’s 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.
chicagobears (410) - Elk Grove Village, Illinois, USA - MAY 6, 2006
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
A deep bronze with a dissipating head. Moderate carbonation. The aroma reminds me of maple leafs and honey. Crisp bitterness follows a slightly sticky honey and carmael. Slightly roasted malt. A fine blend of the English meets the coast of Maine.
georgekillian (344) - Alabama, USA - OCT 20, 2007
3.9 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 16/20
if i could get this beer on the east coast i would buy this one everyday. it is a wonderful beer that is full of flavor and is the best thing since sliced bread and fish chips!!! wonderful addition to the shipyard family
Boutip (4637) - Gatineau, Quebec, CANADA - JUN 13, 2008
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle: Poured a deep copper color ale with a good size foamy head with good retention and some nice lacing notes. Aroma of English dry hops with a nice medium sweet caramel malt base. Taste is also a well balance mix between some English style hops with some notes of delicious caramel malt. Very well balance overall with loads of character but still easily drinkable. Full body with good carbonation. Really well made and possibly helps that I got a really fresh bottle directly from the brewery.
williamherbert (1258) - Syracuse, New York, USA - AUG 24, 2011
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
The aroma is bready ringwood, right off the bat. Bitter English hops. Touch of yeasty butterscotch. Very English: great.
The appearance is clear golden yellow-orange. Good carbonation. Finger of white head. Bubbly but clear.
The flavor is apple skins with a touch of cider. Yeast-laden malts. Pale, dry malts. A good example of an English-style bitter ale.
The palate is dry and bready. Almost powdery. Fizzy too. Overall, the ringwood is just a little too strong in this one. Apples and butterscotch. I liked it very much.
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!
---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone
da845 (139) - new york, New York, USA - APR 30, 2006
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Has a very crisp aroma that is very springy and floralish. Is a light amber, very clear and sparkly appearance. Has a light white head, looks very appealing in glass. Very good flavor that is not too bitter or sweet. A perfect summer beer.