brewshthereen (316) - Oregon, USA - JUL 25, 2004
3.4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
OBF 2004: My first shipyard, and it was a pleasant introduction to their beers. Fruity, malty aroma. I liked this one alot. Malty, bready flavors. This is a good beer from a truly good brewer.
beerlover82 (220) - Gettysburg, Pennsylvania, USA - JUL 21, 2004
2.4 AROMA 3/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 10/20
Pale gold with minimal head and lacing, aroma is of some sweet malt . Taste a llittle malty with little hops in the background. Decent but medicore beer from "below standards" microbrewery.
BeerLimey (2154) - California, USA - JUL 15, 2004
2.5 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 9/20
Pale golden, slightly hazed appearance, good head formation. Clean malt, bubble-gum aroma. Sweet minty malt palate, souring slightly in the finish.
brianprentiss (676) - Portland, Oregon, USA - JUL 3, 2004
2.6 AROMA 3/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
UPDATED: AUG 12, 2004 I was expecting more from this micro brew. I had it on tap at the Orlando International Airport - this brewery is mistakenly listed as closed on a few websites, but it is certainly open. (8/4/04) The brew was smooth and crisp but just was lacking the "punch" I was expecting. There wasn’t really anything to distinguish it from an upscale Macro brew.
TheBeerGod (5496) - Newport News, Virginia, USA - JUL 2, 2004
3.5 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Pours a translucent gold with a medium frothy white head. Aroma is sweet and malty with some candyish notes hiding in there. Taste is nice! Good balance between the malted sweetness and the hops. Some biscuity notes are there along with fainter toffee. The Fuggles make this a pleasantly hopped ale. Smooth mellowed feeling on the palate and a slightly bitter finish. Very nice beer and very drinkable. Would be a good session beer!
PorterPounder (6041) - Tallahassee, Florida, USA - JUN 18, 2004
3.1 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Pours a dark golden color with a thin white, slightly persistent head. At first blush I would call the aroma phenolic, but after further study I realize that it is more toffee-like. Has a slight bitterness in it not usually found in a blonde ale. Some sweet caramel notes up front with a heavy fuggles presence in the back end. Decent full body, slightly sticky, finishes well. Overall, decent.
bmanLS (134) - Gibsonia, Pennsylvania, USA - JUN 11, 2004
2.3 AROMA 3/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 10/20
Amber color, light carbonation, watery with little flavor. Not much to say about this one.
VTHopHead (1511) - Barre, Vermont, USA - MAY 31, 2004
2.7 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 11/20
Bottle - Amber in color with a quickly fading white head. Yeasty aroma with little hops. Flavor has a butterscotch/diacetyl undertone that is pleasent enough. Kinda watery with too few hops in the flavor and finish. Not one of Shipyard’s best efforts.
Eyedrinkale (3213) - Astoria, New York, USA - MAY 10, 2004
2.6 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 10/20
UPDATED: JUL 2, 2004 Not exactly sure what an old-style Canadian ale is but this stuff is just average at best. Light copper color with a very fizzy mouthfeel. Lightly malted and hopped.
Re-rate 7/2/04 don't buy this again if you can remember.
kwoeltje (2233) - Manchester, Missouri, USA - MAY 2, 2004
3.1 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 12/20
(bottle) Pale amber with very small quickly fading white head.. Faint hops aroma. Initial malt flavor with a citrus/grass hops finish.