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RATINGS: 704   WEIGHTED AVG: 2.85   EST. CALORIES: 153   ABV: 5.1%
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The Shipyard Brewing Company's flagship beer, is a full bodied ale, with a hint of sweetness up front, a subtle and distinctive hope taste, and a very clean and traditional finish.


2.3
   AROMA 3/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 10/20
bmanLS (134) - Gibsonia, Pennsylvania, USA - JUN 11, 2004
Amber color, light carbonation, watery with little flavor. Not much to say about this one.

2.7
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 11/20
VTHopHead (1511) - Barre, Vermont, USA - MAY 31, 2004
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.

2.6
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 10/20
Eyedrinkale (3213) - Astoria, New York, USA - MAY 10, 2004
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.

3.1
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 12/20
kwoeltje (2233) - Manchester, Missouri, USA - MAY 2, 2004
(bottle) Pale amber with very small quickly fading white head.. Faint hops aroma. Initial malt flavor with a citrus/grass hops finish.

1.7
   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 3/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 6/20
tiggmtl (4548) - Vancouver, British Columbia, CANADA - MAY 2, 2004
Sweet malt and buttery diacetyl in the aroma. Clear copper coloured with thin white head that recedes to ring with very thin cover. Sweet and malty with a decent lasting bitterness with diacetyl also prominent in the flavour. Smooth, somewhat slick mouthfeel and low carbonation. Bitterness mitigates the butteriness somewhat but the diacetyl becomes overpowering as it warms. Bottle.

3.1
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
sfontain (818) - Columbus, Ohio, USA - APR 20, 2004
I had very low hops for this, but it actually exceeded my expectations. Pours light amber with a nearly nonexistant head and very few bubbles. Aroma is very yeasty following the pour and tapers off to floral and hoppy with a bit of toffee. Flavor is malty and sharply sweet, also with some caramel flavor. Feels fairly light and clean. Upon my first sip, I figured this would be classified as an APA, but as I drank more, it probably wouldn't make a great APA. As a "blond ale," though, this stuff isn't too bad.

3.1
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
zach8270 (3585) - Henrietta, New York, USA - APR 19, 2004
UPDATED: DEC 11, 2008 [bottle] Pours a nice golden color with a thick white head and lots of carbonation. Floral and hoppy aroma mixed with a slight hint of grass. Flavor is an initial malt taste followed up by a bitter hoppy bite and a slightly dry malt finish. Bitter aftertaste and very watery.

3.3
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
BennyTicklez (621) - USA - APR 15, 2004
This beer is modeled after Molson Export. Nothing much to this beer. It's a shame because most people try this Shipyard before they try other Shipyards. In my opinion, many of the other Shipyards are more interesting than the export ale.

2.9
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 12/20
wildchefbill (245) - Sarasota, Florida, USA - APR 14, 2004
Pours gold with a large white head. Aroma is floral and grassy. Flavor starts malt without too much sweetness. Finish is bitter and hoppy. Thin mouthfeel. Not much going on but what is there is nice.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
warrior (213) - Mt. Wolf, Pennsylvania, USA - APR 11, 2004
Good hop aroma with some malt in the backgound. Clear copper colored beer that had a decent white head that laced the glass well. Good biscut malt type flavors with a good hop bitterness to balance. This is a good well made ale with a decent overall flavor. I would drink this beer again.


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