grease (42) - Reno, Nevada, USA - SEP 17, 2003
3.5 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Heavy character for its looks. There is quite a bit of malt in the palate, and the hop balance is not at all bad. Good exception to the "hop til you drop" standard offerings for US pale ales. Good, simple beer without any spectacular or horrible quialities.
Shadallion (534) - Sacramento, California, USA - SEP 5, 2003
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Dark blonde coloration with minimal yet persistent fizzy head. Light aroma, but smell is there is quite nice: bread, pumpkin, cider - like a German house frau's kitchen! Interesting mouthfeel, an initial spritzy effervescence followed by an unexpectedly creamy texture - very compelling. Flavor is mild, vaguely reminiscent of Anderson Valley's Winter Solstice but not nearly as potent. This is just "ale," with no frills. This isn't going to blow anyone away, but it is a very nice pint nonetheless and very enjoyable.
Aurelius (4593) - Tallahassee, Florida, USA - SEP 3, 2003
3.2 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 13/20
Nice bitter aroma at the beginning, moves to a pale malt and very yeasty aroma. Good label, standard American twistoff bottle. Some cider, starchy, strongly acidic and hoppy. Finish is overbrewed, tinny and doughy with some off flavors.
Kaya161 (1128) - San Diego, California, USA - AUG 28, 2003
3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Fruity yeast aroma. Light orange colour. Malt balanced flavour, with a late mettalic bitterness.
Cobra (1100) - - AUG 28, 2003
2.4 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 9/20
12 oz. brown bottle. Damned twist off cap. No freshness date.
Poured out a deep golden color, with a fast fading white, thin head.
Didn't have the decency to even leave a lacing down the side of the glass. Aromas of stale malts, and even staler hops. Slight cheesy aroma to it as well. Ringwood yeast makes it's presence known also. Some diacetyl present. Not acceptable in a pale ale by any means. Try again, Shipyard.
bb (7305) - Alamo, California, USA - AUG 25, 2003
2.3 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 8/20
This beer just lacks everything. No hops, no malt. Just a bit too tame. I wouldn't even call it easy drinking.
blank (996) - Austin, Texas, USA - AUG 18, 2003
2.4 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 9/20
poured a dark readish color, with not that much nose. A soft ale flavor, but a not very could finish. Could of been better.
MaBeer1972 (1409) - Taunton, Massachusetts, USA - AUG 2, 2003
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
This is a terrific beer! The last time I had it, I wasn't as impressed, but it seems like the second time is a charm. Nice clear copper color, not too hoppy, just right. Finish is clean and not sticky.
celogan (201) - Oroville, California, USA - AUG 1, 2003
3.2 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Slight malty aroma.
Poured nice copper color but not much head at all. Some lacing along the way.
Taste was decent, mostly malty but some hoppiness to balance it out. Good Carbonation.
This is Not the best from Shipyard but still a decent brew
Dorwart (2419) - Robbinsville, New Jersey, USA - JUL 30, 2003
3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
Decent frothy head with good carbonation. Slight fruity aroma with a trace of hops. Color is a medium orange. Flavor is mild with malt and a zesty taste. Finish is slightly bitter and hoppy and tingles on the tongue. A decent ale but then there are a lot of decent ales.