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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.

   AROMA 3/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 5/20
jgb9348 (4490) - Arlington (Pentagon City), Virginia, USA - FEB 15, 2003
Light in colour with an orange tint. An almost white head that remains atop for a long time. A 'lagery' smell with not much outside aromas. Bland taste with a small hoppy aftertaste. Everything about this beer makes it a 'pass up' beer, so don't waste your time on the Export, try the IPA, its much better!

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 6/20
JMerritt (1745) - Macomb, Illinois, USA - FEB 9, 2003
Clear copper color, frothy white head. Aroma is flowery, tart, and a tad alcoholic. Not very balanced in my opinion; over-carbonation results in mostly hidden, nearly inperceptable flavors. Finish is hopped and long lasting. My least favorite Shipyard brew to date.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
omhper (18966) - Tyresö, SWEDEN - JAN 22, 2003
Bottled. Golden coloured with creamy head. Perfumy fuggle hop aroma. Sweet with medium body with creamy mouthfeel. Orangey finish with some bitterness. Well balanded, really drinkable and more malt accented than the average US micro.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 10/20
argo0 (11181) - Washington DC, USA - DEC 25, 2002
Golden body with quickly dissipating white head. Aroma is grassy with a slight sweetness. Taste is grassy bitterness, nothing more.

   AROMA 3/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
vwsteggie (684) - Paxton, Massachusetts, USA - DEC 20, 2002
Has a slightly malty smell and a light brown color. Taste is light, slightly malty and finishes with slight bitterness. Overall this was a pretty good light beer, but lacked any real taste that I would enjoy.

   AROMA 3/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 8/20
VA Homebrewer (525) - Portsmouth, Virginia, USA - DEC 14, 2002
Clear golden color with a medium head. Aroma is that of a macro, namely vomit and skunk. Body is light and has a tinge of adjunct flavor. Finish is clean. Terrible.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Nonians99 (8) - hingham, Massachusetts, USA - NOV 23, 2002 does not count
A good main beer, it’s good up here

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
booyaatribe (453) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - NOV 18, 2002
Quite decent. Somewhat middle of the road, however, as well. Malty, not enough hops for my tastes.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 15/20
Braudog (5489) - Hampton, Virginia, USA - NOV 15, 2002
UPDATED: FEB 22, 2004 Orlando Beer Fest: Golden hue, nice little hoppy flavor. Very nicely balanced beer. Rerate from bottle: dark golden or light copper, decent head. hoppy nose, but a bit metallic in the flavor. I'm downgrading this a bit.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
Hopistotle420 (1178) - Amherst, Massachusetts, USA - NOV 6, 2002
Light golden copper, as label says. Whitish head is small, and mostly diminishing. Light aroma, not much going on. Light bodied, small malts, very big bitter finish, hopped out, apples and hops. Nothing outside of ordinary.

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