HighGravity (926) - Baltimore, Maryland, USA - JUL 23, 2002
2.5 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 5/20
UPDATED: NOV 20, 2003 (BB 1/03) Big head that falls fast. The aroma is spicy and yeasty. In my opinion ringwood yeast overpowers many beers and this is one example. Light body. Ample hops. The finish is yeasty and bitter. An average beer.
MaxPower (961) - St. Louis, Missouri, USA - JUL 19, 2002
2.4 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 3/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 10/20
UPDATED: NOV 3, 2004 Hazy golden color with a small white frothy head that doesn’t last long. Bready, buttery aromas, has bready, grainy and butterscotch flavors, it is light to medium bodied with a slick mouthfeel, finishes a bit sour, not all that great, glad I only bought a single bottle.
MartinT (7307) - Montreal, Quebec, CANADA - JUL 7, 2002
2 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 8/20
Why don’t they just export this one and keep it out of view?…
Hoss (607) - Florida, USA - JUL 1, 2002
3.2 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
I just did not pick up anything other than a dry hop finish. A very mainstrem brew with more pronounced hop finish
pilsnerrogge (2351) - Finspång, SWEDEN - JUN 28, 2002
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
medium bodied, somewhat roasted flavour, nice hoppy bitterness.
muzzlehatch (4424) - Burlington, Vermont, USA - JUN 15, 2002
2.4 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 10/20
What austinpowers said, only more so. Tasted like a slightly heavier-bodied, just a bit hoppier American standard to me. Or Heineken. Sour off taste of the sample I had and overall high marks here lead me to believe my sample could’ve been off because of bad tap lines or something; but I suspect my rating wouldn’t rise all THAT much anyway. The first of many new beers I just sampled on a 6-day trip up the coasts of Maine and NH, and a disappointment; thankfully, I would make up for it soon..
austinpowers (2827) - New York, New York, USA - MAY 28, 2002
2.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 7/20
To me, the term ’Export Ale’ has come to mean hoppy, crisp beer that I don’t particularly like. This beer does nothing to dispel that perception. This may indeed be Shipyard Brewing’s ’flagship’ beer, but I suggest they move the flag. Perhaps to a non-rancid, over-hopped beer as soon as possible.
michael-pollack (4960) - King of Prussia, Pennsylvania, USA - MAY 8, 2002
3.8 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
VENOM (941) - Connecticut, USA - APR 12, 2002
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Crystal clear light gold. Thin white edge head. Light carbonation. Buttery/fruity yeast aroma with some Pils/pale malt freshness. Crisp and sharp with an underlay of toasty sweet malts and spicy hops and a light touch of yeastiness cold. Tastes like a thicker German Helles lager. Medium body. Nicely balaned. Finishes a little more yeasty (warmer), toasty and adequately bitter. Solid BBQ brew.
Merc (313) - Pullman, Washington, USA - APR 1, 2002
3.1 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Slightly earthy. The only thing interesting about it was a fruity almost peachy flavour. Average easy drinking ale.