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RATINGS: 710   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.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
DrGonzo (625) - Somerville, Massachusetts, USA - JUL 27, 2003
Bottle. Amber color, hops and slightly roasted aroma. Medium body, well carbonated, clean, decent malt, balanced, I'd say all around average beer with any standout flavors.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
matta (1140) - Tampa, Florida, USA - JUL 21, 2003
UPDATED: AUG 8, 2005 ReRate 08/08/05
I canít tell you how many times I have had this beer. It has become a beer that I now buy by the case, share with friends, and use to convert people into craft beer. A respectable malty backbone adds light suggestions of toffee, toasted wheat bread, and buttered biscuits. There is a crisp, lightly fruity finish: plum and apple, with a snappish woodsy hopped finish. Again, Iím thinking Iíve had this beer a hundred timesÖ. Always pleasurable!

Shipyard Ale seems to be a pretty decent brew. It is much maltyer than I had expected, though it was either the malt or the hint of hopps used in brewing that seemed to give this beer a slightly metallic nose and flavor. The flavor was slightly buttery, sweet, however leaving a bitter finish. I want to retry this beer because I really enjoyed the Shipyard Dry Stout. Overall, itís nothing to get excited over.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
fishonmyplane (499) - Newington, Connecticut, USA - JUL 20, 2003
Sweet malty flavor, although perhaps a bit tame. It has a crisp hop finish, much like a typical American pale ale. Overall it's a good beer for the price.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 8/20
clvand0 (350) - Lexington, Kentucky, USA - JUL 19, 2003
This beer pours a light amber color with a fizzy white head that disappears quickly. The aroma is not very strong, but it it a little fruity. The flavor is very malty and it has something odd in the aftertaste - possibly burned caramel mixed with citrus. Not a bad beer, but I don't particularly like it.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
ante (3374) - Stockholm, SWEDEN - JUL 15, 2003
Golden coloured with good white head. Aroma of some fruit, butter and herbs. Taste is pretty malty with notes of butter. Some earthy notes of hops. Finish is too thin and sweet and do not last very long.

   AROMA 3/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 3/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 7/20
DYCSoccer17 (3448) - Woodland, California, USA - JUL 9, 2003
UPDATED: NOV 22, 2012 pours a slightly dark blonde with a delicate white head, that quickly disappears. Aroma is of malt and maybe some barley in there as well. Taste is malty, and i can see what the brewer means by a little sweetness up front--honey perhaps? The middle and end are rather indestinct which smoothen out into a pleasant creamy aftertaste. This is somewhat medium bodied and has a very pleasant palate. This beer is good. (6/3/8/5/15)~~~~~~~RE-RATE~~~~~~~~12 ounce bottle as a part of a mixed 12 pack. The aroma is soapy, buttery, sweet, and generally awful. Mild spicy hop kick. Otherwise, pretty bad. Transparent golden-colored body with a strong, fizzy off-white head and decent lacing. Starts sweet, sugary, and buttery. More butterscotch diacetyl in the middle. Finishes metallic, watery, and lightly spicy. Flawed.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 14/20
canary dog (683) - Rutland, Vermont, USA - JUL 8, 2003
A smooth, caramelly type of ale, not unlike Bass. Subdued hops. An almost sour, strongly carbonated finish.

   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
1more4dessert (332) - Upstate, New York, USA - JUL 6, 2003
No character at all. Not much to comment on. Tastes like a Canadien macro. A microbrew for the masses.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 11/20
ClarkVV (4005) - Allston, Massachusetts, USA - JUL 2, 2003
Bottle. Clear orange gold, with a medium white foamy head. Very little aroma, maybe some spicey hops aroma. Initial taste is sour/bitter and combines a malt and hops palette. It transitions into a somewhat dry/buttery body, and has a slightly sour dissipating finish. Unfortunately it had a soapy aftertaste that lingered. The beer may not have been that fresh, so I shall have to try it again.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
hotstuff (4393) - Indiana, USA - JUN 23, 2003
When poured, this brew had a large white creamy head with small bubbles that lasted a good long time. This brew had good lacing to it and the body was clear with an amber hue. The flavor was smooth and lasted throughtout my rating of this brew.

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