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RATINGS: 722   WEIGHTED AVG: 2.86/5   EST. CALORIES: 153   ABV: 5.1%
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 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
MilkmanDan (1943) - Eagan, Minnesota, USA - SEP 20, 2003
Copper with a big white head. Nose slight, a bit lemony, some malts. Malty, nutty British character, some butterscotch, a bit earthy. Creamy and smooth.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
Kinz (3567) - Glen Allen, Virginia, USA - SEP 18, 2003
Draft. Tan color, some head. Nice hoppy aroma. Decent malts, tasty earthy hop flavors. Rather enjoyable actually.

   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
grease (42) - Reno, Nevada, USA - SEP 17, 2003
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.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
Shadallion (534) - Sacramento, California, USA - SEP 5, 2003
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.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 13/20
Aurelius (4773) - Tallahassee, Florida, USA - SEP 3, 2003
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.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Kaya161 (1128) - San Diego, California, USA - AUG 28, 2003
Fruity yeast aroma. Light orange colour. Malt balanced flavour, with a late mettalic bitterness.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 9/20
Cobra (1100) - - AUG 28, 2003
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.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 8/20
bb (7754) - Alamo, California, USA - AUG 25, 2003
This beer just lacks everything. No hops, no malt. Just a bit too tame. I wouldn't even call it easy drinking.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 9/20
blank (996) - Austin, Texas, USA - AUG 18, 2003
poured a dark readish color, with not that much nose. A soft ale flavor, but a not very could finish. Could of been better.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
MaBeer1972 (1560) - Taunton, Massachusetts, USA - AUG 2, 2003
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.

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