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RATINGS: 693   WEIGHTED AVG: 2.85   EST. CALORIES: 153   ABV: 5.1%
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COMMERCIAL DESCRIPTION
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.


3.2
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
Aubrey (3431) - Bellingham, Washington, USA - MAY 2, 2003
Clear copper with a frothy, fairly lasting head. Smooth and soft. Surprisingly malty with big and sweet toffee notes. "Beery" finish. Very mild hop flavor/bitterness. Pretty flavorful aftertaste, which is lingering.

3.3
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
loweredsixth (946) - Clovis, California, USA - MAY 1, 2003
Golden color with a small white head. The aroma had a wonderful sweet butterscotch or chocolate character that was unexpected but very enjoyable. The flavor was sweet as well with a noticeable Fuggles hop aftertaste. Nice session ale.

3.1
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
Dogbrick (7870) - Columbus, Ohio, USA - APR 19, 2003
On draught in the terminal of the Orlando airport. Having a 4 beer sampler at an airport makes up for standing in a line with no shoes on any day. Rich gold color with a medium thin white head. Pleasantly floral hops aroma. Maltiness hits you at first but is immediately followed by hops. I noted the commercial description describes the experience of drinking the beer perfectly (for once). There is also caramel and/or butterscotch in the flavor which is a nice touch. Smooth finish. Kind of light for my tastes but it was pretty good.

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Ernest (6185) - Boulder, Colorado, USA - APR 19, 2003
Head is initially small, frothy, off-white, mostly diminishing. Body is clear dark yellow. Aroma is moderately hoppy (herbs, flowers), moderately malty (toasted bread, grain). Flavor is moderately sweet, lightly bitter. Finish is lightly sweet, moderately bitter. Medium body, watery texture, lively carbonation. Good stuff. Pleasant equally malty & hoppy nose, and a pretty clean well-balanced flavor profile makes this one enjoyable.

3.1
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
fiulijn (14380) - Vancouver, British Columbia, CANADA - APR 1, 2003
UPDATED: MAR 11, 2005 Draught, 2003-04-01, 5-3-7-3-12=30
Golden color. Light malt aroma. Pretty good body, quite malty (oh, not too much...) and hopped enough.

Bottle, 2005-03-10, 7-3-6-3-12=31
Golden color. Delicate but nice hoppy aroma, a bit fruity (sweet oranges). The flavor is balanced but simpler; the final is quite bitter (with caramel as well).

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
redlem (1301) - Ohio, USA - MAR 20, 2003
Golden color with a medium fizzy white head. Aroma is initially of slight pine, once the head subsides more of a orange hop aroma. Taste is slight citrus with some bread qualities in the mouthfeel. Finishes slightly dry.

4.2
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
Slick (1969) - Thief River Falls, Minnesota, USA - MAR 19, 2003
nice lite colored head that stuck around for a while.Color was amber.Sweet malty tea aroma with a hint of lemon.Flavor was malty sweet with a lemon grass taste and a definate big hop presence.The carbonation is perfect rite where it should be.Theres a lemon,hop after taste that is slightly bitter but the pleasant kind that doesn't bite to hardthe finish is definately dry almost like sahara desert dry the only thing that hangs around is the hops,and ohhhh it's good definately a brew that is easy to drink in high volume not just 1 and i've had enough.

2.9
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 11/20
JahNoth (1039) - Rochester, New York, USA - MAR 14, 2003
Sweeta and malty, with a bitter finish with a taste of green banana. Drinkable - but the Thumper is much more memorable.

3.4
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Libeerian (209) - Garner, North Carolina, USA - MAR 9, 2003
Deep gold in color, this is a fairly balanced ale. It's hoppiness is just short of a pale ale.

3.1
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
Uglyradio (791) - Greenville, South Carolina, USA - FEB 20, 2003
Pours a clear, orange gold color with a small, rapidly dissipating white head. The aroma is malty with just a hint of hops. Light bodied with medium carbonation, the flavor is malty sweet up front, with a crisp finish with hints of caramel and butterscotch that linger. Light in flavor, but it has an attractive maltiness. Not a bad ale, light and drinkable.


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