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RATINGS: 697   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.


3.1
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 13/20
Drew (2411) - Kent, Ohio, USA - MAY 24, 2003
Deep golden, 1/2" white head. Sharp and fizzy sweet malts up front, then a slight hoppiness, then ZAP - it all just fades away - an almost nonexistent finish - thinly sweet. A mostly refreshing ale.

2.6
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 10/20
Darkover (1517) - Columbus, Ohio, USA - MAY 23, 2003
Orange/bronze color with a small white head. Sweet malt aroma. Flavor is a little sweeet, malty, and bitter. Strong carbonation. Leaves a bitter taste way on the back of your tongue. Not very good.

2.6
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 11/20
apoptosis (1317) - Denver, Colorado, USA - MAY 17, 2003
Light amber body and nearly no head. Not much aroma, and the flavor is pretty mellow and uneventful. A bit of maltiness, a tad of hops, and ashy finish. Not something I'll try again.

3.2
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
notalush (4872) - Denver, Colorado, USA - MAY 17, 2003
Not much head, but decent lacing, clear golden color - aroma is slightly sweet - crisp and refreshing, with subtle malts and hps that mingle well with one another - slight caramel notes - finish is grainy, reminding me of macro-swill in some respects, but otherwise I enjoyed this - a quenching beer, good for a bbq or lounging out on a summer day.

3.2
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
Aubrey (3433) - 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 (8149) - 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 (6231) - 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 (14744) - 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.


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