vwsteggie (684) - Paxton, Massachusetts, USA - DEC 20, 2002
2.3 AROMA 3/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
Has a slightly malty smell and a light brown color. Taste is light, slightly malty and finishes with slight bitterness. Overall this was a pretty good light beer, but lacked any real taste that I would enjoy.
VA Homebrewer (525) - Portsmouth, Virginia, USA - DEC 14, 2002
1.9 AROMA 3/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 8/20
Clear golden color with a medium head. Aroma is that of a macro, namely vomit and skunk. Body is light and has a tinge of adjunct flavor. Finish is clean. Terrible.
Nonians99 (8) - hingham, Massachusetts, USA - NOV 23, 2002 does not count
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
A good main beer, it’s good up here
booyaatribe (453) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - NOV 18, 2002
3.1 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Quite decent. Somewhat middle of the road, however, as well. Malty, not enough hops for my tastes.
Braudog (5574) - Hampton, Virginia, USA - NOV 15, 2002
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 15/20
UPDATED: FEB 22, 2004 Orlando Beer Fest: Golden hue, nice little hoppy flavor. Very nicely balanced beer. Rerate from bottle: dark golden or light copper, decent head. hoppy nose, but a bit metallic in the flavor. I'm downgrading this a bit.
Hopistotle420 (1178) - Amherst, Massachusetts, USA - NOV 6, 2002
2.9 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Light golden copper, as label says. Whitish head is small, and mostly diminishing. Light aroma, not much going on. Light bodied, small malts, very big bitter finish, hopped out, apples and hops. Nothing outside of ordinary.
legion242 (2142) - Richardson, Texas, USA - NOV 5, 2002
3 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
Strange yellow/orange-pale; Thin head. Smooth. Very slight bite. Refreshing.
mribm (457) - Ocala, Florida, USA - OCT 27, 2002
4.2 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 18/20
I read the previous ratings before drinking this beer, and I thought it was going to be an average beer. When I actually drank it, I was pleasantly surprised. It was far better than what I had been reading. It had a nose that was malty and yeasty. It poured with a small head and little to no lacing. It had a nice sweet malty taste, with a nice hop finish. This would make a great session beer. I will definately buy this again and again and again.
Vac (2445) - San Diego, California, USA - OCT 3, 2002
3.1 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
This is one of Shipyard’s better beers. the color is a pale golden hew, however it is topped with very little head. the aroma and flavor are sweet and malty with a hoppy finish.
UnionMade (621) - Connecticut, USA - SEP 29, 2002
3.1 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
If you put this in a plain glass with 300 other ales, I couldn’t pick it out. Not even with cliff notes. I’d much rather drink this than something mass produced, but it’s not really in the "microbrewed craft beer" class. Shipyard can do so much better than this. Boo.