Kaya161 (1128) - San Diego, California, USA - AUG 28, 2003
3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Fruity yeast aroma. Light orange colour. Malt balanced flavour, with a late mettalic bitterness.
Cobra (1100) - - AUG 28, 2003
2.4 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 9/20
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.
bb (7915) - Alamo, California, USA - AUG 25, 2003
2.3 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 8/20
This beer just lacks everything. No hops, no malt. Just a bit too tame. I wouldn't even call it easy drinking.
blank (996) - Austin, Texas, USA - AUG 18, 2003
2.4 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 9/20
poured a dark readish color, with not that much nose. A soft ale flavor, but a not very could finish. Could of been better.
MaBeer1972 (1585) - Taunton, Massachusetts, USA - AUG 2, 2003
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
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.
celogan (203) - Oroville, California, USA - AUG 1, 2003
3.2 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Slight malty aroma.
Poured nice copper color but not much head at all. Some lacing along the way.
Taste was decent, mostly malty but some hoppiness to balance it out. Good Carbonation.
This is Not the best from Shipyard but still a decent brew
Dorwart (2485) - Robbinsville, New Jersey, USA - JUL 30, 2003
3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
Decent frothy head with good carbonation. Slight fruity aroma with a trace of hops. Color is a medium orange. Flavor is mild with malt and a zesty taste. Finish is slightly bitter and hoppy and tingles on the tongue. A decent ale but then there are a lot of decent ales.
DrGonzo (625) - Somerville, Massachusetts, USA - JUL 27, 2003
3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
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.
matta (1140) - Tampa, Florida, USA - JUL 21, 2003
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
UPDATED: AUG 8, 2005 ReRate 08/08/05
I can’t 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, I’m thinking I’ve had this beer a hundred times…. 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, it’s nothing to get excited over.
fishonmyplane (505) - Newington, Connecticut, USA - JUL 20, 2003
3.5 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
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.