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RATINGS: 695   WEIGHTED AVG: 2.85   EST. CALORIES: 153   ABV: 5.1%
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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.


4.4
   AROMA 10/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 16/20
ericmoss3799 (73) - Warwick, Rhode Island, USA - OCT 12, 2001
above average stuff, I liked drinking lots of it at Sugarloaf.

4.2
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 18/20
mribm (457) - Ocala, Florida, USA - OCT 27, 2002
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.

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.

4.2
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
tbarnette (105) - Allen Park, Michigan, USA - JUN 3, 2005
Good stuff. I really like ale, but after 14 beers tonight, I have a hard time measuring.

4.2
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
Hank426 (7) - New Hampshire, USA - AUG 13, 2012 does not count
Almost IPA in the up front hop taste. A little sweet and floral while being very smooth. Finish is clean and without any bitterness. A good choice for something different.

4.1
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
Wulfstan (509) - California, USA - SEP 21, 2007
UPDATED: NOV 6, 2007 While perhaps nothing particularly exciting, this is a very good basic ale, tasty, very drinkable, and always satisfying. It has a decent but bubbly, dissipating head on a gold body. The aroma is pleasant malt and hint of hops, but hard to pinpoint specific flavours, which to me is good in a beer like this. The taste has good flavour of malt and hops, with a great balance of sweetness and bitterness with a fairly crisp finish and nice lingering flavour. The palate is smooth before the nice, crisp finish and its a good, satisfying, very drinkable basic ale.

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 17/20
spamalope99 (27) - USA - AUG 18, 2001
Very nice, drinkable, smooth Ale. Somewhat hoppy and I like it as an occassional alternative to an IPA.

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
Steak (124) - New York, USA - MAR 30, 2002
Hops were most noticeable in aroma and aftertaste. Also a certain woody/meaty presence noticed in the aroma Bit of a tawny tinge to the amber color, but it’s still a little remiscent of lesser brews. Great balance between the initial sweetness and the hoppy aftertaste and great body for an ale. A great American ale.

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 15/20
Braudog (5647) - Hampton, Virginia, USA - NOV 15, 2002
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.

4
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
williamherbert (1282) - Syracuse, New York, USA - SEP 18, 2009
Has the look of a B/M/C golden yellow exxcept for a puffy white head. Some big carbonation bubbles and a slight haze. Minor lace. The smell is a nice sweet English tavern ale aroma. Sweet, biscuity malt. Bready ringwood yeast adds a nice dry touch. Has the dry quasi-sweet taste of a bitter ale. Has notice of apricot and orange, but in the background. Slight lagery hop bitterness, but not much. Very very pleasant. Wet and thirst-quenching, but with a dry bready finish. Highly "quaffable." A very good session bitter. Sweeter than normal, but well-balanced and smooth.


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