vwsteggie (684) - Paxton, Massachusetts, USA - DEC 20, 2002
3.3 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Has a medium brown color and a hop smell. Taste is smooth for an IPA and finishes with crisp bitterness. Overall I enjoyed this brew very much. It had just the right amount of everything for an IPA that I like.
JahNoth (1039) - Rochester, New York, USA - DEC 19, 2002
2.7 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
UPDATED: FEB 28, 2003 I never can truly appreciate an IPA that light can pass freely through and that's the color of straw. This is in that category. Moderate aroma, bountiful head, average in flavor and weak on hop bitterness.
seuinoz (141) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - DEC 11, 2002
4.7 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 20/20
a very hoppy brew
no words to describe this beer.
i really enjoyed this beer.
Jayb0 (959) - Cherry Hill, New Jersey, USA - DEC 3, 2002
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
If you donít make a solid IPA then you may as well stop because there are just so many solid offerings in the U.S. Here is another one, balance a bit more than some of its counterparts but still very assertive. The use of fuggles is probably a way for Shipyard to try and distinguish themselves and it works pretty well.
amx1970390 (480) - Southampton, Pennsylvania, USA - NOV 3, 2002
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Very nice IPA, good aroma, and a nice mellow warming hops flavor. No too "green" like alot of IPAís from smaller companies.
Slick (1969) - Thief River Falls, Minnesota, USA - NOV 2, 2002
3.6 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
i was a little scared to try an ipa again but i have to say this one was ok better then i exspected
GregL40 (97) - Massachusetts, USA - NOV 2, 2002
2.9 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
For an IPA I expect more hoppy punch. It may actually be there and I just didnít perceive it cause it was at the end of a stoned out night. But my experience was that of blandness.
Aurelius (3728) - Tallahassee, Florida, USA - OCT 30, 2002
3.5 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
UPDATED: SEP 26, 2003 Good label, but dings for the screwtop. Nice hopping. Lightly caramel, pear cider aroma. Slightly astringent. Fruity -- tastes like a particular fruit but I can't put my finger on it after 6 other beers. Different and a quality brew.
mribm (446) - Hurley, New York, USA - OCT 27, 2002
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
I wasnít sure that Iíd like a beer brewed with just Fuggles hops as the only hops, but it was a nice change from traditional IPAs. My only complaint was, it could have used more hops.
fraternie (797) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - OCT 27, 2002
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
A hoppy, well-balanced and refreshing IPA...not much aroma and flavor in the malt though, it seemed a little bland, and not super-hoppy, but easy-drinking.