awaller05 (305) - Sharon, Wisconsin, USA - SEP 11, 2002
3 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 12/20
Well I was expecting more of a harsh taste, but was surprised to taste a decent beer, but the aftertaste was unbearable.
Marc (486) - Yokosuka, JAPAN - SEP 2, 2002
2.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 9/20
Very middle of the road. Found it lacking the hop bitterness that was promised in the nose. A bit to malty for my tastes. Good selection for someone who is looking to try less agressive IPAís
apoptosis (1317) - Denver, Colorado, USA - AUG 27, 2002
2.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 10/20
Although this beer has a fairly pleasant, but light, fuggles hops flavor, the aftertaste is quite bitter and even metallic-tasting. It lacks a lot of the flavor that IPAís are known for. Not great.
delacerveza (157) - Florida, USA - AUG 27, 2002
3.6 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
i was prepared to make the squinchy face on this one, but was pleasantly surprised. it wasnít too hoppy at all. beautiful orange-ish color, big tightly packed bubbles in the head after the pour--somewhat tinny aroma imho. hop heads will prolly not be impressed, but this is a great intro to hoppiness for those of us who prefer our beers on the malty side.
Dickinsonbeer (5076) - Hoboken, New Jersey, USA - AUG 21, 2002
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Very nice light IPA. One of my favorite english style IPA, although I havent had too many. It is such a nice change to smell all those english hop varietys and still have some maltiness to it, rather than an american version which is all about cascade and centennial. Very smooth and flavorful, but could use a little more body.
Pjones6738 (500) - Madison, Wisconsin, USA - AUG 19, 2002
2.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 10/20
Beautiful golden orange color. Smells like roses? Ok, thats a new one. Hmm...this is odd. Not a single flavor I can put a name to. I see a few people called it buttery, thats probably as close a description as I can come. Itís a smooth beer, not unpleasant, but pretty bland. Willing to try again sometime, just to see if I can pull anything else out of it.
baseballguy (246) - Green Bay, Wisconsin, USA - AUG 18, 2002
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Although I prefer my IPAs a bit more *extreme* than this one, I canít complain about Shipyardís pleasant drinkability.
MaxPower (961) - St. Louis, Missouri, USA - JUL 19, 2002
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 17/20
UPDATED: MAY 16, 2003 Dark golden in color, clingy foamy head, nice lacing. Mild flowery aroma of hops. Smooth and mild english hops, some malt flavors, light body and very easy to drink, clean finish, too mild for an IPA in my opinion.
gwfrankpsu (231) - McKinleyville, California, USA - JUL 19, 2002
4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
This is not bad stuff, but itís not great. IPAís should knock your socks off - this is a very good beer, but it is not a great IPA - wonderfully balanced, but missing about 20 IPUís. Maybe Iím stuck in the nothhwest.
SJP (483) - Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, USA - JUL 7, 2002
3.4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Not too bad, especially for a beer sold in an airport, which is where I had it. I found it nicely hopped with a good sharp finish. A little watery, but still with a good enjoyable flavor.