beerbill (3605) - Laurel, New York, USA - NOV 18, 2008
3.1 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
12 oz. bottle. Pours a slightly hazy reddish amber with a moderate off-white head that barely lasted through the first quarter of the glass and left a bit of lace. Mild aroma of malt with some herbal hops. The flavor begins with a decent dose of malt, but the flavor does not sustain and quickly subsides. Some unsweetend iced tea and herbal hops are also present. An ok beer, but probably not something I would re-visit.
thejon375 (414) - Tampa, Florida, USA - JUN 15, 2008
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Wasnt expecting what I got. Got this on draft at Oldsmar Tap House and expected a dark stout, but instead I was pleasantly supprised to get a fruit ale. Quite delicious paired with cheese and crackers
llbjr77 (89) - Largo, Florida, USA - JUN 12, 2008
3.2 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Amber in color with malty aroma and taste. Also, slightly spicy but goes down smooth. It was actually called "nitro" and was on tap. Quite nice and will drink again.
phishpond417 (2088) - Madison, Wisconsin, USA - MAY 19, 2008
3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 9/20
Pours a dark cloudy amber color, head is fairly small, off white and creamy. Smooth lightly roasted malts with a hint of spice. melony fruit on the nose, sweet with a hint of pumpkin.
DenverLogan (1030) - MileHi, Colorado, USA - MAY 14, 2008
3.1 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Amber, copper in color...light head. Malt and wet grain aroma. Some significant spice, cantelope, herbs, hops, perhaps some band aid notes.
changeup45 (1729) - Mount Dora, Florida, USA - APR 12, 2008
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
This is listed as a Wheat beer? Hmmm.. could have fooled me. Amber in color topped with a medium head and a little bit of lace. Better balanced than the other two Shipyards I’ve had to date. Fairly flavorful and relatively smooth. Caramel malty taste with a small bitter note at the end, and a good amount of spice to it to make it good for the Winter season. Nothing too outstanding, but not bad either.
Snojerk321 (2960) - San Diego, California, USA - APR 5, 2008
3.1 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
12oz bottle from BevMo. Clear orangey amber appearance, decent head formation. Well spiced, earthy, malty, bubble gum aroma. Sweet, slightly syrupy palate, toffee, mild tropical fruit. Fairly bitter and astringent in the finish. One of the better beers I’ve had from Shipyard.
Goodgrief (1978) - Middletown, Delaware, USA - FEB 16, 2008
2.5 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 10/20
Jan. 2007 - Golden brown, very little head. Very strong peach presence in both aroma and flavor, with a bitter hoppy finish. Too darned sweet...really sweet. I’m not sure I could drink more than one of these.
BillKismet (3780) - Seattle, Washington, USA - FEB 9, 2008
3.1 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Was called Shipyard Special Ale. Chestnut brown amber with a nice lush head. Aroma of dusty candi malts with residual sugar. Body of medium candi malts, slightly sweet, but not overly so. Moderate hopping. Middling winter ale of the candi malt and moderately hopped variety, with perhaps a touch of molasses flavor.
Edmoe (241) - Orlando, Florida, USA - JAN 28, 2008
3.6 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Shipyard Nitro from Redlight Redlight. Looked awesome. Poured nice copper color with a thick head and great lacing. I guess the gas really helps. Aroma is hoppy and yeasty with a slight Diacetyl. Flavor is similar but favors sweetness. Smooth, nice body. I really enjoyed this one. I seem to recall having the Winter Ale in a bottle but don’t think I liked it this much.