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RATINGS: 200   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.16/5   SEASONAL: Winter   EST. CALORIES: 159   ABV: 5.3%
The Shipyard Ale is a non-traditional, full bodied American Red Ale. The warm coppery orange color, combined with distinctive wheat malt flavors and hoppy characteristics, are sure to please most anyone. Winter Ale is made up of 5 different malts and 5 different hops, creating a complex flavor.
This is also Shipyard Nitro which can be found during the winter months at Federal Jacks Brew Pub

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
beerbill (3605) - Laurel, New York, USA - NOV 18, 2008
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.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
thejon375 (414) - Tampa, Florida, USA - JUN 15, 2008
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

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
llbjr77 (89) - Largo, Florida, USA - JUN 12, 2008
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.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 9/20
phishpond417 (2088) - Madison, Wisconsin, USA - MAY 19, 2008
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.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
DenverLogan (1100) - MileHi, Colorado, USA - MAY 14, 2008
Amber, copper in color...light head. Malt and wet grain aroma. Some significant spice, cantelope, herbs, hops, perhaps some band aid notes.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
changeup45 (1729) - Mount Dora, Florida, USA - APR 12, 2008
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 Iíve 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.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
Snojerk321 (2960) - San Diego, California, USA - APR 5, 2008
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 Iíve had from Shipyard.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 10/20
Goodgrief (2000) - Middletown, Delaware, USA - FEB 16, 2008
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. Iím not sure I could drink more than one of these.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
BillKismet (3860) - Seattle, Washington, USA - FEB 9, 2008
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.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
Edmoe (241) - Orlando, Florida, USA - JAN 28, 2008
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 donít think I liked it this much.

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