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RATINGS: 494   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.47/5   IBU: 70   EST. CALORIES: 278   ABV: 9.25%
"Pugsley’s Signature Series is named after Shipyard Brewing Company’s master brewer, Alan Pugsley.”

XXXX IPA is a non-traditional American IPA with a brilliant copper color and the classic citrus nose of Cascade Hops. This beer demonstrates a unique balance between malt-inspired, delicate, red grapefruit sweetness and lingering hop dryness. To fully experience all the flavors, this beer is best enjoyed at 55 degrees Fahrenheit.

First Brewed: May 2011
Available: Year-round
Malt Style: 2-Row British Pale Ale, Malted Wheat, Crystal, Caramalt
Yeast: Top-Fermenting English
Hops: Cascade, Chinook, Glacier
Color: Copper
IBUs: 72
OG: 1.092

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 17/20
BrewGoblin (633) - Charlottetown, Prince Edward Island, CANADA - FEB 12, 2015
One glance at the bottle and....I am not sure really, it looks classy and greasy all at the same time. What lurks inside is a fantastic brewski, why it isn’t rated higher for style I am not sure? Is the SRM off? Is it too sweet? Whatever, style bitchiness aside this is a pretty fuckin’ tight ale. Barreling off of a dark copper body come audacious aromas of peach, tangerine, sweet grapefruit, pineapple, honey and some wee vinous hints. T’is a big, bold fruity IPA , headed up by off-white foam. It is pretty much on the sweet side but enough grapefruit zing saunters in late, managing to hold this tropical train on it’s tracks. With a full mouthfeel and a fine lingering lusciousness consisting of sweet and citrus fruit, this booze-hiding big’gun is very much a tasty pour.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
ogivlado (6818) - Zagreb, CROATIA - JAN 29, 2015
Bottled 355ml. -at O’Hara Zagreb. Clear amber coloured, small off-white head, caramel and alcohol in the nose. Moderate sweet malty, caramel, dried fruits, hops and alcohol with pretty short and weak finish for nearly 10%ABV.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
northropfrye (2972) - Steinbach, Manitoba, CANADA - JAN 27, 2015
Amber body. Not super bitter has a nice sweet malty Belgian candy element as well. On tap at bb winnipeg.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
Marko (4543) - Split / Zagreb, CROATIA - JAN 23, 2015
Bottle at O’Hara Zagreb, with Ribafish (huge thanks Marin & co!). Poured a darker amber body with an off white head that went away relatively fast. Sweet earthy, more malty than hoppy aroma, ok. Though I feared that would mean a sugar bomb, the taste disproved me quickly - lemongras-forward hop, on dry maltiness - slightly figgy, caramelly, which is overrun by a good bitterness. Quite tasty beer, I like it!

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
cards04 (2509) - Steinbach, Manitoba, CANADA - JAN 13, 2015
This is a really nice iipa. Pours an amber color with white head. Aromas are quite malty. Bread, sweet yeast. Nice sweet malts up front with a hoppy finish. Not crazy complex .. But a very approachable double IPA. Alcohol is very well hidden

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 12/20
bytemesis (5570) - Sunnyvale, California, USA - JAN 5, 2015
Tap. Pours clear deep amber, medium creamy beige head, lung lasting, great lacing. Aroma is a bit butter, grapefruit, caramel, pine. Flavor has butter as well, medium sweet and medium bitter, pine, some citrus. Full body, creamy.

   AROMA 10/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
swiseman (459) - Fredericton, New Brunswick, CANADA - JAN 4, 2015
pours a light red or amber with thin tan head. strong floral aromas. taste is strong citrus - some orange which shifts more to light grapefruit in the finish. Some alcohol is evident, but, for the most part, very well balanced for its strength. If the IBUs were a bit more subdued, this would be a surprisingly easy-drinking high gravity beer.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
shdougan (48) - Charlottetown, Prince Edward Island, CANADA - DEC 27, 2014
This is an extremely drinkable beer for it’s strength. Pours a beautiful hazy copper/amber with a foamy off-white head. Aromas of grapefruit, citrus, some pine/cedar, and caramel. It’s full bodied with a medium carbonation, goes down quite smooth. There is a nice malt sweetness balanced by some lingering bitterness from the hops. Very balanced for an IPA of this proportion. Booze flavor is present, but not overpowering. Definitely a heavy hitter.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
oliodnb (612) - ITALY - DEC 19, 2014
355ml bottle. Pours clear amber with two fingers of creamy beige head. Aroma is sweet malts, caramel, citrus, sweet and candied fruits. Taste is similar with the sweetness well balanced by a good final vegetal hoppy bitter dry finish. Hops probably a bit muted by the time. Excellent drinkability for a 9+ ABV beer. Medium to full body, medium carbonation. Very good.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
JaKeAFC (811) - ITALY - DEC 12, 2014
65 cl bottle bb 12/2014, 9.25%, 70 IBU, 5€. Dark copper color, hazed, big expanding creamy offwhite/beige head. Strong IPA smell on the nose. Aroma is a load of caramel malts and huge amounts of american hops. Some fruity ester, grapefruit, rose, orange zest, red wine. Taste is sweetish ending up in a tight bitterness. Rock solid aromatic IPA, the 9.25% is very well hidden, while the 70 IBU is biting. Full body, soft carbonation, medium-long finish. Very good IPA.

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