williamstome (680) - Somerville, Massachusetts, USA - JUL 9, 2013
3.4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Amber pour, small white head.
Mild hoppy aroma, Hoppy bitter citrus flavor. Boozey. Sharp, full flavor.
swiftsoles (19) - Boone, North Carolina, USA - JUL 7, 2013
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Nicely hopped, but heavy on the malt as well. Hop flavors were dank, pungent, a little citrus. Full bodied beer with a bready malt characteristic. Overall a different double ipa than your typical American style. Definitely worth trying.
AndyW68 (780) - Louisville, Kentucky, USA - JUL 1, 2013
2.9 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 10/20
Slight hazy dark amber pour. Aroma is musty malt. Taste is sweet caranel balance by bitter hops. A bit to sticky for my liking.
DavidWoodruff (387) - Windsor, California, USA - JUN 30, 2013
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 12/20
Aroma: Malty with some citrus and floral notes.
Appearance: Hazy orange/red with a thick but small off white head.
Flavor: Malt, alcohol and spicy hops.
Palate: Full bodied with a long bitter finish.
Overall: The profile seems more like an aggressively hopped barleywine than a DIPA. Very nice beer just seems out of style.
Davhgbrew (845) - Coconut Creek, Florida, USA - JUN 21, 2013
4.3 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 19/20
Very nicely hopped! Also very well balanced w/ malt character. Spices and fruit flavor. Very strong, but the high abv is nicely masked. Shipyard came up big w/ this one!
Unde (261) - Helsinki, FINLAND - MAY 17, 2013
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 18/20
Cloudy orange and somewhat brown looking beer with quite minimal head. Scent has roasted malts, some resin or dried plums and piney bitterness. Interesting nose feel. Taste is dark, very dark DIPA. Some dried plums and whole pineforest bringing bitterness. I wonder where are all the citrus flavors? Somewhat sweet DIPA, strange but good.
mikedR (869) - Gilbert, Arizona, USA - MAY 9, 2013
4.3 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
I really like this one -- an unusual (D)IPA. Cloudy copper pour with grapefruit aroma. Initial tastes are sweet malt. Quite robust body, and great malt flavor topped with hop grapefruit notes. Bitterness is barely present, dampened into submission perhaps by the overwhelming malt body perhaps. Just really nice, smooth, and drinkable -- yet 9.25%! Sweet and balanced -- I like it! ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone
WLG423 (201) - Connecticut, USA - APR 30, 2013
3.7 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Amber red body with a generous tan head. Aromas of earth, citrus and toast with a hearty malty body. A bit of dark fruit character and a slightly syrup like body with a nice amount of hop bitterness to balance it out. The alcohol content is well disguised without a notable solvent character. Overall, an enjoyable Shipyard brew.
jbruner (1881) - Athens, Georgia, USA - APR 6, 2013
3.6 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Pours a clear copper from the bottle with thick cap of lazy tan head. Aroma of funky west coast hops and a caramel pale malt back. Taste follows with a nice boozy burn on the way down. Solid, good job on this series so far shipyard.
RedCloud (129) - Rhode Island, USA - APR 3, 2013
3.8 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Pours a clear, burnt mandarin orange, with a finger-and-a-half of lacy, ivory-yellow head. Smell is of rich malts and overly-ripe orange, with slight notes of Thai basil, fig, and spice. Taste starts with lightly sweet grapefruit-citrus, before transitioning into orange candy, bitter lime-rind, and caramel. Finish is bittersweet, with lightly lingering hop acids. Mouthfeel is light-to-medium, with little carbonation.