DavidWoodruff (390) - 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 (925) - 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 (329) - 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 (1073) - 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 (2135) - 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.
mattern33 (99) - Pennsylvania, USA - MAR 15, 2013
3.3 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
Bottle. Dark amber, cloudy color. Average head. VERY malty for an IPA. Smooth for such a malty flavor. Malty aroma.
rederic (2896) - montréal, Quebec, CANADA - MAR 7, 2013
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
625ml bottle, dark amber-copper color, with a thick bubbly beige head, sweet mild honeyed toasted, caramel, wheat, munich malty, candied orange, lemon peel nose, with some light toffee, panettone bread loaf dough, lemon marmalade notes, and with some floral fruity citrus, peachy, leafy, grassy, minty hop accents in the aroma follows through on a medium-bodied palate with a nice warmth sweet honeyed, candied peach, lemon, grapefruit, lime peel, a flowery zesty citrus, leafy, grassy, minty hoppy character, with a lemon marmalade, bready, wheat, toasted, caramel malt, toffeeish flavour, leading towards a zesty candied grapefruit, lime, lemon peel, lingering citrus, leafy, grassy, minty hop bitterness finish.
ration (1922) - Tampere, FINLAND - MAR 2, 2013
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 17/20
020313. Bottle at Pekko, Tampere. Pours hazy copper with a small head. Aroma hops, strawberries. Sweet hoppy taste. Not Bad.