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RATINGS: 499   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 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Glouglouburp (6103) - Montreal, Quebec, CANADA - SEP 16, 2009
In short: A rich creamy malt bill with relaxed wooden and leafy hops. Interesting nourishing beer (Important: not a American style IIPA).
How: Bottle 22oz. Consumed fresh a few weeks after purchase directly at the brewery
The look: Clear dark golden body topped by medium off-white head
In long: Pleasant nose of leafy hops and rich caramel. The star of this IIPA is the malt bill and not the hops. A creamy texture mixing caramel, butterscotch and a bit of toffee. A decent amount of leafy and wooden hops soften the otherwise sweet body but do not bring much bitterness. Some juicy fruit notes increase drinkability. No alcohol presence. This is surprisingly smooth drinking, nothing aggressive here. With the rich malt profile, the high abv and the non-aggressive woody/leafy hops this beer tastes like some kind of cranked up English style barley wine. By far the best Shipyard beer I’ve ever had. After trying with so many different combinations Shipyard was bound to get it right one of these days. I’m a software designer, I earn my life doing just that.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
DeadGirl (478) - San Diego, California, USA - SEP 16, 2009
UPDATED: OCT 18, 2009 Straight from the 22oz. bottle: To be honest, I expected more hops. Maybe the name should only have two "X’s" at most. But to be fair, it’s a fairly good beer. A vast array of hops, faint caramel, grapefruit rind, pine tree, grass... kinda leaves my palatte with the feeling that I just bit through chalk. I like that. Drinkability: Good, not memorable. Rebuy: Yes. You just can’t pass up a 9.25% abv. imperial IPA (and the alcohol is hidden so well). #123 on 16092009, DG.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
daknole (10883) - Scottsdale, Arizona, USA - SEP 16, 2009
This is a really good beer and the best beer shipyard has made. Golden pour. white head. Lots of citrus hops, grass and caramel malt. Flavor is well balanced between floral and citrus hops and a nice juicy malt backbone too. Good stuff.

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
wyzzywyz22 (2108) - Wirral, Merseyside, ENGLAND - SEP 14, 2009
Bottle, Beer Ritz, Leeds.Poured a very appealing clear bronze colour with a medium sized creamy beige head which hung around. A lot of appeal in the aroma which had buckets of piney citric hops mixed with caramel malt. The resinous hops and caramel malts are tantalisingly prevalent in the flavour which I found myself enjoying in a very big way. The 9.2 abv barely registers on the alco-radar. Really lovely body and balance to this. Great lingering bitter finish. Top Class. I have friends in Maine I haven’t seen in 16 years.... Time for a visit methinks !

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
joergen (26202) - Frederiksberg, DENMARK - SEP 14, 2009
Bottle at Papsø. Clear golden coloured with a medium sized off white head. Fruity aroma of grape fruits, hops and grass. Sweet and fruity flavour of hops, grass and grape fruits with notes of alcohol. Dry hoppy finish.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
KimJohansen (10423) - Frederiksberg C, DENMARK - SEP 13, 2009
Clear golden with a medium beige head. Sweet aroma with toasted malt, caramel, pine and hoppy notes. Flavour was hoppy and had notes of pine, grapefruit and flowers. Finished bitter.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
olsvammel (6291) - Örebro, SWEDEN - SEP 13, 2009
It poured a dark golden liquid with a small foam that left a little lacing. It had a smell of grassy hops and butter. It had a taste of butter, grassy hops with a med-high bitterness. An ok IPA, for some reason Shipyard doesnt seem to reach all the way. Something is missing.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
Pinball (11940) - Copenhagen, DENMARK - SEP 13, 2009
clear orange, small thick white head. very nice strong hoppy aroma. flavor is sweet flowery, strong hoppy.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
madsberg (11405) - Søborg, DENMARK - SEP 13, 2009
Bottled. Dark golden coloured. Clear. Off white head. Citrus, pine, spice and herbs in the aroma. Flavour of sweetness, pine, herbs, caramel and some light alcohol. Medium bodied. Dry. Has a caramelly bitterness in the end. Nice smooth alcoholbite on lips and palate.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Ungstrup (34666) - Citizen of the universe, DENMARK - SEP 13, 2009
Bottled. A hazy amber beer with a thin white head. The aroma is sweet with strong notes of hops, caramel, and alcohol. The flavor is sweet with notes of alcohol, malt, caramel, and spices, leading to a very bitter finish. Thanks joergen.

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