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RATINGS: 483   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.48   SEASONAL: Special   IBU: 70   EST. CALORIES: 278   ABV: 9.25%
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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 of malt-inspired, delicate red grapefruit sweetness and lingering hop dryness. The OG and final Alc./Vol. provide the structure and body to balance the harmony of distinct flavors.Cascade, Warrior,Summit and Glacier hops are used for bittering and Cascade hops are added for dry hopping after fermentation. This hop blend is well balanced with malted wheat, pale ale, crystal, and caramel malts. To full enjoy all the flavors, this ale is best drunk at 55 degrees Fahrenheit. This beer pairs well with Cajun dishes, blackened fish, and BBQ. XXXX draws its name from the British brewing convention of using X’s to denote style. 70 BU,s, 1.092 OG. 22 Plato


3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
bb (7510) - Alamo, California, USA - AUG 14, 2009
Bottle. Reddish-amber beer with a cream colored head. Grapefruit and light caramel aroma. Caramel, grapefruit, and light pine flavor. Medium bodied. Some bitterness. Caramel, grapefruit, and light pine linger. More like a hoppy barleywine.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
oh6gdx (22638) - Vasa, FINLAND - AUG 10, 2009
Bottled. Amber colour, mediumsized head. Aroma is malty hops, some alcohol and grass as well as some slight spices notes. Flavour is quite much the same, but has some slight glueish notes disturbing the otherwise nice while. Seems like the Pugleys Signature Series are actually very nice and interesting compared to Shipyards "normal" beers.

3.2
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
popery (1667) - San Francisco, California, USA - AUG 9, 2009
The beer pours a bright, clear medium amber with an excellent head that fades into a healthy blanked of foam. There are some nice hops in the nose, but I feel underwhelmed and have to judge the beer against its style. The hops provide bitterness but the hop flavor isn’t so good. The hop flavor that does exist is piney and somewhat catty. It also doesn’t punch enough in the finish and ends on the watery side. It’s quite dry, which I generally like, and the pine flavor and bitterness level of the hops is good. At any rate, it’s an ok DIPA and a pretty good beer.

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
TBone (14174) - Pori, FINLAND - AUG 8, 2009
Bottled 650ml (at Chriso) Clear amber color, not much head. Woody-fruity Cascade aroma in the nose. Very fruity flavor: pine, resin and honey. Quite soft bitterness. Lingering bitterness in the aftertaste. I had to say that I am suprised to get such a good beer from Shipyard.

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
BeerandBlues2 (10775) - San Diego, California, USA - AUG 6, 2009
Bottle. Pours clear copper with an average, creamy, light brown head, somewhat lasting with fair lacing. Aroma is heavy malt (meal, straw, cookie), heavy hop (citrus, flowers, pine), average yeast (sweat) with notes of peach, apricot, pineapple, and pear. Full bodied, sticky texture, lively carbonation, and a bitter finish. Long duration, moderate sweetness, heavy acidity and bitterness.

3.5
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
ScottyP (425) - Brentwood, Tennessee, USA - AUG 2, 2009
Pours a clear amber with tan head. Aroma of mild of malt, hop, alcohol. Then woooooosh. Flavor improves on the aroma exponentially. Aroma is much more complex and full-bodied. A pleasant surprise!

3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Beerona97 (2397) - Washington, USA - AUG 2, 2009
Clear ruby/amber decent beige head that eventually subsides. Aroma is sweet citrus and pine. There is a great balance of thick malt and bitter hops in this beer. Definitely more on the bitter side. A lot of pine and orange rind tastes, some lemon. Great beer in my opinion if you like really bitter beers.

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Butters (3963) - Richmond, Virginia, USA - AUG 2, 2009
Bomber from Barrios’ Massechussetts Trip Tasting. Clear dark amber with orange highlights and ring of offwhite head. Terrific pineapple hops are prevalent in both aroma and flavor. Some candi sugar sweetness for balance. Very nice indeed.

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Barrios (1243) - Nashville, Tennessee, USA - AUG 2, 2009
Pours an almost beige lacing head with a clear, pure copper body. Aromas of mellow resin and floral hops. Flavor is heavy resin, caramel, floral. Bitter, floral finish. Good body and texture.

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
DietPepsican (1526) - @ $13.99, Iowa, USA - JUL 29, 2009
Pounded this down by the 95 turnpike while hitching my way down to the race tracks. I won $32 that night and I bet it had something to do with this gem of a beer. Orange in color with a thick off white head. Aroma was grassy hops, caramel malts, tires fires, and oranges. Flavor was simlar, lots of dirt roads with chewing gum, some filth, and a bit of dusty, grassy hops. Finishes rather light and sweet, not much lasting bitterness for the style.


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