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RATINGS: 491   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.47/5   SEASONAL: Special   IBU: 70   EST. CALORIES: 278   ABV: 9.25%
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

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 13/20
Hophead22 (2879) - Redlands, by way of Wisconsin,, California, USA - AUG 17, 2009
22oz bottle, #51 for this beer. Poured a very dark burnt orange with a pretty substantial white clinging, very well laceing head. Aroma has lots of piney hoppiness with some slightly burnt caramel maltiness. Flavor is hoppy, but not huge. I detect some butteriness as well, some light caramel malts. Not too bad overall, but something seemed a bit off. (978)

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
ante (3374) - Stockholm, SWEDEN - AUG 17, 2009
Bottled. Pours out in a reddish amber colour with a rich white head. Grapefruit and pin-needles in the aroma on a rather solid foundation of caramel. Nearly full-bodied with notes of orange-peels, grapefruit, caramel and nectarines. Lemon-zest, grapefruit and grass in the medium to high bitter aftertaste with touches of caramel and berries. Best offering from Shipyard so far.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
VTHopHead (1511) - Barre, Vermont, USA - AUG 16, 2009
Bomber - Poursa hazy orangish amber in color with a small whitish head that clung to the top of the beer. Some small lacing on the glass Aroma is of a small amount of caramel malts and plenty of citrus/grapefruit hops. Flavor is hoppy and above average bitterness. Not as much of the hop flavor as I expected, but the hop bitterness is all there. Alcohol is apparent in the mid-taste, but not overwhelming. Finish is lingering and bitter. It’s good, but for a "signature" style... somewhat disappointing...

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
Ratman197 (11748) - Arvada, Colorado, USA - AUG 16, 2009
Bomber poured a clear orange with a lasting ivory head. Aromas of carmel, earthiness, light orange and a hint of grapefruit. Palate was medium bodied and smooth with a lightly dry finish. Flavors of carmel, earthiness, grapefruit and a hint of pine with a smooth dry lingering moderatly bitter finish. Not enough Hop aroma or flavor in this one.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
baggio (329) - norrtälje, SWEDEN - AUG 16, 2009
Bottle@home Apperance: Amberish-golden with a creamy head and lots of lacing. Aroma: Citric notes, Caramel, Pine and a touch of alcohol. Flavor: Caramel, Malt, Citric notes, Alcohol, Biscuits, Pine. Palate: Body is quite thin with a medium carbonation. A very balanced brew where both hops and malt are allowed to play togheter. Certainly not the best DIPA i’ve had but it’s easily the best beer produced by Shipyard. Very quaffable for such a strong beer and just very likeable. Sweet!

   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
TheGent (656) - , Massachusetts, USA - AUG 16, 2009
shipyard gets a lot of harsh treatment from beer snobs so this offering to more refined drinkers is a hard sell to some but I find this to be a big alcohol beer with still lots of easy drinking appeal. The deep copper color and strong head gives a good appearance. The pine forest smell is typical and carries into the taste along with a slight grapefruit touch. It finishes fairly quickly and does not have an over done bitter flavor so common in the style. Not the best imperial IPA but it was enjoyed.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
hike20 (38) - Iowa, USA - AUG 15, 2009
Bottle. Pours a deep amber with a medium head. Aroma is a mix of hops and malt with a note of alcohol. Flavor follows the aroma except the alcohol taste is significantly stronger. I get notes of pine and resin. Note too bitter but does finish as I would expect. Mouth feel is a bit heavy but not too much so. Overall not bad at all, but I’d hope so since the guy’s signature is on the label.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
mcox90 (1736) - Wilton, New Hampshire, USA - AUG 15, 2009
22 oz bottle. Pours a copper color, like a new penny, with a 1/2" off white head.Spotty lacing. Aroma is citrus and malt. Thick, substantial palate. Flavor is pine hops balanced with sweet malt . Also, notes of many citrus flavors and spices. Very enjoyable.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
bb (7754) - 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.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
oh6gdx (23583) - 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.

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