pootzboy (1594) - Hawgville, Ontario, - SEP 27, 2012
3.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Sampled from a 625m; bottle - Having sampled Shipyard’s strong fruit beers – (smashed blueberry and pumpkin) I was not enthusiastic about this big IPA because I found their blueberry and pumpkin ales to hide their high alcohol volume poorly – both had a strong fusel alcohol smell and were “hot” on the palate. How wrong it is to judge a whole line by a few"average beers – the best of the lot is this XXXX IPA. It’s big in flavour and alcohol but it hides the booze well with huge crystal/cara malts and lush west coast hopping. It’s HUGE! – but drinkable and neither hot from alcohol or too bitter from hop infusion. Rarely have I tasted a big IPA at 9.3%abv that hides its booze so well.
Atheist_Peace (968) - Halifax, Nova Scotia, CANADA - OCT 16, 2014
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Rusted copper pour with an eggshell head that doesn’t leave much lace. There’s a lot of raisin and prune on the nose here with some dank spruce notes. The same can be said of the palate. I’d have guessed this was old as shit but the BB date is June 2015. This stuff drinks like a light barleywine. Decent enough but godawful if we’re talking style.
EricDodge (2) - Waterloo, Iowa, USA - OCT 14, 2014 does not count
3.5 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 9/20
Holy crap this is a good ipa. It felt like a hop punch to my mouth. Im shocked its only 70 IBUs.
pintbypint (2650) - Edmonton, Alberta, CANADA - OCT 5, 2014
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
12oz brown bottle. A clear orange pour, head is tan. Some ok looking lacing. Hoppy nose, big citrus peels, some caramel notes. Taste has caramel and toffee sweet malts, zippy citrus hops. Finishes with lingering caramel, pine, orange peels, a little alcohol and a grapefuity bite. Medium level of bitterness. Overall, an alright double IPA, not very agressive, drinkable and balanced for it’s size, better than I was expecting actually. From The Shipyard IPA mixed pack.
matis (143) - Warsaw, POLAND - OCT 5, 2014
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Piney and caramel nose. Very dry character with huge veltage of alc. Wet cones and herbs in taste. Full bodied and heavy worrior. Long fermented.
reebtogi (4244) - Edmonton, Alberta, CANADA - SEP 30, 2014
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
355ml bottle pours a golden amber color with a finger of white head that settles to leave some nice lacing on the glass. Aroma is caramel and fruits with some citrus highlights. Taste is a citrus and pine hop bitterness with a nice caramel and grainy malt sweetness. Medium bodied with decent carbonation. A pretty nice DIPA that is balanced and tasty. Recommended.
MunBro (404) - St. Albert, Alberta, CANADA - SEP 24, 2014
3.4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
Very fresh, crisp IPA. Had a malty, spicy aroma. Gorgeous amber/copper pour. Nice tan head and some lacing. Spicy, zesty hops and nice citrus flavours.
SperkeleForce (570) - FINLAND - SEP 20, 2014
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 12/20
Bottle 0,355 CL. Pours hazy murky black with white lacing head. Notes of malts, hops. Not bad.
caetano (1) - - SEP 20, 2014 does not count
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Vale a pena !!! Saborosa e consistente. !!!!!!!! na medida. Graduação acima
dliberto (172) - Hampstead, Maryland, USA - AUG 19, 2014
3.5 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
One of the bottle available in the Shipyard IPA sampler 12 pack. Drank from the bottle. Aroma is comprised of peach, citrus, caramel malt, and bread. Taste is much the same with the addition of resin qualities. The brew starts off sweet but ends with a nice bitterness. Heavy bodied beer with moderate carbonation and a sticky mouth feel. The beer reminds me more of an English IPA then a double. Worth a try.
SuperTiti33 (559) - Aylmer, Quebec, CANADA - AUG 16, 2014
3.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Ambrée. Petit collet. Nez: Caramel. Résine. Florale. Fruité. Banane.
Bouche: riche. Sucré. Malté. Bien houblonné. Belle amertume délicate. Florale. Légèrement caramélisé. Agrume. Un peu épice. Citrouille. Bien.