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RATINGS: 455   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.46   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


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3.9
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
pootzboy (1594) - Hawgville, Ontario, - SEP 27, 2012
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.


3.3
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
Atheist_Peace (968) - Halifax, Nova Scotia, CANADA - OCT 16, 2014
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.

3.5
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 9/20
EricDodge (2) - Waterloo, Iowa, USA - OCT 14, 2014 does not count
Holy crap this is a good ipa. It felt like a hop punch to my mouth. Im shocked its only 70 IBUs.

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
pintbypint (2650) - Edmonton, Alberta, CANADA - OCT 5, 2014
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.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
matis (143) - Warsaw, POLAND - OCT 5, 2014
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.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
reebtogi (4244) - Edmonton, Alberta, CANADA - SEP 30, 2014
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.

3.4
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
MunBro (404) - St. Albert, Alberta, CANADA - SEP 24, 2014
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.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 12/20
SperkeleForce (570) - FINLAND - SEP 20, 2014
Bottle 0,355 CL. Pours hazy murky black with white lacing head. Notes of malts, hops. Not bad.

- beerbasher

3.3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
caetano (1) - - SEP 20, 2014 does not count
Vale a pena !!! Saborosa e consistente. !!!!!!!!&# na medida. Graduação acima

3.5
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
dliberto (172) - Hampstead, Maryland, USA - AUG 19, 2014
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.

3.9
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
SuperTiti33 (559) - Aylmer, Quebec, CANADA - AUG 16, 2014
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.


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