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RATINGS: 447   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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4.1
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
LagunaBeerMan (10) - California, USA - NOV 18, 2012
Small decent head with orange copper body. Really nice IPA flavor. Strong but not too strong. Background flavor of british IPA. 9.25% alc very well hidden. Great beer.


3.5
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
dliberto (153) - 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 (493) - 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.

2.4
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 8/20
birrabona (209) - ITALY - AUG 16, 2014
copper hazy . hoppy strong bitter experience of cascade. strong body. fruity orange and some caramel.

2.7
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 9/20
hockeybeerguy (1853) - Juneau, Alaska, USA - JUL 30, 2014
Reviewed from notes. This was poured into a snifter. The appearance was a hazy golden burnt orange color with a one finger white foamy head that dissipated within about a minute leaving some light lacing sticking and then slowly sliding into the beer. The smell had some burnt caramel malts with a subdued bready toffee up front. Eventually, the sweet citrus hops make their way out but it takes a while. The taste was mainly sweet and bready with an ample amount of booze in the flavoring. On the palate, this one sat right at a medium on the body. Sessionable? Not really but I wasn’t expecting it to be due to the fact that this is a DIPA. Overall, decent DIPA as if it would have been done by an English brewer. Though I don’t think this is the best DIPA on the market, I look at this one as if there’s such a style as an English DIPA.

3.3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
Nate (3708) - Indiana, Pennsylvania, USA - JUN 5, 2014
From bottle. Muted malt aroma with a bit of hop notes. Dull nose. Coppery amber clear with creamy lacing beige head. Medium body with medium carbonation. Sweet malt flavor, with caramel and biscuit. Mild alcohol. Medium hop flavor but nothing that pops out. Bitter finish with sweet nutty lingering after.

3
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 10/20
pdoorr (63) - - MAY 29, 2014
Bottle 355 CLPours red with a thin slightly tan frothy head.Aroma is nicely fruity with notes of cucumber.Taste is bitter, bitter, bitter with .... A long bitter finish!Medium body and carbonation.

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
beertholomeus (753) - California, USA - MAY 28, 2014
Pours a copper color with a cream colored head. Hop, citrus, caramel and malt aroma. Hop, citrus, biscuit, pine, caramel, wheat and malt flavors. Medium body and average carbonation. Biscuit, wheat and hop finish.

3.6
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Fatehunter (1179) - Corbett, Oregon, USA - MAY 11, 2014
Pours a finger of head on a clear dark straw colored body. The aroma is floral, barnyardish and ripe grapefruit and apricot. The taste heavy on the malt but the sweetness is contained by the lemon and pine bitterness. Good balance. The texture is thick with moderate carbonation. It’s a big malty IPA.

3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Maxbier (199) - Maryland, USA - MAY 3, 2014
Grassy hoppy citrus aroma. Amber color. Malty sweet nice hoppy bitterness in the finish. Acidic tartness. Very nice DIPA.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
radagast83 (4544) - Fairfax, Virginia, USA - APR 11, 2014
Split a 22oz bottle. Poured a clear golden color with a medium sized white head. Aroma is notes of floral hops, some grapefruit, caramel, and tropical notes. Flavor was notes of grapefruit, tropical notes, floral hops - malts.


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