St. John Brewers - The Tap Room
Brewed at Shipyard Brewing Company

Style: India Pale Ale (IPA)
Cruz Bay, St. John, United States Virgin Islands
Serve in Shaker, Tulip


on tap

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RATINGS: 175   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.06   SEASONAL: Special   IBU: 50   EST. CALORIES: 186   ABV: 6.2%
Our IPA is bright copper in color with a wonderful citrusy hop aroma. Island Hoppin has a great malty body that pairs well with the dry hoppy finish. IBU’s 50, Warrior, Cascade, Willamette.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
ExpendableHero (774) - Florida, USA - DEC 2, 2011
An interesting beer. Hazy golden color, with a white head. Aromas of pine/spruce hops, and some citrus. Tastes of pine/spruce/floral hops, lemon/lime citrus, and some touches of cedar wood. Dry tasting, bittersweet finish. Not bad, just a bit underwhelming. The cedar flavor is neat though.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 9/20
OleR (4804) - Oslo, NORWAY - DEC 2, 2011
Shared bottle @RBNAG-11. Clear, deep amber. Low off-white head. Discreet aroma of sweet caramelly malts and light fruity and minty hops. Heavily sweet and light peppery malt flavor. Solid bitterness. Light fruity hop flavor. Oily mouthfeel, bordering on sticky. Over the top sweet ending.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
johnnnniee (2933) - Bedford, New Hampshire, USA - NOV 28, 2011
Hmm I’ve never seen this before and from the Virgin Islands what the hell. Best by 8/2012 Pours a medium copper color with a dense white head that slowly dissipates to a cap and leaves decent lace on the way down. Smells IPA-ish citrus and sweet caramel malts with emphasis on malt. Taste is mostly caramel, butterscotch and bready malt with a smattering of citrus and earthy hops. Medium thin body with a moderate, level of carbonation and a sweet bubbly mouthfeel. Mediocre at best and damn you Shipyard for tricking me into buying another one of your beers.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
larsga (6684) - Oslo, NORWAY - NOV 26, 2011
Small offwhite head. Clear amber body. Resiny strawy grainy aroma with earthy plasticky notes. Dry-sweet earthy strawy resiny taste with grassy oily notes. Mid-bodied. Mild, mealy mouthfeel. Dryish grassy strawy fruity aftertaste. Nice and drinkable. (Bottle shared at RBNAG-11.)

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
stobbe74 (3789) - DENMARK - NOV 21, 2011
Pours a clear and copper beer with an offwhite head. The aroma is malt, caramel and hops with citrus. The flavor follows the nose. The palate is sweetness and bitterness. Overall an average beer.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 10/20
RuneStumo (2411) - Haugesund, NORWAY - NOV 12, 2011
15.10.2011. 0,33l Bottle. Golden yellow colour with white head. Fruity aroma with malt and lots of dry hops. Lasting bitter aftertaste.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
Palme (3603) - Bergen, NORWAY - OCT 31, 2011
0.33l bottle @ RBNAG11. Pours a near-clear copper-orange body with a thin quickly fading bubbly sidesticking head. Aroma is sweet and peachy, lots of tropical fruits and some sweet caramel. OK aroma. Lively carbonation and a fizzing-oily mouthfeel. Flavors are really hoppy, some piny tones. Sharp and accurate. Not really exceptional in any way, but a drinkable and OK tasting IPA.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
Braudog (6014) - Phoenix, Arizona, USA - OCT 24, 2011
Bottle. Big head with staying power. Perfect amber color. Musty and dirty character, the hops assaulting your palate with their earthy, pure plant-based woodiness. Not what I expected from a Caribbean brew. (#4351, 10/24/2011)

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Zita (5513) - Assentoft, DENMARK - OCT 24, 2011
nice hoppy aroma, golden, clear, white foam, light sweetness, lightly bitter, medium body, creamy, soft carbonation, nice soft finish.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
abemorsten (3214) - Mosterøy, NORWAY - OCT 23, 2011
Shared bottle at the RBNAG-11 grand tasting. Clear, orange body with a creamy, white rim. Fruity aroma with notes of caramel and dried fruits. Light fruity, sweet, bitter and liht salty flavors. Medium body. Dry tongue.

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