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: 140   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.02   SEASONAL: Special   IBU: 50   EST. CALORIES: 186   ABV: 6.2%
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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 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
changeup45 (1709) - Mount Dora, Florida, USA - MAY 4, 2010
Bottle sampled at this little outside bar while in St. Thomas last week. I wish I could have visted the taproom in St. John but wasn’t able to. I’ve had beer from this brewery before and have been underwhelmed but this was solid. Maybe this was fresher than I’ve had before. Peach, sweet mango, lots of tropical fruity hops. I had their Pale Ale before that had virtually no hops but this was nicely hopped. Very refreshing on what was a very hot and humid day. Probably can’t drink too many of these at once as it is a tad on the sticky sweet side but I enjoyed the one I had.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
HopBurp (74) - Michigan, USA - JAN 28, 2011
Once again, another beer that you have to be out on a tropical ocean/beach to appreciate--so props again w/that in mind (lacking in boldness in flavor). However, just too weak for my liking. A sorry excuse for the IPA style, but there are worse. Weak nose, not much hop bite to be found, but not offensive in flavor.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
argo0 (11181) - Washington DC, USA - NOV 23, 2010
12oz bottle. Medium beige head atop clear amber body. Aroma is moderately sweet, orange/grapefruit, light bread. Taste is moderately sweet, orange, some grapefruit, bread. Light-medium body, slightly watery, light resin.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 12/20
jgb9348 (4493) - Arlington (Pentagon City), Virginia, USA - NOV 20, 2010
Light amber coloured body like cream soda with a thin tan head and a bunch of bubbles rising from the bottom and sides. Aroma of hops, guava, pineapple, caramel, corn and a bit of sugar - odd indeed. Light-bodied; Hoppy taste of herbal and grassy hops with a resiny touch and a light bit of tropical fruits later, the beer envelops to a malty, almost oaky dryness. Aftertaste is subtle but efficient - hops definitely make the most of the taste with some light sweetness offsetting the hops a touch. Overall, a less than stellar IPA, but one that was better than I was expected and frankly, one that is better than some others by places you’d expect to have better beers. I sampled this twelve ounce bottle purchased from Total Wine in St. Petersburg, Florida on 13-November-2010, sampled in New Paltz, New York on 20-November-2010.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
Suttree (4908) - Knoxville, Tennessee, USA - AUG 21, 2010
OK, I usually try to time it so that any milestone beer I have is something special, but occasionally I mess that up. So for number 3000, we have...this. It’s not a horrible beer at all, it’s just kinda nondescript. More malty than I usually look for in an IPA, kinda earthy. Some caramel in the finish. But hey - 3000! WooHoo me!

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 15/20
beernovice39 (3080) - Montana, USA - JUL 2, 2010
Bottle. Pour is a clear amber, tiny white head. Scent is sweet malt some pine and hops. Taste is earthy hops, nice dry finish.

   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
anders37 (15578) - Malmö, SWEDEN - JAN 24, 2011
Bottle. Pours a clear copper color with a small off-white head. Has a fruity hoppy caramel aroma. Sweetish malty hoppy bitter flavor hints of caramel and hints of citrus. Has a sweetish malty hoppy bitter finish.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
jimhilt (2377) - Bow, New Hampshire, USA - SEP 2, 2010
Pours a five-fingered white rocky head that slowly fades to a thin layer leaving a good lace. Crystal clear amber color. Medium carbonation and medium bodied. Grapefruit hop nose. Flavor is mostly grapefruit hops, some caramel, lingering grapefruit finish. $2.00 for a 12 oz bottle from Barb’s Beer Emporium Concord, NH.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
beernbourbon (1265) - Iowa City, Iowa, USA - JUN 17, 2010
Bottle in St. Thomas. Pour is deep copper with light medium head. Aroma is a nice mix of clean pine and citrus hop with good crisp malt. Flavor has a nice malty backbone with a really nice and full citrus/ pine hop. Much better than expected.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
NJJereme (375) - Saint Petersburg, Florida, USA - AUG 5, 2010
12 oz. bottle. Pours a copper color with a decent sized off-white head. Aroma of grapefruit and malt on pour. Analogous flavors w/ a fair balance b/w hoppy bitterness and malty sweetness. A little watery. Not a big IPA but not bad.

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