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: 151   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.01   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 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
bu11zeye (11933) - Frisco (Dallas), Texas, USA - MAY 11, 2011
(12oz bottle, courtesy of Cavie) Pours a clear copper body with a small off-white head. Aroma of grass, herbs, caramel, and mango. Flavor of florals, grass, caramel, and citrus with a moderately bitter finish.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
hopscotch (8783) - Vero Beach, Florida, USA - MAY 10, 2011
Bottle… Pours clear and toasted orange in color with a small, creamy, off-white head. Excellent retention. The nose presents dark Karo syrup, brown sugar, toasted nuts and butter – in other words, pecan pie – with a more subdued perfumey and floral hop component. Medium-bodied and lightly creamy with airy carbonation. The flavor tilts toward the bitter side of balance. Citrusy and tannic with a nice caramel malt aspect. Not at all sweet. Coarse, medium bitter, Sahara-dry finish.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 10/20
blutt59 (5999) - Dallas, Texas, USA - APR 24, 2011
bottle, thanks to cavie, orange brown color with an aroma of celery and a cheap caramel flavor

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
Aurelius (4034) - Tallahassee, Florida, USA - APR 19, 2011
Sweet, slightly diacetyl APA aroma - not strongly hoppy or fruity, just middle of the road. Clear, bright, bronzy-maple color without much head. Bad label on a standard US longneck twistoff. Prominent vanilla, a mid-tongue citrus pith bittering, lightly sweet. Medium body. Orange peel and alcohol bitter finish. I can definitely believe that this is brewed by Shipyard - it has all the hallmarks. Liquor Loft.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
Fratto (2590) - Arlington, Texas, USA - APR 16, 2011
Bottle from Cavie. Orange pour with a white head. Aroma is kinda hoppy, a little fruit, and grain. Taste is sweet, a little tart fruit, and light spice.

   AROMA 3/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 3/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 7/20
Cavie (3748) - Fort Worth, Texas, USA - APR 14, 2011
Bottle courtesy drowland. Light orange color. White type head. Light faint aroma. Not much there. Flavor is dry bitter with some metal flavors. Old and nasty harsh finish.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
fonefan (34222) - VestJylland, DENMARK - MAR 8, 2011

Bottle 12fl.oz.

Clear medium amber orange color with a average, frothy, fair lacing, mostly diminishing, off-white head. Aroma is moderate malty, caramel, butter, moderate hoppy, orange - citrus. Flavor is moderate sweet and bitter with a long duration. Body is medium, texture is oily, carbonation is soft. [20110212]

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
PorterPounder (5346) - Tallahassee, Florida, USA - MAR 2, 2011
Tallahassee, Fl - Liquor Loft - 12 oz bottle. Dark copper pour, off white sticky heady that leaves nice lacing. Aroma leaves a bit to be desired - some phenols, but basically neutral. Flavor is a notch in quality above the aroma. Some faint citrus notes, cake mix sweetness and a little bit of nuttiness. Mouthfeel is on the spritzy side. Home won’t receiving a letter about this one, but does in a pinch.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
decaturstevo (4872) - decatur, Tennessee, USA - FEB 22, 2011
Very light citrus aroma. Orange pour with creamy white head and lace. Caramel malt with a light sweet light bitter finish. A bit thin and watery. Drinkable beer

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
SpringsLicker (3116) - Tennessee, USA - FEB 8, 2011
Clear amber/orange body that produces an average-sized white head. Fragrant floral citrus hop aroma. Moderately bitter flavor. Not a bad IPA, and certainly a find if you happen to be in Saint John’s!

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