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 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
MisoW (2321) - Bratislava, SLOVAK REPUBLIC - MAR 21, 2014
Bottle, shared by Cuso, many thanks. Country #58. Pours amber color, small white head. Aroma is hoppy, fruity, hints of honey. Taste is medium bitter, grapefruit. Nice bitter finish.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
Nisse666 (5148) - Göteborg, SWEDEN - FEB 9, 2014
Country 105#, bottle from SB cons 2014-02-08 Göteborg AR: citrus, pine, grape fruit, AP: coppery/orange clear body, frothy thin white head F: old buttery, pine, citrus, bready - something disturbing here...

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
kevnic2008 (9885) - Baden-Baden, GERMANY - FEB 8, 2014
Many thanks for this bottle to Nisse666. Pours clear amber with a tan head. Taste and aroma is hoppy with hints of caramel and fruit.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
llcooldave (1168) - San Antonio, Texas, USA - FEB 7, 2014
Slightly cloudy copper orange in the glass. Some citrus and biscuit on the nose. Piney soapy bitter flavor with a hint of tropical fruit; mango. Overall, a nice beer I"m sure for the beach. Thanks to BarZigKin for his uber generosity.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
Inthasheets (13) - Texas, USA - SEP 27, 2013
Was lucky to find this brewery when I was on vacation in the islands. Not a bad brew. Cannot remember what it tasted like though. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
BeerandBlues2 (10830) - San Diego, California, USA - SEP 14, 2013
Bottle. Pours clear amber with a small, frothy white head, short retention with spare lacing. Aroma is apricot, pear esters, pine and resin hops, biscuit and toast malt. Flavor is moderate hops and bitterness, supporting malt and a dry finish. Medium body and carbonation.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
FatPhil (10992) - Tallinn, ESTONIA - SEP 14, 2013
330ml bottle (Pikkulintu, Helsinki)
Absurdly fruity aroma, no resemblance of beer at all. Something a!most minty about it. Sweet in the mouth. Sticky in places. Actually, sticky everywhere. Rather dull sweet caramel and toffee malts in the taste. Some soapiness which I guess is hops. Snorey-borey, nothing of interest here. Barely adequate, but drinkable.

   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 11/20
Placker (4) - Gainesville, Florida, USA - JUL 8, 2013 does not count
Bottle Total Wine Jacksonville. Poured with closer to a brown color. No head. Aroma is not very good. Get some hop notes not to many of the IPA elements in the aroma. Taste is bitter, surprisingly, slight citrus a decent malty flavor for sure. This beer kind of reminded me of drinking a Heineken if they made an IPA.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
Brigadier (3260) - Clevelandish, Ohio, USA - JUL 8, 2013
12 ounce bottle
Making the trek to the Helsinki suburbs I decided to start with a new country tick. This is not the greatest IPA in the world (after all it is from Shipyard) but at least I can cross a small island off the list. That should be the only reason to go for a subpar beer.

Aroma / Appearance - The bronze icy body had a chunky white head that was disjointed like tearing apart packing peanuts. Musty dog fur, peaches, and late fall leaves rotting in a pile are not the stuff of legends. Fortunately there are no signs of awful infection.

Flavor / Palate - Honey, melon, and peaches revive interest enough to tackle the entire bottle. Apple pie stars in a transitional mouthfeel that clings to the tongue for about a minute. The bitter oaky finish tries to be distinct. This might work better on a warm beach but in that case I think I would go for something stronger on ice instead. Otherwise it is an uninspired offering.

   AROMA 2/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 2/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 4/20
olsvammel (4234) - Örebro, SWEDEN - JUN 29, 2013
Bottle at Sorbon in Bromma (Stockholm). Butter on the nose, diacetyl. Same thing in the taste, butter and butterscotch. A hint of rancid butter. No hops at all. It was infected but not completely overpowering like an Innis & gunn. The bartender gave me a different beer as compensation.

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