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RATINGS: 115   WEIGHTED AVG: 2.92   SEASONAL: Winter   EST. CALORIES: 171   ABV: 5.7%
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Best Pale Ale in the Northeast and second overall in the Country at the United States Beer Tasting Championships. Pale amber in color with O.G. 1.057 / 56.4 IBUs

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 1/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 1/5   OVERALL 3/20
bugsizzy (61) - USA - APR 3, 2009
The only thing memorable for me about this beer that warrants a comment is the giant head that poured with every bottle. For me it literally took up half the glass; not an appealing characteristic for me.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
rocbyter (1918) - Waterbury, Connecticut, USA - JAN 22, 2009
Light crisp hop aroma. Hazy orange color with a medium off-white head. Light malt beginning fading to light hops. All around well balanced light beer.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
argo0 (11823) - Washington DC, USA - JAN 4, 2009
(12oz bottle, best by 4/09) Large off-white head atop lightly hazed amber body, nice lacing. Aroma is medium sweet, orange/floral, light grapefruit, pineapple. Taste is moderately sweet, orange, caramel, light grapefruit, butter. Light-medium body, some acidity.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
DrDavid (957) - Johnson, Vermont, USA - DEC 16, 2008
Bottle. Mild citrus aroma, with some maltiness. Orange amber body, off-white head. Flavor is mildly bitter citrus, tasty but not particularly aggressive. Mild finish.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
stangger (590) - Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USA - DEC 6, 2008
12 oz bottle. Overwhelming pine aroma. Bitter, citrusy flavor. Like everything Ive had from this brewery, light and easy to drink. Toes the line between a regular pale and IPA.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
ChainGangGuy (4452) - Marietta, Georgia, USA - OCT 19, 2008
Appearance: Pours a clear, dark orangey body with a thin, off-white head. Smell: Toasted pale maltiness with a citrusy, earthy hop aroma. Taste: Toasty pale malts with a light caramel sweetness and a touch of buttery diacetyl. Citrusy hops with a taste of grapefruit and a medium bitterness clear things away and leave you with a dry, lightly bitter, lightly toasty finish. Mouthfeel: Medium-bodied. Medium carbonation. Drinkability: While not altogether horrendous, it’s by no means a great India Pale Ale.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
kp (10884) - Woodstock, Georgia, USA - OCT 12, 2008
Date: 10/11/2008
Mode: Bottle
Source: Tasting, Cellar Party

Appearance: clear copper, fine off white head, streaks of drippy lace,
Aroma: lots of citrus aroma with a grapefruit rind character, balancing caramel sweetness,
Flavor: sweet malt flavor, touch of fruityness, lots of citrus hops, light balancing bitterness,

Aroma: 7/10; Appearance: 7/10; Flavor: 7/10; Palate: 6/10; Overall: 13/20
Rating: 3.4/5.0
Drinkability: 7/10
Score: **+/4

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 3/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 9/20
unclemattie (4305) - Georgia, USA - OCT 11, 2008
12oz twist-off bottle. Deep amber color, off-white foamy head. Heavy grapefruit rind aroma. Huge aroma of fresh grapefruit meat. Flavor is light malt with a sharp hop bitterness. Lingering hop bitternes on the tongue. Light bodied.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 8/20
ATLBeerDog (280) - Atlanta, Georgia, USA - OCT 11, 2008
Pours a light orange red color, very low in carbonation. Extremely light lacing. Smells nicely of heavy piney malts. First taste is all hops with some malty tones present. Mouthfeel is weak as there is a lack of carbonation. This puppy could use a stronger malt backbone. Not too bad, not to good either.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 10/20
Cletus (6354) - Connecticut, USA - SEP 5, 2008
Bottled and brewed at Shipyard. This is not the same as the draught only version available at the inn. Pours copper with a thin white head. Has that signature Shipyard bland and boring yeast signature that overwhelms what is an otherwise a great beer. Some stray hoppy citrussy elements are also present, but not nearly as defined as the draught version. Tastes citrussy with an annoying pride of rignworm infested undertone. It amazes me anyone contract brews though Shipyard.

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