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RATINGS: 110   WEIGHTED AVG: 2.91   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


2.9
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
bu11zeye (11933) - Frisco (Dallas), Texas, USA - DEC 29, 2010
(12oz bottle, courtesy of Cavie) Pours a clear copper body with a medium off-white head. Aroma of caramel, toasted grain, citrus, and spruce. Flavor of caramel malt, herbs, light orange, and grass.

3.3
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
argo0 (11349) - 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.

3.3
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
jcwattsrugger (11076) - Florida and, New Jersey, USA - JUL 13, 2007
12oz bottle-pours a rocky tan head that laces and copper/amber color. Aroma is bitter citrus hops, secondary medium malt. Taste is bitter citrus/woody, slightly metallic hops, medium malt-caramel/toffee. Comes across as an ESB/English PA. OK carbonation.

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
kp (10886) - 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

3
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
hopdog (8796) - Lansdale, Pennsylvania, USA - SEP 18, 2007
12oz bottle. Poured a medium and clear orangish color with a large sized off white head. Aromas of oranges, grapefruits, a little sugary and light caramel. Tastes of caramel up front leading into a light grapefruit finish. Thinner body.

3.2
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
JoeMcPhee (8314) - Toronto, ON, Ontario, CANADA - JAN 28, 2007
Tap. Amber colour, thin whtie head. Aroma is quite frsh Woody/spicy hops, some orange marmalade citrus character as well. Earthy malts, with a touch of sulphur and light yeastiness. Fresh British hops, orange, spicy hops and earthy malts. A bit of breadiness as well. More English pale than IPA, but it’s a decent, easy-drinking pale ale.

3.3
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
Drake (8030) - Free Union, Virginia, USA - SEP 20, 2012
12 ounce bottle from Nikki’s Liquors, Providence. Pours a clear orange color with a large foamy off-white head. Decent head retention. Aroma of herbal, floral hops and faint pale malts. The taste is citrus hops and pale, doughy malts. Thin-medium bodied. Decent.

3.2
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
MartinT (7746) - Montreal, Quebec, CANADA - JUN 30, 2009
My Bottom Line:
This American Pale Ale’s grapefruity hops and lightly toasted pale malts benefit from a decent body and pleasant bitterness.

Further Personal Perceptions:
-A veil of foam tops the hazy golden, lacing well.
-The smooth effervescence increases drinkability.
-The hop bitterness was a tad leafy, and a bit resinous.
-The flavor profile was a bit mineral at times; perhaps the line was getting dirty?

On tap at the brewpub.

1.9
   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 7/20
bb (6784) - Alamo, California, USA - AUG 26, 2003
Draft. Too malty for the hops. Reddish/amber color, but very little bitterness.

2.5
   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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