RATINGS: 594   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.16/5   IBU: 35   EST. CALORIES: 168   ABV: 5.6%
Ringwoods beer brewed under licence in USA by Shipyard.

A Beast of a Beer

Old Thumper Extra Special Ale was created by veteran British brewer, Peter Austin, founder of Ringwood Brewery in Hampshire, England and mentor to Shipyards master brewer is a non-traditional English bitter, brewed in the US solely by Shipyard.

First Brewed: June 1992
Malt Style: 2-Row British Pale Ale, Crystal, Chocolate, Wheat
Yeast: Top-Fermenting English
Hops: Challenger, Progress, Goldings
Color: Light Copper
IBUs: 35
OG: 1.060

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   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
foyle (413) - Wyoming, USA - JUL 21, 2013
Appearance: off white head that recedes quickly, leaving some lacing. Color is copper with moderate carbonation bubbles. Aroma: floral and spicy hop nose. Smell of biscuits or bread dough Mouthfeel: medium bodied, somewhat sticky and chewy with a semi-dry finish. Flavor: combination of breadiness, a little toffee sweetness, and earthy hop bitterness. Nicely balanced. Bread in a glass for sure. Overall: a classic example of an English Session Pale Ale. Well done Shipyard!

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 10/20
zvikar (5559) - Ramat Gan, ISRAEL - JUN 25, 2013
Bottle sample at a tasting at kerenmks place. Thanks kerenmk. Pours orange to yellow rusty with a small head, aroma is sweet with toffee, butter, nice bitterness, pretty dry with some rotten wood, medium bodied

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 10/20
kerenmk (4505) - Tel Aviv, ISRAEL - JUN 21, 2013
Bottle shared at a tasting at our place. Clear to hazy dark gold with white ring. Honey, a little mold and floral aroma. Oldish, bitter taste and some honey. Medium body, smooth texture, syrupy finish.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 10/20
SudsMcDuff (8182) - .....Manchester United.........., Texas, USA - JUN 16, 2013
not sure what to expect, got a bottle from a friend for a buck.. . pours a deep marmalade amber .. great foam, tons and tons of lacing .. . lots fuggles and old fuggles, caramel too with an underlying shipyard dead yeast feel .. . decent enough for shipyard, would love a super fresh sample direct from the brewery because i suspect this is either old or perfect condition- who knows .. . .
stop using drain cleaning products, what are you, a pirate?

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
DSG (12576) - Tel Aviv, ISRAEL - JUN 13, 2013
Bottle sample at a tasting at kerenmks place. Thanks kerenmk. Clear copper-amber color. Aroma of stale malt, light fruitiness, caramel and a bit of earthy hops. Sweetish malty flavor with caramel, stale notes and a moderate earthy hops finish. Medium-bodied.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
beerandbeyond (708) - ISRAEL - MAY 11, 2013
12oz bottle poured into a tumbler glass. Slightly hazy light copper color with a small off white head. Earthy hops, caramel and some honey on the nose, Marmalade flavors, medium bitterness, biscuity malts and some alcohol. Medium body, quite balanced and true to style.

   AROMA 3/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 3/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 6/20
AndyW68 (1497) - Louisville, Kentucky, USA - APR 5, 2013
Orange gold with white head. Aroma and taste stale malt with sweet orange. Not something to look for.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
Ughsmash (7508) - Pewaukee, Wisconsin, USA - MAR 6, 2013
Bottled. Poured clear, brighter orange with a creamy beige head. The aroma picked up bready and fruity notes with herbal and orange peel accents. The flavor found sweet honey and bready notes at the core, with orange peel and spiced fruity notes around.. finished tangy over sweet malt. Lighter-bodied with moderate carbonation on the palate.. smooth feel on the middle with good transitions.. solid stuff.

   AROMA 2/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 1/10   PALATE 1/5   OVERALL 5/20
BrewMoose (83) - Florida, USA - MAR 1, 2013
Hand drawn 20oz pint. Pours with soapy weak head. Vinegar aromas. Flat and oxidized. Not good. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
GIJOE (1107) - North Berwick, Maine, USA - FEB 17, 2013
UPDATED: MAR 19, 2013 Pale golden beer, good head that stays long, laces nicely and thats pretty much where the good ends. Smells a little skunky, like cheap beer from a dive bar. Tastes pretty much like that, too. Definitely better than Budweiser, for whatever thats worth.

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