RATINGS: 591   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.16/5   IBU: 35   EST. CALORIES: 168   ABV: 5.6%
Ringwood’s 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 Shipyard’s 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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BrewMoose (88) - 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

GIJOE (1256) - North Berwick, Maine, USA - FEB 17, 2013
UPDATED: MAR 19, 2013 Pale golden beer, good head that stays long, laces nicely and that’s 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 that’s worth.

ronaldtheriot (2008) - Laplace, Louisiana, USA - FEB 5, 2013
Shipyard Old Thumper Extra Special Ale has a medium-to-thick, off-white head, a hazy, orange-golden appearance, which hazes even more, once the bottom of the bottle is swished and poured in. After that, one can see a descending grey cloud and little brown specks floating about. There is some lacing left on the glass. The aroma is of sweet, sugary, and toffee-like barley malt, and the flavor is of the same with a nice hop bitterness, some caramel, sugar, and alcohol. Mouthfeel is medium and soft, and Shiyard Old Thumper Extra Special Ale finishes wet, mild, and delicious. Overall, this is wonderful, and I strongly recommend it. RJT

radarsock (1223) - Massachusetts, USA - JAN 21, 2013
650 mL bottle purchased from local grocery. To pint it pours a clear cidery autumn russet with which resembled a lambic. Thin, off-white head. Smells of vomitus, Bible paper, tin, caraway seeds, cotton, and vegetables. Tastes the same; tin and fibrous textile fabric are really intense. A squeak of sourness and unripe nectarine by swallow.

TheGent (657) - , Massachusetts, USA - DEC 29, 2012
sweet little pint served in a tumbler. clear clean body. buttery sweet and some saw dust. Dry finish. good for a winter night. Overall a little plain but a good simple Maine beer.

Majin (256) - West Des Moines, Iowa, USA - DEC 20, 2012
Hoppy, citrus, malty, picture of a boar on the label and it reads that its a beast of a beer. I think it's odd ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

boozedude (2229) - Des Moines, Iowa, USA - DEC 20, 2012
bottle into glass, pours orange, white small head... fruity malty aroma, taste is simiar, but with some bitter hints of caramel and grass.. not bad

BVery (11390) - Plymouth, Minnesota, USA - DEC 2, 2012
Bottle. Slightly hazy orange pour with a smaller white head. Earthy and caramel malt, somewhat dusty. Finishes dry.

fauxpunker (76) - Florence, Kentucky, USA - NOV 18, 2012
Bottle. Copper with persistent, thin, white head. Sweet aroma with sweet, spicy malt taste. Not much in the way of bitter. Interesting flavor. Can’t put my finger on the spices, but fun drinking. Not what I was expecting, but not put off either.

edgallow (4560) - nashville, Tennessee, USA - NOV 17, 2012
4 oz sample pours amber with a white head. Aroma of roasted malts and floral. Taste is malts with a hint of bitterness. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

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