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RATINGS: 121   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.45/5   SEASONAL: Winter   IBU: 60   EST. CALORIES: 186   ABV: 6.2%
"Shipyard Black IPA is for the pirate in you."

This is a dark black beer that combines a rich malty character with the crisp flavor and aroma of American Northwest hops. Its a beer the legendary Blackbeard would have hoisted as he sailed the seven seas. Its worth walking the plank for!

First Brewed: October 2013
Available: Seasonal
Malt Style: 2-Row British Pale Ale, Munich, Brown, Whole Wheat, Black Prinz, Chocolate
Yeast: Top-Fermenting English
Hops: Nugget, Simcoe, Chinook, Citra
Color: Black
OG: 1.061

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   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Fritz123 (1535) - Boca Raton, Florida, USA - JAN 26, 2014
Bottle from Total Wine in Boca Raton, FL. Poured into a pint glass at home. Jet black pour with a mocha looking head. Head gone in about 45 seconds but some rim left. Some lacing as well. Aroma is a serious roasted malt, mocha, coffee, and pine resin. The taste was very hoppy with fresh pine, bitterness that can either be a hop or like coffee grounds, hint of caramel, roasted malts and prunes. Its a little rough on the palate (although I burnt my tongue on a funnel cake earlier so maybe its just me. LOL) But it was very bitter and almost unpleasant on the palate. Finish is tasty and bitter. Overall it was pretty good.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
jimhilt (2583) - Bow, New Hampshire, USA - FEB 11, 2017
Pours a three finger khaki head that fades slowly to a thin layer leaving some lace. Black color no highlights. Medium carbonation and medium bodied. Pine & citrus nose. Flavor follows pine, some citrus hops with hints of malt. Lingering bitter aftertaste.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
Bulk_Carrier (4526) - Lake Champlain, Vermont, USA - FEB 6, 2017
Poured into a nonic pint glass, the appearance was a dark brown close to black color with a thin white foamy to bubbly head quickly falling off and leaving no lace. The aroma had a ton of dark roasted malts, some nuttiness. Crisp toast, and then burnt piney bitter hops. Mild citrus. English sort of earthy yeastiness. Slight black licorice. The flavor tries to blend most of the prior mentioned aromas but leaves out the citrus portion. English yeastiness seems to ping the taste a bit more than expected than other black IPAs I have had which seems to create a smoother aftertaste and finish. On the palate, this one sat about a light to medium on the body with a fair sessionability about it. Moderate carbonation. Once again, the bitterness level hitting my tongue seems a bit lower than expected than other black IPAs. Overall, interesting black IPA to say the least. First one I ever had with an English ale yeast to it. Not sure if I would have again. I can see why so many people just on this other than its brewed by Shipyard.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 10/20
PanMarek (352) - Pennsylvania, USA - OCT 30, 2016
Pours dark brown with thick beige head that fades quickly. Dark, bitter malt in those with a touch of floral hops. The taste is bitter, coffee malts with some hops at the end. Medium body, light fizz, slightly slick texture. Dry overall -- the malt dominates the hops a little too much. (Winter 2014)

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 17/20
HoppyScallywag (324) - Butler, Pennsylvania, USA - JUN 23, 2016
Heavier malt taste that calms but leaves molasses on the palate. Definitely a heavier ale, but still good. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
SudsMcDuff (8228) - .....Manchester United.........., Texas, USA - MAY 6, 2016
innovation, are you ready .. . dark brown black .. solid puffy foam .. burnt toast, malt and some dark cereal .. mild grit .. quite a good black ipa, if thats your thing .. . . this was written on my new satellite.

   AROMA 3/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 10/20
N3lson1 (1005) - Long Valley, New Jersey, USA - MAY 4, 2016
Drank from a pint glass, poured from a twelve ounce bottle. Purchased in Warwick, NY. Pours black, with nice frothy, light brown head. Aromas of chocolate and coffee, mostly dominated by the aroma of Simcoe. Not a very good black IPA.

   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
jsporrer (853) - Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, USA - MAR 3, 2016
Sample @ PGH Beerfest. Poured black in color with a thin head of foam. Very thin body. Not much flavor at all. Not very enjoyable. Pretty ordinary and Blah.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
altonbrownd (5898) - Chevy Chase, Maryland, USA - JAN 7, 2016
Bottle in Clearwater, FL. Dark brown body with medium tan head. Nose is roasty with hops and citrus. Taste is also malts and caramel with some bitterness. Dry finish.

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 13/20
MayorOfSudz (74) - Massachusetts, USA - DEC 20, 2015
Nice aroma of coffee, chocolate, and subtle hops. Pours a dark, clean molasses color. Lots of chocolate malty tones up front, transitioning to bittersweet and then hoppy. Molasses and malty throughout. A bit thinner than I would expect. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
Hiledd (101) - Massachusetts, USA - DEC 9, 2015
Dark black like a porter, lager like, aroma and taste are not bitter enough, feels a little thin, needs to be a big IPA with full body ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

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