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RATINGS: 119   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 10/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
beerbrains (26) - New Jersey, USA - JAN 19, 2014
Earthy aroma with hints of chocolate, a little coffee, and some citrus hops (really nice aroma), pours black, frothy, tan foam head with bubbles, thins out pretty fast, a mixture of light sweetness and bitterness that finishes bitter, average carbonation, thick and full bodied with what I now can see is a sticky finish (Im new at this). Lacing I have never tried a black IPA and I am finding this a delicious way to root for Denver to beat Tom Brady and company. A really nice beer all around.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 10/20
PanMarek (336) - 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 (321) - 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 (8178) - .....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 (827) - 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 (100) - 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

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
bulldogops (2323) - Edmonton, Alberta, CANADA - NOV 11, 2015
Rating #1273 6.10.2014. 341ml bottle from Shipyard IPA mix pack from Coop. Pours a darker coffee brown with a bubbly tan head. Aroma is a violent clash between toasted malt, and citrus, grainy hops. Taste is extremely hoppy, tempered with a pleasant coffee, nut brown sweetness. But then again, I love black "pale" ales.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
gopherfan99 (1485) - Minnesota, USA - OCT 16, 2015
Bottle; pours nearly black with a khaki head; aroma of roast malt and tropical fruit with some hints of chocolate and pine; taste is bittersweet with roast malt, grapefruit, and pine and chocolate notes; finish is bittersweet with roasted malt; very good

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