RATINGS: 280   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.09/5   IBU: 36   EST. CALORIES: 147   ABV: 4.9%
The classic English style of Chamberlain Pale Ale is enhanced by its golden copper hue and creamy white head. It is dry and crisp with an aromatic hoppy finish.

Joshua Lawrence Chamberlain: Civil war hero. Medal of honor winner. Maine governor. President of Bowdoin College. The Chamberlain Pale Ale was created by the Shipyard Brewing Company to commemorate the extraodinary life of "the man from Maine."

First Brewed: April 1995
Malt Style: 2-Row British Pale Ale, Crystal, Chocolate, Wheat
Yeast: Top-Fermenting English
Hops: Fuggles, Cascade, Glacier
Color: Copper
OG: 1.055

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Suttree (6504) - Knoxville, Tennessee, USA - DEC 5, 2004
Copper, big sloppy white head. Big caramel nose, with caramel and toffee flavors, as well. Some crisp, resiny notes in the finish. Nice session ale.

argo0 (14127) - Washington DC, USA - NOV 24, 2004
Clear amber body with medium beige head. Aroma is medium sweet, herbal (seems like this uses Ringwood yeast), some lemon, green apple. Taste is medium sweet, herbal, some lemon, tart, caramel, bread. Finish is medium bitter herbal and faily dry. Medium body, some acidity.

fly (1487) - austin, Tejas, Texas, USA - OCT 18, 2004
Decent brew with some character and enough hops to back it up. While not sticking out above the ever growing crowd, it has enough to recommend it as a pint or bottle to try.

matta (1140) - Tampa, Florida, USA - SEP 30, 2004
Ok, so IMO, Shipyard brews a great Longfellow Ale, the Old Thumper, BlueFin Stout, and the Fuggles IPA are solid and above average…. Other than that I’ve always thought that the Shipyard beers are a step above Sam Adams but nothing very exciting. Then tonight I had a bomber of this Chamberlains Pale Ale…. F-ing Loved It!

This is a English Style PA with a nip of American hop addition… really nice work! Pours copper body with a thick ivory head. The aroma is a woodsy earthy citric hop and a note of brown sugar & caramel. A toasty malt likeness and somewhat biscuity… palate was rich and lush…. Chamberlain takes second, under Longfellow, in my lineup of Shipyard brews… truly impressed with this English PA!
I will have NO trouble talking this beer up to my accounts!

DYCSoccer17 (3708) - Woodland, California, USA - SEP 26, 2004
UPDATED: NOV 22, 2012 Funky milky soapy aroma with notes of sourness. Maybe hints of caramel malts in there. Well, this makes up for the aroma. Very toasty and malt-city. Very rich and yummy. Transparent copper color with a small off-white head. A pleasant surprise! (5/4/8/5/15) ~~~~~~~~~~RE-RATE~~~~~~~~~~~~12 ounce bottle from a 12 pack that my father brought back from Maine. Aroma is initially spicy and lightly herbal. After a few seconds, this becomes sweet, and butterscotch-like. Laced with diacetyl. burnt rubber, too. Transparent orange-copper body with a smallish, off-yellow head. Starts sweet, sugary, and super buttery. Tons of diacetyl here. Becomes a little astringent towards the finish with a bit of an herbal, and spicy hop kick. Flawed. Just not good.

Hoss (607) - Florida, USA - JUL 27, 2004
UPDATED: JUN 18, 2006 I am all for US brewers coming through with the English pale instead of always giving us the west coast version. But this one falls a little short. I found a metallic flavor that held it back from top marks. Please keep trying, we need the variety

SDbruboy (1863) - San Diego, California, USA - JUL 2, 2004
Bottle. Beautiful amber copper color with a moderate white head. Floral hoppy aroms, light caramel maltiness with a little toast. Decent malty backbone with bold and assertive hops and a pleasant lightly sweet finish. Medium body and perky carbonation.

AustinMilbarge (681) - Denver, Colorado, USA - MAR 29, 2004
Light amber, slightly hazy honey color. Low to moderate carbonation. Thin head, quickly diminishing. Sweet hoppy aroma, but with a little bit of irony maltiness, which I presume will be chewy on the palate. The malts were chewy. Sweet resiny hopiness. Interesting, like its daddy was an IPA and its momma was an Amber. Well crafted.

JahNoth (1039) - Rochester, New York, USA - MAR 22, 2004
Sweet ringwood aroma, fluffy head, copper in color. Sassy hop flavor with tight bitterness and a rounded, sweetness. Slight hop tingle on the finish. Decent drinker a nice English pale.

fishonmyplane (505) - Newington, Connecticut, USA - FEB 17, 2004
The appearance of this beer was alright; copper in color, with an unimpressive head. The aroma was mediocre as well. But the flavor has some very nice bitterness in the finish, making it an above average English-style pale ale. It's a bit on the hoppy side for the style, which for me is a plus.

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