Aurelius (5659) - Tallahassee, Florida, USA - JUL 4, 2003
An incredibly solid and drinkable craftbrew. Great label, light PA and seafoam camel-colored head with flecks. Lots of English PA character -- buttery, fully-brewed hops and a good overall ale flavor schedule -- a little tannic, well-hopped without being crude or edgy. The foam tastes a little brassy. I was very impressed with the palate and the finish -- proper CO2. Enjoyable and very highly recommended. (This rating just goes to show you the difference between the APA hophead culture and a true English-style PA appreciation...) UnionMade (621) - Connecticut, USA - SEP 29, 2002
This has to be the best label in the entire Shipyard line. (for those of you that also collect) Besides that, the beer is rich in color, depth, and body. I'm not talking dark, but that great burnished copper that's heralding a beer you can really sink your teeth into...so to speak. Malty, with that tangy bite of american hops on the way down. There's a slight note of fruit in between, as is common with better pale ales. Good stuff. It's worth it if you can find a 12-pack containing it. Uglyradio (790) - Greenville, South Carolina, USA - JUL 26, 2009
Copper color with a small white head...Malty aroma...Malty flavor with a light hop finish...Good pale ale... morehops (39) - Pennsylvania, USA - MAY 22, 2005
I think this is the best beer made by Shipyard. It’s also the hardest one to find (for me). Has a decent amount of hops for a pale ale and has a slight bitterness, but is balanced.