da845 (139) - new york, New York, USA - APR 30, 2006
Has a very crisp aroma that is very springy and floralish. Is a light amber, very clear and sparkly appearance. Has a light white head, looks very appealing in glass. Very good flavor that is not too bitter or sweet. A perfect summer beer. DuffMan (10451) - the land of bitumen, beef & beer, Alberta, CANADA - FEB 10, 2008
Clear amber, big cream coloured haed with excellent retention, leaving chunky lace down the glass. Interesting aroma, almost perfumey, ginger spice, caramel, and subtle stone fruits. Full-bodied malt-forward palate with a moderately resinous hop finish. I really liked this one as a bit of a different take on a style that often comes across as a dumbed-down cascade-laden IPA. Dickinsonbeer (5074) - Hoboken, New Jersey, USA - SEP 7, 2003
22 oz. I like how shipyard has crafted thier brews after historic people of Maine(chamberlain and longfellow) I think this should be classified as an english pale ale. Lots of diacetyl, from the ringwood, just like all thier beers. Moderate amount of either fuggles or EKG in aroma. Taste is nicely balanced between light crystal malt and some hops. Not very bitter. Fairly smooth, with ligth/mod. body. One of the better brews from shipyard. 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. NYHarvey (2153) - New York, New York, USA - MAY 23, 2005
UPDATED: MAY 17, 2006 How do you talk bad about a beer that you have paid for more than a few times? Well this is one of those beers. It’s not great, but it’s REALLY good at being average. So much so that you drink it cause of it’s familarity. The sweet maltiness is just very comforting to me. Like an old girlffriend booty-call.
asheft (3091) - Ottawa, Ontario, CANADA - OCT 27, 2005
Really pleasant aroma of caramel and melanoidin with a US hops undertone and a hint of tobacco/raisin. Clear copper with bubbly ring and just some wispy white lace on top. Flavour begins a bit bland and soda watery but blossoms into a British tasting toffee and raisin with only a hint of hops flavour and a moderate bitterness. Also subtle dried fruits. A little bit of mouth coating buttery diacetyl, but not so much to detract from the quality of this brew. Really nice flavour, if a bit weak. Light to medium body with medium carbonation BigBen2120 (688) - Derry, New Hampshire, USA - MAR 25, 2006
UPDATED: JAN 16, 2007 22oz bomber from Tiger Town. Amber-red translucent body with about a quarter inch of off-white head that leaves a fair bit of lacing. Aroma is slightly weaker than expected, and consists of hops with hints of yeast and diacetyl. Tastes caramelly and biscuity with some yeast and hops to support. Dry finish. On the lighter side of medium-bodied. A pretty good pale ale. Definitely one of their better offerings, and something I could see myself drinking on a regular basis. Dorwart (2598) - Robbinsville, New Jersey, USA - MAY 14, 2006
Good sized head. Bright white in color. Lingers for a while with light carbonation. Nice aroma vanilla, candy, little hops and some light biscuit malts. Color is a bright dark orange. Crisp and slightly dry flavor with more vanilla and soft malts up front then the hops take over. Nice bitterness appears and lasts through the finish. Little more biscuits and a touch of sweetness for balance. Nice lingering bitterness at the finish and again a little dry. This is a very good and moderately hopped pale ale. jrmac (335) - South Carolina, USA - SEP 20, 2006
I agree that this is the best beer in the shipyard line up. It is an excellent PA that really puts most of my locals to shame. Hard to find. DrBeer (862) - Solna Stockholm, SWEDEN - JUL 13, 2015
Orange brown with thin tan head.
Fruity, butter, hops, malt, toffee in the nose.
Malty with notes of butter, grass, hops and toffee.
Firm dry bitterness.