DrGonzo (625) - Somerville, Massachusetts, USA - APR 1, 2004
Bottle. Has a decent hop aroma, citrus. Flavor is a little overwhelmingly bitter and unpleasant, but has a solid malt backing, more on the English side than west-coast IPA's. bubslang (438) - Kentwood, Michigan, USA - MAR 29, 2004
Copper with a small off-white head. Mild floral hop aroma and taste. light bodied and somewhat watery with little malt presence. Much milder that a typical IPA, and quite bland. thegreenrooster (4633) - St.louis, Missouri, USA - MAR 23, 2004
Pours amber with a small head. You can almost smell hops there. Small hop flavor goes along with small hop aroma. There are better out there. deadguy (42) - Columbus, Ohio, USA - MAR 16, 2004
I had this at the brewery and thought it to be a really good IPA, full of a nice hoppy bite. (the fuggles hop is so nice and sharp tasting). I think it a nice body with average head. Its a middle of the road IPA. Much better at the brewery than at home from a six pack. MAP (1133) - Lakewood, Ohio, USA - FEB 28, 2004
Amber color with a small amount of head. Flavor is pretty relaxed. It has a slightly oily mouthfeel, yet not enought of a real kick to be a serious IPA.
raymow (1865) - Bensalem, Pennsylvania, USA - FEB 27, 2004
A standard IPA. Nothing extraordinary. Decent copper color, hoppy flavor and dry finish. roacheater (43) - Alabama, USA - FEB 23, 2004
recipe: 1 founder's ipa, 1 tuborg lager, and then 1 shipyard ipa. the shipyard shows a fantastic complexity in this sequence. it's interesting that shipyard calls it a "light copper" ale. i agree totally. copper ale means to me that the back end of the palate is emphasized... the shipyard ipa does this extremely well. fishonmyplane (505) - Newington, Connecticut, USA - FEB 17, 2004
This brew has a decent, hoppy aroma and a fairly typical appearance for an IPA. The flavor is hoppy, but leaves me wanting more. And the palate is a little watery, as I expected. I probably won't get this again because there are similar beers from Sierra Nevada and even Harpoon which are simply better in almost every way. DrBeer (862) - Solna Stockholm, SWEDEN - FEB 11, 2004
Dark yellow with firm white creamy head.
Fresh and creamy aroma. Fruity with tones of citrus ,malt, biscuits and soil.
Creamy flavor with tones of malt. Firm biterness with tones of fresh hops. IPFreely (1470) - Sanborn, New York, USA - FEB 6, 2004
Clear golden amber color, big rocky off white head. Big orangey citrus hop aroma, touch of malt. Sweet, earthy malt, citrusy hop flavor. Hops are almost sweet too but leave a nice long bitter finish. Medium to full body, creamy. A very nice IPA, hoppy but very nice balance.