overall
85
44
style
RATINGS: 502   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.47/5   IBU: 70   EST. CALORIES: 278   ABV: 9.25%
COMMERCIAL DESCRIPTION
"Pugsley’s Signature Series is named after Shipyard Brewing Company’s master brewer, Alan Pugsley.”

XXXX IPA is a non-traditional American IPA with a brilliant copper color and the classic citrus nose of Cascade Hops. This beer demonstrates a unique balance between malt-inspired, delicate, red grapefruit sweetness and lingering hop dryness. To fully experience all the flavors, this beer is best enjoyed at 55 degrees Fahrenheit.

First Brewed: May 2011
Available: Year-round
Malt Style: 2-Row British Pale Ale, Malted Wheat, Crystal, Caramalt
Yeast: Top-Fermenting English
Hops: Cascade, Chinook, Glacier
Color: Copper
IBUs: 72
OG: 1.092

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3.8
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Ughsmash (7508) - Pewaukee, Wisconsin, USA - OCT 20, 2009
Bomber thanks to Marc! Poured hazy medium orange with a short, thicker cap of off-white head. The aroma picked up warm orange meat and caramel sweetness accented by peppery notes, orange zest, and a touch of pine.. warmth brought out honey on the back.. quite juicy and enticing. The flavor was nearly as juicy, rocking honey, bready notes, and oranges at the core.. black peppery alcohol, pine resin, and floral bitterness around.. finished with lots of orange character (both sweetness and bitter zest) and warmth. Heavier-bodied with moderate carbonation on the palate.. balance was solid, just skewed a little bit toward sweetness in the middle and sharpness at the back.. quite well done overall

3.5
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
Skubic448 (10) - San Diego, California, USA - OCT 19, 2009
From bottle in pint glass. Aroma: Clean, Citrusy and Cascade hops. Appearance: Clear and copper. Extremely thin head that leaves lots of tiny bubbles on the side of the pint glass. Flavor: Definitely 9.25% ABV. Massive. Taste like orange/grapefruit and pine sap. Sticks with you for a while. Palate: Alcoholic. Tears the enamel off your teeth and the moisture off your tongue. Overall: Not a bad IPA, quite unusual. More citrusy and alcoholic, but I had no trouble drinking it.

3.3
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 13/20
ucusty (2691) - raleigh, North Carolina, USA - OCT 18, 2009
Thx to StoweHop for the bottle. Clear carmel color. Thin off white head. Caramel and grapefruit aroma. Pine, caramel flavor. Quite alcoholic. Finish is dry and bitter

3.2
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
harrisoni (17848) - Ashford, Kent, ENGLAND - OCT 18, 2009
Bottle at LCRBM 5 at Kulminator. Clear orange, lasting beige head. Bit boozy, some decent hops, bit burnt and toasty in the flavour. OK.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
Plovmand (8095) - Helsinge, DENMARK - OCT 17, 2009
Bottle. Clear amber witha medium off white head. Lots of malty caramel in aroma with some piney and fruity hop notes. In the flavour the caramel is dominating but have a nice punch of hops to match it. Not too bitter. Easy to drink and enjoy.

2.9
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
travita (4946) - Dallas, Texas, USA - OCT 12, 2009
Bottle thanks to bu11zeye. The look is copper colored with an off white head. The smell is caramel, desserty, hops, and earth. The taste is alcohol, pine, caramel, and hops.

3.8
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
WISEGUY572 (1377) - Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USA - OCT 5, 2009
Best from Shipyard so far. Huge nose of hops and sweet malts. Clear golden body, large white head (some wheat?), great lacing. No need for balance, just solid sweet malt background, grapefruit, pine, resin, and bitterness. Bitter finish, and surprisingly dry given the sweetness of the initial malt experience.

1.9
   AROMA 3/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 3/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 6/20
TheGrandMaster (2335) - Auckland, NEW ZEALAND - OCT 5, 2009
Me too! Tasted from the same bottle as yalnikim. Was a disappointed amongst all the other fine beers that were surrounded by.

1.8
   AROMA 3/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 3/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 6/20
yalnikim (800) - Wellington, NEW ZEALAND - OCT 4, 2009
Tasted 28/08/2009. Oh dear... bombs away! Diacetyl killed the hopstar. Great bottle, looks lovely in the glass (hazy but creamy), but it all falls away very badly into a screaming train wreck. Diacetyl and cloying caramel malt leave the hops no chance to express themselves. It’s bad enough for me to not bother investigating further. Sadly I was very excited about this bottle.

3.7
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
BeerFanDan17 (1098) - Brunswick, Maine, USA - OCT 3, 2009
tasty but sligtly bitter. Good balance and hoppy geel. Very frothy head and golden richness.


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