St. John Brewers - The Tap Room
Brewed at Shipyard Brewing Company

Style: India Pale Ale (IPA)
Cruz Bay, St. John, United States Virgin Islands
Serve in Shaker, Tulip


on tap


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RATINGS: 187   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.05/5   SEASONAL: Special   IBU: 50   EST. CALORIES: 186   ABV: 6.2%
Our IPA is bright copper in color with a wonderful citrusy hop aroma. Island Hoppin has a great malty body that pairs well with the dry hoppy finish. IBUs 50, Warrior, Cascade, Willamette.

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   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 12/20
gnoff (9933) - Mlndal, SWEDEN - JUN 11, 2014
Bottle 12 fl oz thanks to Nisse666! Sampled on June 11, 2014.
Clear brown color, big lasting fluffy off-white head. Sweet, malty, sugary, caramel, hoppy, floral scent. Malty, bitter, hoppy, caramel, some alcohol taste. Bitter, floral, citrus, alcohol, caramel aftertaste. A bit waek mouthfeel with low CO2, medium to medium high bitterness with an alcohol bite to it.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 10/20
gripweed57 (1515) - Hamilton Square, New Jersey, USA - JUN 9, 2014
12 ounce bottle. Amber orange with a fluffy beige head. Fruity malt aroma with a hint of resiny pine hops. Smooth toasted malt flavor is balanced by spicy peppery hops. Some tropical fruit in mid taste. Dry bitter finish. A decent IPA, but just average.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Christos (5369) - Arnhem, NETHERLANDS - MAY 22, 2014
Bottle 355 ml from Nisse666, thanks Thomas! New country tick! Poured into a tulip glass, ABV 6.2% Deep orange colour on the body, with a tall and thick off-white head. Very good retention, light lacing on the glass. The body is clear, with good activity in it. Aroma of caramel, malts, grapefruit, floral notes. Taste is nice, fruity, some light grapefruit and orange, some butter, a bit of alcohol, caramel. Mildly bitter. Medium thin body, good carbonation, quite dry palate. Overall more than okay IPA.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 9/20
madmitch76 (23979) - , Essex, ENGLAND - MAY 14, 2014
9th May 2014
Leighton 10K tasting at Bruces pad. Thanks to Rocket for this rarity. Light haze on this gold beer. Small pale cream coloured head. Palate is airy and dry. Mild fine carbonation. Mild dry malty sweetness. Marmalade and floral things, both mildly bitter. Dry finish.Not too bad. Started rough but grew a little.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
Theydon_Bois (18474) - Hazlemere, the lower Xhitlerns, Buckinghamshire, ENGLAND - MAY 11, 2014
Bottle at Black (IPA) Friday tasting, thanks to Nisse666 for this extra - cheers Thomas, 09/05/14. Very lightly hazed golden orange with a moderate off white swirl atop the glass. Nose is caramel, floral notes, bitter orange, spice, a little buttery. Taste comprises light caramel, straw, floral hop notes, perfumed, orange. Medium bodied, fine carbonation, drying close with light hop bitterness. So so affair, not a lot going on here, still definately the best beer Ive rated from the Virgin Islands though (well Shipyard!).

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 10/20
Leighton (20170) - London, Greater London, ENGLAND - MAY 9, 2014
Bottle shared in London - big thanks to Colin for this obscurity. Pours clear, light gold with a fine, creamy white head. Pretty mediocre stuff, lots of herbal hops, old pine, dry pale bread, some tangerine. Light bodied with fine to average carbonation. More dusty pine on the finish, light sweetness, herbs, some citrus pith. Meh, shabby.

   AROMA 3/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 3/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 6/20
jackl (7466) - Minneapolis, Minnesota, USA - MAY 9, 2014
Bottle @ Chez Bruce. Amber small head. Massive creamed corn nose. Cotton candy. Sort of artificial and nasty. Taste is very papery. Almost rancid bitterness. Light melon if Im being charitable. Light body, quite fizzy. Cheers to Shipyard for the garbage juice.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 9/20
Scopey (13801) - Croydon, Greater London, ENGLAND - MAY 9, 2014
Bottle thanks to Colin, it pours clear amber with a medium yellow head. The nose is sweetish, orange peel, marmalade and candy. The taste is bitter, toasty, orange peel, dirt, grapefruit, lemonade, wood, dirt and light alcohol with a dry finish. Medium body and fine carbonation. Mediocre at best,

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 15/20
50belair (3564) - Florida, USA - APR 9, 2014
Bottle at Sibs. Clear yellow pour with an off white head. Mild floral hop aromas. A bit bland with muted citrus and florally hop notes. Decent balance with mild caramel malt low lights. Not bad for the islands.

   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 12/20
ramboraffe (2077) - Gteborg, SWEDEN - APR 6, 2014
330 ml bottle, served too cold. Orange copper color with big white head. Smell is bitter hops and grapefruit and citrus. Taste is dry with high bitterness. A lot of grapefruit and citrus.

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