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

Style: Fruit Beer
Cruz Bay, St. John, United States Virgin Islands
Serve in Flute, Shaker


on tap


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RATINGS: 184   WEIGHTED AVG: 2.55/5   EST. CALORIES: 135   ABV: 4.5%
The inspiration for Virgin Islands Pale Ale came when the beers creators, Kevin Chipman and Chirag Cheech Vyas, began home brewing on the island of St. John. Unsatisfied with the choices of mass produced, bland, watered down beer, the two set out to brew ales that had smoother flavors and a distinct hop finish. After brewing several batches of quality American and European style beers they developed a recipe that captured the essence and taste of the Caribbean. The finished brew, a light ale with a subtle exotic fruit nose and mild hop finish, is the ideal flavor for our tropical climate. Virgin Islands Pale Ale was born. Having created a perfect island ale recipe, the two would like to share their new brew with the Virgin Islands and its visitors. Whether you are enjoying a sunset, celebrating an island happy hour, or having a relaxing dinner, Virgin Islands Pale Ale is the refreshing beer to enjoy any moment.

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   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 11/20
HopBurp (74) - Michigan, USA - JAN 28, 2011
LOL at the last posters date rape thing--this is a chic beer (chic that doesnt like craft beer) . The flavor was too artificial for me--almost like a wine cooler. Still though one must consider where this beer is consumed (West Indie tropics)--so props for this style. medium syrup mango taste, no malt or hop back bone to be found. Smelled nice I guess

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
lithy (2996) - Capital of Appalachia, Pennsylvania, USA - DEC 5, 2010
Pale caramel golden color, whitish cover. Aroma is mango, tropical fruit mix, sweet malt. Taste is more tropical fruits, mango, some grapefruit hoppiness and light fruit and caramel. Date rape central right here.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 10/20
Tmoney99 (14189) - Cincinnati, Ohio, USA - NOV 16, 2010
Draft. Poured clear copper color and an average fizzy off-white head that mostly lasted with fair lacing. Moderate sweet fruit aroma. Medium body with a smooth texture and soft carbonation. Medium sweet fruit flavor with a medium sweet citrus finish of moderate duration. Refreshing fruit beer.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
spyque911 (3) - Maine, USA - OCT 6, 2010 does not count
A very nice mango aroma. When poured had a nice golden color with a white head that didnt last all that long. Mango up front with a slight hop finish. Not a lot in the way of flavor. Would be a nice beer on a hot day. Would drink again.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
jimhilt (2595) - Bow, New Hampshire, USA - SEP 17, 2010
Pours a one finger white head that fades quickly to a ring leaving traces of lace. Clear pale amber color. Light-medium carbonation and light bodied. Light mango and hop nose. Flavor is tart mango with some hops. $2.00 for a 12oz bottle from Barbs Beer Emporium Concord, NH.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
TaktikMTL (7563) - Montral, Quebec, CANADA - SEP 13, 2010
Bouteille de 12 oz achete dans un dpanneur dOld Orchard Beach, ME. Arme: Odeur de mangues et de pches. Apparence: La couleur est dore avec une moyenne densit de bulle. Prsence dun mince col mousseux et dune fine dentelle sur le verre. Saveur: Gut de mangues et de pches avec une pointe dagrumes. Longue dure de larrire got. Palette: Le corps est moyen avec une texture lgrement huileuse. Faible effervescence en bouche. Lgre prsence de pches en arrire got. (Rating #3225)

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 7/20
hbmason (1086) - Shoreline, Washington, USA - AUG 29, 2010
12 oz. this beer actually suprised me. refreshing mango pale ale. I went into this with a bad attitude and came out a believer. A drinkable refreshing pale ale.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 11/20
Travlr (23578) - Charlotte, North Carolina, USA - AUG 10, 2010
33 cl bottle. Hazy golden color, small white head, solid lacing. Aroma of fresh fruit. Taste is very malty, with slightly sour mange entering at the middle. Finish is a bit sour and a bit bitter. Hi carbonation. Full body. Not bad.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
BeerHawk (1810) - Huntsville, Alabama, USA - JUL 31, 2010
Bottle. Poured a hazy pale with a white head. Aroma of mango and a grain background. The flavor found mango and citrus with a hint of grain and wheat. Light body, light bitterness throughout, and a mango aftertaste.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 10/20
MaBeer1972 (1970) - Taunton, Massachusetts, USA - JUL 23, 2010
On tap at Dohertys in Pawtucket. Light copper color with no head. Light carbonation. The aroma is very fruity, like juicy fruit gum. The flavor is the flavor is surprisingly tart and not overly sweet. Hop finish is distinct. Not a bad fruit beer, a good chick beer.

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