stangger (619) - Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USA - DEC 6, 2008
12 oz bottle. Overwhelming pine aroma. Bitter, citrusy flavor. Like everything Ive had from this brewery, light and easy to drink. Toes the line between a regular pale and IPA. ChainGangGuy (4908) - Woodstock, Georgia, USA - OCT 19, 2008
Appearance: Pours a clear, dark orangey body with a thin, off-white head.
Smell: Toasted pale maltiness with a citrusy, earthy hop aroma.
Taste: Toasty pale malts with a light caramel sweetness and a touch of buttery diacetyl. Citrusy hops with a taste of grapefruit and a medium bitterness clear things away and leave you with a dry, lightly bitter, lightly toasty finish.
Mouthfeel: Medium-bodied. Medium carbonation.
Drinkability: While not altogether horrendous, it’s by no means a great India Pale Ale. kp (10882) - Woodstock, Georgia, USA - OCT 12, 2008
Date: 10/11/2008unclemattie (4358) - Georgia, USA - OCT 11, 2008
Source: Tasting, Cellar Party
Appearance: clear copper, fine off white head, streaks of drippy lace,
Aroma: lots of citrus aroma with a grapefruit rind character, balancing caramel sweetness,
Flavor: sweet malt flavor, touch of fruityness, lots of citrus hops, light balancing bitterness,
Aroma: 7/10; Appearance: 7/10; Flavor: 7/10; Palate: 6/10; Overall: 13/20
12oz twist-off bottle. Deep amber color, off-white foamy head. Heavy grapefruit rind aroma. Huge aroma of fresh grapefruit meat. Flavor is light malt with a sharp hop bitterness. Lingering hop bitternes on the tongue. Light bodied. ATLBeerDog (280) - Atlanta, Georgia, USA - OCT 11, 2008
Pours a light orange red color, very low in carbonation. Extremely light lacing. Smells nicely of heavy piney malts. First taste is all hops with some malty tones present. Mouthfeel is weak as there is a lack of carbonation. This puppy could use a stronger malt backbone. Not too bad, not to good either.
Cletus (6355) - Connecticut, USA - SEP 5, 2008
Bottled and brewed at Shipyard. This is not the same as the draught only version available at the inn. Pours copper with a thin white head. Has that signature Shipyard bland and boring yeast signature that overwhelms what is an otherwise a great beer. Some stray hoppy citrussy elements are also present, but not nearly as defined as the draught version. Tastes citrussy with an annoying pride of rignworm infested undertone. It amazes me anyone contract brews though Shipyard. thornecb (5990) - Marblehead, Massachusetts, USA - SEP 2, 2008
Pours gold into a shaker. Off-white head with good retention leaves spot lacing as it recedes to coat surface. Orange and nut aromas. Sour orange upfront with a lasting bitter/sour finish. Bungalo22 (326) - Bridgeport, Connecticut, USA - AUG 28, 2008
Pours an amber color with a nice head that disapates quickly. It has a nice sweet smell full of carmel and citrus. It also tastes pretty sweet but with a slight bitter kick at the end. asheft (3097) - Ottawa, Ontario, CANADA - AUG 18, 2008
[bottle from brewpub]
Very inviting aroma of caramel and lemony pine hops. Almost clear amber with an island of white. Nice hoppy flavour up front, with toffee and then buttery diacetyl, but too much bitterness for the driness. Light body and empty dry bitter. Some nutty notes. Good on the aroma, but poor execution in the taste. Holdwine (1235) - Beertimore, Maryland, USA - JUN 29, 2008
Good enough pale ale, enough hops to qualify, but not dry enough for an IPA in my book. Easy to drink with a nice wet hay malt.