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Shipyard "Waterfront Brewing Co. IPA"
Shipyard Brewing Company - Portland, Maine USA
IPA (ABV 5.75)

[Suggested Glassware: Tulip Glass]

Rating: 2.8/5.0

Aroma: 5/10
Appearance: 3/5
Taste: 6/10
Palate: 3/5
Overall: 11/20

The pour was a cloudy reddish amber with an average (1-2 finger) off white frothy head that was mostly lasting and reduced slowly, down to a thin cap and medium collar with really good streaky lacing.

The aroma was of a mild grain malt, pine and citrus hops and a soapy yeast with a touch of caramel and citrus (grapefruit).

The taste was very lightly malty with a mild caramel sweetness in the beginning, and then became moderately hoppy with a decent citrus peel bitterness towards the end. The flavor lasted a bit longer than average following the swallow, with a light citrus peel bitterness lying on the taste buds only for a short time.

Mouthfeel was just beyond light in body and mildly dry in texture with a medium carbonation.

Overall this was an IPA that I found to be almost average in taste. Although it was mildly hoppy with a light sweetness and a decent balance, it still was not what I would call a very enticing brew...

Sampled: 7/24/2013
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