Drink Shipyard Old Thumper

Shipyard Old Thumper


Relevant Links:
Shipyard Old Thumper (BeerAdvocate.com)
Ringwood Old Thumper (USA) (RateBeer.com)
Shipyard Brewing Co. Website

20110502:
12 FL. OZ. Bottle. 5.6% ALC./VOL.

This bottle has a Best Enjoyed Before February 2011.

Drank about half from the bottle. Poured the rest into a glass. Not as cloudy as the Peak Organic. Possibly cause its not as old. I'm not sure. I'll have to see the color of a new bottle of either to really know.

Hmm... it's possible that part of the flavor of the Peak Organic Amber Ale I had the other day was the flavor of old beer. Todays Old Thumper was similar in flavor. Though I think it was slightly tangier. Various reviews describe the beer as sweet. I suppose this is true.

Overall, while past the "Best Enjoyed Before" date, the beer was definitely drinkable and had good flavors to it.


Website Information:
Old Thumper Extra Special Ale was created in 1979 by veteran British brewer, Peter Austin, founder of the Ringwood Brewery in Hampshire, England and mentor to Shipyard's master brewer Alan Pugsley. A British Grand Champion beer, Old Thumper is a non-traditional English Bitter, brewed in the US soley by Shipyard.

Malt: 2-Row British Pale Ale, Crystal, Chocolate
Hops: Challenger, Progress, Goldings
Yeast: Top-Fermenting English
Color: Light Cooper
OG: 1060
Character: Hint of sweetness with fruit aromas, smooth texture, dry hoppy finish
Food Pairings: Hearty Casseroles, Stews
First Brewed: October 1994
Available in: 12oz, 22oz, Keg, Cask Conditioned

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