Shipyard Ringwood Old Thumper

Shipyard Ringwood Old Thumper

Rated 3.345 by BeerPals
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Brewed by Shipyard Brewing Company

Portland, ME, United States

Style:  Extra Special Bitter

5.9% Alcohol by Volume

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Created in 1979 by veteran British brewer, Peter Austin, founder of The Ringwood Brewing Company in Hampshire, England and mentor to Shipyards master brewer. Old Thumper is a non-traditional English Bitter, brewed in the United States by Shipyard Brewing Company.

ID: 6310 Last updated 14 years ago Added to database 20 years ago

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Overall Rank7690
Overall Percentile83.8
Style Rank93 of 708
Style Percentile86.9
Lowest Score2.7
Highest Score3.9
Average Score3.385
Weighted Score3.345
Standard Deviation0.396

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  • JABAH 1780 reviews
    rated 3.6 9 years ago

    Aroma: 7 | Appearance: 7 | Mouthfeel: 8 | Flavor: 7 | Overall: 7

    Forgot to review this a year or two ago while sampling a "Captian's Collectin". Was actually one of my favorites from them, along with the Blue-Fin Stout. A good representation of an ESB. Has that English feel to it. Recently tried the Double Old Thumper at a beer tasting party, which was nice as well.

  • HONKEYMOFO 1000 reviews
    rated 3.5 10 years ago

    Aroma: 7 | Appearance: 7 | Mouthfeel: 7 | Flavor: 7 | Overall: 7

    Purchased at Roxy's Bottle Shop in Salida, CO. It pours a dark copper-brown with a thick dark-white head and a fair amount of lacing. A nutty aroma of rich caramel malts, citrus, butterscotch, bread and yeast, and some faint spiciness. The mouthfeel is smooth and rich. Flavors of caramel malts, hops, light citrus and grapefruit, grassy and planty, bready/yeasty, nuts, and spices. A good beer, yet something is missing to make it fuller ..

  • FARGINGBASTIGE6 1476 reviews
    rated 2.9 11 years ago

    Aroma: 5 | Appearance: 6 | Mouthfeel: 6 | Flavor: 6 | Overall: 6

    Poured cloudy dark amber from the bottle... failed to notice the "best before" date on the bottle when purchased... far exceeded the suggested date, but still not a bad beer. Slight head and heavily accented with maltiness. Medium in the mouth - slightly sweet. I honestly enjoyed the bottle - with the boar's head motif - more than I did the beer.

  • HANNAH 1021 reviews
    rated 2.9 12 years ago

    Aroma: 5 | Appearance: 7 | Mouthfeel: 6 | Flavor: 6 | Overall: 5

    Pours cloudy gold with small, lasting head. Aroma boasts toffee, bread, and earth notes. The flavor has a nutty-caramel character that I liked, but there's an unpleasant metallic aftertaste. Medium bodies with moderate carbonation; would make a decent session beer.

  • BRETT 1304 reviews
    rated 3.0 12 years ago

    Aroma: 6 | Appearance: 6 | Mouthfeel: 7 | Flavor: 5 | Overall: 6

    Sampled from bottle. Pours clear copper-orange with a thin, scattered head. Sweet, buttery aroma. Slightly sweet with some bready, caramelized malts and some diacetyl. Perhaps a bit of munich? Medium-bodied and smooth. A decent session beer but I'm not a huge fan of the yeast.l

  • SLOWRUNNER77 5682 reviews
    rated 2.8 12 years ago

    Aroma: 5 | Appearance: 6 | Mouthfeel: 5 | Flavor: 6 | Overall: 6

    dry and drinkable, but the flavor does nothing at all to stand out, nor does the nose. this is an average beer for the style. decent malt/hop balance.

  • PORTERHOUSE 544 reviews
    rated 3.9 12 years ago

    Aroma: 8 | Appearance: 7 | Mouthfeel: 8 | Flavor: 8 | Overall: 8

    Now this is a good beer. The nose is slightly floral with heavy caramel notes. Malt and a hint of warming alcohol are on the finish. The pour is thick, clear amber. There is a thin white cap. The mouthfeel is thick and velvety and the taste is complex with malt, yeast and spice (in that order). The finish is a bitter and buttery. I would prefer just a little more hoppy bite from an ESB, but other than that, this beer is superb! Not a 4+ beer, but pretty darn close.

  • RJA 2975 reviews
    rated 3.7 13 years ago

    Aroma: 8 | Appearance: 8 | Mouthfeel: 7 | Flavor: 7 | Overall: 7

    A golden cooper colored brew that holds a white, frothy head. Quickly settles into a thin lacing. The nose is of toasted bread, berries, cloves and floral hops. The higher alcohol content adds a dryness to the mouthfeel. The palate picks up on the bread, yeast and floral hops.

  • BEERHUNTER 667 reviews
    rated 3.4 13 years ago

    Aroma: 7 | Appearance: 7 | Mouthfeel: 6 | Flavor: 7 | Overall: 7

    This one poured a clear amber color with a weak head. It had a strong malty aroma with hints of spicy hops. It had flavors of pine needles with a noticeable malt backbone. Finished dry.

  • OIZNOP 431 reviews
    rated 3.9 13 years ago

    Aroma: 8 | Appearance: 8 | Mouthfeel: 7 | Flavor: 8 | Overall: 8

    The head is about 1/2 an inch high after the tap, sitting on top of a clear hearty coppery bronze liquid. On the buds, there is a lot going on. Spice flavors of nutmeg, cinnamon, cloves, and fruit flavors of bananas, apricots and smooth hops are noticeable. A nice clean malty nose awakens the nostrils. There is a nice carbonated balance with a very slight dry hop mid-palate to finish. This is a very fine ESB that reminded me somewhat of Boddingtons.

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