When trying this, you should take note that this is an English style Pale Ale, not an American Pale Ale, so when your palate can detect absolutely no Cascade hops whatsoever, you don't go "what the hell?" However, you won't be impressed with the English varieties of hops, either, I don't think. Shipyard's website touts it as a full-bodied ale. To me, it was a light-bodied ale, closer to a cream ale than pale ale. Nice label art, and cool that they named it after a Civil War hero from a Maine regiment, but the label is probably the most interesting thing about the beer.
Reviewed: February 09, 2008