A Tribute to Shipyard IPA – Part Grain Kit

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This powerful American IPA is dry, refreshing and explodes with a grapefruit/ citrus flavour and has a big hop flavour balanced with a malt base.

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A Tribute to Shipyard IPA – Part Grain Kit

Tribute to Shipyard IPA - Part GrainDark Rock Tribute to Shipyard IPA combines the finest malted barley with a blend of audacious American hops. This thirst-quenching and powerful American IPA is dry, refreshing, and explodes with a grapefruit/ citrus flavour. This smooth American-style IPA has a big hop flavour balanced with a malt base, making it perfect for session drinking. Dark Rock Tribute to Shipyard IPA makes 40 pints of 4.6% ABV ale.

Tribute Series

These kits allow you to produce beers that mirror the classic commercial favourites. Quality hops, malts, and yeast have been carefully selected and matched to give you the closest possible result. They are not designed to be clones since factors such as water source and yeast type will be individual to each brewery. We recommend you have fun comparing the commercial beer against your own to see how close you can get.

The Commercial Brewery

Shipyard Brewing Company is a family-owned brewery based in Portland Maine. Shipyard is ranked 25th largest craft beer company in the U.S. Master Brewer, Peter Austin, learned his skills at Ringwood Brewery in Hampshire, before moving to the United States and setting up Federal Jacks brewpub and restaurant in the coastal village of Kennebunkport Harbor.

The business expanded and Shipyard Brewing Company was set up in Portland in 1994. Shipyard Brewing Co. and Ringwood Brewery have been collaborating on beers since then. Shipyard continues to brew Ringwood Old Thumper for the American market, along with an American-specific variant, Double Thumper. Since Ringwood joined the Marston’s Beer Co family in 2007, the relationship developed further with Shipyard, with the launch of the first permanently available Shipyard American Pale Ale in May 2013.

What Makes Dark Rock Part Grain Kits So Special?

Part-grain beer kits are an excellent way to take your brewing to the next level. Brewing takes a little longer using this method, but the results are well worth it. With our friendly expert guidance, these kits are suitable for beginners as well as more experienced brewers. All you need extra is a pan and a thermometer. By adding a ‘mini-mash’ to the malt extract brewing technique, using different varieties of malt and hops, you can create more complex flavoursome beers according to your taste.

Dark Rock provides the ultimate range of part-grain kits. Our expert knowledge of brewing combined with sourcing only the finest quality ingredients means Dark Rock part grain kits will enable you to brew exceptional beer that will rival any you can buy in pubs and shops.

Dark Rock kits combine 3kg of the finest quality malt extract with a blend of premium malt grains and hops sourced by us from around the world. We believe our kits are the best on the market and feedback from our many satisfied customers backs this up.

All ingredients are bought and stored fresh and weighed into individual bags. Our hops are vacuum-packed in nitrogen-flushed foil bags to produce the maximum flavour and aromas.

Whatever your brewing experience, a part grain kit is a great choice and requires minimal investment in equipment. With such a wide range of beer styles to choose from, there is sure to be a beer for you, whether it is a tropical pale ale, a rich stout, or a refreshing pilsner.

Kit Content 

  • 3kg Brewery Quality Liquid Malt Extract
  • Premium Brewing Yeast
  • Malt Grains
  • Hop Pellets
  • Pure Brew (water treatment and nutrient)
  • Britewort clarifier
  • Muslin straining bag
  • Starbrite Beer Finings (Vegan-Friendly)
  • Fermenter / keg ID sticker
  • Full instructions

Allergy Advice: May include barley and other Cereals, containing gluten

Equipment Needed

Basic beer-making equipment:

  • 25 Litre Fermenter
  • Airlock
  • Syphon Kit
  • Hydrometer
  • Thermometer
  • Sanitiser
  • Mixing Paddle
  • Bottles or Barrel

You will also need a boiling pan (at least 15-litre capacity)


  • Makes: 40 pints / 5 gallons
  • ABV Approx: 4.6%
  • Target Finishing Gravity: 1.012 (approx)
  • Fermentation time: 7-14 days approx
  • Conditioning time: 2 weeks minimum (it will mature further if left longer)


A sachet of Pure Brew is included with this kit to achieve commercial quality. Pure Brew is a professional beer enhancer. It feeds the yeast with essential nutrients, which supercharge the fermentation and support yeast development (even in limited oxygen conditions). Pure Brew also treats brewing water to eliminate problems caused by Chlorine and Chloramine (which can create a medicinal or as it is sometimes referred to, a “homebrew” taste) The condition of brewing water is critical to achieving optimum results but this important area is often overlooked. By using Pure Brew, you can effectively and easily condition brewing water, and maximize effective fermentation. We strongly recommend using Pure Brew with all of your beers to improve their quality.

The addition of beer finings will improve the final quality of your beers. This kit includes Starbrite finings. They will help your beer to clear quickly and the sediment will be more likely to stay at the bottom of bottles or barrels. If you are using Corny Kegs then it is important to clear the beer as much as possible before kegging. Beer Finings will promote a faster and more efficient fall out of sediment and haze particles before kegging. Harris Starbrite is a highly effective vegan-friendly beer fining, which is rapidly becoming a firm favourite with craft brewers. It is suitable for all beers.

This kit includes a muslin bag. You could consider investing in a metal hop spider to upgrade your equipment. The hop spider would sit inside your boiling pan and allow you to drop hops into the pan in a controlled way. Hop Spiders allow hops to boil with more free-flow space around them. They are easily cleaned and can be reused repeatedly.


Additional information

Weight 4 kg

Beer strength

4.1% – 5%

Beer style

7 reviews for A Tribute to Shipyard IPA – Part Grain Kit

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Rated 5.0 out of 5
22 August 2023

A great kit with easy to follow instructions that produces an amazing pint!!!!!

Rated 5.0 out of 5
22 August 2023

Fantastic results. This was my first part grain brew. It was really involving and the results are leagues ahead of ‘just add water’ brews.

Rated 5.0 out of 5
22 August 2023

What a great beer this kit makes !! Apricot/ peaches on nose followed by classic American pale Ale Citrus flavour and malty back flavours. I drink Shipyard and this I far better and really enjoyed making this fantastic beer.

Rated 5.0 out of 5
22 August 2023

As a lover of Shipyard ale and a new starter to home brewing i thought i would give this a try. This was my 1st time with a part grain and although the process takes longer in the kitchen it was worth it

The taste of these is more or less perfect.

My only problem is i started tasting it 2 weeks after bottling it and i cant stop

Rated 5.0 out of 5
22 August 2023

Fantastic kit. First time PG. If im honest i was starting to think all homebrew had that after taste…. try this 1 it certainly tastes like what it is. Thankyou

Northwest D


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