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Shipyard Applehead - Shipyard Brewing Co.

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72
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366 Ratings
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Ratings: 366
Reviews: 96
rAvg: 3.12
pDev: 22.44%
Wants: 6
Gots: 21 | FT: 0
Brewed by:
Shipyard Brewing Co. visit their website
Maine, United States

Style | ABV
Herbed / Spiced Beer |  4.50% ABV

Availability: Winter

Notes/Commercial Description:
Shipyard Applehead is a crisp, refreshing wheat ale with a delightful apple aroma and subtle cinnamon flavor.

(Beer added by: stonermouse on 12-10-2011)
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SPThirtyThree

Colorado

3.1/5  rDev -0.6%
look: 3.5 | smell: 2.75 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.25

An apple-cinnamon wheat? Not sure what to expect. Here goes...

A: Pours a crystal-clear, light orange with a half-finger of white head.

S: Cinnamon up front, with apple and wheat backing. Smells like a cinnamon apfelwine, with a subtle toasted malt. Loads of plum and raisin, but overall too much spice.

T: Dry, crisp, and it tastes like apple jacks cereal. Slightly sweet. Finishes with a hint of flowery hops.

M: Dry, crisp, with a medium body.

Overall, this beer's just okay. If you love wheat beers and spiced beers, this is right up your alley. The spice smell is a little unbalanced, and the flavor is mostly wheat, with just a hint of fruit.

Personally, I like apple-cinn things to be sweet, and just as Applejacks (cereal) isn't quite sweet enough to satisfy, I get the same overall feel from Applehead. Not that I would want this beer to be overly sweet, but the flavor is just underwhelming.

Serving type: bottle

04-26-2013 01:30:29 | More by SPThirtyThree
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Another f**king screw-top! I am wasting my mad cap-popping skills on these things. This makes Woody angry, and much like the incredible Hulk, when I get angry, I become even stronger! Inverted pour from a bottle?!? That is indicative of just how angry it made me. The two-plus fingers of ecru foam popped and fizzed like I had poured myself a glass of pop. Color was a deep, golden yellow (SRM = > 5, < 7) with NE-plus quality clarity, allowing me to see into the future. My reverie was interrupted by the Unholy Trio of Mammon, Midas and Croesus, all of whom wanted a taste. I took a deep sniff and the apple odor was so prevalent that I thought of Golden Delicious and when I said this, they ripped the glass from my hands and began chugging it in earnest! Too much gelt for me, so I opened another for myself. Mouthfeel was thin and watery, but the taste was like apple pie! Apples, certainly, but underlain with (at least) cinnamon. Wild and completely unexpected! The finish was dry, mostly because of the spice, but this was a very pleasant drink on a hot summer's day. I would recommend this on a seasonal basis, like right now.

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Shipyard Applehead from Shipyard Brewing Co.
72 out of 100 based on 366 ratings.