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Shipyard Applehead - Shipyard Brewing Co.

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73
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360 Ratings
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Ratings: 360
Reviews: 96
rAvg: 3.13
pDev: 22.36%
Wants: 6
Gots: 18 | 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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manutd103

Massachusetts

4/5  rDev +27.8%

01-18-2012 21:39:45 | More by manutd103
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woodychandler

Pennsylvania

3.8/5  rDev +21.4%
look: 5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 2 | overall: 3.75

Blueberry earlier, apple now. Why are people concerned about my health? I am getting more than my fair share of fruit!

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.

Serving type: bottle

07-02-2014 14:00:24 | More by woodychandler
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squezey

Connecticut

3.5/5  rDev +11.8%

06-29-2014 02:45:51 | More by squezey
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WVbeergeek

West Virginia

3.04/5  rDev -2.9%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3 | feel: 2.75 | overall: 3

Looks like a carbonated apple juice, I believe amongst the Johnny Appleseed Ales, the Red's Apple Ale, and the AB version of Shocktop this was the trailblazer amongst the recent trend. It pours with a fizzy white head quickly fading to nothing not much lacing on the sides of my glass. Aroma has sweet candy apple upfront with some cinnamon spice to blend into a pseudo apple pie mix, I could picture locals here dropping apple pie moonshine boilermakers into this one. The flavor is spice heavy with cinnamon sitting on the palate through each sip, and not fresh ground cinnamon the one that's been in your mom's spice cabinet since you were a kid. Mouthfeel is pretty well carbonated, tickles the back of your throat becomes a bit hard to swallow within the first few sips. Lighter bodied beer from Shipyard, at least I'm not getting their Allen Pugsley signature house yeast notes, aka no butter to speak of here. Overall not too impressed and not as appalled as I thought I was going to be, worth a shot and hell I would try the moonshine boilermaker at least once.

Serving type: bottle

06-26-2014 02:47:37 | More by WVbeergeek
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Zombill

Massachusetts

3.5/5  rDev +11.8%

06-25-2014 22:11:50 | More by Zombill
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JJChrist

Maine

2.5/5  rDev -20.1%

06-21-2014 21:49:41 | More by JJChrist
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Jcohen20


3.25/5  rDev +3.8%

06-17-2014 19:39:35 | More by Jcohen20
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Kyote0402

Massachusetts

3.5/5  rDev +11.8%

06-17-2014 01:24:31 | More by Kyote0402
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LakerLeith

California

3.25/5  rDev +3.8%

06-09-2014 01:16:55 | More by LakerLeith
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neil2me

Connecticut

2.5/5  rDev -20.1%

06-08-2014 23:22:57 | More by neil2me
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KevMo84

California

3.75/5  rDev +19.8%

06-08-2014 08:10:08 | More by KevMo84
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Mphis

Tennessee

2.5/5  rDev -20.1%

06-04-2014 03:14:57 | More by Mphis
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lost_sailor

Massachusetts

4/5  rDev +27.8%

05-24-2014 00:37:55 | More by lost_sailor
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mpenning13

Ohio

1.5/5  rDev -52.1%

05-21-2014 02:42:40 | More by mpenning13
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Dudon

Maine

3/5  rDev -4.2%

05-13-2014 14:03:34 | More by Dudon
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Aisha

Massachusetts

3.5/5  rDev +11.8%

05-11-2014 20:29:11 | More by Aisha
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theoceantakesme

New Hampshire

2.75/5  rDev -12.1%

05-05-2014 05:09:31 | More by theoceantakesme
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ryanmcd

New Jersey

4.25/5  rDev +35.8%

05-03-2014 21:27:54 | More by ryanmcd
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lzepplin01

Arizona

2.75/5  rDev -12.1%

05-03-2014 18:08:01 | More by lzepplin01
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AMCimpi

New York

3/5  rDev -4.2%

04-17-2014 17:17:10 | More by AMCimpi
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rmargeson

New York

3/5  rDev -4.2%

04-09-2014 23:57:15 | More by rmargeson
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Gator_Nation

Florida

3.5/5  rDev +11.8%

04-09-2014 02:17:55 | More by Gator_Nation
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Brenden

Ohio

3.29/5  rDev +5.1%
look: 3 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.25

This one has a thin, wispy off-white head that struggles to develop but does just manage. It's not much, but it sticks around, a frothy foam sitting atop a perfectly clear and bright pale yellow brew. What's left on the glass is a bit of foamy something I wouldn't exactly call lacing along with some spots here and there.
I actually like the nose pretty well. They seem to have been going for apple pie, and they achieved that to a point. Pulpy white apple flesh with a bit of juice to it bounces off a caramel malt backbone (admittedly a little thin, though that's not as apparent in the aroma), while a bit of hot cinnamon adds the spicing.
It comes off as more of an apple strudel as some toastiness and dough come in with the caramel malts, though it has a cereal grain flavor that ends up making it taste more like apple jacks. Still, it works out pretty well altogether.
It is on the thinner side, not simply light-bodied but lacking a little. Crispness stays firm and consistent, keeping up nicely.

Serving type: bottle

04-08-2014 20:05:46 | More by Brenden
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Shakydog68

New York

3.25/5  rDev +3.8%

04-07-2014 02:27:55 | More by Shakydog68
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David19457

New Jersey

3.5/5  rDev +11.8%

04-05-2014 02:09:19 | More by David19457
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Shipyard Applehead from Shipyard Brewing Co.
73 out of 100 based on 360 ratings.