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Shipyard Applehead - Shipyard Brewing Co.

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388 Ratings
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Ratings: 388
Reviews: 98
rAvg: 3.1
pDev: 22.58%
Wants: 9
Gots: 30 | 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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4.48/5  rDev +44.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

The smell of apples spices could knock your socks off. This was a very pleasant surprise. The taste was exactly what the aroma was. The apple and spices was very evident. There was apples and spices was well balanced. From the first to last sip or gulp showed a soft and mellow feel in the mouth. I ended up buying a case and enjoy every drop with friends.

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4.33/5  rDev +39.7%
look: 3 | smell: 5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

A - Poured from a tap, and has a very generic yellow-gold beer appearance. Some head, some lacing, but nothing really special.

S - Wow! Smells like I just poured myself a bowl of Apple Jacks! This smell is phenomenal, hedonistic really. The cues of apple and cinnamon are so profound I can literally taste them, and the beer hasn't even touched my lips yet, which is a great sign.

T - The taste. Could have more of the Apple Jacks taste, but it tastes very good overall. Beautiful apple and cinnamon clashing with some honey taste, maybe a little bit of bitter hops and a sweet golden malt. Very pleasant, but I really wish it had the wallop that the smell had.

M - Generic. Watery beery feeling, but I wasn't hoping for very much as most beers of this style rely more on taste and flavor than character.

O - A very good beer indeed, the good massively outweighed the bad, and made for one unique and very tasty beverage. The apple beer is a good alternative to the typical hard apple ciders I see popping up everywhere, and wow do they pack a lot more flavor than those ciders do. Definitely a must-try for any fan of hard cider or apple jack cereal, you will not be disappointed.

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4.16/5  rDev +34.2%
look: 3 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

A great spring ale. Often mistaken for cider, this beer is lightly flavorful, delightfully crisp and tart just like the spring air. The appearance is clear and bright, however the ale leaves very little lacing around the glass. Not for the IPA crowd but a great tasty beer, especially for cider lovers.

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4.1/5  rDev +32.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Thanks maniacal82 for this one.

A - Pours a transparent blonde, straw-like color with a half inch white head. Good lacing occurrs and forms a perfect ring.

S - Scents of sweet spice like nutmeg and just a splash of clove. Apples and cinnamon in there too mixed with pear. Just a very pleasing scent that I could smell for hours.

T - Crisp, a little yeast with some spice mixed with a granny smith apple. Just without the tart aspect.

M - Feels crisp with medium carbonation and a slightly creamy finish.

O - A very nice brew. Would love a few more of these.

Photo of rjplumer
4.05/5  rDev +30.6%
look: 3 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Apple and cinnamon aroma right off the bat. Clear solid amber color with a one finger head than goes down fast. The apple and cinnamon are not surprisingly in the flavor too though not overwhelmingly. Faint sourness in the middle which then trails off to a clean finish. High carbonation gives it a refreshing mouth feel. Worth a try.

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4.05/5  rDev +30.6%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

A: Opaque golden with a thin white head.

S: Apples, orange, cinnamon and cardamom in the nose.

T: Apple, malt, orange and oddly enough, pie crust.

M: Medium bodied and smoothish.

O: Recommended if you like fruit beers. I certainly do enjoy the addition of fruit. To hell with the Reinheitsgebot. Definitely worth a try.

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4/5  rDev +29%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Poured from a 12oz bottle to a Cigar City Snifter.

Color: A golden yellow which almost looks like apple juice. With a white head that did not last long at all.

Smell: Cinnamon up front followed by apples then some malts on the end.

Taste: Same as the aroma.

Mouthfeel: Great carbonation, smooth with a light dry finish.

Overall: Reminds me a little bit of a white wine. This brew is like an apple pie with a lot of carbonation and malt. I enjoyed it but could not drink more than one at a time. Bought a six pack for the wife. She enjoyed it as well. Cheers.

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Shipyard Applehead from Shipyard Brewing Co.
72 out of 100 based on 388 ratings.