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Shipyard Applehead - Shipyard Brewing Co.

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383 Ratings
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Ratings: 383
Reviews: 97
rAvg: 3.11
pDev: 22.51%
Wants: 8
Gots: 28 | 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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3.5/5  rDev +12.5%

squezey, Jun 29, 2014
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3.04/5  rDev -2.3%
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.

WVbeergeek, Jun 26, 2014
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3.5/5  rDev +12.5%

Zombill, Jun 25, 2014
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2.5/5  rDev -19.6%

JJChrist, Jun 21, 2014
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3.25/5  rDev +4.5%

Jcohen20, Jun 17, 2014
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3.5/5  rDev +12.5%

Kyote0402, Jun 17, 2014
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3.25/5  rDev +4.5%

LakerLeith, Jun 09, 2014
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2.5/5  rDev -19.6%

neil2me, Jun 09, 2014
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3.75/5  rDev +20.6%

KevMo84, Jun 08, 2014
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2.5/5  rDev -19.6%

Mphis, Jun 04, 2014
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4/5  rDev +28.6%

lost_sailor, May 24, 2014
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1.5/5  rDev -51.8%

mpenning13, May 21, 2014
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3/5  rDev -3.5%

Dudon, May 13, 2014
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3.5/5  rDev +12.5%

Aisha, May 11, 2014
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2.75/5  rDev -11.6%

theoceantakesme, May 05, 2014
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4.25/5  rDev +36.7%

ryanmcd, May 03, 2014
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2.75/5  rDev -11.6%

lzepplin01, May 03, 2014
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3/5  rDev -3.5%

AMCimpi, Apr 17, 2014
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3/5  rDev -3.5%

rmargeson, Apr 10, 2014
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3.5/5  rDev +12.5%

Gator_Nation, Apr 09, 2014
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3.29/5  rDev +5.8%
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.

Brenden, Apr 08, 2014
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3.25/5  rDev +4.5%

Shakydog68, Apr 07, 2014
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3.5/5  rDev +12.5%

David19457, Apr 05, 2014
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3.75/5  rDev +20.6%

Dirk_Chappelle, Apr 05, 2014
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3/5  rDev -3.5%

hmmmbeer10, Apr 03, 2014
Shipyard Applehead from Shipyard Brewing Co.
72 out of 100 based on 383 ratings.