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Shipyard Applehead - Shipyard Brewing Co.

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Ratings: 373
Reviews: 96
rAvg: 3.12
pDev: 22.44%
Wants: 7
Gots: 26 | 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  rDev -3.8%

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3.75/5  rDev +20.2%

12-09-2012 02:46:01 | More by Dfox09
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3.66/5  rDev +17.3%

Serving type: Samuel Adams perfect pint glass

Smell: Lots of apple and spice notes with a slight breadyness almost like a pie crust

Mouthfeel: Thin but not too thin very high carbonation making it really refreshing

Taste: There’s no bitterness in this beer, on the forefront of the pallet is the apple and spice notes followed by a almost apple pie crust taste( created by the wormwood yeast that ship yard uses)

Overall: a very refreshing session-able beer. it would pare great with bratwurst defiantly one of my favorite shipyard beers

04-11-2013 23:44:03 | More by SSSBR1509
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3.75/5  rDev +20.2%

05-01-2012 11:12:30 | More by runawayJame
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1.74/5  rDev -44.2%

It has the consistency of club soda and the stuff is fizzy. It has the taste of club soda with a few crumbs of apple pie. Overall, it comes across with a weaker apple but stronger cinnamon taste. It is hard to fathom why this ale was produced. Personally, I would rather have a nice slice of home made apple pie for dessert and wash it down with a European style pilsner.

06-09-2013 22:47:35 | More by RHWeir
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1.48/5  rDev -52.6%

As a disclaimer, I love Shipyard, and always will, but... my Lord, oh Mainers from my north, what were you thinking?

The pour gave little to no head, the smell was less apple and more of a stale cider. The slight apple after taste is the best thing I can say about this very dry attempt at a apple ale.

12-12-2011 14:16:31 | More by devildog1633310
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3/5  rDev -3.8%

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3.53/5  rDev +13.1%

Appearance is a light golden to pale orange

Smell is very much of fall spices. Cinnamon and clove come through the most with slight apple.

Taste is also strong with the cinnamon and clove. Apple is present but not profound or on the front.

Mouthfeel was a little depressing as it wasn't very crisp or exciting. Lacked the carbonation feel.

A very tasty beer that reminds me of fall. Apple taste isn't really that strong. Cinnamon, clove, and rich malt really make this worth a try. Delicious but not a top runner.

01-21-2012 06:56:05 | More by KyleIPA
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4.5/5  rDev +44.2%

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3.2/5  rDev +2.6%

12oz bottle ($1.50) poured into a tulip

A: Somewhat cloudy light golden hue, light bubbles. Little to no head, no lace.

S: Light malt with some spice upfront, not very complex. Only a hint of apple.

T: Tartness with a crisp background typical of lagers. Apple mostly on the back and aftertaste. Mildly sour aftertaste.

M: Thin, tart, crisp. Moderate carbonation.

O: Light beer with tart apple flavors. Interesting concept and worth trying once - just not something I would drink on a regular basis.

09-24-2012 02:13:14 | More by draiiinage
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2.86/5  rDev -8.3%

Shipyard does many other delicious beers, but they should leave the apple-centric to others who do it better. Oddly, this was dry enough to somewhat remind me of a white wine...and I don't usually go around thinking wine and beer taste the same.

Apple is the background flavor while cinnamon is heavy-handedly up front.

What makes this even more disappointing was that Shipyard released it as a winter seasonal...there is nothing winter about this and that distinction could have been used on something far more interesting.

02-12-2014 02:31:48 | More by JD_Lombardi
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2.19/5  rDev -29.8%

its called applehead where is the apple nonexsistent instead we get horrible spice taste in a waterey beer wanted more. first beer from this brewery may never buy there products again.trying to get this to 250 charcters but cant say much didnt like this and will never buy it again app okay smell taste mouthfeel all poor

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4.16/5  rDev +33.3%

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.

09-03-2013 00:04:47 | More by jtaylor
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Shipyard Applehead from Shipyard Brewing Co.
72 out of 100 based on 373 ratings.