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Shipyard Applehead - Shipyard Brewing Co.

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365 Ratings
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Ratings: 365
Reviews: 96
rAvg: 3.13
pDev: 22.36%
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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rarbring

Sweden

3.25/5  rDev +3.8%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

A clear bronze colored brew, a pale white head that settles with little lacing. Some curtains.

Smelling cinnamon and apple sponge cake. Period.

Starting sweet, crunchy apple roasted cereal, apple juice and peel.

Medium carbonation, rather watery, a small body and a sour dry finish.

It sure is apple infused, with some cinnamon vibes. Better than apple soda, but not really comparable to a good cider.

Serving type: bottle

06-28-2012 21:26:05 | More by rarbring
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aztraz

Sweden

3/5  rDev -4.2%

05-05-2012 18:51:05 | More by aztraz
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LoveStout

New York

2.75/5  rDev -12.1%

07-20-2014 19:05:48 | More by LoveStout
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cliff1066

Virginia

3.25/5  rDev +3.8%

04-29-2013 05:18:12 | More by cliff1066
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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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thekevlarkid

Maryland

3.35/5  rDev +7%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

Out of a bottle this beer was a perfectly clear, golden color with one finger of slightly lemon-tinted head. The retention was good and it left lacing in spots of the sliding collar. The aroma was of apples, crystal malt, cookie dough and a hint of cinnamon. The flavors were indeed full of apples and cinnamon up front followed by a sweet malt center, some graininess from the wheat and then a finish where the cinnamon came back and seemed to linger. The whole experience was strangely like a cross between Apple Cinnamon Cheerios and beer. Curious. The mouthfeel was creamy, the body medium and the carbonation appropriate. An interesting fall beer but really more like a cider. Or a bowl of cereal.

Serving type: bottle

03-24-2012 22:55:28 | More by thekevlarkid
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Immortale25

North Carolina

3.5/5  rDev +11.8%

03-14-2012 18:55:23 | More by Immortale25
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Chugs13

New Jersey

2.75/5  rDev -12.1%

03-28-2012 20:12:54 | More by Chugs13
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bigfnjoe

Pennsylvania

3/5  rDev -4.2%

02-09-2012 22:57:34 | More by bigfnjoe
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notchucknorris

California

3.6/5  rDev +15%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

A: Pours a clear pale golden color with a thin bubbly head. Looks a whole lot like apple cider.

S: Apple pie, spiced apples, cinnamon and pie crust. Not a whole lot of beer here but it's actually pretty nice.

T: Pretty much follows the smell. Tastes like an apple pie. Lots of sweet apple pie filling, spiced apple and cinnamon with some bready yeast and buttery pie crust on the finish. The yeast comes out a bit too much as this warms, but this was actually a pleasant surprise overall.

Serving type: bottle

02-28-2012 03:12:50 | More by notchucknorris
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KTCamm

New Jersey

3.5/5  rDev +11.8%
look: 3 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

Poured from a bottle into a pint glass. Got a single as part of a six-mix - glad to do so because a full set of six would be a lot to drink of this.

Pours light copper with fizzy white foam. Little lacing, and very little remains. Apple pie smell - apples, maple, brown sugar. Smooth taste - some tart open and then a sweet apple close. Cinammon in a big way. The spices really dominate the apples. Over time, the mouth gets weary.

The finish is in the spices and the apple pie. Its interesting - as if they took the pumpkinhead recipe and replaced the pumpkins with apples.

The less one drinks of this, the more they will like it. 12 oz was too much.

Serving type: bottle

03-17-2012 20:05:46 | More by KTCamm
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Fettpopps

Massachusetts

1/5  rDev -68.1%

03-26-2014 01:24:38 | More by Fettpopps
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vonnegut21

New York

3.5/5  rDev +11.8%

05-03-2012 22:50:58 | More by vonnegut21
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Burt

Rhode Island

3.5/5  rDev +11.8%

01-10-2012 11:46:10 | More by Burt
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jzeilinger

Pennsylvania

3.1/5  rDev -1%
look: 4 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3

A - Pours a bright medium gold color, probably better described as the color of apple juice, a nice white fluffy head, and tons of carbonation.

S - Crackery malt, wheat, apples, cinnamon and nutmeg. This smells like something I'd rather have in the Fall.

T - Hits everything the nose did: cinnamon, apples, nutmeg, wheat, crisp malt and is pretty much applie pie in a glass. The aftertaste leaves a somewhat cloying cinnamon spice aftertaste that tastes artifical.

M - Light medium body, crisp, and the carbonation is a little sharp.

O - Doesn't taste like beer which would be good for those who like sweeter, lighter, and crisper beers. I do like how crisp it is but the artificial flavoring was too much, maybe dial it down and make it more subtle and infuse a little bitterness so the sugary sweetness isn't the dominating sensation. I'm not the appropriate audience for this product and as creative as it is, I had to dump it and scrub my palette.

Serving type: bottle

06-11-2012 22:24:41 | More by jzeilinger
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RoryOMoore

New Jersey

3.75/5  rDev +19.8%

04-02-2012 23:05:25 | More by RoryOMoore
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Onenote81

North Carolina

3/5  rDev -4.2%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

12oz bottle poured into a pint glass. Pours a clear orange with no head at all. Nose is full of cinnamon and apples. It’s like apple pie in a glass. Crisp clean mouthfeel. Lots of spice up front - nutmeg, cinnamon, etc. Mildly tart apple on the finish. Not a bad dessert beer here, but not the best Apple Ale out there. I wouldn’t turn it down though.

Serving type: bottle

06-08-2012 12:48:18 | More by Onenote81
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pmcadamis

Illinois

3.58/5  rDev +14.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.5

A - Vibrant orange/peach colored brew with a small but nice looking off-white foamy cap.

S - Apple pie, cinnamon stick. Applesauce and mulled hot cider with lots of spice. I'm quite impressed!

T - Lots of cinnamon and cardamom. Very autumnal and festive. Sweet almost to the point of cloying, but a hint of grassy hops helps keep it fresh.

M - Chewy and medium bodied. Sugary. Feigns at dryness before resuming a sugary feel at the end.

Apple pie in a glass. Who doesn't love a good apple pie?

Serving type: bottle

12-01-2012 18:06:05 | More by pmcadamis
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OldTime

Georgia

3.75/5  rDev +19.8%

11-25-2012 05:42:29 | More by OldTime
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shand

Florida

3.7/5  rDev +18.2%
look: 2 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 3

Bought this one because I enjoy a good cider. Not expecting much, but it was cheap anyway. Let's give it a shot. 12oz bottle into Sam Adams perfect pint.

Pours a slightly red-tinged golden color with a finger of head that immediately disappears. Huge, visible carbonation. The aroma actually works. Smells like apple pie. Not sure how I feel about drinking twelve ounces of it, but it smells good. You know what? This actually isn't bad at all. Strong cinnamon at first, which gives way to a solid apple taste, and finishes on a sweet candy apple note. Nice cleanliness on the finish. Again, I'm still not so sure on a huge glass, but it doesn't taste bad.

The mouthfeel is nice and light, with a bit of drying on the end. The drinkability does suffer here though, as expected. The first 4.5% alcohol brew that I'd ever call a sipper. I'd take a four or six ounce serving with gusto, but 12 ounces, or (god forbid) a whole pint is just too much. Overall, this is a lot better than I expected though. The concept actually works. Don't expect many "beery" flavors though, but it's surely a lot more complex and enjoyable than a Smirnoff Ice Apple Twist or what have you. Taken on it's own merits, it's a pretty good beer.

Serving type: bottle

12-30-2011 03:22:48 | More by shand
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facundoCNB

New Jersey

3.98/5  rDev +27.2%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

A - clear golden yellow pour with a nice amount of head

S - sweet apples, cinnamon, yeast.. smells like apple cinnamon oatmeal

T - mostly cinnamon straight up with a nice wheat after taste.. makes it taste like the apple jacks cereal. this is great! apple flavor isn't overwhelming.. realy well balanced

M - crisp yet sweet, dry finish, light bodied, nice and fizzy.

O - this was a great idea for a beer. glad they went through with it. very refreshing and crisp, sweet but not TOO sweet, fruity but not TOO fruity.

Serving type: bottle

03-09-2012 14:40:41 | More by facundoCNB
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ssimpson89

Illinois

3/5  rDev -4.2%

03-02-2013 16:13:56 | More by ssimpson89
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morebeergood

Massachusetts

2.1/5  rDev -32.9%
look: 3 | smell: 2 | taste: 2 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 2

I was at a company Xmas party, and there was an open bar. I figured I'd try a pint of this, because I knew that I'd never pay for this beer. Orange colored body, with very little head. Not much carbonation, and no lacing. Smelled like a glass of fruit punch, which is not attractive for a beer. Taste was overpowered by the flavor of fake apple concentrate. It completely dominated the beer, and made this beer a one-note joke. Mouthfeel was overly sweet. I don't know why Shipyard would release such a monstrosity of a beer. If they wanted to brew up a cider, then bottle a cider. An apple flavored beer just does not work.

Serving type: on-tap

12-18-2011 04:56:20 | More by morebeergood
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deltatauhobbit

Maine

2.73/5  rDev -12.8%
look: 2 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 2.5

Pours a clear light golden color, not much of a head, no lacing

Smell has a good amount of various spices, cinnamon, nutmeg, even a bit of allspice, any apple aromas are certainly lost behind the parade of spice.

Taste comes and goes quickly, the spicing slaps your tongue only to run away immediately, thin body, carbonation is crisp and refreshing.

Instantly forgettable, surprisingly Pumpkinhead blows this once out of the water, which is saying something.

Serving type: bottle

03-10-2012 01:54:09 | More by deltatauhobbit
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Kunstman

Wisconsin

3/5  rDev -4.2%

10-06-2012 22:50:06 | More by Kunstman
Shipyard Applehead from Shipyard Brewing Co.
73 out of 100 based on 365 ratings.