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Shipyard Melonhead - Shipyard Brewing Co.

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100 Ratings
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Ratings: 100
Reviews: 19
rAvg: 3.05
pDev: 20.98%
Wants: 2
Gots: 16 | FT: 0
Brewed by:
Shipyard Brewing Co. visit their website
Maine, United States

Style | ABV
Fruit / Vegetable Beer |  4.40% ABV

Availability: Spring

Notes/Commercial Description:
No notes at this time.

(Beer added by: Brad007 on 05-01-2013)
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Brenden

Ohio

2.79/5  rDev -8.5%
look: 2 | smell: 3 | taste: 2.75 | feel: 3 | overall: 2.75

This beer us a very clear and bright dark yellow that almost sneaks into amber territeory, with lots of spritzy bubbles rising well after the head has fallen. Speaking of, it's pure white and fizzy, rising to between a half and full finger and falling back down quickly. It looks more like a soda than a beer, but at least some big bubbles on the sides and wispy stuff in the middle remain, though they only have enough substance to leave tiny spots here and there.
Watermelon does come out in the nose, and pretty strongly. It has a candy-like sweetness at first, but that backs down for more tartness to come out. Some malts are also noticeable.
It is what it is, a refreshing, light, summer beer with fruit. Interestingly, it's much more identifiable as beer in the taste. Crackery malts form a foundation, though it's a little musty and grainy, and there's a floral note too. It's actually somewhat bitter, even. Some weird metallic note slides into the finish, but not too much, though an aspirin-like note follows it.
There's obviously focused on lightness and crispness, and that it has. It's a little weak and shallow, but it quenches the thirst.
Shipyard confuses me with their massive shifts in quality from one beer to another.

Serving type: bottle

07-31-2013 19:40:15 | More by Brenden
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12 ounce bottle - $2.29 at Total Wine & More in Kennesaw, Georgia.

Appearance: Pours a clear, yellow body, a humble appearance, with a slim, very short-lived white head.

Smell: Smells like those watermelon Jolly Rancher candies first and foremost, with a thin cereal-hinted beer underneath.

Taste: Minimal pale malts, a bit of crunchy wheat accompanies the sweet, sugary watermelon flavor. Near nil hop character with just a teensy bit of balancing bitterness. Sweetish, watermelon-flavored finish with a small zip of suds and last minute twang of additive.

Mouthfeel: Medium-bodied. A little over medium carbonation.

Overall: Nice melons!

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