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Shipyard Melonhead - Shipyard Brewing Co.

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65 Ratings
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Ratings: 65
Reviews: 16
rAvg: 3.01
pDev: 19.93%


Brewed by:
Shipyard Brewing Co. visit their website
Maine, United States

Style | ABV
Fruit / Vegetable Beer |  4.40% ABV

Availability: Spring

Notes/Commercial Description:
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(Beer added by: Brad007 on 05-01-2013)
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Reviews by Carpentiere:
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Carpentiere

New Hampshire

3.16/5  rDev +5%
look: 3 | smell: 2.75 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.25

This is strangely good. It is light....but has a lot of flavor. Also, unlike other fruited beers thes one actually retains the essence of what it is trying to portray: melon. This is a great summer-ish beer. I do think that with this beer....one would be enough. I think the flavor would get annoying if consuming a number of these at one setting.

Serving type: bottle

05-27-2013 21:52:44 | More by Carpentiere
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dpgoblejr

New Hampshire

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12-25-2013 00:36:02 | More by Vogey77
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11-17-2013 16:07:31 | More by gatorlove
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Arizona

3/5  rDev -0.3%

10-28-2013 00:42:59 | More by guldseth
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puboflyons

New Hampshire

3.45/5  rDev +14.6%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

From the 12 fl. oz. bottle with an expiration date of December 2013. Sampled on October 2, 2013 which is an unseasonable 80 degrees.

It has a slightly cloudy pale yellow pour with a quick bursting head that fizzles quickly.

Watermelon and grains lead the aroma on the nose with a touch of clean, crisp hops in the background.

Light and refreshing body.

I kind of like the watermelon forward sweet taste considering I am not a huge fans of fruit beers. But it comes across as quite refreshing on a hot day and easy to chug. Mild dry hop finish.

Serving type: bottle

10-02-2013 22:15:35 | More by puboflyons
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LJWalker

Alabama

2.5/5  rDev -16.9%

09-24-2013 14:07:33 | More by LJWalker
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Rhode Island

3.05/5  rDev +1.3%
look: 3 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Poured from a 12oz bottle into a US tumbler pint glass.

A: The beer is a light gold color with a short white head that fades quickly and leaves a thin lace on the glass.

S: The aroma contains sweet melons, light caramelized malts and a faint touch of hops.

T: There starts out very sweet with a strong watermelon flavor. Then some breadiness comes in from a thin malt character. The hops presence is very mild but brings some balance. The after-taste is slightly sweet.

M: Crisp and a little smooth, light-to-medium body, medium carbonation, finish is slightly sticky.

O: Flavorful, goes down ok, not too filling, mild kick, good representation of style, for the type of beer it’s not too bad but it’s not something I would want to drink unless my options were very limited.

Serving type: bottle

09-14-2013 22:52:53 | More by TheManiacalOne
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Kentucky

2.25/5  rDev -25.2%

09-11-2013 15:06:49 | More by TastyAdventure
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Massachusetts

2.75/5  rDev -8.6%

09-08-2013 17:51:39 | More by Patches826
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Arizona

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09-06-2013 17:58:43 | More by Jmick28
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Patsnsoxfan

New Hampshire

2/5  rDev -33.6%

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New Hampshire

2.5/5  rDev -16.9%

09-02-2013 05:43:12 | More by Kelp
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tone77

Pennsylvania

3.2/5  rDev +6.3%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Poured from a brown 12 oz. bottle. Has a golden color with a 1 inch head. Smell is strong of watermelon. Taste is a little off. Some melons, some odd flavors, not terrible but just so-so. Feels light in the mouth and overall an attempt at something unique, but this is a mediocre beer.

Serving type: bottle

08-31-2013 04:25:48 | More by tone77
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New Hampshire

2.75/5  rDev -8.6%

08-29-2013 23:40:42 | More by Basshooker
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Louisiana

3.25/5  rDev +8%

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Indiana

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08-11-2013 02:51:49 | More by jmarsh123
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bmwats

Louisiana

3.01/5  rDev 0%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 2.75 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Poured from a 12 oz bottle into a nonic.

A: Golden hue. Pours a 1 finger, foamy, white head. Plenty of rising effervescence continues throughout. Settles pretty quickly. Pretty nice beer ring lacing.

S: A little grain, but mostly watermelon Jolly Rancher.

T: Light grain, and a slight bitter fruity note.

M: Light body. Crisp and refreshing character.

D: Session.

Atmosphere is pretty good. Nice, foamy, white head and some decent beer ring lacing. A little grainy with watermelon candy. Light bready flavor with a slightly bitter fruit. Overall, this is a decent quaff.

Serving type: bottle

08-09-2013 01:04:26 | More by bmwats
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EricVincentt

Massachusetts

2.75/5  rDev -8.6%

08-06-2013 04:08:22 | More by EricVincentt
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Larrydoherty

Massachusetts

2.25/5  rDev -25.2%

08-06-2013 00:36:28 | More by Larrydoherty
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WVbeergeek

Ohio

3.49/5  rDev +15.9%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3

Pours pale golden orange with a slightly hazed body finely carbonated bubbles form in a large white head. Speckled sporadic lacing is left behind. Aroma has candy like notes of watermelon think Jolly Rancher, soft notes bready grains. Flavor is interesting rides the palate with sweet candy tones of watermelon, finishes with dry yeast notes and ample breadiness comes from the base ale weighing at 4.4% abv. Something about each sip becomes cloying, the sweet notes really hang on and it just becomes too much for me with each sip. There's a much cleaner yeast profile here than found in most Shipyard Ales. Mouthfeel is light to medium bodied fine bubbled carbonation, like I said the natural flavoring weighs too cloying on my palate and leaves me not wanting to finish this particular offering. Definitely not an overall good sign when you don't want to finish the beer, this will be popular with the masses. The only other watermelon beer I've had has been from Roy Pitz their Watermelon Lager is much more drinkable than this one.

Serving type: bottle

08-01-2013 18:25:26 | More by WVbeergeek
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lisahope27

Pennsylvania

3.75/5  rDev +24.6%

08-01-2013 00:31:44 | More by lisahope27
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Brenden

Ohio

2.79/5  rDev -7.3%
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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Shipyard Melonhead from Shipyard Brewing Co.
72 out of 100 based on 65 ratings.