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Shipyard Melonhead - Shipyard Brewing Co.

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BA SCORE
73
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150 Ratings
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Ratings: 150
Reviews: 24
rAvg: 3.09
pDev: 21.36%
Wants: 4
Gots: 39 | 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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3/5  rDev -2.9%

pdonovan16, Today at 12:51 AM
Photo of chefhatt
3.5/5  rDev +13.3%

Light color body with a small head
Aroma of fresh melon
Taste is like biting into a melon
mouthfeel is smooth and overall a refreshing beer.

chefhatt, Nov 11, 2014
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3/5  rDev -2.9%

RavenForBeer, Nov 06, 2014
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3/5  rDev -2.9%

DeadeyeOTDO, Nov 03, 2014
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3.64/5  rDev +17.8%

JAD1956, Oct 27, 2014
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2.75/5  rDev -11%

LXIXME, Oct 13, 2014
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3/5  rDev -2.9%

barneysdad, Oct 12, 2014
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4/5  rDev +29.4%

jdh5113, Oct 11, 2014
Photo of predikit
3.5/5  rDev +13.3%

Bought a single, I was a bit leery of this beer so didn't want to invest in a sixer.

I pop the top and sniff the bottle, I was not impressed. Very strong melon scent, but it seemed somehow artificial. I had the opportunity to try from Melon flavored Ramune from Japan, and it smelled just like that.

Pours a clear gold, almost no head to speak of, no lacing left on the glass.

The taste is something different. Rather than the sugar explosion I was expecting, it's almost savory. There's a tartness to it that I quite enjoy. Aside from the melon, I'm getting butter and corn, and possibly some cherry.

It's thin, small dazzle of carbonation before it's gone, leaves a slight residue that sticks around for a little while, but doesn't take away from the drink much.

Another surprise from Shipyard, get a pass score from me.

predikit, Oct 05, 2014
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3.25/5  rDev +5.2%

MJHolsey, Sep 20, 2014
Photo of bobbycabeza
3.52/5  rDev +13.9%

bobbycabeza, Sep 11, 2014
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3/5  rDev -2.9%

krampert11, Sep 09, 2014
Photo of tjcamm
2.25/5  rDev -27.2%

tjcamm, Sep 07, 2014
Photo of chinchill
3.05/5  rDev -1.3%

12 oz bottle.
Tasty but artificial watermelon flavor with strong hints of cherries and strawberries. I would not be surprised if this was actually crafted with natural watermelon but had cherry and strawberry added to bring out the fruitiness. In any case, it is quite fruity, as well as lightly sweet with just a modicu of tartness.

chinchill, Sep 05, 2014
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2.5/5  rDev -19.1%

PassMeAZima, Sep 03, 2014
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5/5  rDev +61.8%

Mopey82, Sep 01, 2014
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2.5/5  rDev -19.1%

jmw4437, Aug 30, 2014
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2.75/5  rDev -11%

NJBeer265, Aug 29, 2014
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3.25/5  rDev +5.2%

Elicoleman, Aug 29, 2014
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2.5/5  rDev -19.1%

Mphis, Aug 29, 2014
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3/5  rDev -2.9%

Boone757, Aug 26, 2014
Photo of hophugger
3.5/5  rDev +13.3%

I liked it !!. Color was a gold, no cloudiness. Smells like tart honeydew or watermelon. Taste is very nice with good carbonation. The flavor lingered in my mouth for quite some time. The balance between beer and melon was exceptionally nice. Overall, I think it should be drank very cold because as the beer heats up, the melon flavor becomes a little fake. Overall, a nice balanced beer and great flavor

hophugger, Aug 24, 2014
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2.5/5  rDev -19.1%

To be fair, I'm not too into most fruit beers. But my husband, who likes anything sweet and fruity, couldn't resist picking up a bottle of this.

I wouldn't say that this beer was awful. But the flavor profile reminded me of Pez candies and not in a bad way either.

iheartmyTHO, Aug 24, 2014
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1.32/5  rDev -57.3%

drinkfella, Aug 23, 2014
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3.52/5  rDev +13.9%

Mikemcgrath4, Aug 23, 2014
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Shipyard Melonhead from Shipyard Brewing Co.
73 out of 100 based on 150 ratings.