Shipyard Brewing Company

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Shipyard Brewing Company
Maine, United States
Herb and Spice Beer
Ranked #102
Ranked #29,516
3.11 | pDev: 22.19%
Oct 16, 2022
Dec 10, 2011
Notes: Applehead is a crisp, refreshing wheat ale with a delightful apple aroma and subtle cinnamon flavor.
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Rated: 3 by LAM01833 from Massachusetts

Oct 16, 2022
Rated: 3.37 by ScottP from New Hampshire

Jul 29, 2017
Rated: 3.17 by jeffreyhill021 from Massachusetts

Mar 20, 2017
Rated: 4 by Southpawwp from Massachusetts

Nov 13, 2016
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Reviewed by hophugger from Virginia

2.98/5  rDev -4.2%
look: 3.25 | smell: 2.75 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3
Very light creamy aroma of apple juice. Average head and no lacing. Taste is slightly watered down and spice is a tad too much. Overall, this beer lacked any complexity
Jun 03, 2016
Rated: 3.06 by Mcataldo8 from New Hampshire

Mar 11, 2016
Rated: 3.5 by Gkruszewski from New York

Sep 26, 2015
Rated: 3.4 by DinoBlueShoes from Maine

Aug 20, 2015
Rated: 2.5 by atrocity from Virginia

Jul 01, 2015
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Rated by ShepardCommander from Virginia

3.75/5  rDev +20.6%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75
I enjoyed it. It reminded me of fall
Jun 26, 2015
Rated: 3.25 by ovaltine from Indiana

May 26, 2015
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Rated by boku56 from Nevada

2.15/5  rDev -30.9%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 1.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 1.75
Way too much cinnamon. Tastes very artificial.
Apr 05, 2015
Rated: 3.59 by markallmon from Tennessee

Apr 05, 2015
Rated: 3.09 by whatname from Pennsylvania

Mar 30, 2015
Rated: 3 by dfhhead25 from Pennsylvania

Mar 03, 2015
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Reviewed by ordybill from Georgia

2.78/5  rDev -10.6%
look: 3.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 2 | feel: 2.75 | overall: 2.75
Poured from a 12 OZ bottle into a pint glass.
Aroma- Fantastic aroma of apples, can't wait to taste
Appearance- Looks like a mix between apple juice and a lager. Has a small white head.
Taste- Completely disappointing. I actually feel cheated when I compare the aroma to the taste. You can taste cinnamon and maybe a hint of apple, but the beer flavor doesn't appeal to me.
Palate- This is a light bodied beer with moderate carbonation. The finish is dry and crisp.
Overall - This does not even compare to Shipyard's Pumpkin brew. I would not try this again nor recommend it to anyone unless they want to experiment with flavors
Feb 24, 2015
Rated: 3.42 by Mutt1823 from Nevada

Feb 24, 2015
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Rated by aliceinbeerland13

4.43/5  rDev +42.4%
look: 4.25 | smell: 5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25
Great beer, had to try it since I love pumpkin head!
Feb 14, 2015
Rated: 3.66 by Kachris3 from North Carolina

Jan 15, 2015
Rated: 1.48 by Baileye3 from Rhode Island

Dec 13, 2014
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Rated by wac9 from Pennsylvania

3.25/5  rDev +4.5%
a very nice beer its fresh crisp beer enyoyable a beer worth drinking
Dec 06, 2014
Rated: 3.12 by irishevans from California

Nov 30, 2014
Rated: 2.25 by olradetbalder from Sweden

Nov 21, 2014
Rated: 2.75 by Reds76 from Maine

Nov 09, 2014
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Reviewed by hoptheology from California

3.69/5  rDev +18.6%
Appearance (3.5) : Pours a decent 1 finger head that quickly evaporates into a foamy ring. Body is like slightly opaque apple juice.

Aroma (3.5) : I smell a bucket of damp, mushy apples, with some of them that have gone bad in the bunch. That's probably the best I can describe it in all honesty. Could be because I just picked our apple trees in the back yard (first frost). Beyond that with more detail, there's some slight tart cinnamon, with some faint corn notes. Bouquet is medium strength.

Taste (3.75) : Tartness hits first with a classic lager taste right after, which fills out the majority of the body. At the tail end there's cinnamon and a slight flavor of candy gummi apple rings. Slight faint sourness on the finish. It's definitely not too sweet. For those who are shy of sweet apple beers, this is not one of them, so you're in the safe zone. Those expecting more sweetness will be disappointed, but in all honesty it's a beer, not juice cocktail.

Mouthfeel (3.25) : Zingy, zippy, carbonated, and crisp. Light bodied. The finish is dry and crisp.

Overall (3.69) : As far as fruit beers go, it's hard to find one that stands up to the definition of "craft". But this beer is pretty decent, and it probably gets a worse rep than it should. Shipyard Applehead is a beer you drink when you are in the mood for a beer, but also apples. This is not cloying or overly sweet, in fact it's more beer than it is apples. However if you want apples, it's there - and it will satisfy your craving for an apple flavored beer. I'd drink it again, I may even consider a six pack on sale. Decent brew. I feel like I've described this beer in the best ability I can. Gonna finish this one on the couch in front of the tube.
Oct 08, 2014
Rated: 3.5 by DeadeyeOTDO from Arizona

Oct 03, 2014
Rated: 1.5 by Klister from Maine

Oct 03, 2014
Rated: 2.75 by MJHolsey from South Carolina

Sep 20, 2014
Rated: 3.25 by Nichols33 from Massachusetts

Sep 09, 2014
Rated: 3.16 by Alexincj7 from Michigan

Sep 07, 2014
Rated: 3 by blatantlocalism from Michigan

Sep 05, 2014
Rated: 3 by CraigTravor from California

Sep 03, 2014
Rated: 2.75 by LutherBrau from Massachusetts

Sep 02, 2014
Rated: 2.5 by malfunxion from New York

Aug 31, 2014
Rated: 3.5 by Rojada1988 from Pennsylvania

Aug 25, 2014
Rated: 2 by flr0605 from Puerto Rico

Aug 19, 2014
Rated: 3.3 by Hootie159 from Massachusetts

Aug 19, 2014
Rated: 3.5 by wattersmike90 from New York

Aug 09, 2014
Applehead from Shipyard Brewing Company
Beer rating: 72 out of 100 with 408 ratings