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Shipyard Applehead | Shipyard Brewing Co.

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Brewed by:
Shipyard Brewing Co.
Maine, United States

Style: Herbed / Spiced Beer

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 4.50%

Availability: Winter

Notes / Commercial Description:
Shipyard Applehead is a crisp, refreshing wheat ale with a delightful apple aroma and subtle cinnamon flavor.

Added by stonermouse on 12-10-2011

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Ratings: 407 |  Reviews: 99
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1.75/5  rDev -43.9%

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3.7/5  rDev +18.6%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

I poured this beer into a pint glass. It has a nice golden color body with a small fizzy head that disappears quickly. The smell is of granny smith apples. The taste is like a apple pie, apple flavor and some cinnamon on the back of the tongue. very easy mouth feel, well carbonated and overall a nice beer.

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3.53/5  rDev +13.1%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

A: A lot darker pour than others I've had earlier in this style; amber. With a really larger white light but still compact head. Nice lacings.

S: Cinnamon and green apples up front, actually smells just like homemade applepie. Some mellow wheat in the back. A hint of nutmeg in the back.

T: Follows the nose, but with a little more wheat beer feel. Some ginger is also noticable.

M: Medium long aftertaste, bitterness besides the spices. Body is smooth and light while carbonation is mild.

O: Quite interesting, but not that great.

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3.5/5  rDev +12.2%

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3.48/5  rDev +11.5%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.5

A: two finger frothy head with some retention on a clear golden amber body.

S: apple cinnamon with some orange and wheat notes.

T: more cinnamon apple in the flavor throughout with intermixed wheat and a toasted malts.

M: light body and high carbonation. semi dry finish but still somewhat refreshing.

Overall: The apple is nicely applied and not too sweet. Not a regular beer to have often but I was expecting worse.

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3.05/5  rDev -2.2%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3

Best before 9/2012.

Pours a slightly hazy honey orange with a 1 inch foamy orange-white head that settles to an oily film on top of the beer. Small dots of lace slowly drip into the remaining beer on the drink down. Smell is somewhat like one of those apple flavored snack pies. Taste is of watery apple cider mixed with some overbearing cinnamon/clove spice flavors. There is a slightly bitter spice finish with each sip. This beer has a pretty good level of carbonation with a slightly crisp mouthfeel. Overall, this is a middle of the road fruit flavored beer that is better than Pumpkinhead but not something I would to get again.

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4/5  rDev +28.2%

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3.12/5  rDev 0%
look: 3 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

A: Apple-cider coloring has a neat clarity and a light spacious rise of effervesce. A dirty white frothy head is weak on the hold turning to a washy covering rather quickly. Minimum lacing.

S: Cinnamon toast with nutmeg and sugar and some warm apple pie filling best describes the aroma. Sweet and cloying, apple brown betties has a nice level of aromatic awareness smelling like a pumpkin pie spiced beer.

T: The flavor was sweet apple cinnamon toast, ginger, honey glaze and saffron. Very cloying as with the nose with a toasty sweet malt and a tart green apple finish.

M: Light to medium body, some syrupiness, flat carbonation and very sweet and spicy on the hold.

O: Overall an American pale wheat that drinks like a pale pumpkin. Very sweet and cloying as to limit repeats. All around average.

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3/5  rDev -3.8%

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3.27/5  rDev +4.8%
look: 3 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5


A-clear crisplight amber/goldenrod color. Minimal head and no lacing.

S- hints of apple, wood and strong in the malt area.

T- Strong in the front with apple spice. mixed with malts it doesnt complement each other too good. Its like biting into an apple air freshner.

M- sour and light bodied. Feel leaves more to be desired and less of the apple dominance.

O-After a few gulps it actually gets better but the dominance of the apple spice overrides the beer flavor.

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4/5  rDev +28.2%

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3.5/5  rDev +12.2%

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4/5  rDev +28.2%

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3/5  rDev -3.8%

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2/5  rDev -35.9%

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2.56/5  rDev -17.9%
look: 3.5 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 2.5

It has a light yellow color that is transparent.
The head retains quite well.

It smells sweet, light malt and heavy on the cinnamon. Kinda reminds me of the cereal Apple Jacks. Except Apple Jacks smells better.

It is sweet and malty. Not very good, but not terrible either.

For a wheat ale, it is very watered down, but does have good carbonation and is slightly coarsed.

I do not like it. It was a great effort, but it simply does not taste good. Their Pumpkinhead is much better.

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3/5  rDev -3.8%

Shipyard Applehead from Shipyard Brewing Co.
Beer rating: 3.12 out of 5 with 407 ratings
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