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Shipyard Melonhead | Shipyard Brewing Co.

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BEER INFO

Brewed by:
Shipyard Brewing Co.
Maine, United States
shipyard.com

Style: Fruit / Vegetable Beer

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 4.40%

Availability: Spring

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Added by Brad007 on 05-01-2013

BEER STATS
Ranking:
#43,742
Reviews:
40
Ratings:
233
pDev:
21.27%
Bros Score:
0
 
 
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Ratings: 233 |  Reviews: 40
Photo of SteveLimoncello
2.52/5  rDev -20%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3 | taste: 2 | feel: 3 | overall: 2.5

This stuff is bad. Maybe I got a bad bottle but this had very taste going down...the taste I did have is a slight artificial chemical aftertaste for a bit after drinking.

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Photo of ALLISON01
3.44/5  rDev +9.2%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.5

Photo of thgallagher1980
4.87/5  rDev +54.6%
look: 4.5 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.75

Photo of fudsquat
1.95/5  rDev -38.1%
look: 2 | smell: 2 | taste: 1.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 2

Frankly, this beer was an impulse buy from the singles selection at my grocery store which I picked up to fill a six pack. Also frankly, I drank it out of the bottle so I have no idea of the color or appearance in the glass. The taste, however, I can vouch for, as well as the mouth feel. It is very well carbonated, with a nice fizzy zing, and that is the best thing about it. The artificial watermelon flavor was quite off putting, as was the sweetness. (Full disclosure: I have no sweet tooth at all.) The sweetness and artificial flavor are lingering in my mouth a half hour after drinking the beer.

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Photo of kyle7996
3.94/5  rDev +25.1%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Niche beer. On the fruity side bordering on beer tasting vs cooler. Has some essences of beer but the melon stands out strongly. Has a Shotgun Betty after taste. Almost a baseball card gum note that lingers. Different for sure if you like fruit beer you will enjoy at least one round. If you like more of a hops taste with essence of fruit maybe to sweet for you.

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Photo of Yeldarb92
2.69/5  rDev -14.6%
look: 3 | smell: 2.75 | taste: 2.75 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 2.5

Photo of SlightlyGrey
3.03/5  rDev -3.8%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3

Photo of thalador
2.97/5  rDev -5.7%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 2.25 | overall: 3

Photo of dbrauneis
3.11/5  rDev -1.3%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.25

A: Pours a very lightly hazy medium honey orange in color with moderate to heavy amounts of active visible carbonation and a hint of amber + medium yellow highlights. The beer has a half finger tall foamy white head that reduces to a large patch of thin film covering the entire surface of the beer and a thin ring at the edges of the glass. Light amounts of lacing are observed.

S: Moderate aromas of artificial watermelon, not dissimilar to Jolly Rancher candies. Underneath there is a very light aroma of cereal grain malts.

T: Upfront there is a light flavor of cereal grain malts with a light amount of grainy sweetness. That is followed by moderate flavors of watermelon juice without too much sweetness and just a hint of Jolly Rancher artificial watermelon flavor. Minimal amounts of bitterness in the finish.

M: Light bodied with moderate to heavy amounts of carbonation.

O: Overall a decent summer beer but not one that I could have very frequently - there are other, more enjoyable to me watermelon beers available and they do not have that slightly artificial flavor/aroma.

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Photo of cyber_phoenix
3.5/5  rDev +11.1%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of TTripp725
3.69/5  rDev +17.1%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4.25

Photo of Shaunbkgb
2.16/5  rDev -31.4%
look: 3.75 | smell: 2 | taste: 2 | feel: 2 | overall: 2.25

Smells like one of those strawberry shortcake dolls my sister had in the 80s. The taste starts off with fake fruit that resembles red crushed up flintstone vitamins. The mid-palate is just weird. The finish does remind me that I'm drinking beer, but it seems like a miller lite or something. Not good.

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Photo of Furley80
3.5/5  rDev +11.1%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of Cure_Tap
2.25/5  rDev -28.6%
look: 2.25 | smell: 2.25 | taste: 2.25 | feel: 2.25 | overall: 2.25

Artificial watermelon "beer". It tastes like someone melted watermelon Jolly Ranchers in warm tap water, and then added MORE sugar into the mix on top of that. It's sickly sweet, at least for someone who doesn't possess much of a sweet tooth. You might as well not even be drinking beer, because this tastes nothing like one. I can see it being great for people who don't like beer, or who enjoy sweet ciders. Complete pass from me. I had to cut these with a lot of ice in order to get through the rest of the pack, because the flavor was too off putting for me.

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Photo of Nat1975
2.62/5  rDev -16.8%
look: 2.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 2.5

Photo of RhinoBrew
3.66/5  rDev +16.2%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

A great summer beer. Nice and smooth on a summer day.

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Photo of Furlinator
3.26/5  rDev +3.5%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 2.75 | overall: 3.25

Light and refreshing. Very sweet. Overwhelming melon sweetness that tastes artificial.

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Photo of -Rick
2.91/5  rDev -7.6%
look: 3 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 2.75 | feel: 3 | overall: 2.75

Photo of Drewtechie24
4.62/5  rDev +46.7%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.75

Good Summer Brew. Light and Refreshing.

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Photo of DR7Sauder
5/5  rDev +58.7%
look: 5 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 5

Very light melon flavor. Very smooth.

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Photo of bluehende
2.9/5  rDev -7.9%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 2.75 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

The watermelon works with the wheat beer. I downgraded the beer due to a metallic taste I get. I also know I have a very low threshold for this flavor and get it in a lot of beers.

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Photo of UCLABrewN84
3.12/5  rDev -1%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 4 | overall: 3

Best enjoyed before: 10/2015.

Pours a hazy golden-orange with a foamy bone head that settles to wisps of film on top of the beer. Tiny dots of lace drip into the remaining beer on the drink down. Smell is of sweet grain, watermelon hard candy, and artificially flavored watermelon juice aromas. Taste is much the same with grain and watermelon hard candy flavors on the finish. There is a very mild amount of earth bitterness on the palate with each sip. This beer has a good level of carbonation with a crisp mouthfeel. Overall, this is an average beer that is quite refreshing and easy to drink, but the watermelon aspects come through as candy like all around.

Serving type: bottle.

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Photo of Pumpkin-Head
3.36/5  rDev +6.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 3 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 3.25

Poured from bottle into pint glass. Lots of bubbles equal a thin white head with no lacing. Strong nose of watermelon and malt that fell flat in the taste. Tastes more like a watermelon soda or wine cooler. Overall very drinkable on a warm day.

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Photo of uvachief
3.15/5  rDev 0%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Draft into a pint glass. Pours a light orangish yellow. It's cloudy. Don't see bubbles like some other reviewers. Head was gone by the time I got it. No lacing. Smells extremely tropical and fruity. Cantaloupe and green melon (you know..that Crap on the salad bar that no one eats). None..Zero hops. Pure fruit. I'm worried before I sip. Tastes like a light lager full of melon. Sweet. Complete chick beer or something you would drink on a hot summer day. Not bad but not my cup of tea. This is something I would recommend to girls who want to "try" craft beer for the first time.

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Photo of alcohline_trip
3.17/5  rDev +0.6%
look: 2.75 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3

Shipyard Melonhead from Shipyard Brewing Co.
Beer rating: 3.15 out of 5 with 233 ratings
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