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

Notes / Commercial Description:
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Added by Brad007 on 05-01-2013

BEER STATS
Ratings:
224
Reviews:
39
Avg:
3.1
pDev:
21.61%
 
 
Wants:
4
Gots:
76
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0
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Ratings: 224 |  Reviews: 39
Photo of cyber_phoenix
3.5/5  rDev +12.9%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of TTripp725
3.69/5  rDev +19%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4.25

Photo of Shaunbkgb
2.16/5  rDev -30.3%
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 +12.9%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of Cure_Tap
2.25/5  rDev -27.4%
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 -15.5%
look: 2.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 2.5

Photo of RhinoBrew
3.66/5  rDev +18.1%
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 +5.2%
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 -6.1%
look: 3 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 2.75 | feel: 3 | overall: 2.75

Photo of Drewtechie24
4.62/5  rDev +49%
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 +61.3%
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 -6.5%
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 +0.6%
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 +8.4%
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 +1.6%
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 +2.3%
look: 2.75 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3

Photo of swgwilt
3/5  rDev -3.2%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Photo of beersacrossamerica
2.71/5  rDev -12.6%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 2 | feel: 3 | overall: 2.5

Way too sweet for my taste. Would be great ice cold on a hot summer day, but not more than one or two.

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Photo of patch911
2.98/5  rDev -3.9%
look: 2.75 | smell: 2.75 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 3

Not too bad. Would buy a six pack but not a case.

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Photo of Duff_Man
3.67/5  rDev +18.4%
look: 3 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.75

Photo of trickynicky
3.34/5  rDev +7.7%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.25

Photo of deltatauhobbit
3.05/5  rDev -1.6%
look: 3.25 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.25

Pours a light yellow color, smallish head that fades quickly, no lacing on the glass, constant bubbles rise from the bottom to the top so there's ample carbonation.

Smell is mostly sweet malt with with a light fruit aroma, not picking up any hops on the nose.

Taste is light and crisp, sweet malt throughout with a light fruit aspect, obviously melon-like flavors, not overly artificial or sugary, carbonation is on the high side but this is very helpful to keep it crisp and refreshing without any lingering stickiness.

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Photo of Liberskull
5/5  rDev +61.3%
look: 5 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 5

Delicious, goes down easy favorite seasonal ale.

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Photo of Alpha309
3/5  rDev -3.2%

Photo of pdonovan16
3/5  rDev -3.2%

Shipyard Melonhead from Shipyard Brewing Co.
3.1 out of 5 based on 224 ratings.
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