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RATINGS: 216   WEIGHTED AVG: 2.85/5   SEASONAL: Winter   EST. CALORIES: 135   ABV: 4.5%
Shipyard Applehead is a crisp, refreshing wheat ale with a delightful apple aroma and subtle cinnamon flavor. This beer is available in 6-packs, 12-packs and on draft. “We asked Pumpkinhead fans what other flavors would they like to see and their answer was apple,” said director of sales and marketing, Bruce Forsley. “We listened to what our fans asked for and created Shipyard Applehead. Master brewer Alan Pugsley has combined the subtle sweetness of cinnamon and apple with a clean, refreshing wheat ale to create a whole new beer experience.”

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 10/20
jimhilt (2490) - Bow, New Hampshire, USA - APR 4, 2012
Pours a one finger white head that vanishes quickly to a ring leaving no lace. Chrystal clear light amber color. Light carbonation and light-medium bodied. Strong spicy apple cider nose, flavor is similar - cinnamon apple cider and sweet. Checked the label to make sure I bought beer - says its an ale. Would make a good lawn mower beverage and not much else. $1.75 for a 12oz bottle from Bert’s Better Beers Hooksett, NH.

   AROMA 1/10   APPEARANCE 1/5   TASTE 1/10   PALATE 1/5   OVERALL 1/20
BruceSmith (4) - - APR 2, 2012 does not count
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   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
yayforbeer (753) - Orange Park, Florida, USA - APR 2, 2012
12 oz bottle given to me by a friend. Aroma of spiced apple pie. Flavor also like eating spiced apple pie, but with a bit of artificial sweetener, and a wheaty, malty backing. Its decent for an apple pie fruit beer, but I couldn’t drink more than one.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
beerguy101 (5340) - Newark, California, USA - MAR 30, 2012
Sampled on 3/30/2012. This spiced ale pours a medium to light orange gold color from a 12oz bottle. Medium sized white foamy head. The aroma is spices, apples and cereal, like an apple pie. A light to medium bodied spiced ale. The malts are fruity and sweet, cereal and grainy. The hops are herbal and spicy. Decent carbonation. It tastes like a slice of apple pie. A touch on the thin tasting side and there is some carbonation (Club soda like) fizzyness. Much better than I was expecting. Touch of cinnamon at the finish. Mouthfeel is a touch thin. The finish is clean and crisp. The aftertaste is slightly spicy and a touch sweet.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 13/20
ben4321 (5071) - Hoboken, New Jersey, USA - MAR 26, 2012
Location: 12 oz bottle from Colonial Wine and Spirits, 3/26/12

Aroma: This smells a whole heck of a lot like an apple cider with a cinnamon stick in it
Appearance: It pours a clear golden color with a small fizzy white head and no lacing
Flavor: Tastes of cinnamon and apple cider, fairly sweet, cinnamon spice, and some light wheat
Palate: The body is fairly light with a rather fizzy carbonation, and a somewhat clean mouthfeel
Overall Impression: This one was not what I was expecting at all. It really did remind me of when I use to drink hot apple cider with a cinnamon stick in it. This one is more apple cider than it is traditional beer flavors. It is also a little overly carbonated, which hurts the drinkability. Part of me wants to throw this one in the microwave and see how it tastes hot. It actually tastes pretty good, but it doesn’t taste like much like beer.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 10/20
BigBeer45 (1355) - Michigan, USA - MAR 25, 2012
Bottle, this ale poured a yellow gold with a little orange and made a initial one finger white head that receded to a partial cover and ring, effervescence was medium with a center stream and a few bubbled streams elsewhere in the glass, this beer left some spots and small fingers of lacing on the sides of he glass, the aromas were apple, with spices of nutmeg, cinnamon and very faint ginger, there was some faint malt in the background, the flavors were apple fruit with faint spices, and a little malt, the mouth feel was light on the palate, this beer smells and tastes like a apple spice cake, and was easy to drink.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
jtclockwork (11784) - , New Jersey, USA - MAR 24, 2012
Bottle. Pours light orange with off white head. Nose/taste of apple, pie crust, cinnamon and nutmeg. Slightly dry apple core finish. Medium body.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
jmagnus87 (2912) - Rockford, Illinois, USA - MAR 23, 2012
12oz bottle split with Khan poured into a shaker. Pours a clear light gold with about a finger of white head. Aroma of cinnamon and nutmeg with minimal apple scent. Taste is about the same, but the apple is barely discernible because the cinnamon and nutmeg so overpower everything. Medium bodied with a somewhat sticky texture. Lively carbonation and a decently long finish. Overall, I’m kinda disappointed. It’s almost like Shipyard took 50 gallons of Pumpkinhead and threw a few apples in there. Pass...

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
puboflyons (2704) - Allenstown, New Hampshire, USA - MAR 22, 2012
12 oz. bottle dated Oct 12. The pour is golden yellow with a quick fizzy head that fades. The aroma is of apple pie and cinnamon more than anything else but clean and crisp. The body is quite creamy and thin to medium. The taste is also much like drinking an apple pie with a slight tart after effect.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 10/20
joshmcg000 (376) - Iowa, USA - MAR 21, 2012
Pours a clear gold with small white head. Aroma is apple and cinnamon. Fairly light bodied, crisp and refereshing. Spicey cinnamon and apple flavors. Kind of tastes like apple pie. Not bad stuff but it could use some more body, and definitely more hops.

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