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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 10/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 11/20
obguthr (4531) - Staunton, Virginia, USA - FEB 25, 2012
Wonderful apple, honey, and cinnamon aroma, even a little bready. Clear amber, thin head. Drier and breadier flavor. Apple and nutmeg flavor, quite artificial. A kiss of blueberry in the finish. I rather enjoyed the pumpkin beers but there is something not quite right in this beer and I call shenanigans. I do hope that artificial flavorings were not employed here.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 9/20
rodisian (66) - Connecticut, USA - FEB 24, 2012
UPDATED: JUN 8, 2012 Exactly what it promises - so in that respect I think Shipyard did a nice job on this. Smells of cinnamon and apple cider - almost like a "spiced apple" yankee candle. Taste is cinnamon with an apple and malt backbone. Probably would be great in the summer, and a fun novelty beer - especially for those who have been turned off by beer in the past.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 7/20
TATE (361) - Lubec, Maine, USA - FEB 24, 2012
Draft at the Thirsty Moose. I’m a pretty big fan of most of Shipyard’s offerings but this one falls short and I’m not sure what the purpose is. The taste is mostly nutmeg and very much the same flavor as the Pumpkinhead swapping out pumpkin for apple flavoring. If I was looking for apple flavor though, I’d go with a Magners Cider instead. While the taste was not bad it was forgettable and feels a bit gimmicky.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
keepersj12 (2916) - Sicklerville, New Jersey, USA - FEB 23, 2012
Pours a clear amber with a bready, slightly sour aroma. The flavor has a hint of apples and a touch of cinnamon. Drink it fast and ice cold for best results.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
jjuf1853 (1269) - Land O Lakes, Florida, USA - FEB 23, 2012
Draft at World of Beer in Land O Lakes. Pours a light golden yellow with virtually no head whatsoever. Aroma is fairly sweet with the obvious apple notes. Flavor is not as sweet as expected with more spiced notes from the cinnamon. Overall not bad, but not something I’d want more than a pint of in one sitting.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 10/20
jeremytoni (3011) - Swedesboro, New Jersey, USA - FEB 20, 2012
From a bottle poured a brown color with a small amount of head. Light apple mostly spicy malty flavor with a lingering aftertaste.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 3/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 14/20
Chipalsa (1311) - Florida, USA - FEB 18, 2012
For a beer called "applehead" the scent was more so on the cinnamon/malty side. The taste became a bit more like apple pie as it warmed up, but the hop finish gave way to a strange aftertaste.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
smith4498 (3233) - Miami, Florida, USA - FEB 16, 2012
Pours slightly hazy orangish color with off white head. Aromas of apples and cinnamon. Tastes like liquid apple pie (from McDonalds, not a delicious homemade one), cinnamon and apples with some maltiness. Medium body with moderate carbonation. Sort of a hybrid beer/cider; interesting.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
TheBeerGod (5532) - Newport News, Virginia, USA - FEB 15, 2012
Bottle. Pours the color of apple juice with a short, white head. Aroma is strong apple, cinnamon and clove. Taste is big apple notes, baked apple pie, cinnamon and light clove. Body is light-medium with a mild, prickly carbonation. Finishes with more apple, baked apple pie, lighter cinnamon, grains and spice.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
dfhhead25 (251) - Pennsylvania, USA - FEB 15, 2012
Aroma- hay, wheat, typical macro qualities Appearance- golden straw yellow, no head, huge carbonation Taste- some faint apple, caramel, cinnamon, cloves Palate- big carbonation, relatively thin but refreshing Overall- Better than I thought. Quite refreshing and actually flavorful. Not bat at all.

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