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RATINGS: 193   WEIGHTED AVG: 2.86   SEASONAL: Winter   EST. CALORIES: 135   ABV: 4.5%
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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.”


3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 17/20
Jow (1862) - New York, USA - JAN 21, 2012
Had 3 of these while home brewing today. Very interesting don’t think I’ve had apple beer before. Tastes of tart granny smith apples, with cinnamon, grass, and some floral notes. Pretty refreshing

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
Onionkid (359) - Fayetteville, Arkansas, USA - JAN 18, 2012
Bottle. Has a cinnamon and apple aroma to it, a little floral as well. Taste is mostly of apple at the start with the cinnamon taking over for the remainder. Finishes with a crisp apple taste that lingers. This is a very solid beer and kind of points out to me the simple joy of a beer that’s not so fancy but is well made in it’s simplicity. I don’t know why a lot of these beers on this site seem grossly overrated. I understand the reasoning that a beer that is more ambitious and has more of a flavor palette is worth praising but these beers that only have a handful of flavors always seem to hover at lower scores. I like this one even if it doesn’t have much to it. Certainly better than a lot of 100 rated beers I’ve had on here. 4.5% abv.

3.2
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 12/20
paultheguru (650) - Parker, Colorado, USA - JAN 17, 2012
Bright, clear light orange color, some red hue to it. White head on top with typical retention. Nose of cinnamon, sweet malts, light apple aroma. Like a beer version of Apple Jack’s cereal. Light apple flavor, but definitely there. Mostly a nice light cinnamon flavor throughout. Not cider-like at all, for those that may wonder. It is nice, light and something a little different. Not really for me but I see where it was going.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
joeneugs (2932) - Livermore, California, USA - JAN 14, 2012
On draft at Tap 25. It pours clear orange with a white head. The aroma is really nice and reminiscent of spiced apple cider. Lots of cinnamon and apple. The flavor is the same. Kind of thin with a bready finish. The apple flavor is very nice without being cloying. A refreshing and surprisingly good beer.

2.9
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
Drake (7926) - Free Union, Virginia, USA - JAN 8, 2012
12 ounce bottle from Wine Warehouse Charlottesville, VA. Pours a clear amber color with a medium creamy off-white head. Decent head retention. Aroma of big cinnamon notes, brown sugar and faint apples. Like what I imagine Apple Jaxx to smell like, though I haven’t had that in years. The taste is cinnamon, toasted malts, other spices and an apple finish. Medium bodied. Overpowered by the spice.

3.3
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
pineypower (2402) - Pine Barrens, New Jersey, USA - JAN 6, 2012
Bottle at Porch Key West, poured into a pint glass. Pours a mostly clear golden color with a nice off white head. Aroma is of apple pie, no joke, straight up apple pie, cinnamon and all. Taste however tapers off from the aroma, a light body ale with some red apple, caramel, light cinnamon, and some light bready malts in there too. Definitely refreshing on an almost 80 day in paradise.

3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
TJay7481 (79) - Altamonte Springs, Florida, USA - JAN 3, 2012
Wonderful spice aroma. Light gold in color with a lit of carbonation. This beer goes down so easy. You could easily drink an entire six pack. The low abv at least means you wont be putting down too many. Taste is very similar to the Pumpkinhead offering. Light apple taste followed by spices, cinnamon. A very nice drinking beer.

3.3
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 15/20
BroSpud (1596) - , Massachusetts, USA - JAN 2, 2012
12oz screwtop bottle. Pours a very light amber with almost no head. These fruit/vegetable beers are not usually my thing so I am surprised that I actually like this. Similar to their pumpkin ale this is one of the better ones in this style. The apple flavor is so prevalent that it is almost like drinking a hard cider instead of a beer. Very unique brew.

2.6
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 8/20
SSSteve (3661) - - JAN 2, 2012
bottle. clear pale orange with a very small, filmy white head. oddly, this beer smells like pumpkinhead. malty with pumpkin spices and no apple in nose. the flavor has lots of cinnamon, nutmeg...the usual pumpkin beer spice addition, and a light overly-ripe bruised red apple finish. the spices are a little strong to fully bring the flavor of the apple to front.

2.9
   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
wlajwl (3546) - Quad Cities, Iowa, USA - DEC 31, 2011
Aroma is vegetables and spices. The flavor is cinnamon, some Granny Smith style apples, a slight vegetable quality and has a mildly tart finish. Without the vegetables it would’ve been better, otherwise, it was passable.


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