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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.”

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   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
stoutchap (421) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - JUN 7, 2012
Interesting beer. Light apple and cinnamon in the nose. Looks nice in the glass. Tastes like fall. Medium mouthfeel. Overall a quaffable brew ... more suited for cold fall days than warm summer nights. Or perhaps a loaf of beer bread. Mmmmm ....

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 10/20
drjay44 (2938) - Salida, Colorado, USA - MAY 27, 2015
12 oz. bottle. BBD Aug. 15. Pours a medium, well retained white head, over an effervescent gold (SRM 5) body......nose is moderately heavy cinnamon, light apple, hints of wheat, no esters, no hops, balance to the cinnamon......taste is slightly sweet, with light apple, dominant cinnamon, finishing almost dry, no hops, balance to the cinnamon......mouth feel, light body, no alcohol, high carbonation. The underlying wheat beer is much too hidden by the simple spice. More wheat and apple presence would make this particular bottle better. Its strongest point is its appearance. BJCP 6/3/12/4/5

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
FROTHINGSLOSH (5402) - GREENSBURG, Pennsylvania, USA - MAY 10, 2015
Sampled from a 12 oz brown bottle this beer poured a vibrant golden color with a small white head that faded quickly and left no lacing. The aroma was sweet cinnamon sugar and strong apple. The flavor was sweet cinnamon sugar and apple - very much like apple pie. Long finish. Moderately full bodied. Yummy!

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 10/20
yespr (34875) - Copenhagen O, DENMARK - FEB 24, 2015
From tap. Pours cloudy orange with a small white head. Aroma is apples and cinnamon. Citrusy, zesty fruity apples. Light cinnamon dryness into the finish. Juicy apples.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 9/20
ordybill (604) - Douglasville, Georgia, USA - FEB 24, 2015
Poured from a 12 OZ bottle into a pint glass. Aroma- Fantastic aroma of apples, can’t wait to taste Appearance- Looks like a mix between apple juice and a lager. Has a small white head. Taste- Completely disappointing. I actually feel cheated when I compare the aroma to the taste. You can taste cinnamon and maybe a hint of apple, but the beer flavor doesn’t appeal to me. Palate- This is a light bodied beer with moderate carbonation. The finish is dry and crisp. Overall - This does not even compare to Shipyard’s Pumpkin brew. I would not try this again nor recommend it to anyone unless they want to experiment with flavors

   AROMA 1/10   APPEARANCE 1/5   TASTE 3/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 4/20
bennetporter (318) - East Falmouth, Massachusetts, USA - FEB 1, 2015
Ugh, over sweet and spicy, like McDonalds apple pie filling. It even looks bad in a glass. No good.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
radagast83 (5606) - Fairfax, Virginia, USA - JAN 31, 2015
Poured a clear dark golden color without much of a head, maybe some wisps on it. Aroma was, a bit like an apple pie - mostly some cinnamon. Apples are there, a bit tart. Flavor was sweet apple pie, cinnamon.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
SudsMcDuff (6778) - .....Manchester United.........., Texas, USA - JAN 24, 2015
single from Butt Groceries .. . dark gold .. stinging apple juice and cinnamon .. . light mouth, a bit empty .. . . Listening to some crazy Teebee. You don’t even know who that is...

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
Beerdedone (2933) - Croydon, Pennsylvania, USA - NOV 13, 2014
Bottle. Pours a cloudy golden color with a thin white head. Cinnamon apple aroma. Flavor of apple pie, cinnamon, a hint of nutmeg and had a crisp tart finish.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 14/20
GG (2332) - NorCal, California, USA - NOV 7, 2014
12oz bottle - Found out that Trader Joe’s carries 6-packs of this and a few other unusual Shipyard beers. This one works really, really well and quite a tasty spring/summer beer. An aroma that can best be described as smelling like McDonalds hot apple-pie snacks is the best I can come up with. It smells really nice. Flavor is a nice blend of apples, light cinnamon with a touch of tannic pucker-ness. A pretty straight-forward fruit beer, with a strong flavor of apples. No noticeable flaws while at proper temps. A really nice beer.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 11/20
slowrunner77 (6925) - Reno, Nevada, USA - SEP 26, 2014
"got a single just to see. if this type of beer is what you’re in the mood for, it’s actually quite good. if you’re not in the mood, still an ok beer. better than pumpkinhead. the mix of apple aroma and flavor, and spices cover up any shortcomings in this too light wheat beer. looks and has the feel of typical micro/macro hybrid...but the aroma and flavor are nice enough to almost win me over. not a high scorer, but one i may get again if singles are available."

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