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RATINGS: 64   WEIGHTED AVG: 2.67   SEASONAL: Spring   EST. CALORIES: 132   ABV: 4.4%
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Melonhead joined the seasonal lineup of Shipyard’s headless horsemen in the Spring of 2013. This beer is a crisp, quenching ale with a refreshing essence of fresh watermelon.

Malt: Process Pale Ale, Whole Wheat, Munich Light
Hops: Willamette, Saphir
Yeast: Top-Fermenting English
Color: Golden
OG: 1048
Character: Refreshing essence of watermelon: a crisp, refreshing beer
Food Pairings: Cajun shrimp, mozzarella, pork,sausage, turkey,scallops, light fare, sushi
First Brewed: March 2013
Availability: March - June

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 10/20
GIJOE (924) - North Berwick, Maine, USA - JUL 2, 2015
Pours amber with a finger of white foam that lingers a while. Sparse lacing. Nose is watermelon candy - Jolly Ranchers. Taste is much the same, although not as sweet as I expected. Not bad.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 8/20
HoppyScallywag (108) - Butler, Pennsylvania, USA - JUN 16, 2015
Here's what it tastes like.....like someone took a coors light and dropped a stick of Extra's Watermelon Flavored gum, then just let it soak. It's awful. Very disappointed in Shipyard. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 13/20
obguthr (4535) - Staunton, Virginia, USA - JUN 7, 2015
Mix of sweet real and artificial watermelon on the nose. Clear amber, headless. Much drier than expected, also more natural and less artificial. Watermelon rind, malt, bubble gum finish. Medium body, fizzy. Decent watermelon beer if you are into that sort of thing, which I’m not.

   AROMA 10/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 3/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 7/20
geologyguy (942) - Columbia, South Carolina, USA - JUN 5, 2015
amazing watermelon smell....like bubble yum gum...the watermelon flavor is good too but the beer is really really shitty....poor aftertaste too.....had so much potential but then it was like they mixed it with a terrible beer

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 10/20
Padron4KM (650) - Chandler, Arizona, USA - MAY 31, 2015
12 oz bottle. Dark golden, no head, no lace. Artificial watermelon candy aroma and flavor. Tart finish. Cider-like.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 17/20
shadey (1987) - Nashville, Tennessee, USA - MAY 17, 2015
12oz bottle. Pours clear orange. No head. Aroma is very fruity. Light flavor and body. Fruity flavor is prominent.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
BVery (7885) - Plymouth, Minnesota, USA - MAY 12, 2015
Tap at Taphouse Grille. Clear pale orange pour with a small head. Watermelon aroma - kinda cool. Similar taste. Light, simple, fine for some occasions.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
wlajwl (4537) - Quad Cities, Iowa, USA - APR 4, 2015
Aroma is watermelon, peaches and cream and slightly earthy malts. The flavor is watermelon, peaches, mild sugar sweetness and a tart finish.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 10/20
dfinney23 (2236) - Houston, Texas, USA - DEC 2, 2014
Pleasant melon aroma but there’s not enough beer going on here, especially in the taste.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 3/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 8/20
cheap (4525) - Beaver Valley, Beaver County, Pennsylvania, USA - NOV 25, 2014
From a bottle smells great Looks like pale lager. Tis melon fer sure, a little artificial I guess. Yes, not like a sour sweet radler, more like a typical dull fruit beer that needs a little sugar. Smell and taste gets on yah after a while. Not real enjoyable.

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