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RATINGS: 51   WEIGHTED AVG: 2.63   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 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
douglas88 (5934) - Portland, Oregon, USA - AUG 29, 2014
12 ounce bottle from chicken chucks. Pours a clear yellow color with a medium white head. An odd fruity watermelon I guess nose. Funky, sourish, sugary melon. Hmm. Odd. Ok.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
Beerathon (1144) - Harrisburg, Pennsylvania, USA - AUG 22, 2014
Thought I would hate this beer, but not as bad as I thought. Watermelon aroma billows from the bottle upon opening. Pours gold with faint head that dissipates into a soda like fizz on top. Flavor is of melon and wheat.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 5/20
TheCaptMatey (17) - Ohio, USA - AUG 21, 2014
Poured from bottle with a dark amber colour with minimal head. A bright candied watermelon aroma shocks the sense promising sweet beverage. The taste however fails in comparison, but the brews wheat and malt roots maintain it as a bearable ale.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
stevencon (436) - Tallahassee, Florida, USA - AUG 15, 2014
Tap at shamrock. Clear pale visible carbonation. Aroma of watermelon jolly rancher candy. Tastes like the Arizona brand watermelon soda. If you want a good beer skip this. If you want something that tastes like artificial watermelon drink this. Don’t take it seriously and enjoy.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
Drake (8339) - Free Union, Virginia, USA - AUG 15, 2014
12 ounce bottle from Beer Run, opened 5/30/14. Pours a hazy copper color with a medium sized frothy white head. Good head retention. Aroma of candied watermelon and a mild bit of malt. The taste is watermelon, fresh a bit but mostly candy-ish. Faint malts. Medium bodied, moderate carbonation, not very well balanced.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 7/20
DocLock (7829) - Lower Pottsgrove, Pennsylvania, USA - AUG 1, 2014
Bottle from Capone’s. Pours clear dark straw with minimal head. Nose is watermelon, honeydew. Tastes of watermelon, pretty tart, with a tart and watery finish.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 11/20
ChainGangGuy (4365) - Marietta, Georgia, USA - JUL 4, 2014
12 ounce bottle - $2.29 at Total Wine & More in Kennesaw, Georgia.

Appearance: Pours a clear, yellow body, a humble appearance, with a slim, very short-lived white head.

Smell: Smells like those watermelon Jolly Rancher candies first and foremost, with a thin cereal-hinted beer underneath.

Taste: Minimal pale malts, a bit of crunchy wheat accompanies the sweet, sugary watermelon flavor. Near nil hop character with just a teensy bit of balancing bitterness. Sweetish, watermelon-flavored finish with a small zip of suds and last minute twang of additive.

Mouthfeel: Medium-bodied. A little over medium carbonation.

Overall: Nice melons!

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
Blairgus (2590) - California, USA - JUL 1, 2014
1 July 2014, bottle. yellow, clear, no bubbles. nose is some watermelon, some floral bathroom potpourri. thin body and mildly fizzy. hard to place the exact melon flavor. i don’t think it is entirely watermelon or honeydew. maybe more honeydew than anything. meh. melon and beer isn’t my favorite combo.

   AROMA 10/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 20/20
gnlongshot (1) - - JUN 29, 2014 does not count
Wonderful aroma and great flavor. a great fruit beer if you like them. I like this even better than pumpkin head

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
SJStansbury (4) - New York, USA - JUN 29, 2014 does not count
Appearance:It has a very clear color, golden color. Aroma: It has a strong aroma of watermelons; which surprised me because most beers I have tried which had fruit in them I usually could just barely make out the aroma notes of the fruit, this beer you can really smell it. It is a very pleasing and clean smell and I couldn’t help but keep sniffing it the entire time I was drinking it. Taste: Sweet and sour notes are what you taste first. Upfront watermelon notes. Tart; it made my mouth pucker a few times, I picked up a sweet taste of cotton candy in the after taste, bitter at the end but doesn’t last long. Palate: Tangy, like drinking a tart fruit juice, very light feeling on the tongue. Overall: I really enjoyed this beer, I had been wanting to try it but couldn’t find any store nearby that sold it in singles. It was worth the wait though. It was a hot summer day which made it really refreshing. It’s sweet and tangy, like a watermelon jolly rancher as some here have described it. I will definitely be buying another bottle of this.

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