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RATINGS: 57   WEIGHTED AVG: 2.64   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


3.4
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
wlajwl (4316) - 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.

2.6
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 10/20
dfinney23 (2087) - Houston, Texas, USA - DEC 2, 2014
Pleasant melon aroma but there’s not enough beer going on here, especially in the taste.

2.2
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 3/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 8/20
cheap (4427) - 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.

3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
katrinaez (351) - norristown, Pennsylvania, USA - SEP 7, 2014
UPDATED: APR 5, 2015 Refreshing for a hot day and you want a drink that isn?t as sugary as Mike?s hard lemonade. Smells like melon, not watermelon. The taste is also not entirely watermelon but also cantaloupe/honeydew or something else. Not a super "natural" taste, but interesting. Tap

2.9
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
chinchill (2647) - South Carolina, USA - SEP 4, 2014
12 oz bottle with BB date notched at Jan 2015. Candy aroma. Tasty but artificial watermelon flavor with strong hints of cherries and strawberries. I would not be surprised if this was actually crafted with natural watermelon but had cherry and strawberry added to bring out the fruitiness. In any case, it is quite fruity, lightly sweet with just a modicu of tartness.

2.4
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 9/20
slowrunner77 (6569) - Reno, Nevada, USA - AUG 30, 2014
"1 month past best by date. Kinda light and mellow all around, not quite bring but close. Aroma and flavor of light watermelon and malt, with an ever so slight off note. The fruit is refreshing but there’s nothing else really happening. Ok."

2.8
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
douglas88 (6808) - 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.

2.9
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
Beerathon (1449) - 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.

2.5
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 5/20
TheCaptMatey (172) - 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.

2.8
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
stevencon (501) - Sarasota, 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.


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