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RATINGS: 218   WEIGHTED AVG: 2.85/5   IBU: 18   EST. CALORIES: 135   ABV: 4.5%
COMMERCIAL DESCRIPTION
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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3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
hershiser2 (2339) - Charlottesville, Virginia, USA - JUL 6, 2012
Bottle: $1.75 from Wine Warehouse, Charlottesville. Pours golden amber with a small white head. Smells of apple, cinnamon, and nutmeg. Tastes of apples and spices - lingering peppery finish. Tasty - not something Id drink all the time. Tastes to me exactly like apple spice herbal tea.


2.9
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 12/20
oldrtybastrd (5002) - Fort Walton Beach, Florida, USA - MAY 9, 2016
Pours a cloudy yellow with fizzy head. Aromas of fruit, grass, and apples. Flavors of light apple, yeast, and hay.

2.9
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 13/20
Trolleo (1411) - Pula / Zagreb, CROATIA - DEC 7, 2015
Clear orange to golden color, medium sized white head at the beginning, disappeared fast. Lots of apple and pumpkin in the aroma. Taste is sweet, apple and cinnamon. Watery, soft carbonated. A bit weird. //Pivoteka

3.2
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
Suttree (6145) - Knoxville, Tennessee, USA - SEP 14, 2015
Maybe this benefitted from lowered expectations, but this was actually not bad. Definate cinnamon and apple, but what I liked best about it was what it did NOT have. No butter flavors!

2.4
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 9/20
ogivlado (7311) - Zagreb, CROATIA - JUL 24, 2015
Bottled 355ml. -from Pivoteka Zagreb, shared with Marko. Darker golden coloured, small off-white head, Apfelstrudel in the nose with cinnamon of course. The beer itself is almost the same, Apfelstrudel with lots of cinnamon and pretty watery as well. Again another one that goes into "not my type of beer" category but also much better than Ofallon Which Ive tried few minutes before.

2.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 8/20
Marko (5148) - Split / Zagreb, CROATIA - JUL 13, 2015
0.355l bottle, Pivoteka, shared with ogivlado. Darker golden-amber body. Small white head. I actually dig the aroma, grandmas Apfelstrudel, apples and cinnamon are evident. Watery taste with dry cinnamon up front, apples are mostly gone from there. Completely subdued. Some semblance of Apfelstrudel still remains, but man its watery, especially in the finish. No, this is not a quality beer, especially since it hints at so much more than it delivers.

2.9
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 10/20
drjay44 (3483) - 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

3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
FROTHINGSLOSH (7073) - 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!

2.6
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 10/20
yespr (41423) - 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.

2.8
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 9/20
ordybill (1455) - Douglasville, Georgia, USA - FEB 24, 2015
Poured from a 12 OZ bottle into a pint glass. Aroma- Fantastic aroma of apples, cant 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 doesnt 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 Shipyards Pumpkin brew. I would not try this again nor recommend it to anyone unless they want to experiment with flavors

1.1
   AROMA 1/10   APPEARANCE 1/5   TASTE 3/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 4/20
Quick3Beers (1022) - 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.


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