Shipyard Applehead Ale

Shipyard Applehead Ale

Rated 3.162 by BeerPals
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Brewed by Shipyard Brewing Company

Portland, ME, United States

Style:  Spiced Beer

4.5% Alcohol by Volume

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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.”

ID: 46819 Last updated 9 years ago Added to database 9 years ago

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Overall Rank22425
Overall Percentile52.7
Style Rank512 of 1219
Style Percentile58
Lowest Score3.0
Highest Score3.6
Average Score3.210
Weighted Score3.162
Standard Deviation0.202

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  • CYBERCAT 10144 reviews
    rated 3.2 8 years ago

    Aroma: 6 | Appearance: 7 | Mouthfeel: 6 | Flavor: 7 | Overall: 6

    Pours a clear solar yellow with a thick but effervescent off-white head - looks more like a cider than a beer. Aroma reinforces the cider perception, having a strong apple note and some cinnamon as well, just a hint of malt. Smells like a fresh apple pie. Flavor, though, is a little more beer-like; now the wheaty malt comes through, though the main flavor is still apple, and a cinnamon tone accompanies them. Texture is smooth and firm but lacks fizz. Still, go ahead and pick one to enjoy on a nice crisp fall day.

  • JLOZIER 671 reviews
    rated 3.0 9 years ago

    Aroma: 6 | Appearance: 7 | Mouthfeel: 4 | Flavor: 7 | Overall: 6

    Had this at a barbq last night. Tasted like yeasty apples, slightest hint of cider, and the aftertaste is like apple pie...all the usual suspect spices there. Consistency was like water, though. Even the aroma out of the bottle is reminiscent of apple pie. An interesting variation on a theme, but I think more could have been done with this. Overall, another adequate beer from Shipyard.

  • RICHSBEER 1730 reviews
    rated 3.5 9 years ago

    Aroma: 7 | Appearance: 8 | Mouthfeel: 6 | Flavor: 7 | Overall: 7

    pours a yellow-gold color with some head, some lacing, but nothing really special. The aroma is like a bowl of Apple Jacks! This aroma is phenomenal. The cues of apple and cinnamon are so profound I can literally taste them. The taste could have more of the Apple Jacks taste, but it tastes very good overall. Beautiful apple and cinnamon clashing with some honey taste, maybe a little bit of bitter hops and a sweet golden malt. Very pleasant. The mouthfeel is a little disappointing, as its generic with a watery feeling. Overall a very good beer indeed, and made for one unique and very tasty beverage. Definitely a must try!

  • JABAH 1780 reviews
    rated 3.3 9 years ago

    Aroma: 6 | Appearance: 7 | Mouthfeel: 6 | Flavor: 7 | Overall: 7

    Ok...so this tastes like cider. So what? It's beer. It's brewed by Shipyard. So what? It's good in the summer! Nothing to rave about, but for $6 a 6-pack at Shipyard Brewpub in Winter Park, FL...I'll take it. Was hesitant at first, but it actually works for me. The initial sip or two of each sample is slightly strange, but grows on me towards the end. A little too much cinnamon, but does not mess with the balance. Probably will not rush out to get again. Worth the sample though.

  • FARGINGBASTIGE6 1476 reviews
    rated 3.1 9 years ago

    Aroma: 6 | Appearance: 6 | Mouthfeel: 6 | Flavor: 7 | Overall: 6

    Thank, Lou - could have been a "Jolly Rancher in a Bottle", but just didn't quite make it. The aroma was faint, but decidely applescent - same with flavor. Light clove and apple spice - a tribute to pie, I suppose. Not bad, just not great.

  • BEERGUY101 5022 reviews
    rated 3.0 9 years ago

    Aroma: 6 | Appearance: 6 | Mouthfeel: 6 | Flavor: 6 | Overall: 6

    Sampled on 3/30/2012. This spiced ale pours a medium to light orange gold color from a 12oz bottle. Medium sized white foamy head. The aroma is spices, apples and cereal, like an apple pie. A light to medium bodied spiced ale. The malts are fruity and sweet, cereal and grainy. The hops are herbal and spicy. Decent carbonation. It tastes like a slice of apple pie. A touch on the thin tasting side and there is some carbonation (Club soda like) fizzyness. Much better than I was expecting. Touch of cinnamon at the finish. Mouthfeel is a touch thin. The finish is clean and crisp. The aftertaste is slightly spicy and a touch sweet.

  • BLUESANDBARBQ 2568 reviews
    rated 3.1 9 years ago

    Aroma: 6 | Appearance: 7 | Mouthfeel: 6 | Flavor: 6 | Overall: 6

    Clear light golden amber pour, decent white head and some lacing. Weak apple aroma, some cinnamon, wet malts, very light hops. Taste is watered down apples, some cinnamon, light lager. Refreshing but a bit watery. Good hand out beer at a summer party.

  • STOUTLOVER72 2327 reviews
    rated 3.6 9 years ago

    Aroma: 7 | Appearance: 8 | Mouthfeel: 7 | Flavor: 7 | Overall: 7

    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.

  • RJA 2975 reviews
    rated 3.2 9 years ago

    Aroma: 5 | Appearance: 8 | Mouthfeel: 5 | Flavor: 8 | Overall: 6

    This is apple pie in a beer and it works. Aroma is apple and apple pie spices. The tasting even more so. A bright orange colored beer with a big frothy textured, white head. Settles fairly quickly leaving no lacing. Light bodied

  • SLOWRUNNER77 5682 reviews
    rated 3.1 9 years ago

    Aroma: 5 | Appearance: 7 | Mouthfeel: 5 | Flavor: 7 | Overall: 7

    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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