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Shipyard Pumpkinhead Ale - Shipyard Brewing Co.

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Shipyard Pumpkinhead AleShipyard Pumpkinhead Ale

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BA SCORE
68
poor

1,945 Ratings
THE BROS
41
awful

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Ratings: 1,945
Reviews: 778
rAvg: 2.94
pDev: 27.55%
Wants: 17
Gots: 133 | FT: 0
Brewed by:
Shipyard Brewing Co. visit their website
Maine, United States

Style | ABV
Pumpkin Ale |  4.70% ABV

Availability: Fall

Notes/Commercial Description:
No notes at this time.

(Beer added by: BeerAdvocate on 11-04-2001)
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LutherBrau

Massachusetts

2.5/5  rDev -15%

09-02-2014 20:18:21 | More by LutherBrau
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ohiobeer29

Ohio

2.5/5  rDev -15%

09-02-2014 00:19:15 | More by ohiobeer29
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Texasfan549

Texas

3/5  rDev +2%

09-01-2014 22:30:09 | More by Texasfan549
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illpass78

Maine

3.39/5  rDev +15.3%

Had a 14 oz.er on draft at Hadlock Field, home of the Portland Sea Dogs, in Portland, Maine.

Appearance: Pours a reasonably clear goldish color with a one-inch head that is gone after not too long.

Aroma: This beer doesn't really pummel you with pumpkin. It smells like a standard pale ale with some very faint spice and a bit of a pumpkin-syrup type smell.

Taste: Sort of tastes like an unremarkable pale or golden ale that had a gourd soaking in it for a while. It's sort of more of a squash taste than a pumpkin taste. It's not cloying, but it's also not super exciting. Finishes kind of flat.

Mouthfeel: It's a little light for a fall-themed beer.

Overall: This beer is immensely popular but rarely receives critical praise. I can see why. It's approachable and easy on the palate, but also lacks the depth and flavor I'd like from a fall seasonal (pumpkins or not). Maybe I enjoyed this less than I would have under more ideal conditions, since I had it on a baking-hot, humid September day. Still, Shipyard undeniably has better executed offerings than this.

09-01-2014 22:07:12 | More by illpass78
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Lfmik2316


4.56/5  rDev +55.1%

09-01-2014 21:23:05 | More by Lfmik2316
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BBelch

West Virginia

2/5  rDev -32%

09-01-2014 21:17:18 | More by BBelch
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WesFoxlove

Massachusetts

3/5  rDev +2%

09-01-2014 20:10:32 | More by WesFoxlove
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aleckpa

North Carolina

1/5  rDev -66%

09-01-2014 18:25:00 | More by aleckpa
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Sckrambo


3.64/5  rDev +23.8%

09-01-2014 15:12:03 | More by Sckrambo
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Sweffin

Massachusetts

3.75/5  rDev +27.6%

09-01-2014 04:20:59 | More by Sweffin
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ScottM123


4.12/5  rDev +40.1%

09-01-2014 02:30:11 | More by ScottM123
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Mopey82


5/5  rDev +70.1%

09-01-2014 02:09:10 | More by Mopey82
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Edhel

New Mexico

3/5  rDev +2%

09-01-2014 00:24:55 | More by Edhel
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Dave928


4.88/5  rDev +66%

08-31-2014 22:51:17 | More by Dave928
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Cmteagardin

Indiana

3.24/5  rDev +10.2%

08-31-2014 03:49:52 | More by Cmteagardin
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Stermax

Pennsylvania

3.08/5  rDev +4.8%

08-31-2014 02:22:54 | More by Stermax
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foci711

Florida

1.25/5  rDev -57.5%

08-31-2014 02:04:28 | More by foci711
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victory4me

Pennsylvania

4/5  rDev +36.1%

08-31-2014 01:53:45 | More by victory4me
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dmill4


4.04/5  rDev +37.4%

08-30-2014 21:10:27 | More by dmill4
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sanitarium16

New Jersey

3.5/5  rDev +19%

08-30-2014 14:41:38 | More by sanitarium16
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AyeMito

Maryland

3.27/5  rDev +11.2%

Not too much going on with this one. It is light and toned down with a slight pumpkin flavor and hardly any other elements. I got a little pumpkin, maybe a little apple and possibly a little nutmeg. Most likely I will not buy any of these.

08-30-2014 02:57:17 | More by AyeMito
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rderedin

Maine

4/5  rDev +36.1%

08-30-2014 01:44:06 | More by rderedin
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Kyleetrotter

Pennsylvania

3.5/5  rDev +19%

Probably the lightest bodied pumpkin beer I've ever had. I get a clove and nutmeg taste and a little pumpkin in the aftertaste. Don't go out of your way to find this, but it's by no means terrible.

08-29-2014 23:58:17 | More by Kyleetrotter
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wollefdoogylloj

Virginia

3.45/5  rDev +17.3%

08-29-2014 23:53:15 | More by wollefdoogylloj
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Greatheil

Rhode Island

1/5  rDev -66%

08-29-2014 19:03:50 | More by Greatheil
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Shipyard Pumpkinhead Ale from Shipyard Brewing Co.
68 out of 100 based on 1,945 ratings.