Shipyard Pumpkinhead Ale - Shipyard Brewing Co.
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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
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
Shipyard Pumpkinhead Ale from Shipyard Brewing Co.
68 out of 100 based on 1,945 ratings.