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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

1,828 Ratings
THE BROS
41
awful

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Ratings: 1,828
Reviews: 772
rAvg: 2.94
pDev: 27.55%
Wants: 15
Gots: 79 | 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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ghebel

Iowa

2.85/5  rDev -3.1%
look: 2 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

A - Pours clear gold with smallish, thin, 1/4 inch pure white head that lasts a short period of time. Dissipates to a very thin almost non-existent ring with no laces on the glass.

S - Grainy malt with fruity esters. Alcohol present. Most background beer aroma is hidden by up front pumpkin pie spices (nutmeg and cinnamon).

T - Strong flavor of pumpkin pie spices. No pumpkin flavor to speak of. Cannot discern any hop flavor through the overpowering spices. Leaves a lingering sensation on the palate similar to how I would imagine living in a spice cabinet.

M - Thin body with carbonation bite. Mild bitterness. A dry finish, almost sour or astringent, follows a moment of sweetness. Leaves the lips sticky however.

D - Drinkable in a pinch, but probably will not buy another 6 pack. The wife bought this one. Thanks Honey.

Overall - Light body and easy to drink, but too thin and too heavy on the spices. Maybe that is what they were going for here and I suspect it is popular with the masses. Basically, a thin beer with spices poured in.

Serving type: bottle

10-26-2010 21:54:50 | More by ghebel
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Shipyard Pumpkinhead Ale from Shipyard Brewing Co.
68 out of 100 based on 1,828 ratings.