Shipyard Pumpkinhead Ale - Shipyard Brewing Co.
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2.85/5 rDev -2.7%
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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