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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
69
poor

2,419 Ratings
THE BROS
41
awful

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Ratings: 2,419
Reviews: 843
rAvg: 2.98
pDev: 27.52%
Wants: 32
Gots: 348 | 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:
Beer added by: BeerAdvocate on 11-04-2001

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Ratings: 2,419 | Reviews: 843
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2.93/5  rDev -1.7%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 2.75 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Photo of Dirtydee5
5/5  rDev +67.8%
look: 5 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 5

This beer is amazing, favorite beer by far.

Photo of Duff_Man
3.57/5  rDev +19.8%
look: 3 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.75

Photo of Tetelestai
2.82/5  rDev -5.4%
look: 2.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 2.75 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 3

Photo of Jae61
3.5/5  rDev +17.4%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of IreRican
3.18/5  rDev +6.7%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.25

Photo of Granuaile
3.85/5  rDev +29.2%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.75

I love this beer, but to be honest I couldn't have more than one at a time, as it's very sweet. As for flavour, it's one of my preferred pumpkin beers.

Pumpkinhead is really excellent for cooking, especially in slow cooker recipes. The flavours make for a really nice touch in stews.

Photo of mrn1ceguy
3/5  rDev +0.7%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Photo of derekgw123
3.66/5  rDev +22.8%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

I've had a lot of pumpkin beer and this one is definitely worth a try.

Photo of redleg411
3/5  rDev +0.7%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Photo of Rlhitchcock
5/5  rDev +67.8%
look: 5 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 5

Spicy ass pumpkin amazingness!!! My favorite pumpkin beer!

Photo of JoelClark
3/5  rDev +0.7%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Photo of Goldndomer
3/5  rDev +0.7%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Photo of Spaceman_Jer
2.81/5  rDev -5.7%
look: 3.25 | smell: 2.75 | taste: 2.75 | feel: 3 | overall: 2.75

Photo of kingskot
4.2/5  rDev +40.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Word word word word word

Photo of Jeffreysan
3/5  rDev +0.7%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

12 oz bottle, poured into a pint glass

Appearance: Pours a semi-cloudy, pale, orange color with a quarter of a finger of white head that quickly dissolved away into a thin halo of foam that gripped the sides of the glass and formed a few wispy clouds that gathered in the center of the top of the beer.

Aroma: Very pumpkin-y, with strong notes of spices of nutmeg, cinnamon, clove and brown sugar. However, I get next to nothing in the way of hops.

Taste: A lot like the aroma. Strong notes of pumpkin and spices of nutmeg, cinnamon, clove, all-spice and brown sugar. There is not much in the way of malt nor is there any hops bitterness to speak of, which I overall prefer.

Mouthfeel: Medium-bodied, with some good carbonation to tickle the taste buds. With an ABV of 4.5%, there is absolutely no presence of alcohol on the palate. This is a true session beer!

Overall: This is a decent pumpkin beer, but not great. Some ok flavors of pumpkin and spice. I certainly won’t search it out again, but if offered, I’m not turning it down. There are tons of better pumpkin beers out there. If you need to get a pumpkin beer from Shipyard, go for the Pugsley Smashed Pumpkin instead. Its a far superior beer!

Photo of ZebraCakez
1.87/5  rDev -37.2%
look: 2.25 | smell: 1.5 | taste: 2 | feel: 2.25 | overall: 1.75

No. Just no. Keep your squash out of your beer.

Photo of REEK
4/5  rDev +34.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Good seasonal brew, serve ice cold.

Photo of Janicerubioo
2.87/5  rDev -3.7%
look: 3 | smell: 2.75 | taste: 3 | feel: 2.75 | overall: 2.75

Photo of MHH3091
2.82/5  rDev -5.4%
look: 1.5 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 2.75 | overall: 2.75

Photo of rogacks
2.19/5  rDev -26.5%
look: 2 | smell: 3 | taste: 2 | feel: 1.5 | overall: 2

With the sugar/cinn gimmick it's ok for a few sips. Overall, not a good beer.

Photo of Sebas
3.12/5  rDev +4.7%
look: 4 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Photo of brewqueno
3.5/5  rDev +17.4%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of SoulFroosh
1.97/5  rDev -33.9%
look: 2.25 | smell: 2 | taste: 2 | feel: 2 | overall: 1.75

Thin, watery, lifeless -- flavored with way too much cinnamon.
This is literally the worst pumpkin beer I've had. Even Shock top is miles ahead of this -- and that's saying something.
Tastes like a cheap bottle of 60 cent soda from a gas station.
Really bad, SHIPYARD. I've never liked a single beer you've brewed, and now you've literally insulted me with this.
*drain pour*
Cheers.

Photo of Justdoit1234
2.52/5  rDev -15.4%
look: 2.75 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 2.5

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Shipyard Pumpkinhead Ale from Shipyard Brewing Co.
69 out of 100 based on 2,419 ratings.