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Shipyard Pumpkinhead Ale - Shipyard Brewing Co.

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Shipyard Pumpkinhead AleShipyard Pumpkinhead Ale

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2,053 Ratings

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Ratings: 2,053
Reviews: 789
rAvg: 2.95
pDev: 27.8%
Wants: 21
Gots: 179 | 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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1/5  rDev -66.1%

xgoodyx, Oct 29, 2012
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1/5  rDev -66.1%

Cnorrisl, Mar 16, 2012
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1/5  rDev -66.1%

aleckpa, Sep 01, 2014
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1/5  rDev -66.1%

This was beyond bad. Very light cloudy color. Tasted like cold Earl Grey tea. No body, hops and surprisingly, pumpkin taste. This was the FIRST brewpub beer I could only finish two sips then quit. I asked for my money back. My wife thought I was insane. This beer is an embaressment to Federal Jacks. And the barkeep had the nerve to say that it was better than Gritty's pumpkin.

bewareOFpenguin, Dec 02, 2002
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1/5  rDev -66.1%

BadaBeer, Oct 19, 2012
Photo of JDoogle
1/5  rDev -66.1%

I will never understand the hype behind this beer. It is absolute rubbish.

JDoogle, Aug 15, 2014
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1/5  rDev -66.1%

Pale fizzy gold color with lots of visible carbonation, thin lace of head, very soft orange highlights. Smells like a pumpkin pie candle with a bit too much cinnamon added.

Lightest pumpkin beer i've ever had. But i'm not getting that lager mouth feel everyone else is talking about. But has the body of something like an extremely light Kolsch. Tastes like cinnamon and all spice, semi sweet with a slightly sour finish. Lingering brown sugar sweetness. Tastes more like a cinnamon brown sugar flavored malternative beverage than a beer. Not undrinkable, but severely disappointing, doesnt remind me of the fall or the hearty beers that come with it. I imagine people who love faux-craft would probably love this.

Definitely the worst pumpkin beer i've had.

jtierney89, Sep 04, 2012
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1/5  rDev -66.1%

BoSean_Rodriguez, Jul 02, 2014
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1/5  rDev -66.1%

tango22, Jan 19, 2013
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1/5  rDev -66.1%

cameron_chapman, Jan 02, 2013
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1/5  rDev -66.1%

jadler16, May 02, 2014
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1/5  rDev -66.1%

codon2004, Nov 29, 2011
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1/5  rDev -66.1%

Horrible. Marketed in a section of different Oktoberfest beers, but this is far from anything on the shelf. At first it's bad cider taste and then you're stuck with that strange awful aftertaste. I've managed to muscle through some pretty bad beers (cough*Alaskan Amber*cough), but this is truly terrible beer. Bad enough that after tasting one the remaining 5 were discarded. To finish, selling this at the price point of great brands like Founders, are you serious Shipyard?!?

Jbasstic, Sep 07, 2014
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1/5  rDev -66.1%

Lantern, Dec 04, 2011
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1/5  rDev -66.1%

nathanjohnson, Dec 01, 2011
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1/5  rDev -66.1%

Jamstone714, Mar 13, 2012
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1/5  rDev -66.1%

that's absolutely disgusting!

Lee_Hancock, Aug 24, 2014
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1/5  rDev -66.1%

This beer pours a clear golden color. The head is a quarter inch in height, and recedes within seconds into nothing. The aroma is of ginger, allspice, and nutmeg. The spice is so strong that it not only burns my nostrils it also burns the back of my throat. The taste is similar to the aroma with the same burning sensation. The mouthfeel is thin with a watery texture. Overall, this is a awful beer that I hope I never have to look at again much less drink.

KarlHungus, Sep 12, 2011
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1/5  rDev -66.1%

antsmarching713, Dec 02, 2011
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1/5  rDev -66.1%

jstilwell, Sep 18, 2013
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1/5  rDev -66.1%

This beer taste like cider- crispy bubbly- muted spice profile- could not identify the typical flavor of pumpkin pie- except for god awful cinnamon sugar rim placed on my pint glass

Boston71, Friday at 04:50 AM
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1/5  rDev -66.1%

GuinnessDude7, Dec 31, 2011
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1/5  rDev -66.1%

godmare, May 15, 2012
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1/5  rDev -66.1%

BeerRox, Nov 16, 2011
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1/5  rDev -66.1%

keenan41, Jan 09, 2012
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Shipyard Pumpkinhead Ale from Shipyard Brewing Co.
69 out of 100 based on 2,053 ratings.