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Shipyard Pumpkinhead Ale - Shipyard Brewing Co.

Not Rated.
Shipyard Pumpkinhead AleShipyard Pumpkinhead Ale

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BA SCORE
69
poor

2,405 Ratings
THE BROS
41
awful

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Ratings: 2,405
Reviews: 837
rAvg: 2.98
pDev: 27.52%
Wants: 32
Gots: 326 | 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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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

Photo of PorterPro125
3.32/5  rDev +11.4%
look: 2 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 2 | overall: 3

Serving Type: 12 oz. Can

A- Pours a Clear Golden liquid that lacks a proper head. The appearance of this beer is quite lacklustre and lacks anything that could impress.

S- If you enjoy Pumpkin Pie, this beer may excite you to high levels... damn this beer smells amazing. Although it doesn't exactly smell like "pumpkins", this beer smells uncannily like Pumpkin Pie.

T- Much like the aroma, the taste is full of Pumpkin Pie. Surprisingly, this flavour doesn't really come off as too sweet and is quite nice. Once again, this beer does NOT taste like Pumpkins but it does taste an awful lot like Pumpkin Pie and that is a treat I happen to enjoy greatly!

M- Unfortunately, the great aromas and flavours are presented by mouthfeel/body that reminds me of a budget beer (think Busch, Keystone, etc.) or any other cheap Lager. The body is extremely weak and the carbonation reminds me of a soft drink. Extremely disappointing for a beer with such a great aroma and taste.

O- While this Pumpkin Ale tastes quite great (although not pumpkin tasting at all), the appearance and mouthfeel ultimately prevent it from being a solid brew. Sure, if you can get past the look and body and focus on taste and aroma only, this is a pretty decent beer. Due to the fact that I think this beer tastes damn good, I don't mind suffering through a (excuse my language) shit appearance and body. While I wouldn't recommend this beer because of its qualities as a whole, I do recommend it for its aroma and taste.

Photo of One1Asterisk
3.52/5  rDev +18.1%
look: 3 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.25

Photo of pope66682
3.45/5  rDev +15.8%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Photo of Ela
2.94/5  rDev -1.3%
look: 3 | smell: 2.75 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Photo of AlaskaAg
2.21/5  rDev -25.8%
look: 2.75 | smell: 2.25 | taste: 2 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 2.25

Cinnamon flavor is too overpowering.

Photo of BeccaH
3.29/5  rDev +10.4%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.25

Photo of 120minuteman
2.56/5  rDev -14.1%
look: 2 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 2.25 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 2.25

This beer did not settle well with me. It had too much spice to it, and the choice of spice did not taste very good (despite the pleasant odor).

Photo of Bigculp2000
4.15/5  rDev +39.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 5 | overall: 4.25

Great pumpkin beer that you can have a few of and not have to much of a buzz

Photo of RobertConway
3.4/5  rDev +14.1%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.5

Photo of jaemeno3
3/5  rDev +0.7%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Photo of JNForsyth
2.75/5  rDev -7.7%

Photo of reagbr8
4/5  rDev +34.2%

Photo of Krisalfy
1/5  rDev -66.4%

Photo of beersquirrel1337
3.25/5  rDev +9.1%

Photo of Mister_Faucher
3/5  rDev +0.7%

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Shipyard Pumpkinhead Ale from Shipyard Brewing Co.
69 out of 100 based on 2,405 ratings.