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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

2,079 Ratings
THE BROS
41
awful

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Ratings: 2,079
Reviews: 794
rAvg: 2.95
pDev: 27.8%
Wants: 22
Gots: 187 | 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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3.88/5  rDev +31.5%

jbfannin, 39 minutes ago
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2/5  rDev -32.2%

Very disappointed with this one. Was recommended at local liquor store and it was one of the few pumpkin ales I had yet to try. Flavor is like Budweiser with cinnamon. No pumpkin, or nutmeg, bad after taste as well.

mschipper, Today at 12:57 AM
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4/5  rDev +35.6%

Gator_Nation, Today at 12:07 AM
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3/5  rDev +1.7%

fitz284, Yesterday at 09:52 PM
Photo of juzh12
2.7/5  rDev -8.5%

juzh12, Yesterday at 08:57 PM
Photo of brotatoChip
3.75/5  rDev +27.1%

Honestly has more of a true pumpkin pie aftertaste to it than most pumpkin beers out there...only con is its very subtle. Overall a decent pumpkin beer, if it was just a little stronger it would be one of the best

brotatoChip, Yesterday at 07:55 PM
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3.16/5  rDev +7.1%

Dag95, Yesterday at 07:48 PM
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2.75/5  rDev -6.8%

EigenBeer, Yesterday at 04:49 PM
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2.5/5  rDev -15.3%

Bierleichen, Yesterday at 03:33 AM
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3.25/5  rDev +10.2%

ajdemma, Yesterday at 12:44 AM
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3.75/5  rDev +27.1%

Ozzie5365, Yesterday at 12:43 AM
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2.5/5  rDev -15.3%

cyber_phoenix, Saturday at 09:54 PM
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3/5  rDev +1.7%

Nothing spectacular.

Limbo569, Saturday at 08:34 PM
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2.75/5  rDev -6.8%

NickThePyro, Saturday at 07:37 PM
Photo of allengarvin
3.55/5  rDev +20.3%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

This beer has been missing from Texas shelves for about a decade, predating me joining BA apparently. Surprised by the low ratings, as I always liked it. Let's see how it does today:

A: 3.5 - Clear golden-amber color. Pours with an initial large head that fades very quickly to little more than a dusty layer of white on top.
S: 3.75 - Sharp cinnamon scent, with a touch of malt.
T: 3.5 - Lots of cinnamon in the flavor, to the exclusion of everything else. It's virtually a cinnamon beer! There's a little bit of malty sweetness.
M: 3.5 - A tad watery.
O: 3.5 - Well, if you like cinnamon, this has it in spades. (I do, but not to this degree)

Well, disappointing. I remembered this as a pumpkin beer where the spices were strong and not subtle. That's true of the cinnamon. But I prefer a PA with more complexity. Has it changed, or have my tastes? No idea. Not going to be buying it again though.

allengarvin, Saturday at 05:15 PM
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4/5  rDev +35.6%

flagbearer, Saturday at 03:53 AM
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3.25/5  rDev +10.2%

MJHolsey, Friday at 11:13 PM
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2.75/5  rDev -6.8%

adamant1912, Friday at 05:59 PM
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3/5  rDev +1.7%

AirBob, Friday at 04:23 AM
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2.32/5  rDev -21.4%

Brianjones1, Friday at 03:59 AM
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Shipyard Pumpkinhead Ale from Shipyard Brewing Co.
69 out of 100 based on 2,079 ratings.