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Shipyard Pumpkinhead Ale - Shipyard Brewing Co.

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Shipyard Pumpkinhead AleShipyard Pumpkinhead Ale

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2,387 Ratings

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Ratings: 2,387
Reviews: 828
rAvg: 2.98
pDev: 27.52%
Wants: 32
Gots: 307 | 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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Photo of Rifugium
1.63/5  rDev -45.3%
look: 2 | smell: 2 | taste: 1.5 | feel: 1.5 | overall: 1.5

First had: on tap at Pinocchio's, Media, PA

Poured a clear golden-orange, with a thin white head; no retention or lacing to speak of. Smell of cardboard and vague pumpkin juice. Taste was kind of sickeningly sweet right up front with an artificial, plastic-y pumpkin flavor, light spices and some hints of butterscotch. Not very good at all. Very light mouthfeel, almost felt like a Corona. Just way too sweet and artificial tasting, without the body and flavor it takes to make a good beer. Kind of the "beer juice" feeling you get from a typical adjunct beer.

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3/5  rDev +0.7%

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2/5  rDev -32.9%

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2/5  rDev -32.9%

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

This beer has a clear golden straw color. Pumpkin and pumpkin spice aromas abound: cinnamon, freshly grated cloves, nutmeg. It’s tasty, sweet, light, and effervescent with a nice finish. The pumpkin spices and the flavor of actual pumpkin come through on the lasting finish. I'm one of the few who really enjoyed this one, more so than its big brother.

Photo of jonetone
2/5  rDev -32.9%

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3/5  rDev +0.7%

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2/5  rDev -32.9%

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4/5  rDev +34.2%

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4/5  rDev +34.2%

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3/5  rDev +0.7%

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4/5  rDev +34.2%

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4/5  rDev +34.2%

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3/5  rDev +0.7%

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3/5  rDev +0.7%

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5/5  rDev +67.8%

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2/5  rDev -32.9%

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2/5  rDev -32.9%

Photo of waiting4lunch
4/5  rDev +34.2%

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3/5  rDev +0.7%

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4/5  rDev +34.2%

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3/5  rDev +0.7%

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2/5  rDev -32.9%

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

On tap pint while visiting Buffalo at D'Arcy MsGee's.
Orange colored liquid topped by a short lived white head o ale in f big bubbles (was not served with glass rimmed with cinnamon brown sugar, as others have mentioned).
Smelled of pumpkin, and some other cinnamon and clove spices.
I thought it tasted really good. Flavor of pumpkin pie, but the pumpkin and other spices were not too overpowering or artificial tasting. Balanced level of malt, and sweetness.
Mouthfeel was average, body was on the thin side as well.
Overall, this is a decent pumpkin beer. I liked it, but at the same time one was enough for me.

Photo of Ruger44
4/5  rDev +34.2%

Shipyard Pumpkinhead Ale from Shipyard Brewing Co.
70 out of 100 based on 2,387 ratings.