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Shipyard Pumpkinhead Ale - Shipyard Brewing Co.

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Shipyard Pumpkinhead AleShipyard Pumpkinhead Ale

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2,408 Ratings

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Ratings: 2,408
Reviews: 838
rAvg: 2.98
pDev: 27.52%
Wants: 32
Gots: 327 | 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 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%

Photo of Burt
2/5  rDev -32.9%

Photo of RoryOMoore
4/5  rDev +34.2%

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4/5  rDev +34.2%

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3/5  rDev +0.7%

Photo of SkipperDan
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%

Photo of cgraham3
5/5  rDev +67.8%

Photo of nmann08
2/5  rDev -32.9%

Photo of thesarahfuller
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%

Photo of jlordi12
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%

Photo of jeffthepony
3/5  rDev +0.7%

Photo of viaingo
4.42/5  rDev +48.3%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

Type: Pumpkin Wheat Ale
Color: Golden
Body: Fizzy. Very carbonated. It may ward people off but I am accustomed to it.
Head: white and disappears quickly
Taste: spicy but not overpowering. You can certainly taste the cinnamon and pumpkin. A bit tarty but light.
Aroma: I am a spice guy so I love the overbearing spice smell to it. Its like a spicy pumpkin pie. Delicious.

If you add brown sugar and cinnamon to the rim of your glass this beer is complete. This review may sound like a fan boy reviewing his favorite brew and I don't care. This beer symbolizes many traditions in the North East. Shipyard delivers around the country so if you have the chance to try this amazing seasonal beer please leave your review below.

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1/5  rDev -66.4%

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5/5  rDev +67.8%

Shipyard Pumpkinhead Ale from Shipyard Brewing Co.
69 out of 100 based on 2,408 ratings.