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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

2,081 Ratings
THE BROS
41
awful

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Ratings: 2,081
Reviews: 794
rAvg: 2.95
pDev: 27.8%
Wants: 22
Gots: 188 | 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 civicm87
2.75/5  rDev -6.8%

civicm87, Aug 22, 2013
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3/5  rDev +1.7%

npala86, Aug 21, 2013
Photo of 360logic
2.6/5  rDev -11.9%
look: 3 | smell: 2 | taste: 3 | feel: 2 | overall: 2.5

A: Clear light amber hue, with a light head that fizzles out immediately. Not terribly inviting.

S: Ginger ale, candied ginger, cinnamon and some wheat. All very faintly.

T: Some cinnamon and nutmeg, but mostly this tastes a lot like a malty ginger ale soda. Zero hops, sweet gingery flavor with a non-existent finish. The taste is over before it even starts.

M: Thin. Very thin. Macro-brew lager thin.

O: Just a bland drinking experience. Not necessarily offensive but almost painfully bland. There's so little going on here, I don't know why I'd go out of my way to try this again.

360logic, Aug 21, 2013
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2/5  rDev -32.2%

tallfellapgh, Aug 21, 2013
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2/5  rDev -32.2%

RozzieBoy, Aug 21, 2013
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2/5  rDev -32.2%

Roland45s, Aug 20, 2013
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4.25/5  rDev +44.1%

nick_asian, Aug 20, 2013
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2.5/5  rDev -15.3%

Cosho, Aug 20, 2013
Photo of bmwats
2.63/5  rDev -10.8%
look: 2.5 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 2.25 | overall: 2.5

Poured from a 12 oz bottle into a hand glass.

A: Medium golden hue. Large rising bubbles of effervescence. Pours a half finger, bubbly, white head. Dissipates very quickly. Very slight lacing, quickly retreats into the body of the brew.

S: Ginger, nutmeg, cinnamon, and pumpkin. Smells like pumpkin pie.

T: Cardboard, white bread, and a bit of unsweet fall spice.

M: Light body. Off-putting, synthetic aftertaste.

D: I don't know....

Atmosphere is okay. Slight head, no real lacing. Nose is fall spice and pumpkin... very distinct. Very papery or cardboard tone overshadows anything else. Overall, this is a serviceable at best quaff.

bmwats, Aug 17, 2013
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3.75/5  rDev +27.1%

jayhunter357, Aug 17, 2013
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4/5  rDev +35.6%

PBelt71, Aug 17, 2013
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3.75/5  rDev +27.1%

jkd03c, Aug 17, 2013
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2.5/5  rDev -15.3%

janna890, Aug 17, 2013
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1.25/5  rDev -57.6%

Andragos, Aug 16, 2013
Photo of Ryan_Graham
3.39/5  rDev +14.9%
look: 2.25 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.5

Smells almost exactly like pumpkin pie. Light yellow color with minimal head. I love the taste. It's very different than anything I've ever had before. Starts out light with a huge pumpkin pie after taste. Overall, it's my first pumpkin beer and I enjoyed it very much. I'm surprised by the low rating here. I guess I'll have to check out more pumpkin beers to establish a little context.

Ryan_Graham, Aug 16, 2013
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5/5  rDev +69.5%

CLanda, Aug 15, 2013
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1.5/5  rDev -49.2%

Tamaquadan, Aug 15, 2013
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3/5  rDev +1.7%

Taycro, Aug 15, 2013
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2/5  rDev -32.2%

RogerSterling, Aug 14, 2013
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4/5  rDev +35.6%

Daktyls, Aug 13, 2013
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2.75/5  rDev -6.8%

DuffDaddy, Aug 13, 2013
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3/5  rDev +1.7%

ChipMurray, Aug 11, 2013
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2.75/5  rDev -6.8%

Dools9, Aug 11, 2013
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4/5  rDev +35.6%

trancourt, Aug 11, 2013
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3/5  rDev +1.7%

Aisha, Aug 11, 2013
Shipyard Pumpkinhead Ale from Shipyard Brewing Co.
69 out of 100 based on 2,081 ratings.