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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
68
poor

1,925 Ratings
THE BROS
41
awful

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Ratings: 1,925
Reviews: 777
rAvg: 2.94
pDev: 27.21%
Wants: 17
Gots: 123 | 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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AlexFields

Tennessee

2.25/5  rDev -23.5%

01-13-2013 19:50:16 | More by AlexFields
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Huffs

New York

2.94/5  rDev 0%

Poured into a Sam Adams glass and a nice frothy head developed and dissipated quickly with no lacing. Appearance was cloudy with a straw to dark yellow color. Aroma had strong spicy notes of allspice and cinnamon. Taste was also of the same spices with hints of citrus and indeed pumpkin. Mouthfeel was light and aftertaste was of spice and lingering.

01-12-2013 22:39:11 | More by Huffs
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Conceptuallogic

New York

1.75/5  rDev -40.5%

01-10-2013 18:01:33 | More by Conceptuallogic
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westcoastbeerlvr

California

2.25/5  rDev -23.5%

01-10-2013 16:54:13 | More by westcoastbeerlvr
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Ecxeeder616

Massachusetts

3/5  rDev +2%

01-09-2013 14:08:40 | More by Ecxeeder616
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b2hogan

Massachusetts

3.5/5  rDev +19%

01-08-2013 01:37:52 | More by b2hogan
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MarkSansone

Connecticut

2.75/5  rDev -6.5%

01-08-2013 00:21:20 | More by MarkSansone
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Amish_Ambush

Tennessee

2.4/5  rDev -18.4%

Reviewed on: 09-07-2006

Nice little design on the front of the bottle. A pumpkin head riding on a horse. Bottle says Pumpkin spice added. There is a metallic note in the aroma that detracts from an otherwise sweet cinnamon smell. The mouth feel is pretty thin. Not a lot of body here folks. It is just a bit above watery. There is a hint of pumpkin and cinnamon in there but nothing pronounced or special. Not a very good beer at all.

01-06-2013 02:10:13 | More by Amish_Ambush
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ninaturner

Florida

3/5  rDev +2%

01-05-2013 02:19:12 | More by ninaturner
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Thorivan

Massachusetts

3.5/5  rDev +19%

01-04-2013 18:14:03 | More by Thorivan
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cameron_chapman

Vermont

1/5  rDev -66%

01-02-2013 01:53:43 | More by cameron_chapman
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Atkinsr0522


3.25/5  rDev +10.5%

01-01-2013 20:10:37 | More by Atkinsr0522
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tjsmith910

Florida

4.25/5  rDev +44.6%

01-01-2013 17:59:27 | More by tjsmith910
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Maxwell

Massachusetts

3.48/5  rDev +18.4%

The beer pours a golden orange with a big white finger-width head on top that lasts awhile. The body is clear and translucent, but is marked by numerous fierce streams of carbonation bubbles. On the nose, the beer smells sweet and spicy with a warming (but not overwhelming) touch of cinnamon and nutmeg, alongside a fruitier malt character, with light hints of biscuit. On the tongue, the beer tastes light and warmly spicy with a light hit of watery flavoring. The beer begins with fiercer spices and transitions into softer and warmer spicy notes with a blossoming of biscuity notes and watery finish that still rings with sweet cinnamon and nutmeg. On the mouth, the beer feels smooth but thin, sitting very watery in the mouth, though it does have some heavier notes to it. The mouth is left clean with a light spice tingle, and some torrents of spittle sitting on the sides of the mouth and calling for more. Overall, this is the classic pumpkin beer, whether you like it or not. It is easily accessed and available nearly everywhere and it is really not offensive to the palate. I feel like a lot of people like to hate on Pumpkinhead because of its mass-production ways, but let’s be honest, it is not bad. Is it the best pumpkin beer? No. Is it a little watery? Yes, but that helps with the drinkability. This is a decent beer that is readily available, and a nice introduction to pumpkin beers.

12-30-2012 23:55:30 | More by Maxwell
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acurtis

New Jersey

2.75/5  rDev -6.5%

12-30-2012 19:46:49 | More by acurtis
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Scott_at_Beer_Frog


3.25/5  rDev +10.5%

12-29-2012 16:01:50 | More by Scott_at_Beer_Frog
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CB2maltygoodness

District of Columbia

2.75/5  rDev -6.5%

12-29-2012 06:48:14 | More by CB2maltygoodness
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BobScag


1/5  rDev -66%

12-27-2012 23:51:51 | More by BobScag
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jmathis

Florida

2.5/5  rDev -15%

12-27-2012 22:22:21 | More by jmathis
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johnnye1981

California

1.75/5  rDev -40.5%

12-23-2012 23:12:42 | More by johnnye1981
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cliff1066

Virginia

3/5  rDev +2%

12-22-2012 22:13:02 | More by cliff1066
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jrohrbacher

North Carolina

3/5  rDev +2%

12-22-2012 04:02:12 | More by jrohrbacher
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grahamboudreaux

Tennessee

2.75/5  rDev -6.5%

12-21-2012 06:07:16 | More by grahamboudreaux
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dna1964dna

Idaho

2/5  rDev -32%

12-20-2012 03:03:53 | More by dna1964dna
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muskiesman

New Jersey

3.25/5  rDev +10.5%

12-17-2012 14:40:05 | More by muskiesman
Shipyard Pumpkinhead Ale from Shipyard Brewing Co.
68 out of 100 based on 1,925 ratings.