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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

1,828 Ratings
THE BROS
41
awful

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Ratings: 1,828
Reviews: 772
rAvg: 2.94
pDev: 27.55%
Wants: 15
Gots: 79 | 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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damngoode

Indiana

3/5  rDev +2%

10-23-2012 02:20:54 | More by damngoode
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adamjthompson00

Indiana

3.5/5  rDev +19%

10-23-2012 02:06:48 | More by adamjthompson00
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4.25/5  rDev +44.6%

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sartak


3.5/5  rDev +19%

10-22-2012 17:09:15 | More by sartak
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RJ32S

Pennsylvania

2/5  rDev -32%

10-22-2012 00:29:44 | More by RJ32S
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Josh


4.15/5  rDev +41.2%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

Appearance – The beer poured a nice pale golden color. There was about a finger of head on top. I couldn't wait to taste it, so I have idea how long the head would have lasted. After my first sip a very thin white head covered the entire top of the beer and no lacing was left on the glass. A constant flow of small carbonation bubbles flowed from the bottom of the glass to the top thin layer of head.

Smell – The smell is nothing more than pure fall. It smelled of a very deep dark pumpkin pie spice. I could smell the entire pie. There was a strong nutmeg smell followed by a hint of cinnamon and the beer finished with the scent of burnt graham cracker pie crust.

Taste – The taste brings you though exactly what the smell does. It starts with alcohol and carbonation to nutmeg, to cinnamon, to burnt pie crust.

Mouth feel – The beer is very light and very carbonated. So much carbonation that the alcohol taste stands out until the carbonation subsides and reminds the mouth of spice.

Serving type: bottle

10-21-2012 23:45:42 | More by Josh
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RedAleMan

Ontario (Canada)

3/5  rDev +2%

10-21-2012 18:55:51 | More by RedAleMan
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ABokononist

New York

2.75/5  rDev -6.5%

10-21-2012 15:51:19 | More by ABokononist
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Bito401

Rhode Island

3.5/5  rDev +19%

10-21-2012 01:20:17 | More by Bito401
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Mikeynas

Massachusetts

3/5  rDev +2%

10-20-2012 23:36:58 | More by Mikeynas
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javahead71

District of Columbia

3/5  rDev +2%

10-20-2012 19:47:48 | More by javahead71
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Highvoltageism

Tennessee

2.5/5  rDev -15%
look: 2.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 1.5 | overall: 2

I'm into the short comments about brews and not a professional. This beer, or should I say malt beverage, which is on the label isn't worth having. Looks like a wheat beer and first impressions are OK, but then a swallow and you get a generic pumpkin spice taste then a low quality mouth feel and non-existent finish. I was disappointed because of the hefty price and attractive packaging.

Serving type: bottle

10-20-2012 18:12:48 | More by Highvoltageism
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Mojo

Alabama

2.35/5  rDev -20.1%
look: 3 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 2 | feel: 3 | overall: 2.5

Okay if I'm being honest, this is a pretty shitty beer. It pours up a urine colored gold with a one finger off white head, leaving zero lacing. There is really no discernible smell, at least to my nose. Mouthfeel is about average, certainly nothing wonderful. Taste is kind of metallic with only a hint of pumpkin spice. If I didn't know better I'd think it was an AAL. This one came close to being drain pour. Thank goodness I only had one bottle of it. Never again.

Serving type: bottle

10-20-2012 04:43:17 | More by Mojo
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randomjazzr

Georgia

2/5  rDev -32%

10-20-2012 01:54:19 | More by randomjazzr
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BadaBeer

Pennsylvania

1/5  rDev -66%

10-19-2012 17:53:37 | More by BadaBeer
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StoutIrish

Indiana

2.5/5  rDev -15%

10-19-2012 04:04:52 | More by StoutIrish
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Kerrie

Michigan

2.5/5  rDev -15%

10-19-2012 00:01:16 | More by Kerrie
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dvmin98

North Carolina

2.5/5  rDev -15%

10-18-2012 22:11:55 | More by dvmin98
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johnpdennis


4/5  rDev +36.1%

10-18-2012 13:57:37 | More by johnpdennis
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mrunseen

Washington

2.75/5  rDev -6.5%

10-18-2012 03:32:36 | More by mrunseen
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docrates

Pennsylvania

3.25/5  rDev +10.5%

10-18-2012 00:05:38 | More by docrates
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MRclean

Massachusetts

3.33/5  rDev +13.3%
look: 3 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Vessel: I poured this beer from a 12 oz. can into an SA "perfect glass". I really enjoy the fact that I can get this beer in a can. Let's keep this trend up craft beer!

Appearance: Light golden color with a hint of orange. Pours with decent white foam head that dissipates gradually. The beer has a haze to it.

Smell: the aroma is light but distinctive of pumpkin spice, not over powering.

Taste: The beer is very light and not overpowering at all when it comes to the pumpkin, but there is no doubt that it is a pumpkin beer from the spice notes. Its departure from other pumpkin beers I have had is the lack of sweetness. I find this to be a nice change.

Mouthfeel: Light in body and finishes dry.

Overall: This is an enjoyable beer and a nice departure from the super sweet over powerful pumpkin beers that are beginning to flood the market. I you are looking for a light pumpkin beer that you can have more than one of before you are pumpkin's out than give this one a shot.

Serving type: can

10-17-2012 23:57:56 | More by MRclean
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Ryanc23


3.25/5  rDev +10.5%

10-17-2012 18:54:56 | More by Ryanc23
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beerbrains

Nebraska

4.25/5  rDev +44.6%

10-17-2012 05:46:42 | More by beerbrains
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Dolfan907

Louisiana

2.75/5  rDev -6.5%

10-16-2012 20:04:37 | More by Dolfan907
Shipyard Pumpkinhead Ale from Shipyard Brewing Co.
68 out of 100 based on 1,828 ratings.