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Shipyard Pumpkinhead Ale - Shipyard Brewing Co.

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Shipyard Pumpkinhead AleShipyard Pumpkinhead Ale

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2,257 Ratings

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Ratings: 2,257
Reviews: 817
rAvg: 2.98
pDev: 27.52%
Wants: 28
Gots: 252 | 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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3.25/5  rDev +9.1%

TheNakedStiletto, Sep 29, 2013
Photo of NYR_Rob
3/5  rDev +0.7%

NYR_Rob, Sep 29, 2013
Photo of stckhndlr
2.08/5  rDev -30.2%
look: 2 | smell: 2.25 | taste: 2 | feel: 2.25 | overall: 2

A- The color is spot on (if this was a hefeweizen or a summer wheat beer) but seems way too light in color for a pumpkin ale. Cloudy pale orange color with a one finger head that disappeared super fast. Lacing is an absolute no show.

S- Faint pumpkin spice but reminds me more of a citrus wheat beer. Some yeasty malt in there but it's hard to pick up. Smells are very timid.

T- Flavor is about as non existent as the smells. there is a bit of allspice or ginger in the finish but that is about it. In a blind test it would be hard to tell this is a pumpkin beer.

M- thin

O- The crazy thing about this beer is that as a pumpkin beer it fails. But it still has more flavor than Bud Light and is as easily drinkable as one. So if macro brews are your thing this is super drinkable. But if you have been waiting all year for a great pumpkin beer, you should just pass this one by.

stckhndlr, Sep 28, 2013
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2.75/5  rDev -7.7%

cdl, Sep 28, 2013
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3/5  rDev +0.7%

tbryan5, Sep 28, 2013
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2/5  rDev -32.9%

chriscap, Sep 28, 2013
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2.75/5  rDev -7.7%

sevenshubby, Sep 28, 2013
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2.25/5  rDev -24.5%

Iamstryker, Sep 28, 2013
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2.5/5  rDev -16.1%

csadkins54, Sep 28, 2013
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3/5  rDev +0.7%

Dicers, Sep 28, 2013
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3.75/5  rDev +25.8%

bernardo06, Sep 28, 2013
Photo of garrisonp
2.75/5  rDev -7.7%

garrisonp, Sep 27, 2013
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3/5  rDev +0.7%

judocricket, Sep 27, 2013
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4.25/5  rDev +42.6%

MidloRapid, Sep 27, 2013
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2.75/5  rDev -7.7%

Swift989, Sep 27, 2013
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3/5  rDev +0.7%

theSHORTcircuit, Sep 27, 2013
Photo of Bosoxfan20
2.71/5  rDev -9.1%
look: 2.5 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 2.75 | feel: 2 | overall: 2.5

A- pours a light golden copper with a white head that doesn't stick around too long. Translucent almost. Doesn't look like a pumpkin ale at all really.

S- Fruit esters, some squash, with a woodsy core. Lots of nutmeg.

T- charred malts, spicy cracked pepper. Touch of hops brings some balance to the table. Pretty rich, but the sweet notes seem a bit contrived and artificial. Touch of cinnamon, but just not enough natural pumpkin.

M- light and drinkable, but not at all like the style indicates. Much too light for a pumpkin/fall beer.

O- A summer style pumpkin brew? Taste was a bit fake, but not totally terrible i guess.

Bosoxfan20, Sep 27, 2013
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2.5/5  rDev -16.1%

jewellrunner, Sep 27, 2013
Photo of KingMe
1/5  rDev -66.4%

KingMe, Sep 27, 2013
Photo of upton7418
1.64/5  rDev -45%
look: 2.25 | smell: 2 | taste: 1.5 | feel: 1.5 | overall: 1.5

A: Held up to the light, it appears pale yellow to orange with a small head that disappears quickly with no lacing

S: smell is cider like to a light almost synthetic pumpkin pie spice smell not at all what i expected from a pumpkin ale

T: not very pumpkiny at all not much of a taste but carbonated water. in all honesty i felt like i was drinking a pop (soda) and not at all a pleasant one. there is also a carbonated pumpkin pie spice taste as it warms. what little flavor is there does not really mesh well. NO malts or hops come through in this drink

M: Very heavy pop like carbonation in the beginning but dissipates fast leaving a lightly carbonated water like drink...

O: It was dissappointing and i dumped about 3/4 of it out. I will not be buying this one again and would rather drink a Dr. Pepper if i want something that tastes like pop (soda). I was expecting a little malt and pumpkin pie spice, my least favorite pumpkin beer to date.

upton7418, Sep 27, 2013
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2.75/5  rDev -7.7%

BradMacMullin, Sep 27, 2013
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1.75/5  rDev -41.3%

Culture, Sep 27, 2013
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2.75/5  rDev -7.7%

acp21178, Sep 27, 2013
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2/5  rDev -32.9%

TempusRob, Sep 27, 2013
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2.75/5  rDev -7.7%

HookerBrews, Sep 26, 2013
Shipyard Pumpkinhead Ale from Shipyard Brewing Co.
69 out of 100 based on 2,257 ratings.