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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
70
okay

2,362 Ratings
THE BROS
41
awful

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Ratings: 2,362
Reviews: 826
rAvg: 2.98
pDev: 27.52%
Wants: 31
Gots: 292 | 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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Ratings: 2,362 | Reviews: 826 | Display Reviews Only:
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2.25/5  rDev -24.5%

crwrunner, Nov 03, 2013
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2.75/5  rDev -7.7%

dsreeves, Nov 02, 2013
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3/5  rDev +0.7%

ZEB89, Nov 02, 2013
Photo of Kruja5
2.25/5  rDev -24.5%

Kruja5, Nov 02, 2013
Photo of youngs11
3.08/5  rDev +3.4%
look: 3 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3

Poured from bottle into pint glass.

Light golden appearance with visible carbonation. Quarter inch cap forms and shows decent retention. Just a few spots of lacing.

The seasonal spices are really apparent in the smell, especially nutmeg and cinnamon. Sweet and malty aroma. Not much else.

The taste is a little thin. Hints of the spices are apparent, and there is just a little bitterness on the front end. Finishes rather smoothly with a mostly malty backbone. Not a lot going on, tastes almost as subdued as it smells.

Medium-bodied, about average carbonation.

Overall this beer is incredibly bland. It does not taste bad, but there is just nothing exciting or unique going on. I'm no Pumpkin expert, but I will get something different next time.

youngs11, Nov 02, 2013
Photo of Drk93TT
1.5/5  rDev -49.7%

Drk93TT, Oct 31, 2013
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3/5  rDev +0.7%

ucsbmullet, Oct 31, 2013
Photo of I_Like_Beer
3.25/5  rDev +9.1%

I_Like_Beer, Oct 31, 2013
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2/5  rDev -32.9%

BHansen214, Oct 30, 2013
Photo of Spiderpig
2/5  rDev -32.9%

Spiderpig, Oct 28, 2013
Photo of truska
3/5  rDev +0.7%

truska, Oct 28, 2013
Photo of kbettenh
1.5/5  rDev -49.7%

kbettenh, Oct 27, 2013
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3/5  rDev +0.7%

LibraLady, Oct 26, 2013
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3.75/5  rDev +25.8%

GETTNCRUNKED, Oct 26, 2013
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3/5  rDev +0.7%

MattyIce21, Oct 26, 2013
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2.75/5  rDev -7.7%

Salud24, Oct 25, 2013
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2.75/5  rDev -7.7%

jdkitchi, Oct 25, 2013
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3.75/5  rDev +25.8%

bamarado, Oct 24, 2013
Photo of flagmantho
3.49/5  rDev +17.1%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.5

Poured from 12oz can into a pint glass. Wow, the reviews on this one don't seem too good. I guess I'll just have to see for myself!

Appearance: medium golden hue with a light haze and a moderate effervescence. Head is a thick finger of pillowy ivory foam. Not bad at all!

Smell: sweet and pumpkiny with plenty of typical pumpkin spice character: nutmeg, cinnamon, maybe a little cardamom, and the like. It's almost cloying, but that's kind of the nature of the style.

Taste: lightly malty with a decent pumpkin flavor and a more subdued pumpkin spice element. There's a hint of sourness as well. I'm not sure what all the fuss is about -- this is a pretty middle-of-the-road pumpkin ale. It's quite decent if you like the style.

Mouthfeel: light body with an interesting-enough carbonation. Not great, but passable.

Overall: a completely serviceable pumpkin ale. Not the best thing in the world, sure, but drinkable enough on a chilly October night.

flagmantho, Oct 24, 2013
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3/5  rDev +0.7%

Chegui, Oct 24, 2013
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3/5  rDev +0.7%

Jame515, Oct 24, 2013
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2/5  rDev -32.9%

Apathetiq, Oct 23, 2013
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2.75/5  rDev -7.7%

BeerForMuscle, Oct 23, 2013
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2.75/5  rDev -7.7%

UltimateLivewire, Oct 23, 2013
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4.5/5  rDev +51%

bernat1971, Oct 23, 2013
Shipyard Pumpkinhead Ale from Shipyard Brewing Co.
70 out of 100 based on 2,362 ratings.