Shipyard Pumpkinhead Ale - Shipyard Brewing Co.
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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
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
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
Shipyard Pumpkinhead Ale from Shipyard Brewing Co.
68 out of 100 based on 1,925 ratings.