Shipyard Pumpkinhead Ale | Shipyard Brewing Co.

Shipyard Pumpkinhead AleShipyard Pumpkinhead Ale
BA SCORE
19.2%
Liked This Beer
3 w/ 2,684 ratings
Shipyard Pumpkinhead AleShipyard Pumpkinhead Ale
BEER INFO

Brewed by:
Shipyard Brewing Co.
Maine, United States
shipyard.com

Style: Pumpkin Ale

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 4.70%

Availability: Fall

Notes / Commercial Description:
No notes at this time.

Added by BeerAdvocate on 11-04-2001

BEER STATS
Ranking:
#43,376
Reviews:
882
Ratings:
2,684
Liked:
515
Avg:
3/5
pDev:
27%
Alströms:
1.58
 
 
Wants:
46
Gots:
576
Trade:
1
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3.77/5  rDev +25.7%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

Photo of The_Beer_Guru
2.3/5  rDev -23.3%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 2 | feel: 2 | overall: 2

Photo of heerboth
2.7/5  rDev -10%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 2.5

Photo of tugdriver7
2.43/5  rDev -19%
look: 2.75 | smell: 2.25 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 2.25 | overall: 2.5

Photo of cacophonyofroaring
4.9/5  rDev +63.3%
look: 3.25 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 5

Despite other reviews, I am here to bedunk the myth- the beer is good. It is the taste of autumn to me. While some might suggest my taste for it is purely nostalgia, I am here to objectively declare its merits as a solid and classic fall beer.

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Photo of Steve_Studnuts
2.81/5  rDev -6.3%
look: 3 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 2.75 | overall: 2.75

Photo of DaveCash
3.4/5  rDev +13.3%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.25

Photo of ScottP
2.92/5  rDev -2.7%
look: 3 | smell: 2.75 | taste: 3 | feel: 2.75 | overall: 3

Photo of Moses1618
5/5  rDev +66.7%
look: 5 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 5

Photo of Prost76
3.17/5  rDev +5.7%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.25

Photo of baldy00
2.71/5  rDev -9.7%
look: 2.5 | smell: 2.75 | taste: 2.75 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 2.75

Photo of dd53grif
4/5  rDev +33.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Despite other reviews I think this is a different take on a pumpkin beer. Not very pumpkin-y but is different. I found it very good.

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Photo of Hall22
4.24/5  rDev +41.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of IBUBrew
2.95/5  rDev -1.7%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 2.25 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3

Photo of brewnme
2.74/5  rDev -8.7%
look: 3 | smell: 2.75 | taste: 2.75 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 2.75

Photo of jeffreyhill021
2.28/5  rDev -24%
look: 2.5 | smell: 2 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 2 | overall: 2.25

Photo of Nick2Wendell
4.7/5  rDev +56.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.75

Photo of RichieRich1812
1.58/5  rDev -47.3%
look: 2.25 | smell: 2.25 | taste: 1 | feel: 1 | overall: 2

Photo of JamesBondGA
2.62/5  rDev -12.7%
look: 2.75 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 2.75 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 2.5

pours a golden color with an inch foam that quickly dissipates. Smells of cinnamon and nutmeg, not really pumpkin. Tastes well nothing overwhelming. You get some hints of cinnamon and nutmeg but just barely. Ranks on the lower end of all the pumpkin beers I've tried.

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2.22/5  rDev -26%
look: 2.75 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 2.25 | feel: 1 | overall: 2.25

Found a case of this on wholesale for $7.99 from my local liquor store. Even if it's bad that's a steal.

Pours a clear copper tint with a finger of head that quickly dies down into nothingness.

Smell is generic low ranking pumpkin spice as expected.

Taste is much more reminiscent of what would happen if they made a pumpkin edition of Budweiser. Adjuncts are high and mighty with touches of allspice and a small dosage of cinnamon.

Feel is absolutely atrocious. Dead flat on the carbonation with a thick body that almost feels like a wet hocker layered upon your tongue. Swallows inoffensive and the finish is rapid.

Overall at the price it's a good deal because it's still better than BMC offerings but overall this falls flat as a pumpkin ale. And that feel is just plan bad but I suppose if you swallow it quickly you wont notice. Given the low ratings, I wanted a reason to like this beer and I did not find it. Pass.

EDIT UPDATE : After about 15 of them I started to dislike the beer even more. Taste became cardboard like and the drunk was sloppy and nauseating for some reason.

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Photo of Radnati
3.62/5  rDev +20.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.5

Photo of Jliscin
3.15/5  rDev +5%
look: 3 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 2.75 | overall: 3.25

Photo of jg24rules
3/5  rDev 0%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Photo of MinerBob
4.17/5  rDev +39%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

A nice color with slightly above carbonation so it makes a good head. Good fall smell slight pumpkin and nutmeg with a nutmeg flavor. This beer is getting a bad rap on the ratings not a bad beer at all.

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2.5/5  rDev -16.7%
look: 2.5 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 2.5

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Shipyard Pumpkinhead Ale from Shipyard Brewing Co.
Beer rating: 19.2% out of 100 with 2,684 ratings
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