Shipyard Pumpkinhead Ale | Shipyard Brewing Co.

Shipyard Pumpkinhead AleShipyard Pumpkinhead Ale
BA SCORE
19.2%
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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
 
 
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46
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576
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3/5  rDev 0%

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3.25/5  rDev +8.3%

Photo of Billolick
2.6/5  rDev -13.3%
look: 3.25 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 2.5

12 ounce bottle, with no freshness or best before type info.

Pours lightly hazed light golden amber, off white head. Leaves a thicker collar, next to no film and just a few spots of "lace" on the glass.

Sweet fruit juice nose...Hmmm kinda off putting.

Sweet, artificial tasting and again nasty/off putting is the feeling I get. I get no pumpkin, perhaps a hint of seasonal spicing, but mosty sweet/artificial/cheap fruit juice.

Only made it through about 1/2 of the bottle. Life is too short to consume much of this stuff.

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Photo of dwren89
2.91/5  rDev -3%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 2.75 | feel: 2.75 | overall: 3

Appearance: gold with pale yellow highlights, thin white fizzy head, good clarity

Aroma: very pumpkiny and very nutmeggy. Pale biscuit notes round out the aroma

Taste: definite pumpkin taste that kind of mellows into a lager like biscuity malt flavor (even though it is technically an ale). Some spicy nutmeg flavor but overall a little bland

Mouthfeel: a little thin, medium bodied, medium carbonation

Overall: not the best pumpkin ale on the market but fairly accessible to those who aren't up for the dark beer pumpkin ales. Definitely not overpowering, if anything a little too light on taste.

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3/5  rDev 0%

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3.25/5  rDev +8.3%

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3.25/5  rDev +8.3%

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3/5  rDev 0%

Photo of stckhndlr
2.09/5  rDev -30.3%
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.

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2.75/5  rDev -8.3%

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3/5  rDev 0%

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2/5  rDev -33.3%

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2.75/5  rDev -8.3%

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2.25/5  rDev -25%

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2.5/5  rDev -16.7%

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3/5  rDev 0%

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3.75/5  rDev +25%

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2.75/5  rDev -8.3%

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3/5  rDev 0%

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4.25/5  rDev +41.7%

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2.75/5  rDev -8.3%

Photo of Bosoxfan20
2.73/5  rDev -9%
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.

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2.5/5  rDev -16.7%

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1/5  rDev -66.7%

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