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Shipyard Pumpkinhead Ale | Shipyard Brewing Co.

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Shipyard Pumpkinhead AleShipyard Pumpkinhead Ale
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Shipyard Pumpkinhead AleShipyard Pumpkinhead Ale

Brewed by:
Shipyard Brewing Co.
Maine, United States

Style: Pumpkin Ale

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 4.70%

Availability: Fall

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Added by BeerAdvocate on 11-04-2001

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2/5  rDev -33.3%

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2.72/5  rDev -9.3%
look: 3 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 2 | overall: 2.5

A: Very clear medium gold body with a white head that fades quickly and leaves no lacing.

S: There is a faint smell of pumpkin pie spices. It is very light but sweet smelling and pleasant. I don't pick up any hop aromatics or any scent from the malt.

T: I get cinnamon right off the bat. There isn't a whole lot more. In the aftertaste there is this nice very light doughy flavor, but the flavor is predominantly cinnamon. It finishes very clean, but disappointingly so, because none of the other spices really come through even in the aftertaste.

M: The mouthfeel is far too thin. It's carbonated well enough, but there is just no body to this beer at all. It feels like I'm drinking carbonated cinnamon water.

O: Overall I was very disappointed in the beer. I wouldn't recommend it, even if a person is looking for a pumpkin beer in a pinch. It just doesn't have enough flavor or body.

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3.25/5  rDev +8.3%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.25

Poured a nice yellow-orange hue, head was decent and sustained for a while before I started drinking.

Like many here, cinnamon is a strong scent that preludes this beer and I really can't figure out why. Maybe it was added on as a smell supplement that ended up overpowering the pumpkin.

Taste is overwhelming cinnamon, a drink from this beer is kind of like taking your first bite of Big Red gum, same sort of jaw clenching cinnamon taste. However, I do detect some other flavors in here that seem like squash and pumpkin.

It's on the thinner side as far as bodies go, which makes it very drinkable. Not a bad beer, although I've had better pumpkin ales, I'm sure there are worse.

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2.75/5  rDev -8.3%

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3/5  rDev 0%

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3.5/5  rDev +16.7%

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3.25/5  rDev +8.3%

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3.31/5  rDev +10.3%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.25

Pours hazy gold with very little head and almost no lacing.

Smell is of cinnamon, nutmeg and allspice up front with buttery bread later.

Taste follows the smell. I'm not detecting much pumpkin in there.

Crisp and tart mouth feel with high carbonation.

Not bad. But, as others have stated here, there are many better examples of pumpkin ale out there.

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1/5  rDev -66.7%

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2.5/5  rDev -16.7%

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2.75/5  rDev -8.3%

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2.5/5  rDev -16.7%

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1.75/5  rDev -41.7%

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3.5/5  rDev +16.7%

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3.75/5  rDev +25%

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3.25/5  rDev +8.3%

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3.75/5  rDev +25%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

We did a blind taste test between this beer and other pumpkin ales to determine which one is the best pumpkin ale for the season. The beers were Shipyard Pumpkinhead, Shock Top Pumpkin Wheat, Buffalo Bill's America's Original Pumpkin Ale, Blue Moon Harvest Pumpkin Ale, and New Belgium Pumpkick. Check it out:


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2.75/5  rDev -8.3%

Shipyard Pumpkinhead Ale from Shipyard Brewing Co.
Beer rating: 3 out of 5 with 2,704 ratings
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