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Shipyard Pumpkinhead Ale | Shipyard Brewing Co.

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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

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Added by BeerAdvocate on 11-04-2001

BEER STATS
Ranking:
#44,575
Reviews:
888
Ratings:
2,708
pDev:
27%
Bros Score:
1.58
 
 
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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:

http://youtu.be/pOZlhbi-0F0

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look: 3.5 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3

12oz bottle poured into a snifter.

A: Pours a mostly clear light golden with a one finger white head. Just a little bit of visible carbonation.

S: So much spicing upfront on this beer it is a little off putting. Not really a nutmeg or allspice, more of a cinnamon.

T: As with the aroma the flavor is focused on the spice. A bit over powering it doesnt leave much room for pumpkin. Some malts get through on the backend. Bit of a medicinal tone.

M: Light to medium body with average carbonation. Isnt too thin.

Overall a little off in the spice department. Hard to pickup much of the pumpkin. Others on the market come through a little better.

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Shipyard Pumpkinhead Ale from Shipyard Brewing Co.
Beer rating: 3 out of 5 with 2,708 ratings
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