Shipyard Pumpkinhead Ale | Shipyard Brewing Co.

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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look: 2 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 2.5

Pumpkinhead was my first venture into pumpkin beer, so it will always have a special place in my heart. With that being said, after discovering new pumpkin beers, it doesn't even compare.

Appearance: Light orange, almost no head, again, flat on appearance.

Taste: It's light, has very little pumpkin flavor, more spices, which isn't a bad thing, it just doesn't deliver as much as you would hope. The best way to describe it is flat.

Smell: Once again, heavy with spices and cinnamon, which is great as summer turns into to fall, it fits the season perfectly on windy autumn night.

Mouthfeel: Very light and smooth for a 4.7%, no bite, light carbonation.

Overall: While it's nothing compared to the likes of some of the other pumpkin beers I've tried, Pumpkinhead still is a great go to in the fall if you want something easy to drink with some of that pumpkin flavor.

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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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