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

Notes / Commercial Description:
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Added by BeerAdvocate on 11-04-2001

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1.5/5  rDev -50%

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3.75/5  rDev +25%

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2.5/5  rDev -16.7%

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1.92/5  rDev -36%
look: 1.5 | smell: 2 | taste: 2 | feel: 1.5 | overall: 2

Pours a clear very pale yellow straw color with a thin stark white head which leaves no lace. The aroma is of wheat and cinnomon with a hint of a funkiness. Not at all what I was expecting for a pumpkin beer. The taste has thin with a wheat backbone. There is a hint of cinnomon and spices up front and then a weird sweetness followed by a vague hint of pumpkin. The mouthfeel was stingy and thin. Overall this was a below average beer, it is not really a pumpkin beer but more of a light beer.

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4/5  rDev +33.3%

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3/5  rDev 0%

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2.69/5  rDev -10.3%
look: 3 | smell: 4 | taste: 2 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 2.5

Pours a translucent straw color with a thin white head that dissipates in short order. The aroma is a healthy blend of pumpkin and cinnamon that is quite enticing. The flavor profile is a little all over the place, though. Spiciness hits up front, tingling on the tastebuds, followed by a wash of mild pumpkin flavor. The finish is a big letdown, a blend of vague wheatiness and something akin to cleaning solvent. The cinnamon lingers uncomplemented after all else has subsided, leaving a cheap, watery "Red Hot" taste on the palate. The flavor does not live up to the aroma at all, which is disappointingto say the least. The overt cinnamon aftertaste pretty much overrides whatever else positive this brew has going on for it. Not one of the better pumpkin ales I've tried.

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4/5  rDev +33.3%

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3/5  rDev 0%

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3.5/5  rDev +16.7%

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3.07/5  rDev +2.3%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Suttle hint of pumpkin with initial taste with the dominant flavor nutmeg. Finishes like a colors light,empty and leaving you with nothing from it. It's obviously missing something but they were close to something special with this beer. Bit disappointed,shipyard brewing usually does better.

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2.75/5  rDev -8.3%

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2/5  rDev -33.3%

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2.75/5  rDev -8.3%

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2.5/5  rDev -16.7%

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1.82/5  rDev -39.3%
look: 3 | smell: 1 | taste: 1.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 2.5

Poured a pale orange.
The smell is a little bit of malt, that's all I can get from it.
Initial taste was me thinking the beer had gone bad in my fridge but after checking out the score, I realized it's just not a goo beer.
This is a pretty sad excuse for a pumpkin beer. I'm not sure what I'm tasting, maybe it's like licking the inside of a three-day old pumpkin?

Almost no discernable spices, barely any pumpkin flavor. Honestly not sure if I'll finish this one...

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3.25/5  rDev +8.3%

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