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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:
#44,495
Reviews:
888
Ratings:
2,708
pDev:
27%
Bros Score:
1.58
 
 
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Photo of dogfishandi
2.68/5  rDev -10.7%
look: 3 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 2 | overall: 2.5

12oz bottle poured into a snifter. Bb march.

Pours a deep golden with just a slight haze, fairly clear. Lots of carb bubbles rushing to the top. 1/4 in or so of average looking white head, not much lace. I expect a darker orange color in a pumpkin ale.

Hardly any aroma. Smells like its definatly going to be light and most likely flavorless. Slight hints of cinnamon and nutmeg.

The taste only slightly better than the aroma led to believe. Mostly spicey cinnamon with some slightly tart green apple. Some semi sweet grains. Only hints of nutmeg and pumpkin and the light watery feel really ruins it for me.

Very light and very over carbed for the style.

I bought this because I was craving a pumpkin ale, selection was limited, and I wanted one I never had. I wasn't expecting much but I think the shock top pumpkin was better than this. Tasted more like apple cinnamon than pumpkin. Avoid.

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2.5/5  rDev -16.7%

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3.05/5  rDev +1.7%
look: 2.5 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Pours a golden yellow with very little head that dissipates quickly. Last year, this beer on tap was my favorite pumpkin. So far from the look of it, I can't recall why.

Smells slightly sweet and not too spicy. This is a little out of balance in a way I haven't been seeing this year. Most pumpkins have been over spiced. This might be under.

Tastes pretty good. Hints of pumpkin and some very mellow spicing. The spices could be more prevalent, but it's tasty and nice.

It has a smooth, mellow taste and its well on the tongue. It needs a little more body, but it's nice.

I'm happy with this and will have more, but it isn't my favorite so far this season.

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2.28/5  rDev -24%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 1.5 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 2.5

Poured into a pint glass. Pours pale orange with a white head. The head doesn't stick around very long and there are a lot of tiny bubbles visible in this beer. The aroma is mildly spicy from those pumpkin pie spices (cinnamon and nutmeg). There's some sweetness in the background that comes from the light pumpkin smell. There's some maltiness in the flavor with some of that pumpkin flavor. There is some spiciness in the taste, but this is not very strong. The taste is a little off-putting. The body is light and well carbonated. The finish is clean. The taste of this beer brings the overall score down because I had a hard time drinking this. Avoid this one if you are looking for pumpkin ales.

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2.77/5  rDev -7.7%
look: 4 | smell: 2 | taste: 3 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 3

Poured a bright pale orange with a finger of clean white head. Weak aroma with traces of caramel and spice.

Lowish carbonation and a light, slightly thin mouthfeel. Light caramel up front with lots of grain, slight grassy bitterness, and some mild spice on the tail end.

Pretty light and not too memorable. Almost like a pumpkin pilsner in character.

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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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