Shipyard Pumpkinhead Ale | Shipyard Brewing Co.

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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: 3 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 2.5

L – Deep gold color with a 1-finger bubbly white head that dissipates very quickly. No lacing. Clear and very effervescent.

S – Grainy malt, cinnamon, nutmeg, a little bit of cloves, and a little bit of a fruit that smells more like apple than pumpkin. The spices save this from dipping below a 3.

T – Grainy malt and cinnamon is really all I get. No pumpkin and no other spices that appeared in the aroma. Not good, but not offensive in any way either.

F – Light-bodied with tons of carbonation, a fizzy and crisp mouthfeel, and a grainy finish.

O – Is this a good pumpkin beer? No. But is this a bad beer? No, not really. It’s not much of a pumpkin beer, but the fact that it doesn’t taste bad and isn’t offensive saves the overall score from being a 2 or lower. I’m glad that my bottle shop allows singles purchases – I was able to see what all the fuss was about without having to gulp down 5 more of these things.

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Pale fizzy gold color with lots of visible carbonation, thin lace of head, very soft orange highlights. Smells like a pumpkin pie candle with a bit too much cinnamon added.

Lightest pumpkin beer i've ever had. But i'm not getting that lager mouth feel everyone else is talking about. But has the body of something like an extremely light Kolsch. Tastes like cinnamon and all spice, semi sweet with a slightly sour finish. Lingering brown sugar sweetness. Tastes more like a cinnamon brown sugar flavored malternative beverage than a beer. Not undrinkable, but severely disappointing, doesnt remind me of the fall or the hearty beers that come with it. I imagine people who love faux-craft would probably love this.

Definitely the worst pumpkin beer i've had.

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Shipyard Pumpkinhead Ale from Shipyard Brewing Co.
2.89 out of 5 based on 2,675 ratings.
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