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: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Enjoyed this 12oz bottle out of a large snifter glass.

A: Pours a clear orange-copper hue with a huge, 3-finger, frothy, white head that slowly dissipates leaving no trail down the glass and ending in a solid lace.

S: Punpkin, cinnamon, and malt aromas all blend together for a nice scent.

T: Very smooth and slightly sweet pumpkin and cinnamon flavor.

M: Medium body and medium carbonation

O: Wow – I can’t believe what bad reviews this beer got. This was hands down one of the best pumpkin ales I’ve ever had. It was smooth with great flavors and aromas.

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look: 2 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 1 | feel: 1 | overall: 1

It's been some time since I've had this brew, but a recent conversation caused me to recall my Shipyard Pumpkinhead Ale experience from a year and a half ago.

A. Poured from a 12 oz bottle. Clear light amber with a large white head that faded in seconds.
S. Nothing impressive, but the smell of pumpkin and spice was all this beer had going for it.
T. Tasted like artificial spice flavoring. Not much pumpkin at all.
M. Mouthfeel was just as bad as the taste. No body to this beer whatsoever. Overcarbonated, or maybe it just seemed that way because the body was so thin. Anytime I took a sip, large CO2 bubbles exploded in my mouth.
O. Reminded me of artifical pumpkin flavored soda water, if such a thing existed. Not much else I can say. Received 4 of these in a pumpkin beer swap and couldn't finish either of the first two bottles. I gave the remaining two to the one guy in the exchange who enjoyed it.

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Shipyard Pumpkinhead Ale from Shipyard Brewing Co.
2.89 out of 5 based on 2,678 ratings.
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