Shipyard Pumpkinhead Ale | Shipyard Brewing Co.

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68
poor
2,678 Ratings
THE BROS
41
awful
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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

Notes / Commercial Description:
No notes at this time.

Added by BeerAdvocate on 11-04-2001

BEER STATS
Ratings:
2,678
Reviews:
881
Avg:
2.89
pDev:
28.37%
 
 
Wants:
45
Gots:
569
For Trade:
1
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Photo of mrcraft
3.5/5  rDev +21.1%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of bdiiorio
4/5  rDev +38.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of The-Adjunct-Hippie
3.53/5  rDev +22.1%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

Pours a blonde golden color with a frothy 1 finger head.

Aromas of rich baked malts and a hint of pumpkin latte and spice. Nutmeg, cinnamon, ginger. Very fresh, very clean.

So the taste...if there were a sessionable, easy-going, simple beer to bridge someone from Bud Light to craft beer during the fall season, this one would be it. In fact if I had a bar I'd serve it on tap for the newbies because of how easy it is to drink, unoffending, and still fairly tasty. That being said - complex it is not, nor is it loud or bursting with flavors. Some DMS and Corn to start, following with light trails of brown sugar, baked malts and then dusted with cinnamon, and some squashy, pumpkiny gourd flavors.

Feel is super light, super easy...if there's a day in October where it hits 80, this is the beer to have. (In Nebraska we get that from time to time, it's our Indian Summer)

Overall, what can I say. It's a shitty beer but it does a great job at connecting dots between macro, session, and craft. I can't say anything more. Totally 100% great for that. As a beer overall though, don't expect to be blown away.

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Photo of Dum3z
3.5/5  rDev +21.1%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of BeerCon5
3.6/5  rDev +24.6%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of craigbelly
3.09/5  rDev +6.9%
look: 3 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3

Photo of guzzleacoldone
2.78/5  rDev -3.8%
look: 2.5 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 2.75 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 2.5

Photo of drbenderdo
3.95/5  rDev +36.7%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

Photo of k17miller
3.38/5  rDev +17%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.25

Reasonable pumpkin aroma. Can taste a hint of spices. My bottle felt a bit over carbonated which detracted from the flavor. Overall, decent beer. Not my favorite pumpkin, but drinkable.

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Photo of Nunya
2.84/5  rDev -1.7%
look: 3.75 | smell: 2.75 | taste: 2.75 | feel: 3 | overall: 2.75

Photo of Antg8989
4.42/5  rDev +52.9%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

DON'T BUY INTO THE BAD REVIEWS. For over 2 years I've avoided this beer like the plague, simply because of what I've read on here. I really don't understand it. In my experience with pumpkin beers, I've found that the overwhelming majority of them are one and done for me. This one is different; while the flavor is there, it is far from overwhelming. I bought a six pack of these and will easily finish them in 1-2 weeks. My rating is based solely on pumpkin ales, not beer in general. Give this one a try.

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Photo of Hayley_86
3.5/5  rDev +21.1%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of Zazzi82
3.55/5  rDev +22.8%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of Bgevans1
4.53/5  rDev +56.7%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.5

A delicious, seasonal craft beer from Portland, Maine. I enjoyed it, and so did relatives visiting from California!

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Photo of sharp315
3.57/5  rDev +23.5%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.5

Photo of mpolewan
3.61/5  rDev +24.9%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.5

Photo of elamb106
3.75/5  rDev +29.8%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of descobar
3.79/5  rDev +31.1%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

Photo of Aaron_Kerkvliet
3.45/5  rDev +19.4%
look: 4 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.5

Photo of Hollywood15
3.8/5  rDev +31.5%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

Photo of Marvicsin
3/5  rDev +3.8%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Photo of Icemann383
3.5/5  rDev +21.1%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of stratusjeans
3.43/5  rDev +18.7%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 2.75 | overall: 3.5

Photo of duvel1979
3.97/5  rDev +37.4%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

Photo of Jjmj51
3.62/5  rDev +25.3%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

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