Shipyard Pumpkinhead Ale | Shipyard Brewing Company

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Shipyard Pumpkinhead AleShipyard Pumpkinhead Ale
BEER INFO

Brewed by:
Shipyard Brewing Company
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:
#45,218
Reviews:
889
Ratings:
2,714
pDev:
26.91%
Bros Score:
1.58
 
 
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Ratings: 2,714 |  Reviews: 889
Photo of Beerucee
3.25/5  rDev +8%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.25

Spices were not quite right.

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Photo of mojohawk21
3.87/5  rDev +28.6%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of edward_boumil
3.61/5  rDev +19.9%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.5

doesn't look exceptional, yellow, little head. That being said, objectively it tastes good and is quite drinkable, brings the fall feel without frills. A little pumpkin sweetness with spices you'd expect in grandmas pie. Call it untraditional, call it base or whatever you want, objectively this is a pretty good tasting beer

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Photo of BeerMe8
3.75/5  rDev +24.6%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of BrentMcQuirk
3.5/5  rDev +16.3%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of dcotom
3.35/5  rDev +11.3%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.25

Poured from 12-ounce bottle into a seidel. Crystal clear light copper color, with one finger of off-white head that fizzes away in short order. Aromas and flavors of straight-up pumpkin pie spice, without much depth or complexity to the base beer. Good carbonation, with a rather thin mouthfeel and quite a bit of fruity sourness on the finish. Nice flavor, quite light, and easy to drink. Although this is a flavored ale and not a pumpkin beer, it's worth a try if you like pumpkin pie.

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Photo of PaleAleWalt
3.77/5  rDev +25.2%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

Photo of The_Beer_Guru
2.3/5  rDev -23.6%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 2 | feel: 2 | overall: 2

Photo of heerboth
2.7/5  rDev -10.3%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 2.5

Photo of GrandpaGeorg
2.43/5  rDev -19.3%
look: 2.75 | smell: 2.25 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 2.25 | overall: 2.5

Photo of cacophonyofroaring
4.9/5  rDev +62.8%
look: 3.25 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 5

Despite other reviews, I am here to bedunk the myth- the beer is good. It is the taste of autumn to me. While some might suggest my taste for it is purely nostalgia, I am here to objectively declare its merits as a solid and classic fall beer.

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Photo of Steve_Studnuts
2.81/5  rDev -6.6%
look: 3 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 2.75 | overall: 2.75

Photo of DaveCash
3.4/5  rDev +13%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.25

Photo of ScottP
2.92/5  rDev -3%
look: 3 | smell: 2.75 | taste: 3 | feel: 2.75 | overall: 3

Photo of Moses1618
5/5  rDev +66.1%
look: 5 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 5

Photo of Prost76
3.17/5  rDev +5.3%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.25

Photo of baldy00
2.71/5  rDev -10%
look: 2.5 | smell: 2.75 | taste: 2.75 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 2.75

Photo of dd53grif
4/5  rDev +32.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Despite other reviews I think this is a different take on a pumpkin beer. Not very pumpkin-y but is different. I found it very good.

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Photo of Hall22
4.24/5  rDev +40.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of IBUBrew
2.95/5  rDev -2%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 2.25 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3

Photo of brewnme
2.74/5  rDev -9%
look: 3 | smell: 2.75 | taste: 2.75 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 2.75

Photo of jeffreyhill021
2.28/5  rDev -24.3%
look: 2.5 | smell: 2 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 2 | overall: 2.25

Photo of Nick2Wendell
4.7/5  rDev +56.1%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.75

Photo of RichieRich1812
1.58/5  rDev -47.5%
look: 2.25 | smell: 2.25 | taste: 1 | feel: 1 | overall: 2

Photo of JamesBondGA
2.62/5  rDev -13%
look: 2.75 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 2.75 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 2.5

pours a golden color with an inch foam that quickly dissipates. Smells of cinnamon and nutmeg, not really pumpkin. Tastes well nothing overwhelming. You get some hints of cinnamon and nutmeg but just barely. Ranks on the lower end of all the pumpkin beers I've tried.

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Shipyard Pumpkinhead Ale from Shipyard Brewing Company
Beer rating: 3.01 out of 5 with 2,714 ratings