Shipyard Pumpkinhead Ale | Shipyard Brewing Co.

BA SCORE
68
poor
2,672 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:
2,672
Reviews:
881
Avg:
2.89
pDev:
28.03%
 
 
Wants:
43
Gots:
568
For Trade:
1
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Photo of crewfan1952
3/5  rDev +3.8%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Photo of Jacob17
3.93/5  rDev +36%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of PearlJam420
3.85/5  rDev +33.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

Not sure why there's so much hate for this beer. I picked a six pack of this up and am enjoying one as I write this review. Bottled on 08/11/2016. I'm a huge fan of Shipyards Smashed Pumpkin so I decided to give this a try. Pleasantly surprised. I'd call this Smashed Pumpkin Light. Delicious and much much easier on the wallet then most overpriced pumpkin beers. I'm talking to you Southern Tier...

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Photo of MatthewWalters
3.46/5  rDev +19.7%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.5

Photo of RyanKininger
3.52/5  rDev +21.8%
look: 2 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.5

Photo of Jodio
3.16/5  rDev +9.3%
look: 2.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 3 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 3

Photo of thoglund
3.31/5  rDev +14.5%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.25

Photo of StoutAtTheDevil
2.5/5  rDev -13.5%
look: 2.5 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 2.5

Photo of ItsYourBoyBlue
3.44/5  rDev +19%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of bbtkd
3.19/5  rDev +10.4%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.25

My bad for expecting a pumpkin beer to smell and just just like pumpkin pie. While there is some pumpkin (squash), the taste is more about the spice, notably cinnamon. That's better than those that just taste like squash, but would be nice to have some of both tastes.

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

Photo of rodbeermunch
2/5  rDev -30.8%
look: 3 | smell: 1.75 | taste: 2 | feel: 2 | overall: 2

Looks like a standard light lager, yellow, 1/2" white head.. Aroma was sweet earthy pumpkin and some kind of almost mold like thing.

Taste was sweet more than pumpkin, none of the normal things like cinnamon are there. Same with the normal beer ingredients, doesn't have or mesh with hops or malt.

Eh, everyone agrees, this beer doesn't do it.

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Photo of Mcataldo8
3.02/5  rDev +4.5%
look: 2.75 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.25

Photo of Shellynix
4.31/5  rDev +49.1%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of Aqualad
1.97/5  rDev -31.8%
look: 2 | smell: 1.75 | taste: 2.25 | feel: 1.25 | overall: 2

Photo of ab39z
1.4/5  rDev -51.6%
look: 2.5 | smell: 1.25 | taste: 1 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 1.5

Photo of gandres
2.05/5  rDev -29.1%
look: 4.5 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 1.5 | feel: 1.75 | overall: 2

12 ounce bottle to wine glass
Appearance: Deep amber, very clear, no head, a lot of lacing
Aroma: Not a lot of aroma
Taste: Not a lot of taste, no follow through
Mouthfeel: very fizzy, carbonated
Overall: Good beer, but will not repeat buy, nor suggest to be bought

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

Potent as hell when it comes to cinnamon and nutmeg. There's not much room for pumpkin flavors in the forefront, but it's decent enough in the background. The major drawback is that, because the flavor is so strong and sweet, it can become a bit of a chore after the halfway point.

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Photo of Dsal78
2.87/5  rDev -0.7%
look: 2 | smell: 3 | taste: 2.75 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3

Photo of Jkolls
3.06/5  rDev +5.9%
look: 2.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 3

Photo of BeerPHD
2.2/5  rDev -23.9%
look: 2.5 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 2 | feel: 2 | overall: 2.25

Photo of Mtrich08
3/5  rDev +3.8%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Photo of stevoj
2.67/5  rDev -7.6%
look: 2.75 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 2.75 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 2.75

Nothing special or out of the ordinary, another pumpkin pie spice beer, lots of cinnamon and nutmeg. Light bodied, overly sweet aroma, flat metallic taste.

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Photo of The_Snow_Bird
2.1/5  rDev -27.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 1 | feel: 1 | overall: 2

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

Shipyard Pumpkinhead Ale from Shipyard Brewing Co.
2.89 out of 5 based on 2,672 ratings.
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