fidelis83 (2005) - Clinton, Iowa, USA - MAR 19, 2012
2.2 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 1/5 OVERALL 9/20
Pours a clear pale gold with a thin, quickly fading bright white head. Aroma is apple, earthy cinnamon, a touch of sweet toasty malt and caramel. Flavor is apple, pumpkin pie spice, seems like alot of ginger, toasty malt, caramel and a light cardboard note. Palate is light bodied, with an explosively strong and sharp carbonation and off dry feel. Decent, but it really didn’t do much for me. The carbonation could definitely stand to be toned down alot though.
daknole (9486) - Scottsdale, Arizona, USA - MAR 19, 2012
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Gold pour, white head. Aroma of apples, honey, very light cinnamon. Flavor tastes like apple pie and cinnamon. Not a bad fruit beer.
TomTiedemann (250) - Levittown, New York, USA - MAR 11, 2012
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
On tap at marriot in Princeton
Pours a hazy gold, with hint if amber
Taste has both amber and cinnamon
Aroma was lacking these flavors
Slightly malty in after taste
beermaven (26) - Michigan, USA - MAR 10, 2012
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 15/20
This taste exactly like apple pie with a lot of cinnamon. Thats the only way I can explain it. I am surprised they didn’t come out with this around October, November, December. Overall its pretty good. Its a desert beer. Its not what I expected. If someone does not like the taste of beer they will want to drink this.
AirForceHops (3531) - Epping, New Hampshire, USA - MAR 9, 2012
2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 5/20
What a complete joke from Shipyard. If you had a blind taste test with this brew and Pumpkinhead, you really couldn’t tell the difference. The cinnamon and nutmeg overpower any other aspect of this brew. It’s not really anything i would drink again.
Arayaga2 (1813) - portland, Oregon, USA - MAR 9, 2012
3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 1/5 OVERALL 14/20
Sparkling cider appearance, light gold with thin white head. Arom is like applejacks cereal with apple, cinnamon and malt. Taste is the same but lighter, like a watered down cider.
subs (14) - - MAR 8, 2012
4.1 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 19/20
This is a great beer. Shipyard has always made quality beers and I look forward to Shipyards pumpkin head every fall. It was a great surprise when I saw this on the shelfs at my local store. Great refreshing beer with a crisp apple taste.
nearbeer (3849) - Knoxville, Tennessee, USA - MAR 7, 2012
2.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 11/20
UPDATED: MAR 9, 2012 12 oz. Delicious nose of spicy apple pie: cinnamon, apple, nutmeg, brown sugar and pie crust. Taste is similar but way too much "red-hots" cinnamon and sweet apple from the get-go. Light medium body is lightly carbonated and way too sweet.
ddibella84 (32) - Florida, USA - MAR 4, 2012
1.4 AROMA 2/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 2/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 5/20
pours medium gold with white head. apple, cinnamon, citrus aroma. cinnamon and apple taste with notes of citrus. didnt like it
LinusStick (2887) - Moon Twp, suburb of Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, USA - MAR 4, 2012
3.3 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
A nice and refreshing fruit beer. Aroma was a little weak. Cinnamon and hints of apple, but they were very distant. Pour was a nice bubbly light gold with a thin white film for a head. Taste was crisp and delicious. Sweet malt start off before the heavy apple and cinnamon take over. Tastes like an apple pie. The nice carbonation brings out the sweetness in the aftertaste. It never gets too sweet or too fruity. It stays just right. Would love this in the summer! Too bad the aroma wasn’t bigger or this would be closer to 4