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RATINGS: 1191   WEIGHTED AVG: 2.85/5   SEASONAL: Autumn   IBU: 18   EST. CALORIES: 135   ABV: 4.5%
COMMERCIAL DESCRIPTION
Shipyard Pumpkinhead Ale is a crisp and refreshing wheat ale with delightful aromatics and subtle spiced flavor.

First Brewed: 1996
First Bottled: 2002
Available: August - November
Malt Style: Pale Ale, Whole Wheat, Munich Light
Yeast: Top-Fermenting English
Hops: Willamette, Saphir
Color: Golden
OG: 1.048


3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
wilkie (1208) - Raleigh, North Carolina, USA - OCT 3, 2005
Bottle. Yellow-Orage color with small white head. Very carbonated. Aroma is very spicy, pumpkin and cinnamon. Flavor similar. Lighter look than I expected but the flavor is full and delicious. Of course I love the style, so others may disagree with me.

2.9
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
rlgk (16562) - Göteborg, SWEDEN - OCT 2, 2005
(Stockholm Beer Festival 2005) Golden, small white head. Cinnamon aroma, ginger, wheat and some cherry notes. Flavor brings pumpkin, cinnamon, sweetish, quite different but not that bad.

2.7
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 1/5   OVERALL 11/20
omhper (22631) - Tyresö, SWEDEN - OCT 2, 2005
Bottled. Clear golden. Aroma of pumpkin, cinnamon and gingersnaps. Sweet with fizzy, rounded mouthfeel, low bitterness. The spices makes in interesting, but the mouthfeel is not very attractive.

2.5
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 10/20
TheBeerCollector (633) - Woodstock, Georgia, USA - OCT 1, 2005
Nice pumpkin spice aroma. Flavor is thin and somewhat watery. Taste reminds me of soda water with some pumpkin flavor added. High carbonation with little head.

2.6
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 11/20
Aubrey (3508) - Bellingham, Washington, USA - SEP 30, 2005
Clear and yellow-gold. Very spritzy; light body. Spicy-sweet nose. Interesting aromas. Roasted pumpkin seed sweetness. Notes of apples and cinnamon.

3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Rballs01 (282) - Madison, New Jersey, USA - SEP 27, 2005
Drank it from the bottle. Burst of nutmeg and pumpkin instantly.. then tapered off. The taste lingered pleasantly until the next sip. Not overpowering at all. Of all the pumpkin brews this season this one takes the whole pie. Try this horse-humper and see what I mean.

3.8
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
dolemike1 (1288) - Jeannette, Pennsylvania, USA - SEP 27, 2005
Dark yellow, hint of orange color, white head, lovely aroma of nutmeg and pumpkin, flavor separated this one from the rest of the punpkin beers i have tried, most are heavy on the spice and have some sort of an acidic bite, this ones flavors were more reminiscent of a cold slice of pumpkin pie with just a slight amount of spice in the finish. Quite enjoyable in my opinion.

2.9
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
jcwattsrugger (11866) - Florida and, New Jersey, USA - SEP 26, 2005
on tap-pours a thin white head, color is clear gold-yellow. Aroma is cinnamon, pumpkin, grain. Taste follows with a lively effervescence, but finishes a bit thin/watery.

2.7
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 11/20
OldGrowth (3102) - the Containment Area, North Carolina, USA - SEP 26, 2005
On tap @ the Horseshoe pub. Ok nose, Like pumpkin soup or pie. Pumpkin, brown sugar, nutmeg, little yeasty sourdough. Clean lite orange color, good head that faded quickly. Sweet spiced flavors, like aroma with pumpkin and nutmegthe most dominant flavors. Lite body, lite slippery mouthfeel, spiced finish that fades. Alright beer, but could of used more body.

2.7
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 11/20
Murphy (1759) - Fort Collins, Colorado, USA - SEP 25, 2005
Yellow, no head. Pumpkin pie aroma. Palate is mainly a light, leafy pumpkin flavor. Not overly sweet. Mineral finish.


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