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RATINGS: 1088   WEIGHTED AVG: 2.84   SEASONAL: Autumn   EST. CALORIES: 153   ABV: 5.1%
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Shipyard Pumpkinhead Ale is a crisp and refreshing wheat ale with delightful aromatics and subtle spiced flavor

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
vwsteggie (684) - Paxton, Massachusetts, USA - OCT 24, 2003
Not sure if this is the same as the Shipyard pumpkin, but they taste very similar. Has a golden color and a sweet spice smell. Taste is of pumpkins/spice and finishes with spice flavors. Overall a great pumpkin beer.
Earlier Rating: 9/27/2003 Total Score: 3.2
Has a nice amber color and a sweet spice/pumpkin smell. Taste is of the pumpkins/spice and finishes a bit watery. Overall not bad, but the Post Road version is much better.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 12/20
Aurelius (4178) - Tallahassee, Florida, USA - OCT 20, 2003
Lagerish, tart aroma with faint allspice. Not sure why Elvis is dressed up like the headless horseman, but the label's kinda cool. The spice was less aggressive than I expected, and pretty well done. Lightly sweet, tangy, buttery, like a big old glass of sweet potato pie. Oaky gold. Medium-light body. The tartness is a bit clingy.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 10/20
Wrath (362) - Valparaiso, Indiana, USA - OCT 14, 2003
Orange color with aroma of pumpkin and spices.Taste like pumpkin pie but not as sweet. Spicy at first but then gets weaker as you go. Finishes kind of weak and fairly flat. I'm not a big spice herb fan.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 10/20
IPFreely (1470) - Sanborn, New York, USA - OCT 13, 2003
Deep gold/lighter orange color, white head. Aroma was of a typical pumpkin beer with the spices and all. The taste was very much lacking. You could pick up the pumpkin in the finish, but not really before then. Was easy to drink but I'd go with the smuttynose anytime.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 10/20
DragonStout (1408) - Pickerington, Ohio, USA - OCT 12, 2003
A pale almost clear yellow.Head was minimal.Aroma smelt like pumpkin pie with all the spices, but, first taste was like drinking water.The finish was where the taste was unfortunately.There are much better pumpkin beers out there

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 10/20
Ernest (6221) - Boulder, Colorado, USA - OCT 12, 2003
UPDATED: SEP 17, 2006 Blind rating. Head is initially average sized, frothy, white, mostly diminishing. Body is medium yellow. Aroma is lightly malty (toasted grain), lightly hoppy (herbs), with light notes of lemon zest and allspice, maybe a hint of pumpkin. Flavor is lightly to moderately sweet, lightly acidic, lightly bitter. Finish is lightly sweet, lightly acidic, lightly to moderately bitter. Light to medium body, watery texture, lively carbonation.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
MaBeer1972 (1317) - Taunton, Massachusetts, USA - OCT 10, 2003
A light-bodied, clear orange-amber brew with a nice subtle aroma and flavor of Autumn in New England! I am thinking PIE right now! More flavorful than Post Road, which is the only other pumpkin ale I've had. I am not generally a fan of herb/spice/fruity beers, but this one is not bad. Somehow I have an XTC song in my head right now though!

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
PorterPounder (5555) - Tallahassee, Florida, USA - OCT 7, 2003
UPDATED: OCT 14, 2013 Rerate Tallahassee, FL - Trader Joe’s - labeled as Kennebunkport Pumpkin Ale. Pretty much the same impression, appearance less impressive Original 3.4 Aroma reminds me of walking in a Christmas store with a lot of potpourri. Hazy, light golden appearance with a fairly decent sized white head. Crisp, spicy flavor - spiciness blends in well - does not distract. Finishes very quickly though - very dry on the back end. Would be quite a refresher were it not for this.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
jimhilt (2403) - Bow, New Hampshire, USA - OCT 5, 2003
UPDATED: SEP 18, 2004 Pours with a five-fingered white head that fades quickly but does leave a little bubbly lace. Good carbonation. Golden amber color. Nose is like pumpkin pie. Starts malty and finishes with strong pumpkin pie flavor. Totally different from D.L. Geary's Autumn ale. Light to medium bodied. 6-packs are $5.99 in supermarkets here in NH.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
TheRimmer (483) - Florida, USA - OCT 5, 2003
Copper color. pumpkin nose. the taste was just like pmupkin pie, sum-b!!! i wish it was more sassy and in your face though...not enough of the good flavors.

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