Tbroad21 (4) - - OCT 15, 2013 does not count
4.1 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 10/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 18/20
One of the best pumpkin beers I've ever tried. I'd definitely recommend this beer.
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stumpyiliz (210) - Boulder, Colorado, USA - OCT 14, 2013
1.6 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 2/10 PALATE 1/5 OVERALL 6/20
Nice orange color. Spice bill is too much. It smells like a cheap pumpkin pie. Tastes like acid with too much spice. First drain pour in a long long time.
BelgianBeerGal (2866) - Dayton Area, Ohio, USA - OCT 14, 2013
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 12/20
Trader Joe’s alias bottle as KBC Pumpkin Ale. It makes sense know that I see this is a wheat base ale. Pretty light for a pumpkin beer but nice spice, mild sweetness and it seemed a little creamy. Nice.
Azand222 (142) - Westminster, Colorado, USA - OCT 14, 2013
2.7 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
Pour from a can, very light orange color with a thick white head. The aroma is very sweet pumpkin. The taste isn't the best, mild pumpkin notes with an odd aftertaste; bitter. Overall not the best pumpkin ale.
itrosky (6) - foet lauderdale, Florida, USA - OCT 13, 2013 does not count
1.3 AROMA 1/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 1/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 5/20
If you looking for a pumpkin flavored beer not the best choice. This ale is not pumpkin spicy as supposed to be. Smells like cooked wheat. Good ale but not my favorite. Very diluted only 4.5 % alcohol.
Gription79 (1965) - Bountiful, Utah, USA - OCT 13, 2013
3 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Poured from a 12 ounce bottle. There is a huge ginger character. The other pumpkin spices are subtle. Slight tartness most likely from the wheat. Not bad, but over spiced.
samsmith33 (256) - - OCT 11, 2013
2.4 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 10/20
UPDATED: NOV 24, 2013 aroma is strong pumpkin , some citrus and a touch of allspice . hazy yellowish orange color , small white head . flavor is pumpkin , some wheat and/or yeast. Allspice. finish is a little bit pasty .this is a pretty good pumpkin beer. Didn’t realize that Kennebunkport Brewing Company was an alias for shipyard until I looked this beer up.
#7 of 8 in Pumpkin Beer Evaluation.
Values Updated after Pumpkin Beer Comparison.
Double Blind Evaluation of 8 2013 Pumpkin Beers: 1-Weyerbacher Imperial Pumkin Ale; 2-Dogfishead Punkin Ale; 3-Fegleys Devious Imperial Pumpkin; 4-Southern Tier Pumking; 5-Terrapin Pumpkinfest; 6-Rogue Pumpkin Patch Ale; 7-Shipyard Pumpkin Ale; 8-Big Muddy Brewing Pumpkin
cpalmisano (13) - - OCT 10, 2013
4 AROMA 10/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle. Aroma: Holy shit, this is probably the most aromatic pumpkin beer I've laid my nose on. Cinnamon, nutmeg, clove. Smells amazing. Taste thin body with a nice crisp finish. You don't get much of the pumpkin flavor until after the beer leaves your mouth. One of the more refreshing pumpkin beers.
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patxa (162) - MEXICO - OCT 9, 2013
2.4 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 1/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 10/20
Is not that this beer is so bad. Its just not pumpkin beer. Banana aroma, pale copper color, no head, no lace, taste of cinnamon and a watery weak palate. Drinkable but misleading.
IrishSailor (1) - Dallas, USA - OCT 9, 2013 does not count
2.2 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 8/20
Very disappointed by this Pumpkin offering from Shipyard. Pumpkins are easy to mess up if the spices are not in balance. As is the case here. The nose is all Cinnamon. The flavor is extremely bland with an explosion of Cinnamon on the back of the tongue. Where is the nutmeg? The brown sugar? The Allspice? Hell, where is the freakin’ pumpkin? If you have a choice of another pumpkin over this one, take it.