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RATINGS: 1140   WEIGHTED AVG: 2.85   SEASONAL: Autumn   EST. CALORIES: 153   ABV: 5.1%
COMMERCIAL DESCRIPTION
Shipyard Pumpkinhead Ale is a crisp and refreshing wheat ale with delightful aromatics and subtle spiced flavor


3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 11/20
Maltser85 (342) - Fargo, North Dakota, USA - SEP 26, 2014
Light golden orange color with a white head thats gone like yesterday. Aroma of nutmeg, allspice and graham cracker. Taste is about the same. Not much on the pumpkin front. Somewhat thin and light bodied. For what it is though, decent.

3.5
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 14/20
LuckyDog (614) - - SEP 24, 2014
What is there to say about pumpkin beer? It’s got the right spices and it’s not overpowering.

3.2
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
bellco33 (487) - Willington, Connecticut, USA - SEP 23, 2014
Poured from bottle into pint glass: Pours golden with a touch of red. Aroma of nutmeg, pumpkin, sweet malts. Taste is mostly sugar and spices, very little detectable pumpkin. Medium body, high carbonation, pretty sweet. It’s OK.

2.8
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 10/20
Darkmagus82 (2026) - - SEP 22, 2014
Tranfer from BA review on 8-30-13- Poured from bottle into a pint glass Appearance – The beer pours a light orange amber color with a one finger head of white foam. The head has a fairly good level of retention leaving some foamy lace on the sides of the glass. Smell – The aroma of the beer is a nice mix of spice of cinnamon, coriander and clove with a decent roasted pumpkin aroma giving a moderately strong spiced like smell to the brew overall. Along with these smells comes a light amount of brown sugar and caramel, which combined with the rest to produce a rather nice pumpkin pie like smell. Taste – The taste begins with a big spicy flavor of cinnamon and a bit of nutmeg with a decent showing of roasted pumpkin and caramel. The spice stays very strong throughout the taste with a bit of allspice going the profile. Along with this, the roasted pumpkin fades a bit giving a bit of a more “raw” pumpkin flavor to sit on the tongue. Some brown sugar as well as some flavors of a grassy and somewhat herbal flavor is left comes at the end, leaving a rather strong, very spiced ,pumpkin flavor to linger on the tongue. Mouthfeel – The body of the beer is on very thin with a carbonation level that is average. For the tastes of the brew a high carbonation level and /or a thicker body would have been better for accentuated the roasted pumpkin over that of the grassy, overly spiced, and “raw” tastes of the beer. Overall – Ah just OK in the pumpkin brew category.

3.4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
Finhead (1372) - OFallon, Illinois, USA - SEP 21, 2014
Clear, light gold pour with a thin, white head. It has a pleasant pumpkin spice aroma that doesn’t overdo it. The light body is crisp and refreshing with a mildly sweet taste.

3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 12/20
odinstyr (610) - Howell, New Jersey, USA - SEP 21, 2014
Pours a clear gold amber with a minimal white head. Smells of pumpkin, nutmeg, wheat bread. Taste is sweet and spiced, mildly bitter. Real Pumpkin with nutmeg cinnamon pie spices. A little bit clingy aftertaste.

2.9
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 12/20
BeerCoff4025 (31) - Iowa, USA - SEP 21, 2014
Poured from bottle into a pint glass. Pale yellow color with very little head. The beer has a lot of flavor to it: mostly cinnamon and vanilla tones. Unfortunately, very little if any pumpkin taste to this one. Not a lot of body to this beer, overall I was pretty disappointed as I was looking for a good pumpkin beer.

2.7
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 11/20
degbert (1399) - Austin, Texas, USA - SEP 20, 2014
Bottle. Pours a clear, deep gold with a high, fine-grained, off-white, lacy head. Nose is yeast, cinnamon, nutmeg, and some adjunct and creamed corn. More cinnamon on the nose -- really overwhelming, almost into cinnamon-toast land. There is some pumpkin flavor there as well. Finish is long and a little fake-cinnamon-candy. It’s all right, but the fauxnamon really overshadows anything else. I think that someone needs to look up the word ’subtle’ in the dictionary again.

4.2
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
mikedR (1562) - Gilbert, Arizona, USA - SEP 20, 2014
Very nice. For 2014, the ABV is 4.5%. The flavor suggests otherwise. Beautiful nutmeg and pumpkin-oriented notes. A great session pumpkin ale.

2.2
   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 8/20
TXBadger (1963) - Dallas, Texas, USA - SEP 18, 2014
Pours a lighter amber color with off-white head. Some pumpkin pie spice on the nose with a weird note I can’t place; same for the palate. Not very well done IMHO.


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