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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 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
J_man (664) - Tustin, California, USA - OCT 3, 2013
Definite pumpkin pie spice aromas with emphasis on cinnamon. That continues in the taste along with a light honeyed sweetness. There’s some nice earthy vegetal components to this that make it interesting. A bit thin in the body, but that makes it an easier drinking pumpkin beer. Finishes light and cinnamony.
Earlier Rating: 9/26/2013 Total Score: 3.2
Pale yellow/gold with a wispy white head. Cinnamon in the aroma which comes through first (but not overwhelmingly) in the taste. There seems to be other light spices (nutmeg?) in here, but mostly cinnamon. There is a light pumpkin vegetal taste and it’s well balanced with the spice. This is not an overdone pumpkin beer and it gets more enjoyable as you drink it. Nice fall pumpkin beer.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 8/20
jimski (49) - - OCT 1, 2013
Shipyard's Pumpkinhead ale is a wheat ale that is not cloudy. The nice golden amber color is overshadowed by the lack of any head. The ale reminds one of cinnamon and nutmeg with a slightly sweet finish. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 3/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 6/20
strap (373) - honolulu, Alabama, USA - OCT 1, 2013
hazy yellow with a white head. spicy aroma, slightly sweet flavor. not really pumpkin like, maybe more of a squash flavor. pumpkin beers are hit or miss. i like Dogfish’s Punkin, but this one more or less sucks.

   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
robertjm (736) - Albany, California, USA - OCT 1, 2013
Picked up a bottle to try from Trader Joe’s. Big white head which falls flat. Loads of carbonation in a orange body. Obviously filtered. Light spicy aroma. Thin body. Flavor more of pumpkin pie spices, especially cinnamon, allspice and nutmeg. Anemic example of a pumpkin beer for my tastes.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
beerandbeyond (622) - ISRAEL - SEP 29, 2013
12oz bottle poured into a tumbler. Hazy deep yellow with a small white head. Mellow spices and soft pumpkin notes, with fresh bread and honey. Sweetish malt, pumpkin, cinnamon, faint wheat tang, no bitterness. Light-med bod, quite chewy, too juice-like, but OK.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 9/20
NeoHippie2 (791) - Louisville, Kentucky, USA - SEP 28, 2013
This is a pretty basic pumpkin beer. Very light copper/amber pour with a small white head. Watery aromas of subtle spices (cinnamon, nutmeg, clove). Not a lot going on with the flavor, it’s very subtle as well. Crisp finish. Not a bad beer but there are so many better pumpkin beers than this.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 10/20
ContemplateBeer (1432) - Louisville, Kentucky, USA - SEP 28, 2013
Aroma: Mostly pumpkin and nutmeg in a very light manner. Appearance: Tinted copper pour with a ring of off white head. Flavor: Matches the nose; very simple pumpkin beer with pumpkin up front and with a bit of nutmeg toward the finish. Palate: Light body, oily texture, soft carbonation, long finish. Overall: Not bad; just light and simple. A fine early fall pumpkin beer.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 12/20
COMRADEJOSH (259) - Ft Hood, Texas, USA - SEP 28, 2013
Im not sure why all the hate on this pumpkin. Very refreshing and something new for this category. Light in a good way not overpowering and heavy on the spice. A good wheat background overlaid with pumpkin you can taste and just enough spice. Overall unique from other pumpkins like sam adams and blue moon. Pick this up and try.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 8/20
RogertheKid (90) - Quebec, CANADA - SEP 28, 2013
Very basic pumpkin ale, hint of pumpkin and watered down spices. Very average beer, not what I’m looking for in this type of beer.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
Tmoney99 (10072) - Cincinnati, Ohio, USA - SEP 27, 2013
Bottle. Poured clear orange color with an average off-white frothy head that was mostly lasting with good lacing. Soft doughy pumpkin aroma. Medium body with a smooth texture and soft carbonation. Medium sweet flavor with a medium sweet finish of moderate duration. Soft seasonal beer.
Earlier Rating: 11/29/2006 Total Score: 2.8
Draft at Cock & Bull, Sarasota, FL. Poured hazy copper color with an average frothy white head that was mostly lasting with fair lacing. Moderate pumpkin spicy sweet aroma. Medium body with a sticky texture. Medium sweet spicy flavor with a medium sweet finish of moderate duration.

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