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RATINGS: 1184   WEIGHTED AVG: 2.85/5   SEASONAL: Autumn   IBU: 18   EST. CALORIES: 135   ABV: 4.5%
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

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 11/20
ryanhunter_4 (132) - La Crete, Alberta, CANADA - JUL 10, 2015
12 oz bottle poured at my brothers place in Methuen, MA. Pours a clear golden with no head. Smell is not good. I think itís supposed to be pumpkin but it smells off. Taste is about the same. Iíll drink it but I donít love it. Barely drinkable.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
ACHops (1031) - Seattle, Washington, USA - JUN 23, 2015
12 oz bottle served in a pint glass. Pours pale golden with thin white head. Aroma is thin, sweet, and fruity. Taste is very pale malt, thin, with slight sweetness that lingers, light spice, faint pumpkin spice note that lingers in the background.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
ordybill (833) - Douglasville, Georgia, USA - MAR 25, 2015
Poured from a 12 OZ bottle into a pint glass. Aroma- Has a great pumpkin aroma. Appearance- Pours a golden amber with an off-white head. Taste- I love the pumpkin flavor of this brew. I noticed many donít care for it. I donít understand. Palate- A light to medium bodied brew with moderate carbonation. Overall- One of my favorite pumpkin beers

   AROMA 2/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 3/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 5/20
Trappist (286) - Knoxville, Tennessee, USA - MAR 17, 2015
I could only get this in the canned variety. And I love almost most things pumpkin! Not sure if the bottle version is better but this was a major let down, very frothy, a lot of spice notes but a horrible artificial follow through... the end.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Stuu666 (7829) - Edinburgh, SCOTLAND - MAR 4, 2015
Bottle at home. Pours golden amber, nose is pumpkin, spiced, vanilla, toffee, taste is similar, fruity.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
Iznogud (1549) - CROATIA - FEB 10, 2015
On tap at Tavern in the Square, Boston. Pours orange with off-white head. Malty, caramel, cinnamon, spices, pumpkin. Watery.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 3/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 6/20
Renntag (7) - - FEB 4, 2015 does not count
bread, bubblegum, butterscotch, vanilla, clove, golden, clear, minimal head. Sweet and spice. Not terrible, but not one of my favourites.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 10/20
woodychevy (697) - - JAN 31, 2015
Easily worst beer of Maine trip. Didnít even finish bottle at home. Pours light, wimpy orange- slightly hazy. No lasting head or lacing. Pumpkin pie faux spices dominate- nutmeg, cinnamon, clove. Minimal pumpkin. Bit metallic. Super light mouthfeel. Not much going for it. Meh.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Quick3Beers (527) - East Falmouth, Massachusetts, USA - NOV 26, 2014
Cinnamon anyone? Balance isnít whatís necessarily expected sometimes with a pumpkin ale, and this one follows suit. Sweet and spicy smelling, light amber color with a nice off-white head with medium bubbles. I was not kidding about the cinnamon: thereís a lot. So if you like cinnamon and pumpkin flavor, thisíll be your bag. If not, not. I liked it just fine.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
BeerFunGuy (862) - California, USA - NOV 25, 2014
This light gold beer has a mild cinnamon spice aroma. It is mildly spicy while retaining many characteristics of your typical wheat beer. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

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