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RATINGS: 1194   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 4/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 11/20
redgold07 (308) - Irving, Texas, USA - OCT 7, 2007
Pours a pale orange/amber color with a good-sized head. Not too powerful of an aroma, but great tasting. The cinnamon, sugar, and nutmeg come through nicely. A very enjoyably beer, but perhaps a bit watery. 12 oz. bottle.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
WhiteAlePower (92) - Long Island, New York, USA - OCT 6, 2007
This is my favourite of the Pumpkin Ales, which I have had, of course. Avery spicy brew, not weak at all. Very heart in all senses.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 8/20
markwise (5183) - North of Tampa, Florida, USA - OCT 5, 2007
Had from tap at Mellow Mushroom. Poured clear light orange and had a very sugary smell. The beer was a bit flat and the taste was sugary. I smelled ginger, allspice, nutmeg, and brown sugar, but I was disappointed by the taste. I could not finish a pint. More sugary than pumpkiny.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 8/20
RSRIZZO (1949) - Colorado Springs, Colorado, USA - OCT 5, 2007
Aroma is a light crisp scent with spicy tones. Color is bright clear gold with low carbonation and almost no head. Taste is crisp and spicy. Starting with a light body it goes down with a sharp feel. Finish is a spicy pumpkin pie like flavor followed by a mild hop bitter flavor that leaves you with a dry feel. Not a real good Pumpkin Ale.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 11/20
andyhite (308) - Murfreesboro, Tennessee, USA - OCT 3, 2007
12oz bottle. looks like a typical pumpkin seasonal. below avg head, pale orange hue. aromas of light pumpkin, ginger, allspice, and a touch of cream and melon undertones. the flavor is actually impressive; lighter style, but still lively carbonation (almost too much), and a mellow creamy pumpkin flavor accented by the ginger (carried over from the aroma), and yeasts. good flavor, fairly avg finish in length, just mor of the same on the palate - feels a bit silky, yet oily. good brew. avg drinkability. side note - for the lower gravity of the beer, itís structure is still quite solid.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 14/20
19Ei8hty (1166) - Washington, USA - OCT 3, 2007
Spice everywhere in this drink, the nose, body and finish. Really thin and light, not much pumpkin flavor, maybe a little residual on the finish, but mainly has all the spice components without really making pumpkin really evident. Heavy on the nutmeg, cinnamon, and allspice. This really isnt one of the "pumpkin pie beers" being that it is not smooth, rich, creamy and pumpkiny. Who ever called it a pumpkin soda pop hit the nail on the head. It does have a very nice, sweet malt flavor that is really finishes well. but its almost too diluted to be enjoyable.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 9/20
biznizness (1128) - Charlotte, North Carolina, USA - OCT 3, 2007
Lacks complexity and finish. The previous rater is correct in saying this is what pumpkin soda would taste like. I rate this as I am watching the first Philadelphia Phillies playoff game in 14 years. GO PHILS.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 10/20
PeterA (340) - SLOVAK REPUBLIC - OCT 1, 2007
If youíve ever wondered what pumpkin soda would taste like, this may be it. The aroma made me think a pumpkin pie had just been pulled out of the oven on Thanksgiving. The color was a pale orange. Again, the flavor was that of a pumpkin pie in liquid form. The mouthfeel was light. This was very easy to drink, it might make for a good session beer, but then again, I might get tired of the spices in a little while.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 9/20
ChainGangGuy (4801) - Woodstock, Georgia, USA - SEP 30, 2007
($1.29 at Total Wine in Kennesaw, GA) Appearance: Pours a clear coppery body with a bubbly, small white head. Smell: Iím shaking and swirling here, but all I can coax out of it is a light wheatiness and hints of allspice and nutmeg. Taste: Not much pumpkin flavor at all, but the spices are there, mainly allspice and nutmeg. Light lemony taste. Hint of graham crackers. Not much in the way of hops or malt. Finishes crisp, watery, and spritzy. Mouthfeel: Light-bodied, but the moderate carbonation makes it feel just a tad bit fuller. Drinkability: Iíd say I would prefer it with more pumpkin flavor, but really I would prefer it with ANY pumpkin flavor.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
grandet (501) - Scranton, Pennsylvania, USA - SEP 30, 2007
Amber pour with a small white head.smell of spices and some malt. Taste of cinnamon and allspice with some pumpkin through out. Not as strong on the pumpkin flavor as some that I have had, but still pretty good overall.

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