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RATINGS: 1135   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


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   AROMA 10/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 13/20
GreatLibations (1854) - Last Supper, Arizona, USA - SEP 21, 2006
UPDATED: SEP 22, 2006 Pours pale golden w/ a modest froth. Aroma of sweet gingerbread and spice to a moderate degree. Medium nectar with ample residual effers. Flavors of baked cinnamon and ginger bread spice w/ a fruity malt backbone. The finish has a slight bittering. Overall: Easy to drink with everything you want in a pumpkin brew. From aroma to flavor, and finish....solid.

2.8
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 10/20
FlacoAlto (3849) - Tucson, Arizona, USA - SEP 20, 2006
Best By Date December 2006, Sampled September 2006
Pours with a brilliantly clear, rich gold color and is topped by a frothy pale tan colored head. The aroma smells dominantly of pumpkin pie spices. Notes of cinnamon join with ample nutmeg and a touch of ginger. Fairly simplistic in its pumpkin pie spice focus.

The taste is quite dry up front, it tastes a bit tart initially and even has a bit of a bite to it. It finishes with a spicy note of nutmeg and ginger. Perhaps a touch of sweetness in the middle, but I already feel like this beer has been sampled and described to the best of its abilities. This is really quite simplistic. I guess my biggest gripe with this beer is that I want a rich satiating character in my pumpkin brews. If you don’t then this is certainly for you.

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3.1
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
desurfer (1252) - Melbourne, Florida, USA - SEP 20, 2006
Light orange with minimal head. Definitely has the pumpkin/autumny character, but is too thin bodied to get the full effect. Also could use more alcohol to add to the depth.

3.1
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 13/20
theshocker (329) - Marietta, Georgia, USA - SEP 20, 2006
Fizzy and yellow, looks like a miller light. Smells like a pumpkin pie though, sugar and spice and everything nice. Tastes like a pumpkin pie too. I think its pretty good actually. Thin bodied but it does actually taste like pumpkin.

2.5
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 10/20
MrBunn (2573) - The Wet Side of a Dry Town, Pennsylvania, USA - SEP 19, 2006
Very clear golden body with lots of bubbles and a compact white head that dissipates rather quickly. Aroma is inconsistent... at times I’m getting a full blast of pumpkin pie and all its ingredients, the next sniff it is weak. The nutmeg is the most consistent smell. Flavor is very watery up front and then blossoms into a pumpkin pie aftertaste.

2.4
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 9/20
shigadeyo (3287) - Harrison, Ohio, USA - SEP 19, 2006
Golden color, clear. Lively carbonation with a very effervescent head the went from two fingers or so to absolutely nothing in about 10 seconds. Aroma is similar to apple juice with some cinammon spice. Sometimes the aroma also reminds me of the smell of some bourbons. Flavor is bland and artificial and mostly tastes like spiced cider. There is a hint of pumpkin and spices (mostly ginger), but not really that much. Very thin and watery and very carbonated - a lot like soda pop. This one is very disappointing, even for a pumpkin ale... 12 oz bottle, $1.50 from Belmont Party Supply.

2.8
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
sistinas (102) - Mountain View, California, USA - SEP 19, 2006
Bottle. Pours an uninspiring golden color with a quickly dissipating white head. Tastes like watery pumpkin pie soda, where the pie is made with artificial flavors and things your grandma wouldn’t put in it. Inoffensive, unimpressive.

2.2
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 8/20
waolsen (1370) - Littleton, Colorado, USA - SEP 18, 2006
bottle. golden/orange pour with thin head. rediculous spice aroma of cinammon and nutmeg and baked pumpkin. alspice, cinammon, nutmeg all too powerful. there is some pumpkin in there but its hard to detect. watery body.

2.9
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
BeerCommonSewr (67) - North Carolina, USA - SEP 18, 2006
12 oz. bottle Aroma: Malty scent with pumpkin, nutmeg, and cinnamon present Appearance: Clear amber yellow with an OK head that did not last long but overall carbonation was on the high side Flavor: I love pumpkin pie and this brew at least made me think of it but I would have liked to see a more aggressive flavoring and better balance Palate: Finished spicy cinnamon and just a bit bitter Overall: Not a bad brew for a change of pace and to get you in the season. Not something you want to drink over and over again though.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
luckygirl (1223) - Boulder, Colorado, USA - SEP 17, 2006
Bottled. Beer is light golden brown with an average-sized, white, frothy, mostly and rapidly diminishing head. The aroma is attractive. First impression on the nose comes from the winter spices—heavy nutmeg, moderate ginger (think ginger ale), clove and a light note of cinnamon—it’s kind of cola-like; Malty with a light note of toasted grain, caramel and cookie; Yeasty with a moderate note of dough. Not much pumpkin, but I really dig on the spice blend. The flavor is moderately sweet, lightly acidic with an average-length, lightly sweet, lightly acidic finish. Between the retro’s redolent spices and the flavor balance, I’m reminded of ginger ale as this goes down. The body is light, the texture is watery and the carbonation is lively. I like this one a lot; it’s not blindingly complex or challenging, but It’s totally quaffable.


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