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RATINGS: 1135   WEIGHTED AVG: 2.85   SEASONAL: Autumn   EST. CALORIES: 153   ABV: 5.1%
Shipyard Pumpkinhead Ale is a crisp and refreshing wheat ale with delightful aromatics and subtle spiced flavor

   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 3/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 8/20
Marsiblursi (3054) - Göteborg, SWEDEN - SEP 15, 2006
(Bottle) Clear light amber/yellow with a very fast decreasing white head. Vegetables like sugarpees. Christmas spices. Malty and fruity aroma with some spices. A smell of honey melon (pumpkin?). Some cinamon and cardemom. Hazelnut cream. Sweet and stale flavour. Ripe bananas. Pretty small body with a light spicyness.

   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
SudsMcDuff (6838) - .....Manchester United.........., Texas, USA - SEP 15, 2006
i’ve had one tiny taste of pumpkin before in my life but it reminds me of butternut.(A common vegetable in South Africa it makes a very tasty soup).....strange smell, not off putting but....small ring from head...light orange colour...intresting taste, not bad, after afew it starts to suck, but one at a time every now and again ..not to bad..i’d love to try a Really really good pumpkin ale just to taste the difference..

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 10/20
Delirium (636) - Copenhagen, DENMARK - SEP 14, 2006
UPDATED: DEC 17, 2007 Bottle. Pours clear light golden with a large white head that quickly disappears, and vigorous carbonation. Aroma is like pumpkin pie---pumpkin plus sweet spices, mainly cinnamon, nutmeg, and ginger. Seems to alternate between strong whiffs and a weak, metallic undertone. Flavor starts out similarly, maybe with a little more pumpkin, but quickly bottoms out into a weak, watery finish with lingering ginger and metal. Decent.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 9/20
Ibrew2or3 (7467) - Tempe, Arizona, USA - SEP 13, 2006
UPDATED: SEP 14, 2006 On tap @ the Mellow Mushroom in Tampa. Pours clear golden in color with thin white head. The aroma at first seemed like bubble gum. Then some of the pumpkin and spice started to show through. The flavor was similar to the aroma. I taste sweet bubble gum, some pumpkin, cabbage and some other spices (maybe cinnamon and or nutmeg). I really don’t taste anything resembling hops. Interesting taste but not very pumpkin like. A bit of a disappointment.

   AROMA 3/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 3/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 6/20
jpm30 (1587) - East Central, Georgia, USA - SEP 13, 2006
From a 12 oz. twist cap brown bottle, a stamped coded freshness date on the lower portion of bottle, fall ’06 release. Poured a clear slightly orangey pale lager golden with a foamy white head that settled into a thin lacing. Artificial pumpkin pie flavoring aroma, cinnamon and pie spices. Good carbonation, too much for my personal taste, and a watery smooth light bodied mouthfeel. Bland, dry mix, extract tasting, thin sweet malts, pie spices and a artificial pumpkin filling flavor that you find with cheap pastries in the snack section at gas/convenience stores, and a sweet malty with watery pie spices finish. I like the other beers I’ve tried from Shipyard, but this was disappointing. I have five bottles left, trade anyone?

   AROMA 2/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 9/20
hiphops (286) - caldwell, New Jersey, USA - SEP 12, 2006
smells and land taste slike apple sauce. looks pale and watery orange. not very pumpkinesque. i taste some nutmeg and some cinnamon but it really taste more like and applesauc ebeer

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 10/20
anders37 (19334) - Malmö, SWEDEN - SEP 12, 2006
Bottle. Golden colour with a white head. Sweet aroma with lots of cinnamon, pumpkin, nutmeg and ginger. Sweet malty pumpkin pie flavor. Sweet malty finish with lots of spices in the aftertaste.

   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 1/5   OVERALL 6/20
ante (3374) - Stockholm, SWEDEN - SEP 12, 2006
Bottle. Pale amber with low bubbly white head. Sweet and dull aroma of cinnamon, nutmeg and soap with notes of ginger. Thin and rasther sweet flavour of cinnamon, cloves and caramel. Thin bodied with strong carbonation...lifeless palate. Light soapy aftertaste with notes of sweet spices. Agh...this is pretty awful

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 3/10   PALATE 1/5   OVERALL 7/20
holdenn (2088) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - SEP 12, 2006
12oz bottle pours a golden yellow with no head. Pumpkin, cinamon, clove, and pepper come lightly off the nose which may hint at a decent beer, but at first sip, all of that is gone. Very light pumpkin flavor and spices touch the tongue and leave a bland lager flavor. By the end of the glass, this is hardly drinkable.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 10/20
tennisjoel (1222) - Rochester, Minnesota, USA - SEP 9, 2006
Very pronounced pumkin, cinnamon, and honey nose. This got me excited to taste the beer. Color is orange golden, head basically disappears. The taste is unfortunately one-dimensional. It’s like they took a bland lager and added spice flavors to it. I like the pumpkin aspect, but otherwise this let me down after such a promising aroma.

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