RagallachMC (631) - Cleveland, Ohio, USA - OCT 4, 2006
2.1 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 8/20
bottle. Aroma: Ginger ale-like in the spice. Slight pumpkin and maybe a bit of apple. Appearance: Clear and dark gold in color. Very lively bubbles. Head was white and rocky, and dissipated rapidly. No lacing. Looks almost like a sparkling cider. Flavor: Spice in the nose barely presents in the flavor. A little nutmeg and some cinnamon with a touch of ginger. Very mild pumpkin flavor. A touch of malt. Slight tartness right before the finish. Palate: Light bodied and watery. Medium-high carbonation. Clean finish. Overall: Bland and uninteresting is an understatement. Save your money and skip this one.
themadmumis (347) - Westminster, Maryland, USA - OCT 4, 2006
1.3 AROMA 3/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 3/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 2/20
Horrendous pumpkin brew. Base brew doesn’t comprehend blending of nutmeg and spices. Try drinking a mixture of oil and water. It’s like drinking two pieces of crap. One into the mouth, then one down the hatch. Best piece is the label. This is one step above a drain pour.
talon1117 (1152) - Fort Collins, Colorado, USA - OCT 3, 2006
2.3 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 8/20
Pours clear and orange with a small, white, fizzy head that disappates quickly. Nose has a kolsch-like fruitiness with some faint notes of pumpkin pie (pumpkin, cinnamon, nutmeg). Flavor is odd, same notes as nose but not mixing well together. Palate is light and lager crisp with lively to fizzy carbonation. By the finish, the kolsch-like tartness and spice (ginger, nutmeg) is all that is left. Not one of my favorite fall beers, too much emphasis on the spices and not on the other flavors. Also, the kolsch-like base was not a good fit for a pumpkin beer.
thehurt01 (262) - Denver, Colorado, USA - OCT 3, 2006
3.6 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
This ale pours into a amber body with a off white head. The smell is a soft pumpkin pie and Cinnamon. Taste is very much the same as the smell. very good.
cchubb (74) - Minneola, Florida, USA - OCT 3, 2006
2.3 AROMA 3/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 10/20
On tap. The lightest colored pumpkin beer I have ever seen. Light straw color with very low head. Initial aroma is of ginger and allspice, no pumpkin aroma evident. Thin mouthfeel and high bitterness overrides the spice character. Again, more a pie-spice beer than a pumpkin beer.
xav33 (313) - Midland, MI, Michigan, USA - OCT 3, 2006
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Shipyard Pumpkinhead Ale
12 oz bottle
Recent bottling, carved into 10/06
Medium pour in a tulip glass
Poured a clear golden hay with a medium rocky quickly diminishing white head.
Smelt of moderate ginger and cloves, some traces of pumpkin.
Taste was upfront moderate sweet ginger and a light sweet pumpkin feel followed by a more subdued but more bitter ginger taste with slight bitter pumpkin accents. Mouthfeel was light, watery and fizzy.
Overall, a simple ginger oriented pumpkin ale that is maybe simple in taste, but not uncomfortable on the palate.
Panzuriel (1506) - Westerville, Ohio, USA - SEP 28, 2006
3 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
Light copper colored liquid with a thin head of white fizzy bubbles. Nose is almost lager like tang with nutmeg, if that makes any sense. Very interesting mouthfeel very full and round. taste is nutmeg and smooth pumpkin happiness. A nice beer.
tschlift (4) - Washington, Washington DC, USA - SEP 28, 2006 does not count
2.8 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
12oz, this tastes like pumpkin bread. the nose is pretty strong with nutmeg and cinnamon aromas that you would expect. there is very little on the palate, but the finish leaves what ultimately tastes like pumpkin bread. there is no other way around it.
Dickinsonbeer (5075) - Hoboken, New Jersey, USA - SEP 26, 2006
3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
12 oz bottle. Pours a clear light orange with no head. Aroma is nutmeg, spicy, light pumpkin pie. Light bready flavor with crisp light spiciness- som e nutmeg, cinnamon, pumpkin, allspice- kinda fake tasting. Finishes light and dry- somewhat watered down but makes it easy to drink. Went well with the pork tenterloin I made for dinner.
Illini08 (542) - Raleigh, North Carolina, USA - SEP 26, 2006
3.4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Pale looking golden pour had me a bit worried. Very spicy, full aroma however. Its like eating a piece of pumpkin pie. Medium-mouthfeel. The spice combinations were very well done. I have no idea why this is rated so poorly.