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RATINGS: 1110   WEIGHTED AVG: 2.85   SEASONAL: Autumn   EST. CALORIES: 153   ABV: 5.1%
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Shipyard Pumpkinhead Ale is a crisp and refreshing wheat ale with delightful aromatics and subtle spiced flavor


2.2
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 7/20
kramer (5034) - Sunbury, Pennsylvania, USA - JUL 5, 2006
12 oz bottle, via CaptainCougar I believe. Pours a clear light gold under a small white fizzy head that disappeared quickly. Tons of visible carbonation. Aroma is lightly grainy with subtle pumpkin spices of nutmeg and cinnamon mostly, with a hint of pumpkin meat. Flavor is very light on the malt up front with a blast of nutmeg, cinnamon, and all spice. Finish is bitey and peppery with more nutmeg before collapsing into a watery late finish. Mouthfeel is light bodied with spritzy fizzy carbonation. Texture is watery. Overall, this was more of a "pumpkin spice" beer than actual pumpkin. Underwhelming in all aspects, this is a gimmick beer in a style (Pumpkin Ale)where some have succeeded with real efforts at craft brewing.

3
   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 12/20
Kiapepito (110) - Port Angeles, Washington, USA - JUN 22, 2006
This is the one that poured out into the glass and fizzled like it was coke. i really didnít taste the pumpkin taste... my tastebuds were off this day... hahahaha

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
IrishBoy (3853) - Bakersfield, California, USA - JUN 18, 2006
(Bottle dated Feb 05) Nose is spicy, cloves and cinnamon, with some pumpkin and caramel notes; Transparent light orange/amber with a small off-white head. Flavor was tart pumpkinm cloves, and cinnamon with maybe a nutmeg hint.

3.7
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
Enniskillen (2029) - Salinas, California, USA - JUN 18, 2006
Aroma is caramel, butterscotch, yeasty. body is a dark brown with a tan colored head. Taste is sweet like coca cola, with caramel, yeast, a bit of honey, and grapes. Nice suprise

1.7
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 2/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 6/20
eaglefan538 (2897) - Wilmington, Delaware, USA - JUN 7, 2006
Geez, this one was bad. Pour was pale yellow with some cloudiness. The aroma was sour and off. What in the world are they doing here? Is this beer based on wheat? Is this a lambic pumpkin? Good golly. Some definite tart and sourness along with some spices. The pumpkin was almost absent, lingered in the aftertaste a little. Just a bad beer. All bad.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Yard (45) - Senoia, Georgia, USA - JUN 4, 2006
Spicy aroma with pumpkin taste. Cinnamon flavor with spice. Good but really not much to say.

2.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 10/20
SSSteve (3786) - - JUN 3, 2006
UPDATED: JUN 9, 2006 golden orange with a small film head. artificial pumpkin, spice(clove), and candy aroma. smells good. spicy pumpkin pie flavor. lots of cinnamon. this is pretty good but iím partial to pumpkin beers. a little too light.

2.9
   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
tronraner (2459) - Walland, Tennessee, USA - MAY 22, 2006
UPDATED: AUG 27, 2007 Bottle. Pours gold with small fizzy white head. The aroma is pumpkin pie and wet hay. The flavor is pretty much a mediocre beer with a few light pumpkin and nutmeg notes. The finish is a bit papery. Not undrinkable, but certainly nothing special.

4.2
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
da845 (139) - new york, New York, USA - APR 23, 2006
caramel and pumpkin cinnamon aroma.brown, cloudy, frothy, white foam, medium sweetness, medium body, creamy, average carbonation, astringent. Truly tastes just like a pumkin pie.

2.9
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 12/20
SledgeJr (3577) - Omaha, Nebraska, USA - APR 18, 2006
In the bottle. Rich gold in color with a white head. The head dies quickly, but can be reformed many times upon swirling. Aroma is spicey: cinnamon, mace, clove. A bit of yeast in the aroma. If thereís any pumpkin smell, it is mild at best. Unlike the aroma, the flavor is BIG pumpkin pie with a lilí bit of whipped cream on top. The spices are not overbearing and are actually well-blended. The cinnamon emerges as the dominant spice flavor. Something of a metallic finish at the end, which makes the beer seem a little thinner than it should be. The body is a little bit weak in malt for this type of beer, leaving it lacking in the sweetness department. When warm, the beer has an emerging tartness.


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