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RATINGS: 1143   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


3.1
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
desurfer (1253) - 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 (2588) - 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 (3296) - 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 (1371) - 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.

2
   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 3/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 8/20
Marsiblursi (3063) - 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.

2.9
   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
SudsMcDuff (6950) - .....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..


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