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RATINGS: 1090   WEIGHTED AVG: 2.84   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


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3.2
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
Thinker (62) - Littleton, Colorado, USA - OCT 14, 2012
Golden coot with a white head that doesn't last long. Has a storm cinnamon flavor and aroma. Thinker


3.2
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
bellco33 (326) - Willington, Connecticut, USA - SEP 23, 2014
Poured from bottle into pint glass: Pours golden with a touch of red. Aroma of nutmeg, pumpkin, sweet malts. Taste is mostly sugar and spices, very little detectable pumpkin. Medium body, high carbonation, pretty sweet. It’s OK.

2.8
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 10/20
Darkmagus82 (1334) - - SEP 22, 2014
Tranfer from BA review on 8-30-13- Poured from bottle into a pint glass Appearance – The beer pours a light orange amber color with a one finger head of white foam. The head has a fairly good level of retention leaving some foamy lace on the sides of the glass. Smell – The aroma of the beer is a nice mix of spice of cinnamon, coriander and clove with a decent roasted pumpkin aroma giving a moderately strong spiced like smell to the brew overall. Along with these smells comes a light amount of brown sugar and caramel, which combined with the rest to produce a rather nice pumpkin pie like smell. Taste – The taste begins with a big spicy flavor of cinnamon and a bit of nutmeg with a decent showing of roasted pumpkin and caramel. The spice stays very strong throughout the taste with a bit of allspice going the profile. Along with this, the roasted pumpkin fades a bit giving a bit of a more “raw” pumpkin flavor to sit on the tongue. Some brown sugar as well as some flavors of a grassy and somewhat herbal flavor is left comes at the end, leaving a rather strong, very spiced ,pumpkin flavor to linger on the tongue. Mouthfeel – The body of the beer is on very thin with a carbonation level that is average. For the tastes of the brew a high carbonation level and /or a thicker body would have been better for accentuated the roasted pumpkin over that of the grassy, overly spiced, and “raw” tastes of the beer. Overall – Ah just OK in the pumpkin brew category.

3.4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
Finhead (1188) - OFallon, Illinois, USA - SEP 21, 2014
Clear, light gold pour with a thin, white head. It has a pleasant pumpkin spice aroma that doesn’t overdo it. The light body is crisp and refreshing with a mildly sweet taste.

3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 12/20
odinstyr (561) - Hamilton, New Jersey, USA - SEP 21, 2014
Pours a clear gold amber with a minimal white head. Smells of pumpkin, nutmeg, wheat bread. Taste is sweet and spiced, mildly bitter. Real Pumpkin with nutmeg cinnamon pie spices. A little bit clingy aftertaste.

2.9
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 12/20
BeerCoff4025 (22) - Iowa, USA - SEP 21, 2014
Poured from bottle into a pint glass. Pale yellow color with very little head. The beer has a lot of flavor to it: mostly cinnamon and vanilla tones. Unfortunately, very little if any pumpkin taste to this one. Not a lot of body to this beer, overall I was pretty disappointed as I was looking for a good pumpkin beer.

2.7
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 11/20
degbert (1124) - Austin, Texas, USA - SEP 20, 2014
Bottle. Pours a clear, deep gold with a high, fine-grained, off-white, lacy head. Nose is yeast, cinnamon, nutmeg, and some adjunct and creamed corn. More cinnamon on the nose -- really overwhelming, almost into cinnamon-toast land. There is some pumpkin flavor there as well. Finish is long and a little fake-cinnamon-candy. It’s all right, but the fauxnamon really overshadows anything else. I think that someone needs to look up the word ’subtle’ in the dictionary again.

4.2
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
mikedR (1224) - Gilbert, Arizona, USA - SEP 20, 2014
Very nice. For 2014, the ABV is 4.5%. The flavor suggests otherwise. Beautiful nutmeg and pumpkin-oriented notes. A great session pumpkin ale.

2.2
   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 8/20
TXBadger (1394) - Dallas, Texas, USA - SEP 18, 2014
Pours a lighter amber color with off-white head. Some pumpkin pie spice on the nose with a weird note I can’t place; same for the palate. Not very well done IMHO.

2.3
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 9/20
Beerathon (1174) - Harrisburg, Pennsylvania, USA - SEP 17, 2014
"Subtle spiced flavor" my ass. Big cinnamon and vanilla notes. Nothing really pumpkin about it, other than I suppose it reminds me slightly of pumpkin pie. Largely meh.

1.1
   AROMA 3/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 2/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 2/20
JoelAK (1) - - SEP 17, 2014 does not count
Served on draft at Buffalo Brew Pub (Buffalo NY). Light appearance with thin, quickly dissipating head. All spice on the nose; very little pumpkin aroma. Tastes like a pumpkin pie candle smells - not natural at all. Extremely thin body, crackly carbonation. This is not a good example of a pumpkin ale, and I do not recommend it.


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