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RATINGS: 1085   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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2.3
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 9/20
hfmejias (722) - Dover, Delaware, USA - SEP 6, 2013
12 Fl. Oz. Bottle. poured clear, orange, hardly any head and no lacing whatsoever. Aroma is a combination of yeast and some spices. Taste is also a lot of yeast and some spices couldn’t really find a whole lot of pumpkin. Not my favorite pumpkin ale...


2.7
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 11/20
degbert (1120) - 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 (1218) - 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 (1389) - 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 (1167) - 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.

2.4
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 8/20
firstsip (438) - Michigan, USA - SEP 13, 2014
Tap... with cinnamon rim (don’t judge me). Needs it to be honest. Nice darkish orange-amber, nice head... but almost thin body with supremely mild taste.

3.3
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 11/20
AKORN (140) - Virginia, USA - SEP 12, 2014
Golden and clear appearance white a small white head. Malty, doughy, pumpkin, cinnamon, nutmeg aroma. Carbonation and citrus that fades quick are my first taste. Strong cinnamon, spices, dough, with some pumpkin with an unusual after taste, no bad though. Light and crisp. Good beer

3.3
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 12/20
TheCaptMatey (32) - Ohio, USA - SEP 11, 2014
Poured a bright amber colour with a medium head which dissipated rather quickly. Spiced aroma rivals that of a cider. Flavor is full of spices, particularly notes nutmeg and cinnamon. Not a lot of pumpkin flavor in this brew. Decent carbonation and smooth drink.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
arkurzynski (1520) - Combined Locks, Wisconsin, USA - SEP 10, 2014
Amber orange pour. Nose of fruity pumpkin, mild spice and faint vanilla. Flavor is mildly sweet pumpkin meat with some spice. Light and easy drinking. Not sure why all the negative rates. Very light but solid and poundable.

2.8
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
basaywhat (49) - Macomb, Illinois, USA - SEP 7, 2014
This is a pretty basic pumpkin beer. Watery aromas of subtle spices (cinnamon, nutmeg, clove). Not a lot going on with the flavor,very little pumpkin flavor. Not a bad there are many better pumpkin beers than this.


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