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RATINGS: 1199   WEIGHTED AVG: 2.85/5   SEASONAL: Autumn   IBU: 18   EST. CALORIES: 135   ABV: 4.5%
Shipyard Pumpkinhead Ale is a crisp and refreshing wheat ale with delightful aromatics and subtle spiced flavor.

First Brewed: 1996
First Bottled: 2002
Available: August - November
Malt Style: Pale Ale, Whole Wheat, Munich Light
Yeast: Top-Fermenting English
Hops: Willamette, Saphir
Color: Golden
OG: 1.048

Eberndt's rating

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 9/20
Eberndt (235) - - SEP 6, 2013
12oz bottle poured. Kind of thin mouth feel and very yeasty flavor. I didn’t taste any pumpkin flavor.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 18/20
Xerxies (1) - Cornville, Maine, USA - OCT 20, 2016 does not count
I love this beer. Has just the right amount of everything. Good for just one with a meal, or without, to relax at the end of a hard days work. Also good for multiples with friends or at the pub. I LOVE THIS BEER!

   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 1/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 10/20
Cajun (420) - Lafayette, Louisiana, USA - OCT 18, 2016
Can - Pours a clear dark gold to amber, white head that thins quickly. Aroma of pumpkin and fruit juice. Flavors of some pumpkin, fruit, spices, very mild hops, and raspberry kool-aid. Not impressed with this particular can. Ran flat.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 3/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 7/20
Andrew196 (1478) - Katy, Texas, USA - OCT 4, 2016
Bottle to glass - pours light gold, just a flash of head. Aroma is standard fall potpourri, nothing adventurous. Taste is squash and pumpkin with an unwelcome adjunct tinge. Not very good.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
Brandon1989 (502) - Euless, Texas, USA - OCT 2, 2016
Pours a clear golden color with a medium white head. The aroma is pumpkin and spices. The flavor is pumpkin and some mild spice and hop

   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 10/20
MetalNHopHead (1463) - Lincoln, Nebraska, USA - OCT 1, 2016
I drank a 1 oz sample of this brew under the KBC Pumpkin Ale alias at Trader Joe’s. Golden orange pour. Mostly spicy aroma with some gourd. Pumpkin taste is actually pretty light, the autumnal spices are highlighted more. Definitely some pumpkin pie characteristics. Average carbonation and texture. As far as seasonal offerings of this variety go, this is what you would expect - no more, no less.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 11/20
weitz15 (542) - Nashville, Tennessee, USA - SEP 18, 2016
Light golden pour. More spice notes than flavor here. Lots more herbal notes than pumpkin notes in the nose and palate. Carbonated finish.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 13/20
tsd08460 (841) - Marshall, Virginia, USA - JUL 19, 2016
Aroma: pumpkin pie spice, bread, Appearance: hazy golden Taste: medium sweetness, medium bitterness, Palate: light body, creamy, soft carbonation, long finish,

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 12/20
oldrtybastrd (5003) - Fort Walton Beach, Florida, USA - MAY 9, 2016
Pours a light golden amber with almost no head. Light pumpkin spice aromas. Flavor is sweet spicy with a little bitterness on the tail.

   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 3/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 6/20
donandres (375) - , Washington, USA - JAN 29, 2016
12 ounce bottle to wine glass Appearance: Deep amber, very clear, no head, a lot of lacing Aroma: Not a lot of aroma Taste: Not a lot of taste, no follow through Mouthfeel: very fizzy, carbonated Overall: Good beer, but will not repeat buy, nor suggest to be bought

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 12/20
odannyob (132) - Colorado, USA - JAN 29, 2016
Poured from a 12 ounce can (cold) into a clear glass tumbler; a thin, faint aroma of autumn spices; cloudy gold and orange coloring’s; super thin head; pumpkin pied and nutmeggish flavors. Overall, s’not at all bad; a pumpkin ale that could be enjoyed at any time, but especially with fall and winter sensibilities.

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