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RATINGS: 1061   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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1.3
   AROMA 1/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 1/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 5/20
itrosky (6) - fort lauderdale, Florida, USA - OCT 13, 2013
If you looking for a pumpkin flavored beer not the best choice. This ale is not pumpkin spicy as supposed to be. Smells like cooked wheat. Good ale but not my favorite. Very diluted only 4.5 % alcohol.


2.6
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 9/20
lag91 (55) - Milton, Massachusetts, USA - APR 18, 2014
Orange hue. Aroma of spiced pumpkin pie. Flavor follows suitÖ decent pumpkin flavor with nice notes of nutmeg, cinnamon, and coriander. Real lively carbonation.

2.7
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 10/20
hockeybeerguy (910) - Juneau, Alaska, USA - MAR 29, 2014
Reviewed from notes. The appearance had a very clear, golden-orange color with an inch and a half thick, fluffy white head. The smell had pumpkin, some cinnamon and nutmeg, some ginger. The taste took the previously mentioned flavors and added some coriander. The palate sat at about a medium and was slightly sessionable. Carbonation assaults the tongue and mouth more so than other "pumpkin ales" leaving a watery aftertaste and a dull finish. Overall, this is just an average pumpkin ale. It was much better combined as a Black & Tan with the Blue Fin Stout by Shipyard.

2.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 9/20
ThisWangsChung (747) - Leonardtown, Maryland, USA - MAR 1, 2014
12 oz can into a pint glass. I really hope this is as bad as the horror stories lead me to believe... A: Pours a hazy golden color. The head is a one finger white shade with bad retention. That combined with nonexistent lacing means this isnít exactly a looker. S: Letís see. Cinnamon and nutmeg notes? Check. Actual gourdy character? Check. Nothing that makes me want to retch? Uh...check! As a complaint, the pumpkin pie character seems weirdly artificial, like some saccharine pumpkin-flavored candy. So while weíre at it...too sweet? Check. I really donít hate the aroma, though; in fact, I actually like it. T: The flavor is a big step down, and itís not good, but itís not the sheer terror I expected. It starts with a light note of allspice, before turning into some weird pumpkin-flavored candy finish. Itís dawning on me - this tastes more like pumpkin-flavored cream soda instead of an actual beer. Like most sodas, itís quite sweet, to the point of being bothersome. Even worse, the sweetness is kind of artificial. M: Light and fizzy. Just like soda, actually. All the carbonation tries to dry the palate out some, but all that sugary sweetness wins out. This combination really taxes the palate after a while: something so light shouldnít be so hard to imbibe. O: I can actually see why this appeals to so many casual drinkers. Itís pumpkin-y (read: spicy) enough, and not very beer-y, so mission accomplished. Beer geeks, though, neednít bother. I really wanted to hate this a lot more than I do. Still, that only means itís wretchedly forgettable instead of wretchedly awful, and Iím not really sure which is worse. PS: I couldnít have been the only one surprised to see this pumpkin soda-- oops, I mean beer get tons of high scores from Untappd users.

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
BaroneBirra (231) - Gorizia, ITALY - FEB 13, 2014
12oz bottle. Pale copper, medium creamy head. Aroma noce moscata and pumkin. Also in the taste pumkin cake, sweet spices over a crispy and low bodied lager like beer. Lively carbonation, dry final.

3
   AROMA 3/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
Parrothead (291) - Ephrata, Pennsylvania, USA - FEB 6, 2014
A bit deceptive. Unlike any other pumpkin-themed beers Iíve had. It doesnít have a lot of the pumpkin pie spice aroma Iím used to, and is not as dark as other pumpkin beers Iíve had. not much of a head, either. Ah, but the taste..........thatís itís strong point. Maybe because itís based on a wheat beer, I dunno. Certainly not as heavy and cloying as other pumpkins. Very good.

2.7
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 12/20
Brewdork (205) - Sanford, Florida, USA - JAN 2, 2014
12 oz. bottle poured into shaker. Pours clear pale orange color with a generous but short-lived off-white head. Mild grainy aroma with slight notes of pumpkin and spice. Dull lager-like flavor with just a hint of pumpkin on the tail end. Thin mouthfeel contributes to an overall lack of substance. I like pumpkin beers, but this one falls pretty flat.

2
   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 7/20
HuskerTan (343) - Kearney, Nebraska, USA - DEC 30, 2013
Bottle. A- Pumpkins, spices, wheat. A- Orange color, cloudy liquid, white head. T- Pumpkins, spices, cinnamon. P- Medium body, average texture, average carbonation, spiced finish. O- Strong pumpkin and spices tones make this a little off putting. Could be a lot worse, but I have had much better pumpkin ales.

2.6
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 10/20
crajun (892) - , Texas, USA - DEC 29, 2013
I think I have decided I donít like pumpkin brews; tried a lot this fall; this was one of the lower rated. ugly clear pour. aroma of pumpkin and malt. taste was malty and pumpkin sweet.

2.9
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 9/20
k0mpsa (943) - Jšrvenpšš, FINLAND - DEC 23, 2013
Bottle at anodyne, albuquerque. Almost clear light golden color color, small white head. Aroma is malty, sour notes, pumpkin. Light and spicy body, pumpkin. Tastes like christmas.

2.1
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 6/20
Rperez (103) - Florida, USA - DEC 17, 2013
The aroma might be this beer best trait, the taste of cinnamon and pumpkin gets a little overwhelming after a while. This is a decent thanksgiving beer but just for the season ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone


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