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RATINGS: 1195   WEIGHTED AVG: 2.85/5   SEASONAL: Autumn   IBU: 18   EST. CALORIES: 135   ABV: 4.5%
COMMERCIAL DESCRIPTION
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


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2.8
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 10/20
beerscout (298) - New Windsor, New York, USA - AUG 27, 2012
Bottle. Clear amber color with very thin offwhite head. Aroma was weak grain and bready malt. Flavor was very spicy up front. Reminds me of cinnimon candy. Not sure what the relation to pumpkin here is other than maybe the spice ingredients of a pumpkin pie. But, I did like the spicy notes, as I have not a had a beer quite like it. I didn’t hate it. No other remarkable flavor components. Spicy and not much else.


2.5
   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 10/20
MetalNHopHead (1434) - 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.

3.1
   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.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 13/20
tsd08460 (824) - 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,

2.9
   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.

2.1
   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 3/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 6/20
donandres (359) - , 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

3.3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 12/20
odannyob (131) - 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.

2.7
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 10/20
altonbrownd (5659) - Chevy Chase, Maryland, USA - JAN 7, 2016
Can from Beer and Wine. Pale orange body with slight head. Nose is fruity, floral, zesty. Taste is of fruits, wheat, pumpkin, spices A bit prickly texture. Decent.

3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
dionysus (1485) - Arizona, USA - JAN 2, 2016
Bottle pours light orange/gold with an off-white head. Aroma is sweet and doughy with lots of baking spice. Cinnamon and nutmeg most present with a touch of clove. Flavor shows the same with a caramel and light pumpkin base. Overall body is light to moderate with a spicy finish.

2.7
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 10/20
Voodoo (564) - Pennsylvania, USA - DEC 11, 2015
Pours a honey golden with a thin white head which is gone in a hurry......aroma of nutmeg, touch of allspice......taste is nutmeg, bit of soggy grain, little bitterness, no pumpkin taste and thin.

2.5
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 9/20
Kosmokrator (849) - ITALY - DEC 11, 2015
Un assaggio alla spina. Aroma pungente e speziato, zucca, cannella, pepe; gusto dolciastro e poco intenso con note di zucca, malto e poco altro. Acquosa, scipitella, non carbonata.


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