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RATINGS: 1200   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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2.5
   AROMA 2/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 13/20
BrewBrain (161) - Florida, USA - NOV 11, 2015
Branded as KBC. Light copper clear pour, moderate foamy head. Aroma is pumpkin spice, pumpkin bread. Pumpkin bread flavor, subtle hop bite. Moderately carbonated. Obviously sessionable, not sure why you would.

3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
BlackBeerPG (405) - Darien, Illinois, USA - NOV 10, 2015
Taste is crisp, nutmeg, pumpkin spices, cinnamon, sweet nose, Gold in color, medium lite body.

3.4
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
joeneugs (6063) - Livermore, California, USA - NOV 8, 2015
12 oz. bottle from Trader Joes labeled KBC. It pours a super clear pale gold color with a small off white head. The aroma has nice squash notes with some cinnamon. The flavor has apple, cinnamon, light squash and light acidity with a little pepper in the finish. Very pleasant and dry with a little cinnamon. Good.

2.9
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
BucannonXC5 (1460) - San Diego, California, USA - NOV 4, 2015
Type: 12-oz. bottle Glass: Modern Times pint glass From: Trader Joes in La Mesa (San Diego), Calif. Price: $1.00 Purchased: Oct. 15, 2015 Consumed: Oct. 15, 2015 Misc.: N/A Poured a honey, golden, pale, clear color with a finger of rocky, greyish head that dissipated about as quick as I poured it. Average amount of bubbles coming up from the bottom of the glass. Poor lacing on the sides of the glass. Poor retention. (Sight - 2.50) Smelled pumpkin seeds, cinnamon, pumpkin pie, red apple cider, honey graham cracker and carrot cake. (Smell - 3.50) Taste wasnt quite as good, but still the obvious pumpkin flavors. Getting cinnamon stick, sugary pumpkin spice, apple cider, carrot cake and cinnamon graham cracker. (Taste - 3.25) Light body. Thin texture. Average-to-soft carbonation. Abrupt, water finish. (Feel - 3.25) This wasnt as terrible as I thought it was going to be. I am a sucker for pumpkin beers, but this wasnt bad, especially for the price. (Overall - 3.25) 3.27 75 B-

3.1
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
tekstr1der (429) - New Hampshire, USA - OCT 31, 2015
Not sure how this ended up in my mouth. Knowing it was about as commercial, girl-oriented as it gets for an "ale", I still picked up a single. Shipyard has some truly decent brews, but this is not amongst them. Pale amber pour with no head. Smells of alcoholic scents of pumpkin pie spices. Smell itself seems fake. Tastes pretty much the same, with almost an adjunct beer quality. This stuff is barely palatable. Worst of its genre.

2.3
   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 9/20
Worsenma (74) - Alpharetta, Georgia, USA - OCT 31, 2015
Really not your typical pumpkin ale. Very light with just a hint of pumpkin. Would prefer a typical pumpkin ale but this was pretty easy drinking. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

2.7
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
rougeau13 (2663) - Richmond, Texas, USA - OCT 30, 2015
Tastes like nutmeg pumpkin soda. Clear amber with an off-white head. Candy corn and pumpkin spice aroma. Kind of soda or candy-like. Light bodied and slightly fizzy.

2.9
   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 8/20
damzz (476) - Massachusetts, USA - OCT 25, 2015
Pours a clear orange yellow with a white head that quickly dissipates leaving a thin ring and no lacing. Nose is faint spice with a taste to match. Body is light medium. Alc is 4.5% not 5.1%. 12 oz bottle with a twist off cap

2.1
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 3/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 7/20
arn8897 (341) - Trenton, Ohio, USA - OCT 25, 2015
Pours a clear golden color with a thin white head. Aromas of pumpkin and citrus. Taste the same with a lot of floral flavors in the finish. Not very pleasant finish. Didnt really care for this.

3.7
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 17/20
anderson01 (340) - Idaho, USA - OCT 24, 2015
Copper color. Clear appearance. Thin head and poor lacing. Aroma is floral. Hint of spice. Taste cinnamon. Very sweet. Thin texture. Sweet finish. Soft carbonation. Definite pumpkin flavor. This is the best pumpkin beer I have had today.


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