RATINGS: 1202   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

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   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 3/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 7/20
arn8897 (385) - 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.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 17/20
anderson01 (351) - 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.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 13/20
CpyNPrnT (616) - Indiana, USA - OCT 23, 2015
Aroma of moderate pumpkin, taste is okay, will pass the next time during fall.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
lobosaintori (89) - - OCT 19, 2015
marking this down as my first beer from Maine but hope its not an example of what they brew up in the in the land of Steven King and Maple syrup. It poured a light gold with medium carbonation and very little head, that immediately disappeared. Aroma is of pumpkin pie, but unfortunately the flavor is never evident. very little trace of anything typical of pumpkin ale. is a bit watery and weak.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
OnTheTrail (483) - Virginia, USA - OCT 15, 2015
Pours light orange, ckear, lasting thin head. Aroma is complete spicy clove nutmeg bomb. Maybe cinnamon Taste is sweet, more cinnamon and nutmeg and I think clove

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 10/20
jamesewelch (259) - Burlington, Vermont, USA - OCT 12, 2015
From 12 oz bottle labeled Kennebunkport Pumpkin Ale, poured into 16 oz tulip glass, about $1.07 for a single bottle at Trader Joes (didnt realize it was Shipyard Pumpkinhead which Ive had, but not rated before)

Aroma: pumpkin spice, sweet, cinnamon, nutmeg, etc.

Appearance: orange, clear, minimal white head

Taste: heavy sweet

Palate: light body, creamy texture, spice finish

Overall: Whoa. Pumpkin Spice time. Too much spice. Tastes like a pumpkin pie. Very clear beer - looks like a lager, so Im not sure how much filtering it took to get a wheat beer that clear. Every sip is like a taste of pumpkin pie. Waves and waves of spice overtake anything else in the beer. Drinkable, if you like pumpkin spiced pies. Big nutmeg and cinnamon aroma and taste. Very sweet ale. A near thin/watery body - just a tad above what Id consider to be "thin" or "watery" but its close. Fan of pumpkin/squash beer, but not fan of the spices.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
tillmac62 (721) - Gaffney, South Carolina, USA - OCT 12, 2015
Clear golden pour with a touch of amber. Normal head volume and lacing, poor retention. Outstanding rich nose of pumpkin with notes of spice (nutmeg, cinnamon). Light body with a semi-smooth texture. Above normal carbonation with a touch of effervescence in the middle and a nice burst in the finish. The flavor profile is good with a focus on pumpkin flavor rather than spices. Complexity is a bit lacking, a bit soft on intensity but balance is well done. Think of it as somewhat light version of pumpkin ale. It begins with a mild blend of spice over a subtle sweetness. The middle leads spice, then yields to pumpkin. The finish is a slow fade of weak spice.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
Fritz123 (1535) - Boca Raton, Florida, USA - OCT 11, 2015
Poured at the Galaxy Oktoberfest. Golden light tan pour with small head. Aroma is pumpkin pie with nutmeg, cinnamon, pumpkin, and confection sugars. The taste is the pumpkin pie spices with very light faux pumpkin flavors. Light body, thin and watery. Medium carb. Seems fake in flavors and just watery.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
bluejacket74 (1984) - Reynoldsburg, Ohio, USA - OCT 10, 2015
12 ounce bottle, no dating on it that I could find. Served in a pint glass, the beer pours a mostly clear dark gold color with about a half inch off-white carbonated head that fizzled away quickly. Pretty much no lacing. The brew smells like pumpkin spices and artificial sugar. It tastes like pumpkin spices (allspice, clove, cinnamon), sugar substitute and a bit of breadiness. Mouthfeel/body is light, its a bit coating and watery with a good amount of carbonation. Its not the best or most enjoyable pumpkin ale Ive had, but with what Ive heard about Pumpkinhead over the years I was expecting it to be worse. Its not hard to drink at all, and I wouldnt turn one down if someone gave me a bottle. With that being said, Im glad I bought just a single!

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 10/20
trapped (2972) - New York, TURKEY - OCT 9, 2015
Bottle. Pours clear rich yellow with small white foamy head, pumpkin aroma, low carbonation, somewhat metallic taste with a hint of spices, abrupt finish. Pretty tasteless and watery.

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