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RATINGS: 1144   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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2.3
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
rougeau13 (3136) - 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
damzz (510) - 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
arn8897 (412) - 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. Didn’t really care for this.

3.7
anderson01 (356) - Spirit Lake, 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.

2.6
CpyNPrnT (620) - Indiana, USA - OCT 23, 2015
Aroma of moderate pumpkin, taste is okay, will pass the next time during fall.

2.9
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.

3.3
OnTheTrail (542) - 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

2.5
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 Joe’s (didn’t realize it was Shipyard Pumpkinhead which I’ve 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 I’m 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 I’d consider to be "thin" or "watery" but it’s close. Fan of pumpkin/squash beer, but not fan of the spices.

3.1
tillmac62 (750) - 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.


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