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RATINGS: 1148   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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2.9
dayth (23) - - SEP 28, 2015
Nicely balanced pumpkin ale without an excessive use of pumpkin spices frequently found in this style of seasonal beers. Light cloves and nutmeg spices with the background roasted pumpkin merging with the light caramel malt backbone.

2.7
closey22 (2031) - Mt. Laurel, New Jersey, USA - SEP 28, 2015
Hazy orange Amber little rimming white head; aroma is grainy windy alcohol with slight ; flava is light malty tinny slight hint of spice; feels light watery some fizz; finishes seltzery softly spicy

3.4
JeepGC4x4 (31) - Massachusetts, USA - SEP 27, 2015
Poured from bottle. Pours golden yellow with a think white head. Aroma is of pumpkin pie spice and pumpkin. Slightly carbonated. Tastes of pumpkin pie spice and a hint of pumpkin, along with malts giving off a rustic, outdoorsy taste, like that of hay. It’s light, with a decent flavor. Not a bad beer to drink for the fall. I’d buy it again.

2.8
atlrizzob (225) - Aiken, South Carolina, USA - SEP 27, 2015
Not bad. Much more spice than pumpkin. Cinnamon, nutmeg, some others here and there. Orange-amber color. Not much on the aroma.

3.1
JStax (7123) - Devola/Marietta, Ohio, USA - SEP 27, 2015
Bottle. The beer is a clear gold with a white head of foam. The aroma has mild spice and a touch of pumpkin pie. Medium sweetness. Lighter body and medium to lower carbonation.

2.6
rdixon77 (2944) - Georgia, USA - SEP 27, 2015
A dark orange pour.guant brown sugar sweetness with a bunch pumpkin pie spices. Almost Apple cider taste in there too. Eh.

3
Pumpkin87 (248) - - SEP 26, 2015
Pours clear orange-yellow with small off-white head that goes very quickly. Light aroma of pie spice and ginger, modest pumpkin. Taste is light malt, sweet cereal, corn, pumpkin, a bit of spice. Definite sweetness is less pronounced than it might be, while light body with sprightly carbonation makes it seem more like a soda. The effect is offbeat, OK for a session, but there are better alternatives.

2.8
gripweed57 (2794) - Hamilton Square, New Jersey, USA - SEP 25, 2015
12 ounce bottle from Trader Joe’s labeled as KBC Pumpkin Ale. Bright brassy gold color with a small rocky beige head. Aroma of cinnamon, nutmeg and orange zest. Tangy bready malt flavor has all the obligatory pumpkin pie spice flavors. Light bodied and indistinguishable from rest of the glut of Pumpkin brews.

2.8
BeerKurve (520) - - SEP 20, 2015
Cinnamon & light nutmeg with some cloves, toffee notes and light pumpkin notes. Not terrible but not great.

2.5
DiarmaidBHK (5654) - Lewisburg, Pennsylvania, USA - SEP 20, 2015
Bottle from Trader Joe’s Westport. Pours orange with very little white head. Doesn’t leave a lot of lacing in the glass. has kind of an artificial nutmeg note on the nose. tastes like bottled spices on the tongue. finished clean. Doesn’t seem like a very good version of the style.


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