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 7/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 10/20
jcp23 (55) - Duluth, Georgia, USA - DEC 11, 2006
A little better than I had expected. Pleasant pumpkin aroma. Pours sort of orangy-yellow with decent, but dissipating foam. Nice pumpkin and spice flavor. Body is light to light-medium. Would make a good summer pumpkin beer, if youre into that sort of thing.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 9/20
tbookman (618) - Ephrata, Pennsylvania, USA - DEC 10, 2006
Medium/dark amber hue - very clear and quite bubbly with a thin head. Spicy aroma with notes of ginger, pumpkin and a bit of hops. Taste is carbonated spicy, lots of ginger, some pumpkin, sweet malt and a little bitterness. Finish is dry. Ok, but the flavors dont really blend together that well.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
SuperDave (1932) - Beautiful Sunny Mesa, Arizona, USA - DEC 6, 2006
A good, not great, spicy ale. Pumpkin was nearly undetectable. Cinnamon, nutmeg, ginger and vanilla were the dominating flavors.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 12/20
Pozzle52 (9) - Hypoluxo, Florida, USA - DEC 3, 2006 does not count
Appearance: When poured had tons of carbonation which created an interesting initial appearance, exhibited a slight orange hue and head a white head. The beer aroma was laced with cinnamon and hints of pumpkin. However, look and aroma was similar to a domestic light beer. Taste was also similar to a domestic light beer, however, the spices were tasted initially and the light pumpkin flavor was tasted in the swallow. The high level of carbonation created a lasting sensation in the mouth not unlike seltzer water. Overall, a slightly above average beer that may be a replacement for a domestic light beers during the holiday season.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 9/20
argo0 (14121) - Washington DC, USA - DEC 2, 2006
(12oz bottle, best by Feb. 07) Medium off-white head diminishes fairly quickly, atop clear light amber body. Aroma is medium sweet, strong nutmeg, some clove, cinnamon, light lime. Taste is medium sweet, nutmeg/pumpkin pie. Watery light body, low carbonation.

   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 8/20
Ughsmash (7508) - Pewaukee, Wisconsin, USA - DEC 2, 2006
Bottled. Poured a clear, lighter golden with a short cap of white head that fizzled out quickly. Nose was weak with cinnamon, nutmeg, and a bunch of odd sweetness. Flavor found cinnamon and candy corn sweetness.. mega-artificial feel to it... a bit of honey and gingerbread, too. Fizzy carbonation and light-bodied on the palate... sweet cinnamon finish. This was not good.

   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
Cappadonna (110) - Delray Beach, Florida, USA - DEC 1, 2006
Pours translucent orange with a large amount of carbonation. White head- the carbonation keeps on coming. There are notes of cinnamon, but nothing great. The pumpkin flavor defiantly comes through, but thats about it. A very average beer with a unique pumpkin twist.

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 19/20
irishpenguin13 (36) - Leesburg, Florida, USA - NOV 30, 2006
wow. i dont think i can say enough about this one. a very complex brew, the taste says it all, and is perfect for a holiday party where the in-laws are getting on your nerves.

   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 10/20
bhensonb (14983) - Woodland, California, USA - NOV 25, 2006
Very light spice aroma. Light gold color. Decent white head that goes fast. Taste hits with cinnamon and nutmeg, quickly giving a good imitation of pumpkin pie spice. A bit thin. Not much here other than the spice. Worth trying.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 9/20
stubby (334) - Santee, California, USA - NOV 10, 2006
"Its not that bad" is not how I like to start a rating. But its not that bad. Most non-Belgian spiced ales are drain-pours for me. This one is a light ale, (kolsh?) matched with light spicing (cinnamon, nutmeg, vanilla?) that works in balance. There is a mild pumpkin aftertaste, dont know if its a concentrate or a real squash addition. But it is a very good effort at an odd style. Try it if you are in the mood for something that says "AUTUMN!!"

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