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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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1.5
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 1/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 1/5   OVERALL 2/20
fuyu (2) - USA - SEP 15, 2005
This was dissapointing. The aroma tricks you. You smell it, and you think you’ll really have a pumpkin taste to it. It was very bland, almost no flavor. This is pumpkin ale isn’t it? Or maybe it’s labeled pumpkin ale because it smells like it? Very dissapoiting.


2.8
jaghana (6068) - Strasbourg (Alsace), FRANCE - JUN 10, 2017
Bottle 50cl, a copper beer with low head. Nose is intense on sugar, ginger notes and spices like cinnamon. Aroma is on spices again ginger and cinnamon, light pepper, body is very low and watery, ok for the fun.

3.5
DenverLogan (1213) - LA, California, USA - DEC 31, 2016
From a bottle into a North Coast chalice. Pours golden with small head. Aroma of grains, malt, sour grapes, melon rind. Medium carbonation and mouthfeel. Flavors of grains, pale malt, minerals, pumpkin spice, melon juice. Overall flavorful, refreshing, decent.

3
Ferris (15267) - Burnaby, British Columbia, CANADA - DEC 26, 2016
Bottle - Sweet cooking spices like pepper and nutmeg. Clear gold with a small white head. Light pumpkin and nutmeg.

3
Docavey (76) - Lehigh Acres, Florida, USA - NOV 6, 2016
Have had this many times in the fall season, from the can. Light in the mouth but with a nice pumpkin spice flavor. 4.5% alcohol so easy to drink and the flavor does not get overwhelming. F Avey---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

4.4
Xerxies (1) - Cornville, Maine, USA - OCT 20, 2016 does not count
I love this beer. Has just the right amount of everything. Good for just one with a meal, or without, to relax at the end of a hard days work. Also good for multiples with friends or at the pub. I LOVE THIS BEER!

2.1
Cajun (534) - Lafayette, Louisiana, USA - OCT 18, 2016
Can - Pours a clear dark gold to amber, white head that thins quickly. Aroma of pumpkin and fruit juice. Flavors of some pumpkin, fruit, spices, very mild hops, and raspberry kool-aid. Not impressed with this particular can. Ran flat.

2.1
Andrew196 (1902) - Katy, Texas, USA - OCT 4, 2016
Bottle to glass - pours light gold, just a flash of head. Aroma is standard fall potpourri, nothing adventurous. Taste is squash and pumpkin with an unwelcome adjunct tinge. Not very good.

2.9
Brandon1989 (660) - Lewisville, Texas, USA - OCT 2, 2016
Pours a clear golden color with a medium white head. The aroma is pumpkin and spices. The flavor is pumpkin and some mild spice and hop

2.5
MetalNHopHead (1976) - Lincoln, Nebraska, USA - OCT 1, 2016
I drank a 1 oz sample of this brew under the KBC Pumpkin Ale alias at Trader Joe’s. Golden orange pour. Mostly spicy aroma with some gourd. Pumpkin taste is actually pretty light, the autumnal spices are highlighted more. Definitely some pumpkin pie characteristics. Average carbonation and texture. As far as seasonal offerings of this variety go, this is what you would expect - no more, no less.

3.1
weitz15 (581) - Nashville, Tennessee, USA - SEP 18, 2016
Light golden pour. More spice notes than flavor here. Lots more herbal notes than pumpkin notes in the nose and palate. Carbonated finish.


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