RATINGS: 1150   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

A tick is a star rating
  • Currently 0/5 Stars.
  • 1
  • 2
  • 3
  • 4
  • 5

PeterA's rating

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 10/20
PeterA (342) - - OCT 1, 2007
If you’ve ever wondered what pumpkin soda would taste like, this may be it. The aroma made me think a pumpkin pie had just been pulled out of the oven on Thanksgiving. The color was a pale orange. Again, the flavor was that of a pumpkin pie in liquid form. The mouthfeel was light. This was very easy to drink, it might make for a good session beer, but then again, I might get tired of the spices in a little while.

smaynard6000 (1277) - Apopka, Florida, USA - NOV 17, 2017
UPDATED: NOV 17, 2017 On tap. Golden color with small white head. Smells just like pumpkin pie. Mildly sweet with pie spices and pumpkin. Good.

BColan (38) - - NOV 8, 2017
This is honestly my first pumpkin beer and it changed my life forever. However. There have become a lot of other and pumpkin beers out there. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

Dogbrick (14391) - Columbus, Ohio, USA - OCT 22, 2017
Sample at the brewery taproom. Clear dark golden color with a medium white head that recedes steadily to an outer ring. Stringy lacing. Aroma of pumpkin spice, malt and hops. Light-bodied with flavors of malt, cinnamon and caramel. The finish is pumpkin spice and malt. Slightly above average overall.

Kleg (464) - The Beach, Florida, USA - OCT 8, 2017
12 oz can of KBC Pumpkin Ale, bought in NH.. Clear gold color with a white head and great retention. Fair lacing. Good pumpkin pie spice flavors. Clean and smooth. Good.

ghostbeer (251) - Nebraska, USA - OCT 1, 2017
Very sweet with warm pumpkin pie spices coming through in a big way. This is not as rich or thick as I wanted. It is more like drinking spiced fruit juice or pumpkin cider.

willisread (3948) - Nashville, Tennessee, USA - SEP 28, 2017
Bottles over the years. Pours a clear golden amber with a finger of foam. Nutmeg and cinnamon on the nose with some sweet fall fruit..persimmon. Taste is a little thin, with some synthetic pumpkin and vanilla notes. Sweet finish.

tapefuzz (985) - Massachusetts, USA - SEP 17, 2017
12oz bottle. Pours gold with a small white head. Aroma is yeast, spice, and fake pumpkin. Taste is the same, but even more unpleasant. Medium body. Medium carbonation. Oily mouthfeel. Absolutely awful.

RallysLQ16 (3) - Buena Vista, Colorado, USA - SEP 17, 2017 does not count
I truly enjoyed this beer. The spice palate is a great mixture to create one of the best tasting pumpkin beers Ive ever had. It is low in alcohol content, so i would recommend this for an easygoing night.

jaghana (6418) - 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.

DenverLogan (1324) - North Bend, Washington, 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.

We Want To Hear From You

Join us! RateBeer is made by beer enthusiasts for the craft beer community. Your basic membership is free and allows you to read all beer ratings. Click here to create your account... and give your opinion!

Join Us »

Page    1  2 3 4 » 121

A tick is a star rating
  • Currently 0/5 Stars.
  • 1
  • 2
  • 3
  • 4
  • 5