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RATINGS: 1149   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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2.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 8/20
KajII (800) - Macon, North Carolina, USA - NOV 12, 2011
Bottle. The pour was a sparkling clear light amber with an average sized (1-2 finger) white fizzy head that quickly dissipated and had almost no lacing to speak of. The aroma was extremely light of a light bread malt and a doughy yeast with very mild hints of nutmeg, pumpkin, cinnamon and some brown sugar. The taste was super lightly sweet with an almost non existent hint of nutmeg and brown sugar at first. Then it became ever so lightly bitter with a hint of cinnamon and a light touch of pumpkin at the finish, with the flavor disappearing almost immediately after the swallow. Mouthfeel was incredibly light in body and very watery in texture with a fizzy carbonation. Overall an extremely light beer with the flavor being very subtle with no lingering effect at all. For a Pumpkin Ale the aroma was nice and well balanced, but it lacked slightly in flavor and body.


3.1
Dogbrick (13564) - 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.

3.8
Kleg (384) - 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.

2.1
ghostbeer (241) - 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.

2.9
willisread (3554) - 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.

1.7
tapefuzz (768) - 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.

4.5
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.

3.5
beergearbox (64) - London, Ontario, CANADA - SEP 12, 2017
Bottle. To America & England: and may they never have any division but the Atlantic between them.

2.8
jaghana (6230) - 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 (1244) - 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.

3
Ferris (16304) - 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.


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