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Saturday, October 11, 2008

Shipyard Pumpkinhead Ale

Shipyard Pumpkinhead AleShipyard Pumpkinhead Ale:

The lightest of all the pumpkin brews I've tried thus far. Actually, pretty darn refreshing. This brew takes pretty much like pumpkin pie smells, although it could definitely do with more body. The spices are well balanced and it's truly drinkable but not very hearty.

I remember having Shipyard Pumpkinhead a few years ago (actually while in Portland, ME, home of Shipyard) and thinking that it was too light. I still think that. The flavors are almost just right, but there needs to be more to a beer than simply the right mix of spices. There is a certain mystical element to brewing and I think that Pumpkinhead is not quite privvy to the spells.

That being said, Shipyard Pumpkinhead is easy to drink out of the bottle and has a very snazzy label, making it perfect for a Halloween party or a tailgater. Maybe some beer drinkers who don't normally experiment with all those "weird" beers may give this a try and broaden their horizons. Spread the Halloween joy.

Shipyard Pumpkinhead Ale:

Representation: .85
Accessibility: 1.0
Style: .825
Personal Preference: .85

Total Score: 3.525 Flags


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