Pumpkin Ale Shipyard Brewing Co.


Pumpkinhead, a Pumpkin Ale by Shipyard Brewing Co.

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Pumpkinhead is a Pumpkin Ale brewed by Shipyard Brewing Co., and for the purposes of this craft beer review, the ale was served in a tulip pint glass from a bottle.


The ale pours a crystal-clear copper and is topped by an inch-thick cap of dense white foam that shows modest retention. The reduction doesn’t leave behind any lace or residue. A thin collar of bubbles rounds the glass.


The aroma strongly wafts pumpkin and nutmeg.


The palate blends pumpkin with bready malt. Floral hops punch the finish with a lingering bitterness.


Its feel is relatively smooth with a body just under medium and moderate carbonation.


The presentation for the Pumpkinhead is satisfactory. Aroma is pleasant. Nice pumpkin flavor but the feel seems a bit thin for the palate.

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About the Pumpkin Ale

The Pumpkin Ale is usually released as a fall seasonal and is brewed with pumpkin meat, puree, or flavoring. The beer is typically spiced with autumnal seasonings such as allspice, cinnamon, clove, ginger, and nutmeg. Its bitterness is typically mild with the spices leading the palate. A malty backbone can have a sticky feel.