Friday, October 17, 2014
Shipyard Pumpkinhead Ale (5/10)
Aroma is pumpkin, ginger, and cinnamon.
Flavor starts with ginger, cinnamon, and pumpkin. I get some nutmeg, too. This initial flavor gives way to malt, pumpkin, and cinnamon. Finish is mildly bitter and sour.
Beer Advocate gives this a 41-68 or “poor” rating. Ratebeer gives it a 32/100.
I’m rating it a 5/10. It’s not terrible, but it’s disappointing for a pumpkin beer. The aroma is nice, but beer itself is sour and just mediocre overall.
Pumpkin Beer Flavor Profile:
More standard beer flavor or more spiced ale: Beer
Pumpkin intensity: Medium
Spice intensity: Medium
Malty or hoppy: Malty
Sweet, balanced, or dry: Balanced
Dominant flavor: Ginger and Pumpkin sourness
IBU: Unknown, but estimate in the 18-20 range
My Rating: 5/10