Ok, gay romanticizing done, now time for the beer breakdown.
Shipyard Pumpkinhead Ale: Tis’ The Season!
At 5.5 ABV, this beer is not what you would expect for a Fall Ale. Opaque orange and translucent in color, the foamy head was thin and disappeared fast. Its nose was also not as spicy as I thought it would be, smelling faintly of maybe cinnamon. A certain pastry chef I took as a guest swore it smelled like baking an apple pie, more specifically the step where you mix the cut apples and cinnamon sugar together.
At first sip, the mouthfeel was a darn tootin’ light one, reminiscent of a buttery amber ale or something but a tad heavier. The cider-like flavor brought back memories of downing one a many Martinelli bottles and thinking it was cool for looking like actual alcohol. There was only the subtlest flavor of spice, I would of liked more actually. But the bright side tradeoff is that its lightness in body allows you to drink more of it than a typical, heavier Fall Ale. Overall, would I pay for this and ask this by name? Well, yeah…but after I had a taste of other Pumpkin Ales first!