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Shipyard Smashed Pumpkin (Pugsley's Signature Series) - Shipyard Brewing Co.

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Shipyard Smashed Pumpkin (Pugsley's Signature Series)Shipyard Smashed Pumpkin (Pugsley's Signature Series)

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BA SCORE
84
good

1,257 Ratings
THE BROS
87
very good

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Ratings: 1,257
Reviews: 419
rAvg: 3.74
pDev: 16.31%
Wants: 71
Gots: 163 | FT: 2
Brewed by:
Shipyard Brewing Co. visit their website
Maine, United States

Style | ABV
Pumpkin Ale |  9.00% ABV

Availability: Rotating

Notes/Commercial Description:
No notes at this time.

(Beer added by: Casey10 on 08-31-2009)
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Photo of dbrauneis
3.8/5  rDev +1.6%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3 | overall: 4

A: Pours a very slightly hazy copper to reddish brown in color with some light to moderate amounts of visible carbonation. The beer has a two finger tall creamy beige head that slowly reduces to a small patch of large bubbles, a thin film covering the entire surface of the beer, and a thick ring at the edges of the glass. Moderate amounts of lacing are observed.

S: Moderate to strong aromas of pumpkin and pumpkin pie spices (nutmeg, cinnamon, ginger, and allspice) with some light hints of sweetness. Also, there is a very light presence of alcohol in the smell.

T: There are some light notes of sweetness upfront in this beer (almost like a cream soda sweetness). There are moderate flavors of pumpkin and pumpkin pie spices - nutmeg, cinnamon, ginger, allspice, and vanilla.

M: Medium bodied with moderate amounts of carbonation. Light amounts of alcohol warming in the finish.

O: Enjoyable with very good pumpkin and pumpkin pie spices which are in good balance with one another. Easy to drink because the beer is not overly sweet and the alcohol is pretty well hidden in the taste - though at 9% ABV this is very much a sipping beer.

dbrauneis, Nov 06, 2012
Photo of metter98
3.83/5  rDev +2.4%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

A: The beer is slightly hazy yellowish orange in color and has a moderate amount of carbonation. It poured with a finger high beige head that settled down but never completely faded away.
S: The beer smells just like pumpkin pie and has some notes of alcohol.
T: The taste is very similar to the smell, except that the flavor of alcohol isn’t as strong—although some hints of it are still noticeable. There are also some notes of sweetness.
M: It feels medium-bodied on the palate and has a moderate to high amount of carbonation. There is a bit of warming from the alcohol in the finish.
O: This beer has a good amount of flavors of pumpkins and spices and is relatively easy to drink because it isn’t that sweet and the alcohol is well masked from the taste.

metter98, Sep 05, 2011
Photo of smithj4
3.8/5  rDev +1.6%

smithj4, Today at 02:23 AM
Photo of schnarr84
3.75/5  rDev +0.3%

schnarr84, Today at 12:11 AM
Photo of oberon
3/5  rDev -19.8%

Pours into an impy nonic a lighter copper color with an orange hue,a thin quick to fade head atop.Strong cinnamon and nutmeg in the nose along with sweet alcohol,very strong spice.Nutmeg is way to strong flavor-wise to go along with almost hot cinnamon spice in the finish to go along with sweet alcohol.To much spice and alcohol for me to really enjoy,I'll take the Smashed Blueberry but not this.

oberon, Yesterday at 10:37 PM
Photo of -NESTO-
3.25/5  rDev -13.1%

-NESTO-, Yesterday at 08:54 PM
Photo of Chance84
3.75/5  rDev +0.3%

Chance84, Yesterday at 01:05 AM
Photo of jnikkel
4/5  rDev +7%

jnikkel, Monday at 10:44 PM
Photo of msanborn
3/5  rDev -19.8%

msanborn, Monday at 09:05 PM
Photo of Ozzie5365
3.5/5  rDev -6.4%

Ozzie5365, Monday at 02:53 AM
Photo of mbeerdino21
3.5/5  rDev -6.4%

mbeerdino21, Monday at 02:24 AM
Photo of Razonulzer
3/5  rDev -19.8%

Razonulzer, Monday at 02:10 AM
Photo of ThrewRedButter
3.63/5  rDev -2.9%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

ThrewRedButter, Monday at 01:16 AM
Photo of JC333
3.76/5  rDev +0.5%

JC333, Sunday at 02:09 AM
Photo of Bingja18
3.5/5  rDev -6.4%

I don't understand pumpkin beers that don't use pumpkin as the dominant flavor. Still a solid beer that goes well with a cool autumn night.

Bingja18, Sunday at 01:52 AM
Photo of tkdchampxi
3.5/5  rDev -6.4%

tkdchampxi, Sunday at 01:18 AM
Photo of erepella
4.04/5  rDev +8%

erepella, Sunday at 01:08 AM
Photo of IronLover
4.07/5  rDev +8.8%

IronLover, Saturday at 08:57 PM
Photo of biboergosum
3.79/5  rDev +1.3%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

22oz, gold foil-capped bottle. Why do they have to refer to the supposed pumpkin in this brew merely as 'flavor'?

This beer pours a clear, bright medium copper amber hue, with two fingers of puffy, tightly foamy, and slightly bubbly off-white head, which leaves a few instances of random ocean spout lace around the glass as it quickly rescinds its corporeal stature.

It smells of peppy cinnamon heart, clove, and nutmeg spice, semi-sweet vegetal pumpkin flesh, bready caramel malt, a mild leafy hoppiness, and some well-hidden metallic alcohol. The taste is more of the same, the candied, but well spicy cinnamon hearts still holding sway amongst the other persistent usual suspect pie spices, a lessening pumpkin and gourd cousin vegetal essence, some steady sugary caramel malt, underscored leafy hops, and a very mild booze warming.

The carbonation is quite active in its various fizzy and frothy forms, the body an adequate medium weight, and actually more or less smooth, the spices minding their own business, and the alcohol tied up planning my eventual demise. It finishes pretty dry, with the lingering spices, booze, and masked beyond belief hops easily winning this particular tug of war.

A decently rendered big pumpkin ale, the alcohol kept under wraps for the most part, letting the spice take the, um, heat for the inherent astringency of it all, to no ill will. Perhaps one of the more aptly-named offerings from this brewery, as the 18-proof strength will certainly catch up to you (and me), as I continue to focus solely on the grade-school holiday spiciness.

biboergosum, Saturday at 05:56 AM
Photo of GeoChase90
4.5/5  rDev +20.3%

GeoChase90, Saturday at 03:53 AM
Photo of sunsjammer
3.75/5  rDev +0.3%

sunsjammer, Saturday at 02:04 AM
Photo of diamondlie
3.4/5  rDev -9.1%

diamondlie, Saturday at 01:43 AM
Photo of Saywhatmatt23
3.16/5  rDev -15.5%

Saywhatmatt23, Friday at 09:50 PM
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Shipyard Smashed Pumpkin (Pugsley's Signature Series) from Shipyard Brewing Co.
84 out of 100 based on 1,257 ratings.