Shipyard Smashed Pumpkin (Pugsley's Signature Series) - Shipyard Brewing Co.
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Reviews by Greywulfken:
4.38/5 rDev +16.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5
This is my 2nd pint-sized pumpkin ale, so I'm basing my review on how it compares with Southern Tier's Pumking (which I gave an A).
The Smashed Pumpkin is lighter, more carbonated, and less thick of a beer than Pumking, more like a Belgian (tart, bright, citrusy?) with a nice soft sweetness, the pumpkin is woven nicely throughout. It warms nicely - I found it a little too sharp immediately out of the fridge, but enjoyed it more within minutes and it developed a nicer character as it warmed in temperature.
I initially thought I preferred a heavier feel for pumpkin beer (like Pumking), but, toward the end of the pumpkin season, this is the beer I wished was still around. This great beer is part of the pumpkin ale spectrum, and crafted exceptionally well.
A: translucent orange as you'd expect; gives quick head but then goes away ;)
S: fruity, cinnnamon
T: really nice: the pumpkin and cinnamon-niness is accented by citrus that turns into a spice as it warms.
M: bubbly, sharp at first, then softer and nice like a holiday fire. Giving it a swirl for aeration brings more flavors to the fore.
O: this was an eminently enjoyable drink I would buy it throughout the year if it were available.
Serving type: bottle
09-18-2011 16:41:22 | More by Greywulfken
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3.23/5 rDev -13.9%
look: 3 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.5
The pour is a clear copper orange with a bubbly off white head. Nose is heavy spice, light pumpkin, fair bit stale grain. Taste has a very strong pumpkin spice, lighter grain than the nose and is also less stale. Soft carb, medium body and creamy palate.
Serving type: bottle
07-15-2014 14:33:39 | More by cpetrone84
Shipyard Smashed Pumpkin (Pugsley's Signature Series) from Shipyard Brewing Co.
85 out of 100 based on 1,053 ratings.