Shipyard Smashed Pumpkin (Pugsley's Signature Series) - Shipyard Brewing Co.
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Reviews by TheSixthRing:
1.98/5 rDev -47.2%
look: 3 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 1.5 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 2
Appearance - Poured aggressively, this hazy, bright golden orange brew produced a white, finger width head. The retention was sub-par, and the lacing was virtually non-existent.
Smell - Sweet, sugary aroma with hints of pumpkin and spice.
Taste - If I had to describe it in 10 words or less, it'd be this: caramel cola flavor infused with artificial pumpkin and spice. Sugary caramel, hints of cinnamon and even less so of nutmeg, while the pumpkin sits idly in back.
Mouthfeel - Light to medium body, with an overcarbonation that hits on cola levels. Sticky.
Overall - Ugghh. Tastes quite literally like a pumpkin cola. I'm sorry, this is just awful. If there's any redeeming value, it's that it does well to hide the 9% ABV, but that's it. Not only would I never buy it again, I'd care to never see it on shelves again. Maybe the worst pumpkin ale I've ever had. I'd rather have a BMC than this dreck. I don't believe much in drain pours, but this one's getting serious consideration.
Serving type: bottle
12-09-2012 02:01:05 | More by TheSixthRing
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3.88/5 rDev +3.5%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75
This ale pours out a burnt golden color with a clear body filled with carbonation. The head the light and fluffy; its white and sticks around for a while and leaves no lacing until the head thins out, then the lacing become thick.
The aroma is sweet overall, banana first hit you when you open the bottle, after that spices and herbal mixes come through along with the pumpkin. There is a hint of caramel as well…
Fresh but not crisp, this ale does however spread out to gently warm up your mouth. The flavors are a bit dull, pumpkin spices, cloves and herbal tastes are prominent.
Its medium bodied and goes down well; there is a slight alcohol kick in its aftertaste.
Not a bad ale overall.
Serving type: bottle
01-29-2014 04:09:26 | More by vickersspitfire
Shipyard Smashed Pumpkin (Pugsley's Signature Series) from Shipyard Brewing Co.
85 out of 100 based on 1,011 ratings.