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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

1,050 Ratings
THE BROS
87
very good

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Ratings: 1,050
Reviews: 401
rAvg: 3.74
pDev: 16.31%
Wants: 54
Gots: 82 | FT: 1
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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rdilauro

Connecticut

4.48/5  rDev +19.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

I always get excited this time of year when the Pumpkin beers arrive. Two years ago, I loved Shipyard Pumpkins, however last year I thought it was a bit too light and not enough pumpkin and spice flavor.

Now THIS YEAR! The pour was fine, nothing to get excited about. But the moment I put the glass up to my nose, the excitement began! The pumpkin and spices almost jumped out of the glass right into my nose.

That first taste. If I had closed my eyes, I would think someone had just cut a fresh piece of pumpkin pie and put it in my mouth.
This year, this Smashed Pumpkin had it all.
Bouquet and Aroma
Pumpkin and Spices
Right amount of Malt and gentle but present hops
This beer was totally balanced. The first sip was a total joy, with all the right flavors exploding all over my tongue and mouth. Then the end was just as good as the start.
And to me, that means balance and it means GOOD to me

Second tasting: August 18, 2012

This is the second year that I have tasted Shipyard Smashed Pumpkin.
This year, the beer had a bodly aroma and bouquet. Once the bottle was opened, you could smell and feel the spices The allspice, cinnamon, clove, pumpkin spices, coriander and so much more

With the first sip, I was taken back. . WAY TOO MUCH in terms of spices... BUT then slowly, the second sip was better and so on and so on. For a while, I didnt think I was drinking beer, but instead have a dessert wine to go with Pumpkin pie.!

A fun b

Serving type: bottle

08-19-2011 04:05:55 | More by rdilauro
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Shipyard Smashed Pumpkin (Pugsley's Signature Series) from Shipyard Brewing Co.
84 out of 100 based on 1,050 ratings.