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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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1,207 Ratings
very good

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Ratings: 1,207
Reviews: 414
rAvg: 3.74
pDev: 16.58%
Wants: 68
Gots: 149 | 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 sybilyang
4.9/5  rDev +31%
look: 4 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 5

By far, the best pumpkin beer I have ever tasted. Most pumpkin beers in my opinion are overly skewed towards just the pumpkin spice side - not enough pumpkin. Smashed Pumpkin had a wonderfully strong balance of both - pumpkin fruit and subtle pumpkin spice. The beer was not sweet. There is no bitter note on this beer - the finish is still all pumpkin. I can't emphasize enough, this is the closest pumpkin beer I've found to be like a slice of (unsweetened) pumpkin pie.

Full bodied, dark-dark amber, a bit hazy. While it's full bodied - it does not taste like it's a 9% beer...very easy drinking.

sybilyang, Jun 06, 2011
Photo of challenja
4.8/5  rDev +28.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 5

Bottle purchased at Arrowine Arlington, VA

A: A nice golden dawn amber hue. White cotton lacing forms around the edges of a light pumpkin amber base.

S: A nice bouquet of cinnamon, nutmeg, and spiced clove. Sweet Pumpkin pie, breaded leavings, brown sugar syrup. Maple cloved malts and pine cone resins.

T: This is one tasty pumpkin brew when it warms up. Never drink pumpkin beers cold!! Slightly chilled above room temperature really brings out the spiced clove and warm cinnamon nicely. The nutmeg closes the palate after the cloves and the sweet pumpkin rind rides the warm cinnamon train all hopped up and ready to play.

M: This is a nice medium carbo hopped clove bomb. Warm and tempting. Medium slick mouthfeel. Full and inviting.

O: This ranks as my number 2 pumpkin beer beating out Schlafly and Weyerbacher. Still no Southern Tier Pumking, but damn close!

challenja, Sep 02, 2012
Photo of dinojrbtom
4.76/5  rDev +27.3%

dinojrbtom, Aug 28, 2014
Photo of AyeMito
4.76/5  rDev +27.3%

This beer is truly something different and stands out from other pumpkin beers out there. It has very rich flavor of pumpkin complimented with a slighter notes of yams, cranberry, and cinnamon to liven it up. It has a bold and ripe flavor that is quite refreshing compared to most pumpkin beers with load up on spice and lack on pumpkin flavor. To me, its very well done. Its an absolute pleasure to drink and I would recommend to anyone!

AyeMito, Aug 30, 2014
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Photo of hitman44
4.74/5  rDev +26.7%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 5

This is a great October beer, I could drink this all night on Halloween if I could but watch out for the alcohol level 9.0.

S- Bottle

A- I really don't care what it looks like

Sm- It smells great, you can smell the spices of nutmeg and pumpkin with that hop aroma

T- Well balanced with all the spices and the beer after taste with it. Not to sweet, not to strong just right

M- like any other beer

Overall- I really like this beer and if you are looking for a good October Pumpkin beer try this for yourself

hitman44, Oct 22, 2013
Shipyard Smashed Pumpkin (Pugsley's Signature Series) from Shipyard Brewing Co.
84 out of 100 based on 1,207 ratings.