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

1,441 Ratings
THE BROS
87
very good

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Ratings: 1,441
Reviews: 445
rAvg: 3.73
pDev: 16.09%
Wants: 79
Gots: 226 | 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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3.8/5  rDev +1.9%

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3.4/5  rDev -8.8%

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3.25/5  rDev -12.9%

High alcohol is the best this has going. Nose is very weak on pumpkin smell.
Spice is main taste not pumpkin at all. Easy to drink but not a strong pumpkin ale compared to others.

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3.75/5  rDev +0.5%

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3.75/5  rDev +0.5%

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3/5  rDev -19.6%

A- Not much as far as pumpkin spice or anything. Maybe a little bit of a sweet malt aroma. No real hop presence in the aroma other than a slight English bitter type of aroma.

A- Clear deep copper with a large-bubbled one inch head - rapidly decreasing. Poured straight into a nonic pint glass.

F- Starts bitter, finishes sweet. Could almost be a bit of an off flavor with a bit of diacetyl. Finishes a sweet clove type of flavor. After more sips, likely not diacetyl. Nice toasted biscuity malt flavor but perhaps too sweet.

M- Good carbonation for what I expected. 9.0% ABV is hidden well and there is no alcohol burn to speak of.

O- It just seemed as if this beer was slightly off. Could not quite tell what it was. Apart from that, not enough pumpkin flavor (as much as I expected). Will wait for it to warm a bit as I drink before I rush too much judgment, but definitely not what I had hoped for.

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3.25/5  rDev -12.9%

Sampled on 10/4/14 at annual pumpkin tasting party, reviewed from notes:

Poured from bottle into tasting glass

A- Surprisingly not as dark as I thought it was going to be. Hmmmm...

S- This beer smells like an actual pumpkin. The spices are not over the top, but the pumpkin smell... is

T- I think because I've wanted to try this beer for so long now I was a little disappointed. The taste was not bad. It was very pumpkin forward with a slight follow up from the typical clove, allspice, cinnamon, etc. It just didn't pop like I had hoped. I had also hoped for it to be a bit sweeter. It was quite vegetal.

M- Medium bodied with slight carbonation. quite smooth and chewy for what it was.

O- Overall this is a great representation of the style and a huge departure from the staple from the brewery (in the pumpkin ale style), Pumpkinhead. Pumpkinhead is light bodied, refreshing, very sweet and highly carbonated. This beer is twice the ABV, less carbonated, less sweet and not as drinkable. Atleast I wouldn't want to drink more than one glass. A good beer but not exactly what I was hoping for.

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4/5  rDev +7.2%

Appearance - Golden/orange color. White head that disappears quickly.

Smell - Sweet smell of vanilla and pumpkin with a hint of nutmeg.

Mouthfeel - Medium bodied and smooth. Nice warm finish of alcohol and spice.

Taste - Sweet like pumpkin pie at first then the cinnamon and nutmeg kick in to balance it out.

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3.25/5  rDev -12.9%

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3/5  rDev -19.6%

Shipyard Smashed Pumpkin (Pugsley's Signature Series) from Shipyard Brewing Co.
84 out of 100 based on 1,441 ratings.