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Shipyard Smashed Pumpkin (Pugsley's Signature Series) - Shipyard Brewing Co.

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very good

1,429 Ratings
very good

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Ratings: 1,429
Reviews: 442
rAvg: 3.73
pDev: 16.35%
Wants: 81
Gots: 223 | 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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Photo of metter98
3.83/5  rDev +2.7%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

A: The beer is slightly hazy yellowish orange in color and has a moderate amount of carbonation. It poured with a finger high beige head that settled down but never completely faded away.
S: The beer smells just like pumpkin pie and has some notes of alcohol.
T: The taste is very similar to the smell, except that the flavor of alcohol isn’t as strong—although some hints of it are still noticeable. There are also some notes of sweetness.
M: It feels medium-bodied on the palate and has a moderate to high amount of carbonation. There is a bit of warming from the alcohol in the finish.
O: This beer has a good amount of flavors of pumpkins and spices and is relatively easy to drink because it isn’t that sweet and the alcohol is well masked from the taste.

metter98, Sep 05, 2011
Photo of dbrauneis
3.8/5  rDev +1.9%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3 | overall: 4

A: Pours a very slightly hazy copper to reddish brown in color with some light to moderate amounts of visible carbonation. The beer has a two finger tall creamy beige head that slowly reduces to a small patch of large bubbles, a thin film covering the entire surface of the beer, and a thick ring at the edges of the glass. Moderate amounts of lacing are observed.

S: Moderate to strong aromas of pumpkin and pumpkin pie spices (nutmeg, cinnamon, ginger, and allspice) with some light hints of sweetness. Also, there is a very light presence of alcohol in the smell.

T: There are some light notes of sweetness upfront in this beer (almost like a cream soda sweetness). There are moderate flavors of pumpkin and pumpkin pie spices - nutmeg, cinnamon, ginger, allspice, and vanilla.

M: Medium bodied with moderate amounts of carbonation. Light amounts of alcohol warming in the finish.

O: Enjoyable with very good pumpkin and pumpkin pie spices which are in good balance with one another. Easy to drink because the beer is not overly sweet and the alcohol is pretty well hidden in the taste - though at 9% ABV this is very much a sipping beer.

dbrauneis, Nov 06, 2012
Photo of Franziskaner
3.64/5  rDev -2.4%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Amber in color with excellent clarity. A fingernail of off white head covers half of the top. Aroma of pumpkin and clove are what I detect. The flavor is heavy with cinnamon,allspice,and clove. The body is moderately carbonated and aggressively spiced.

Franziskaner, Today at 04:45 AM
Photo of humuloner22
4.39/5  rDev +17.7%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25

I have had this one in the past, at the time it and Pumking were the two best I had ever had, I liked this one more the night I drank it with Pumking. So, a few years removed and this was the last of the two "pumpkin" beers I had for the year. Both were big and I was saving them for Thanksgiving in lieu of pumpkin pie.

Color: Light to medium brownish orange, shall we say copper?, decent amount of head that eventually settles to a decent lacing pattern.

Smell: Sweet, pumpkin pie aroma. Lots of the pumpkin pie spices in this one.

Taste: This one tastes very close to a pumpkin pie, with booze. Although the alcohol is fairly well hidden on this one. There are more pumpkin spices, cinnamon, clove, allspice, and nutmeg in this one than in Pumking, to the best of my memory. Anyway, this one did have a pretty big bouquet of spices going on. Pumpkin was somewhat detected. This one was a bit on the spice side of the style but not overly so. I enjoyed this one. If I buy a pumpkin beer next year this one will be one of them.

Overall: Worth seeking out, especially if you like the style. I saw that they had a barrel aged one. That would be interesting to try!

humuloner22, Today at 03:13 AM
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3.75/5  rDev +0.5%

citruscane, Today at 03:09 AM
Photo of NVR2FST
3.75/5  rDev +0.5%

NVR2FST, Yesterday at 08:14 PM
Photo of TastyFoodAndDrink
3.6/5  rDev -3.5%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 3.5

Shipyard Smashed Pumpkin Ale pours orange with hints of amber and red. The smell leads a little cinnamony, but picks up nutmeg and allspice. The smell hints slightly earthy, picking up a whiff vanilla extract and squash scent. The body is heavy, and starts off a little sweet. but quickly turns toward a heavily spiced squash and pumpkin flavor. The spices remain strong, pulling strongly toward allspice and clove with a touch of cinnamon. Somehow, on the ending it is slightly mouth drying, and channels a huge amount of cinnamon, complimented by pumpkin spice and pumpkin.

TastyFoodAndDrink, Yesterday at 01:36 AM
Photo of jacothom
3.5/5  rDev -6.2%

jacothom, Wednesday at 12:08 PM
Photo of Brihon
3.75/5  rDev +0.5%

Brihon, Wednesday at 01:49 AM
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3.8/5  rDev +1.9%

Carlos211147, Tuesday at 02:45 PM
Photo of lillitnn92
4/5  rDev +7.2%

lillitnn92, Monday at 09:27 PM
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3.72/5  rDev -0.3%

Hopheadhiker, Monday at 02:29 AM
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3.8/5  rDev +1.9%

dreis, Sunday at 02:05 AM
Photo of heyrhian
3.8/5  rDev +1.9%

heyrhian, Saturday at 08:31 PM
Photo of Ajjonesy11
2.56/5  rDev -31.4%

Ajjonesy11, Nov 22, 2014
Photo of meehandennis
4.25/5  rDev +13.9%

meehandennis, Nov 22, 2014
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3/5  rDev -19.6%

Gpaetzold, Nov 22, 2014
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4/5  rDev +7.2%

IdrinkGas, Nov 21, 2014
Photo of olradetbalder
3.25/5  rDev -12.9%

olradetbalder, Nov 21, 2014
Photo of Sbrunner223
3.6/5  rDev -3.5%

Sbrunner223, Nov 19, 2014
Photo of BabaBeer
3.75/5  rDev +0.5%

BabaBeer, Nov 18, 2014
Photo of dheldman
3.5/5  rDev -6.2%

dheldman, Nov 18, 2014
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3.75/5  rDev +0.5%

WDJersey, Nov 18, 2014
Photo of Stebow1289
3.4/5  rDev -8.8%

Stebow1289, Nov 17, 2014
Photo of minnz21
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.

minnz21, Nov 15, 2014
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Shipyard Smashed Pumpkin (Pugsley's Signature Series) from Shipyard Brewing Co.
85 out of 100 based on 1,429 ratings.