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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

1,194 Ratings
THE BROS
87
very good

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Ratings: 1,194
Reviews: 413
rAvg: 3.74
pDev: 16.58%
Wants: 68
Gots: 145 | 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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22 oz bomber pours a clear copper color with an ample cap of off-white head. Pretty good retention and lace, Im surprised at the light color and clarity of the beer.

Nose is apple fruitiness and some cinnamon and nutmeg spices. The beer is not as sweet-smelling as I thought it would be, nor as spice-laden. A good balance of apple pie and sugar cookie. It reminds me of a mix between Horseheads Pumpkin and New Glarus Apple Ale.

Taste is quite good, the apple theme continues onto the flavor and is very apple pie-esque. The ABV is very well integrated and the spices are plentiful, but dont seem overbearing. Maybe a restrained use of nutmeg? Cinnamon is certainly there and a stack of apple slices with cinnamon and honey on top of some graham crackers wouldnt taste a whole lot different than this. Very good beer, I am impressed. It manages to differentiate itself from the gaggle of pumpkin beers without being too extreme...if that makes any sense!

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12 oz. bottle poured into a Flying Dog goblet

A: Burnished copper with a tinge of amber. No head, or lacing; just a collar.
S: Sweet malts, with this light oak/bourbon smell (definitely a spirit). Almost no spices.
T: Lots of pumpkin with just a bit of spice.
M: Light level of carbonation with just a quick breeze of bubbles.
O: Glad that this is in 4-packs, because I find it hard to go in on a pumpkin bomber (too much variability).

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3.66/5  rDev -2.1%

Popping the top this brew smells of cinnamon and spice and everything nice. Pours to a deep bronze with a foamy off white head. On the taste this is as close to liquid apple pie as you can get. Nice spices up front with a sweet pumpkin middle with a slightly bitter fade into the aftertaste. The 9% ABV is barely noticeable except for the mouthfeel that is thick like syrup. This is a great fall warmer upper.

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On-tap at Three Cellars in Franklin, WI:

Pours dark orange with a thin white head that leaves lacing.

The smell is of the usual pumpkin spicings - done nicely - not too strong, not too weak.

The tatse is of pumpkin spicing - cinnamon, nutmeg, etc. with bready notes.

Quite drinkable for the style and abv. Carbonation level adds to the smooth character - not too weak or too strong.

A well-done pumpkin beer that reminded me of pumpkin bread.

jwc215, Friday at 08:15 PM
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Shipyard Smashed Pumpkin (Pugsley's Signature Series) from Shipyard Brewing Co.
84 out of 100 based on 1,194 ratings.