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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

1,466 Ratings
THE BROS
88
very good

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Ratings: 1,466
Reviews: 451
rAvg: 3.73
pDev: 15.82%
Wants: 80
Gots: 245 | 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:
Beer added by: Casey10 on 08-31-2009

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Ratings: 1,466 | Reviews: 451
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look: 3 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.5

Poured from a 22oz bottle into a snifter

A: Pours a hazy orange with a tinge of brown. Light thing lacing. Not much of a head.

S: Very pumpkin with an associated vegetable smell. Some spices, notably nutmeg and cinnamon.

T: Pumpkin and spices are prominent. There is a noticeable bitterness I attribute to some grassy hops. As it warms I get spicy fruit flavors, figs and brandy. Some alcohol heat in the finish with rich, dark fruit.

M: Moderate in body but somewhat syrupy thick. Alcohol is a notable presence, but it is tempered by bit of the syrup sweetness.

O: This was very pumpkin and spice forward. As it warmed, I got some darker fruit flavors, spice and alcohol. Decent, but I prefer the Pumking I had a few days ago.

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3.06/5  rDev -18%
look: 4 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Served from a bottle into glass; not a very impressive pumpkin beer. Considering some of the other beers in the style, I don't really see any reason to purchase this one over the others. Very subtle pumpkin notes (too subtle) and a bitter finish. No problem finishing the bottle; but next time I'm going with a pumpking.

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look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4.5

This is definitely one of the better pumpkin beers out there. The nose was pleasant and sweet, hinting of pumpkin and caramel. The taste itself is of bold pumpkin, caramels, and some underlying spices, and I almost got a hint of walnut at the end. It is also very smooth for a 9.0% beer, which can be dangerous if you drink too many.

My only complaint is that the carbonation is fairly low. The head disappeared almost immediately, and, despite the copious amounts of bubbles coming up through this dark amber beer, you can't really feel any carbonation on the tongue as it passes over.

Other than that, a fantastic brew.

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Shipyard Smashed Pumpkin (Pugsley's Signature Series) from Shipyard Brewing Co.
84 out of 100 based on 1,466 ratings.