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

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very good

1,425 Ratings
very good

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Ratings: 1,425
Reviews: 440
rAvg: 3.73
pDev: 16.35%
Wants: 81
Gots: 222 | 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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2.5/5  rDev -33%

JMBSH, Dec 30, 2011
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4/5  rDev +7.2%

tsmiller7, Dec 29, 2011
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4/5  rDev +7.2%

phishinNYC, Dec 25, 2011
Photo of spinrsx
3.8/5  rDev +1.9%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5


Appearance - Slightly hazy amber colour with an average size frothy off-white/beige coloured head. There is low amount of carbonation and there is some decent lacing. The head lasted for 4-5 minutes before it was gone.

Smell - Malts, hops, all-spice, pumpkin, cinnamon

Taste & Mouth - There is an average amount of carbonation and most of the taste is made up of caramel, hops, and lots of spice.. cinnamon, allspice, clove. There isn't as much pumpkin flavour as I was expecting, but maybe that's a good thing. It ends with a sweet spicy aftertaste.

Overall - A nice beer that wasn't overly sweet like some of the other stronger pumpkin beers. It does pack quite a spicy punch though. Happy I gave it a try but wouldn't seek out again. Merry xmas!

spinrsx, Dec 25, 2011
Photo of jgasparine
3.58/5  rDev -4%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

Poured from the bottle with a finger of white fluffy head, which was well-retained over the light orange-amber colored body. Carbonation was visually present, but not too aggressive.

Big vegetal pumpkin notes abound on the nose, along with a touch of biscuity malts and some very mild allspice nuances. The spice was much more restrained than I would have liked, and could not stand-up to the pumpkin. A mild, but non-offensive booziness was present as well.

A good replicate of the nose, some big vegetal pumpkin flavor comes through, backed by a mild biscuity malt character, and an underwhelming level of spice (perceived allspice & nutmeg). A mild phenol appeared midway on the palate, and the finish is mild with a lingering spiciness.

A medium body with a slight slickness to it, but not quite chewy. Carbonation is pleasantly soft, and a nice heat comes-in from the EtOH.

This beer is big on the pumpkin and big on the booze, which isn't a bad thing, but it feels lopsided. A bigger dose of pumpkin pie spices could really help round-out both the aroma and taste to yield a fantastic product.

I would definitely try this again in future years as it hold promise.

jgasparine, Dec 24, 2011
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4/5  rDev +7.2%

FriarTuckInLuck, Dec 24, 2011
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4/5  rDev +7.2%

SolarMikey, Dec 24, 2011
Photo of vfgccp
4.15/5  rDev +11.3%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

A – Robust orange amber body. Pillowy head with a fine bubble. Nice retention and lace.

S – Surprisingly floral and sweet. Dandilion, honeysuckle, apricot and strawberry jam, and a touch of booze. Very little pumpkin.

T – I have no idea where it was in the nose, but the flavor profile is loaded with raw, roasted pumpkin flavor. Sweet strawberry jam, nutmeg and chestnuts add balance and complexity to the middle of the profile. Mildly sharp booze lays down a warm backdrop to a bready finish.

M – Medium body is creamy. You can definitely feel a heavy hand with the booze.

O – Surprise pumpkin beer of 2011 for me. Great profile, but definitely a sipping beer with the way the alcohol grabs hold of your palate.

P – Stellar pairings with dark meat turkey and stuffing. The alcohol cuts through the richness of the turkey, and the pumpkin hooks up with the rich breadiness of the stuffing and doesn’t let go.

vfgccp, Dec 24, 2011
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4/5  rDev +7.2%

newenglandontap, Dec 21, 2011
Photo of nrbw23
1.85/5  rDev -50.4%
look: 3.5 | smell: 2 | taste: 1.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 1.5

A- Pours a bright copper with a pretty nice white head. Head fades pretty quickly and leaves a bit of lacing.

S- Wow. A combination of booze and a shitload of pumpkin spices. Smells artifical as well

T- Quite a mess of booze, medicinal burn, random spices of cinnamon and nutmeg, and a touch of bitterness. Not very good at all.

M- Medium in body and carbonation was a bit of much.

O- Not a huge fan of the style, but this one was not very good.

nrbw23, Dec 19, 2011
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4/5  rDev +7.2%

mhaugo, Dec 18, 2011
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3/5  rDev -19.6%

MaineMike, Dec 18, 2011
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5/5  rDev +34%

Bosmar, Dec 16, 2011
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4/5  rDev +7.2%

wagner617, Dec 16, 2011
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4/5  rDev +7.2%

Miamilice, Dec 15, 2011
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3.38/5  rDev -9.4%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

A: Amber orange, nice head slowly dissipates and leaves some retention and lacing.

S: I smelled some nutmeg and a little clove the pumpkin and all spice is subtle, not the focus here.

T: Sweet, nice and smooth, good nutmeg flavor. The pumpkin flavor is present... very smooth.

M: Medium body, nice carb. Very smooth beer, almost creamy.

O: A very solid pumpkin beer, good flavors.

JMWEB2, Dec 15, 2011
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3.5/5  rDev -6.2%

ale207, Dec 14, 2011
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4/5  rDev +7.2%

HumphreyLee, Dec 14, 2011
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4/5  rDev +7.2%

tbeq00, Dec 12, 2011
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4/5  rDev +7.2%

BEERMILER12, Dec 12, 2011
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3/5  rDev -19.6%

Domeshot14, Dec 12, 2011
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4/5  rDev +7.2%

Kered557, Dec 11, 2011
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5/5  rDev +34%

DrSuds, Dec 11, 2011
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4/5  rDev +7.2%

BrewCrew2010, Dec 09, 2011
Photo of eclipse54
2.17/5  rDev -41.8%
look: 4 | smell: 3 | taste: 1.5 | feel: 2 | overall: 2.5

A 22 ounce bottle of the 2011 batch from inlimbo77; thank you! Split into snifters to share.

Pours a nice hazy orange with golden hues and about an inch of pure white, pillowy head. Good retention, and gorgeous legs in/around the surface of the liquid, but very little lacing on the glass.

The aroma is of pumpkin, cinnamon. clove, nutmeg, coriander, straw, some orange, a bit of earthen hops, and a variety of other spices. The nose, while having a lot going on, suggests a lighter bodied beer that will rely heavily on artificial spicing.

Sure enough, the taste begins with a mild ale where pumpkin seed, wheat, and citrus flavors hang out in a mellow fashion. At the very end, there is a rush of spices: coriander, clove, nutmeg, and cinnamon predominate, especially the cinammon. There is so much cinnamon on the finish that it's reminiscent of a Hot Tamale candy gummy, so yeah, a lot of cinammon. Second in line is the nutmeg that, while not as intense as the cinammon, lingers in the mouth eternally.

Mouthfeel is crisp, light-bodied and light on the tongue, and goes down easy. The lingering nutmeg is the greatest mouthfeel qualm.

Overall, an overspiced and out of balance pumpkin ale. I appreciate the opportunity to try it, but I won't seek it out again.

eclipse54, Dec 07, 2011
Shipyard Smashed Pumpkin (Pugsley's Signature Series) from Shipyard Brewing Co.
85 out of 100 based on 1,425 ratings.