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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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1,456 Ratings
very good

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Ratings: 1,456
Reviews: 448
rAvg: 3.73
pDev: 15.82%
Wants: 80
Gots: 237 | FT: 3
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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3.5/5  rDev -6.2%

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2/5  rDev -46.4%

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3/5  rDev -19.6%

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3.5/5  rDev -6.2%

Photo of beerwolf77
2.06/5  rDev -44.8%
look: 4 | smell: 3 | taste: 1 | feel: 3 | overall: 2

Bottle shared by BeerFMAndy.

Bright orange hue. Modest white head. Pumpkin pie spices and wet wood make up the nose. Flavors are not good. Taste like pumpkin cologne. Spices are a bit heavy. The alcohol come through quite a bit too. Light body. This one is not any better than the abomination known as pumpkin head.

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2.5/5  rDev -33%

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4/5  rDev +7.2%

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4/5  rDev +7.2%

Photo of spinrsx
3.78/5  rDev +1.3%
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!

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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.

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4/5  rDev +7.2%

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4/5  rDev +7.2%

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4.12/5  rDev +10.5%
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.

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4/5  rDev +7.2%

Photo of nrbw23
1.89/5  rDev -49.3%
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.

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4/5  rDev +7.2%

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3/5  rDev -19.6%

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5/5  rDev +34%

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4/5  rDev +7.2%

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4/5  rDev +7.2%

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3.42/5  rDev -8.3%
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.

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3.5/5  rDev -6.2%

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4/5  rDev +7.2%

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4/5  rDev +7.2%

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4/5  rDev +7.2%

Shipyard Smashed Pumpkin (Pugsley's Signature Series) from Shipyard Brewing Co.
84 out of 100 based on 1,456 ratings.