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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

1,117 Ratings
THE BROS
87
very good

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Ratings: 1,117
Reviews: 405
rAvg: 3.74
pDev: 16.31%
Wants: 61
Gots: 110 | 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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TruePerception

California

3.5/5  rDev -6.4%

09-14-2013 08:10:45 | More by TruePerception
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westcoastbeerlvr

California

3/5  rDev -19.8%

09-14-2013 07:10:33 | More by westcoastbeerlvr
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pstam87

Illinois

3.25/5  rDev -13.1%

09-14-2013 03:16:07 | More by pstam87
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Chevelle66

New Jersey

4.75/5  rDev +27%

09-13-2013 01:53:46 | More by Chevelle66
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JackMcAwesome

Florida

3.01/5  rDev -19.5%

Poured from the bottle into a pint glass.

Look: A hazy gold with orange highlights. The head was thin and went away fairly quick. No lacing. I would wonder if it was my glass if other beers didn't show signs of life.

Smell: I think the alcohol is pretty prevalent here, because I smell hairspray. Pumpkin hairspray. Not very good. Rating it above "okay" just because I can pick up some of the spices behind the alcohol.

Taste: Pretty terrible. The alcohol just isn't hidden in any way, shape, or form. I've had some pretty stout pumpkin ales, and all of them were able to find the balance. I'm not sure what went wrong here.

Feel: Alcohol and emptiness. I wouldn't think the two could go hand-in-hand, but they nailed it here. After the alcohol, there's a hint of what could be, then nothing.

Overall: Pretty disappointed here. I didn't really like the pumkinhead, but I was holding out for this one. Maybe it being in a larger bottle fooled me. When next year rolls around, I'll definitely pick around this pumpkin ale. Other brews are much better in my opinion.

09-13-2013 01:00:31 | More by JackMcAwesome
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BltByKrmn

New York

4/5  rDev +7%

09-13-2013 00:42:16 | More by BltByKrmn
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TKEbeerman

Florida

4/5  rDev +7%

09-13-2013 00:30:50 | More by TKEbeerman
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RochefortChris

North Carolina

3.5/5  rDev -6.4%

09-12-2013 01:53:55 | More by RochefortChris
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LordBeardman

Michigan

3.3/5  rDev -11.8%

A: This bear poured a yellow-orange with a small white head.

S: Surprisingly faint from the taste. This beer smells lightly of beer and spices.

T: Strong spices override all other flavors. It is mostly cinnamon and nutmeg. The pumpkin flavor is secondary to this. You can also tell that it is a bit strong alcohol wise.

M: Light and smooth. The spices stick around for a while.

O: Not my favorite pumpkin beer. A little too much spice and not enough pumpkin. Deffinately worth a try.

09-11-2013 23:43:59 | More by LordBeardman
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anon

California

4.25/5  rDev +13.6%

09-11-2013 23:43:45 | More by anon
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DruRho

Maryland

3.75/5  rDev +0.3%

09-10-2013 23:45:51 | More by DruRho
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ImFlyerThanYou

New Jersey

3.75/5  rDev +0.3%

09-10-2013 02:14:57 | More by ImFlyerThanYou
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Daddy_bone1

New York

3/5  rDev -19.8%

09-09-2013 23:42:31 | More by Daddy_bone1
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Beer4Baltimore

Maryland

4/5  rDev +7%

09-09-2013 21:03:08 | More by Beer4Baltimore
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Patches826

Massachusetts

3.75/5  rDev +0.3%

09-08-2013 17:53:44 | More by Patches826
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tjsmith910

Florida

3.75/5  rDev +0.3%

09-08-2013 15:30:35 | More by tjsmith910
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Sonofalime

Virginia

3.25/5  rDev -13.1%

09-08-2013 01:41:09 | More by Sonofalime
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BB1313

Ohio

4.1/5  rDev +9.6%

2013 vintage. 22oz bottle poured into a pint glass. Pours a hazy golden; eggshell white head that leaves great retention and lacing. The aromas start off with some sweet booze. I'm picking up some sweet potatoes and yams. There's also hints of apple, vanilla and caramel. The aromas are weird, but I appreciate them for being different. The spices take a backseat in the nose, but come alive in the flavors. The flavors has that cinnamon that slaps your palate, but not in a bad way. And they don't use the cinnamon in the same way that alot of breweries do. More caramel and vanilla, giving it a nice sweetness. There are subtle alcohol notes, but it's far from boozy and it actually accents the flavors that are going on. Mouthfeel is full-bodied and has low carbonation, although it's there. It's fluffy and creamy as well. This is a fun beer to drink and it really opens up as it warms up. Good stuff.

This beer starts off rough around the edges, but everything comes together the more you drink it. It's like a caramel apple in a bottle. Major props for not coming off as your typical Imperial Pumpkin Ale. This is pretty unique, and I like it for that. It's much better than my score might indicate. Recommended.

09-06-2013 22:29:35 | More by BB1313
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csadkins54

Colorado

3/5  rDev -19.8%

09-06-2013 00:55:51 | More by csadkins54
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duelingdragon

Florida

3.75/5  rDev +0.3%

09-05-2013 23:46:27 | More by duelingdragon
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Patsnsoxfan

New Hampshire

2.5/5  rDev -33.2%

09-04-2013 16:42:20 | More by Patsnsoxfan
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DerekMorgan

Massachusetts

3.75/5  rDev +0.3%

09-04-2013 04:00:10 | More by DerekMorgan
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jwgkicks

Connecticut

3.25/5  rDev -13.1%

09-03-2013 06:06:11 | More by jwgkicks
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JamLand

Hawaii

3.5/5  rDev -6.4%

09-02-2013 22:53:09 | More by JamLand
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Dirty_chavez

Pennsylvania

3.5/5  rDev -6.4%

09-02-2013 20:45:13 | More by Dirty_chavez
Shipyard Smashed Pumpkin (Pugsley's Signature Series) from Shipyard Brewing Co.
84 out of 100 based on 1,117 ratings.