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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
85
very good

1,053 Ratings
THE BROS
87
very good

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Ratings: 1,053
Reviews: 401
rAvg: 3.75
pDev: 16.27%
Wants: 54
Gots: 81 | 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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DrewBoll82

New Jersey

3.25/5  rDev -13.3%

02-16-2014 01:35:42 | More by DrewBoll82
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Rhody1

Rhode Island

4.5/5  rDev +20%

02-15-2014 19:51:48 | More by Rhody1
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ImperialStout

California

3/5  rDev -20%

02-09-2014 18:26:01 | More by ImperialStout
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NorthSideSean

Illinois

4/5  rDev +6.7%

02-07-2014 06:16:37 | More by NorthSideSean
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Lucnifter

California

2.75/5  rDev -26.7%

02-02-2014 17:29:09 | More by Lucnifter
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jwg782

Texas

4.5/5  rDev +20%

02-02-2014 12:42:46 | More by jwg782
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Griffith

Connecticut

4/5  rDev +6.7%

02-01-2014 16:34:22 | More by Griffith
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ricecracker420

California

2.5/5  rDev -33.3%

01-31-2014 05:15:32 | More by ricecracker420
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EersandBeers

West Virginia

3.5/5  rDev -6.7%

01-30-2014 16:17:12 | More by EersandBeers
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BH712

District of Columbia

4.5/5  rDev +20%

01-29-2014 14:16:59 | More by BH712
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vickersspitfire

Texas

3.88/5  rDev +3.5%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

This ale pours out a burnt golden color with a clear body filled with carbonation. The head the light and fluffy; its white and sticks around for a while and leaves no lacing until the head thins out, then the lacing become thick.
The aroma is sweet overall, banana first hit you when you open the bottle, after that spices and herbal mixes come through along with the pumpkin. There is a hint of caramel as well…
Fresh but not crisp, this ale does however spread out to gently warm up your mouth. The flavors are a bit dull, pumpkin spices, cloves and herbal tastes are prominent.
Its medium bodied and goes down well; there is a slight alcohol kick in its aftertaste.
Not a bad ale overall.

Serving type: bottle

01-29-2014 04:09:26 | More by vickersspitfire
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kvgomps

Massachusetts

3/5  rDev -20%

01-26-2014 21:55:54 | More by kvgomps
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jmsedgwick

Mississippi

3/5  rDev -20%

01-24-2014 11:07:48 | More by jmsedgwick
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Lehighace06

Pennsylvania

4.5/5  rDev +20%

01-24-2014 04:32:17 | More by Lehighace06
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Bartos

Florida

4/5  rDev +6.7%

01-19-2014 19:23:29 | More by Bartos
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Morakaton

Michigan

3/5  rDev -20%

01-18-2014 19:21:13 | More by Morakaton
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NHSTEVE

New Hampshire

3/5  rDev -20%

01-18-2014 12:04:45 | More by NHSTEVE
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SoCaliC8

California

2.75/5  rDev -26.7%

01-17-2014 11:25:59 | More by SoCaliC8
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EndoRocks

North Carolina

3.75/5  rDev 0%

01-16-2014 01:27:21 | More by EndoRocks
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foghornleghorn22

Virginia

4.5/5  rDev +20%

01-14-2014 04:15:02 | More by foghornleghorn22
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Neorebel

New Jersey

3.9/5  rDev +4%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

There are so many pumpkin ales out there... and only a handful of them stand out to me as ones I would buy regularly. So to put it lightly, I am a little wary of this one. I have had the Pumpkinhead from Shipyard and did not really enjoy it, but this time I am going off a recommendation from a trusted friend. For the appearance, this is quite good for the style... a darkened amber with excellent clarity, and even some carbonation, despite the high 9% ABV. A thin ring of white sits atop the liquid appropriately.

The aroma is fantastic... I am beginning to think this is going to exceed my expectations by a longshot. It smells similar to Pumking, one of my fav. pumpkin brews. There's a bready, pie crust type of base definitely present, and I'm picking up true, organic pumpkin scents and the suitable spices: Cinnamon, nutmeg, and perhaps a touch of clove.

Taste: Okay, I will say that it tastes very good and better than expected, but there are some negatives. One does get the full 'pumpkin pie' flavors that I mentioned in the aroma, and I do taste real pumpkin here, which is rare, but like it seems they overdid it with the spices. I have a palate for the bitter, hot, and spicy, but I still say this is a little too much. I think cinnamon is the culprit . Other than that, the mouthfeel is dialed in perfectly, and the finish thankfully provides a return to the initial balanced flavor, the one experienced for a second and expected from the aroma, before the giant cinnamon/spice spike barged in.

Overall, I *might* buy this again due to the "realness" of the flavor. Everything tastes natural but again, too spicy.

Serving type: bottle

01-09-2014 10:24:36 | More by Neorebel
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SaranacinTexas

Texas

4/5  rDev +6.7%

01-06-2014 22:12:39 | More by SaranacinTexas
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ThatsThatDude

New York

1/5  rDev -73.3%

01-06-2014 18:10:34 | More by ThatsThatDude
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ArmedsouthernEr

Mississippi

4.5/5  rDev +20%

01-05-2014 04:28:27 | More by ArmedsouthernEr
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jlee185

Missouri

4/5  rDev +6.7%

01-04-2014 15:34:57 | More by jlee185
Shipyard Smashed Pumpkin (Pugsley's Signature Series) from Shipyard Brewing Co.
85 out of 100 based on 1,053 ratings.