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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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1,194 Ratings
very good

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Ratings: 1,194
Reviews: 413
rAvg: 3.74
pDev: 16.58%
Wants: 68
Gots: 145 | 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:
No notes at this time.

(Beer added by: Casey10 on 08-31-2009)
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3.75/5  rDev +0.3%

Kerrie, Oct 05, 2012
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3/5  rDev -19.8%

MaddogOrlando, Oct 04, 2012
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3.5/5  rDev -6.4%

Poured into a perfect pint.

3.5 A: Clear light orange color. Two fingers of frothy off-white head. Retention is about average and a short ring of lacing is left.

3.5 S: Pithy pumpkin with nutmeg and hints of cinnamon and allspice. Moderate malty sweetness with a touch of caramel and a mild biscuitiness. The pumpkin and spices aren't as bold as some, but are sufficient. Booze is well hidden. Not bad.

3.5 T: Pumpkin and spices are the leading flavors with nutmeg being the most prominent. Biscuity maltiness with a just more than moderate sweetness. Light caramel. Booze is realized int he taste.

3.5 M: Medium body. Good moderate carbonation. Could be a bit creamier, but not bad here.

3.5 D: Tasty pumpkin brew. Worth a try.

DavoleBomb, Oct 04, 2012
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3.88/5  rDev +3.7%

Poured the Shipyard Smashed Pumpkin into a pint glass.

A- Pours a copper, burnt orange with a finger and a half of white fluffy head.

S- The aroma is of nutmeg, allspice, and touch of clove. Maybe slight pumpkin on the background. Smells awesome

T- Wow , the taste is way more nutmeg than the aroma. Much more clove and allspice as well, with just a touch of pumpkin again on the background.

M- Medium to light carbonation, feels a little chewy, which I like , it definitely has some body to it.

O- I enjoyed this beer , I would recommend this beer if you like Pumpkin Beers

fitrock2112, Oct 04, 2012
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4/5  rDev +7%

ste5venla, Oct 03, 2012
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3.55/5  rDev -5.1%

A clean poor with a nice head revealed a solid pumpkin beer. Avoiding the usual problem of being too sweet and too pumpkin-y, Shipyard's beer enjoyed a nice fall aroma with crip pumpkin and spice smells. Mouthfeel was uneven; at times the beer seemed a little thin while others it seemed to have more body too it. At the right price, this could be a nice beer to pair with certain fall flavored pasta dishes.

wahnee86, Oct 01, 2012
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4/5  rDev +7%

Larrydoherty, Oct 01, 2012
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1/5  rDev -73.3%

Megs, Sep 30, 2012
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4.25/5  rDev +13.6%

mportnoy, Sep 29, 2012
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3.75/5  rDev +0.3%

srw, Sep 28, 2012
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4/5  rDev +7%

Woodysbeard, Sep 28, 2012
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4.25/5  rDev +13.6%

Hellyeahimdrinking, Sep 28, 2012
Photo of RickS95
3.83/5  rDev +2.4%

Pours a mostly clear orange. No haze, just a stock clearish orange. The head is a finger thick, but has little retention.

You can smell the malty backbone of the beer, that holds up the Autumn warming spices of cloves, cinnamon and ginger. A little bit of alcohol shines through.

The taste is almost all spice and little pumpkin. That's ok though. The pale ale malts mixes well with the pumpkin spices (mostly cinnamon) and balances the alcohol that also comes through in the taste, but only leaves enough of a message to show its presence, it never dominates. As it warms, the alcohol really grows and comes close to killing the balance.

Medium bodied. It's sweet for a split second before the spiciness takes over. That spiciness builds as the beer works its way back. The malt and wheat provide a good platform for the spices so that even though the spices are front and center, they don't offend. The heat starts gaining momentum and both it and the numbing alcohol feel continue well into the swallow.

It's a pretty good beer and with the high ABV, both a sipper and something you'll enjoy in the cooler months. As it warms, the beer actually gets a bit worse. That said, it's still better than a lot of other pumpkin beers I've had and is something I'd enjoy having more of.

RickS95, Sep 28, 2012
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4.5/5  rDev +20.3%

redliner8, Sep 28, 2012
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4/5  rDev +7%

phingdong, Sep 27, 2012
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4/5  rDev +7%

PatGreer, Sep 27, 2012
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3.75/5  rDev +0.3%

paleoplant, Sep 27, 2012
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4.1/5  rDev +9.6%

A: Crystal clear, orange-colored beer. only a 1/2 finger of slightly off-white head, a very tiny amount of lacing.

S: Sweet malts, pumpkin pie spices, alcoholic phenols and some vegetal pumpkin as well. The spices are light enough to let the rest of the aromas shine through, and the alcohol adds a nice touch.

T: Lots of malts which bring a ton of sweetness to the table, a hit of pumpkin pie spices, as well as some legitimate pumpkin. Alcohol is present throughout, bringing a nice warmth along with it, as well as helping to mellow out the alcohol. A kiss of hops on the finish also help, but the lasting impression is one of incredible sweetness.

M: Syrupy, heavy body, not much carbonation.

O: A very decent pumpkin beer. It is a little sweet for my liking, but the flavors are good and well balanced and they didn't go overboard with the spices.

DaveBlack, Sep 26, 2012
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3.98/5  rDev +6.4%

625mL bottle from the Uptown Waterloo LCBO, as part of the Pugsley Signature Shipyard release. I'm on a streak of pumpkin ales this week - keep em comin!

Poured into my trusty Duvel goblet. Light amber caramel in colour, with about a half inch head that recedes into a thin ring. Some whirlpools of foam, not much lacing to speak of. Nice colour though.

Nose is unmistakably pumpkin puree, along with a strong whiff of nutmeg, allspice, cinnamon, barley and wheat.

Certainly an above average pumpkin ale, at least in terms of body, flavour and ABV. Tastes much like a spice-heavy pumpkin pie, although without the biscuit-crust component I associate with the other heavy hitters of the style. Heavy, and with the alcohol creeping in the back - it is certainly detectable with the weight of this brew. The finish gives you the most potent blast of pumpkin pie, which is a real treat.

I have to agree that the wheat malt didn't add much of anything except to make this thinner and I suppose more drinkable; but at 9% and at just a hair under 8 bucks at the LCBO, I'm looking for something to savour, not to drown myself in. Still, I maintain my "above-average" rating, and if Pumking or the other biggun's aren't coming Ontario way this year, this will certainly suffice for Hallowe'en drinking.

JohnnyBarman, Sep 25, 2012
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3.5/5  rDev -6.4%

Popp24, Sep 24, 2012
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4.5/5  rDev +20.3%

DersOne, Sep 24, 2012
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3.75/5  rDev +0.3%

johnnyboy76, Sep 24, 2012
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3.78/5  rDev +1.1%

A - Just shy of two finger's worth of light khaki colored head that tightly packed and perfectly level... Solid retention yields a rich full creamy lacing... The color is a rich deep burnt orange... Loaded with small bubbled sluggish to moderate paced carbonation swirling within... This is a very nice looking brew...

S - Fantastic balance for a Pumpkin Ale... As I always hope, Pumpkin is at the forefront... Close behind is a text book autumnal spicing... The end result is pure pumpkin pie on the nose... Some bready crusty like malts and very light caramel notes as well... Excellent aroma...

T - Sweet pumpkin pie filling... Brown sugar... Sweet potatoes... The spicing of cinnamon, nutmeg and clove are buried slightly beneath the surface... The flavors seem to be a bit artificial, but the overall effect is still quite effective... Perhaps the slightest bit cloying...

M - Medium bodied... Sturdy... Light carbonation... Sleek and smooth... Clean... Solid...

D - This is an excellent Pumpkin Ale... My only two real complaints at that the flavors are ever so slightly artificial/cloying and the cheap foil used on the cap... Other than that this one is very good to excellent in all facets... I really enjoyed this take to at reproducing actual pumpkin pie in a bottle... The 9% ABV is well hidden...

philbe311, Sep 23, 2012
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4/5  rDev +7%

Backlash209, Sep 23, 2012
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3.25/5  rDev -13.1%

Gamblor14, Sep 22, 2012
Shipyard Smashed Pumpkin (Pugsley's Signature Series) from Shipyard Brewing Co.
84 out of 100 based on 1,194 ratings.