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

1,443 Ratings
THE BROS
87
very good

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Ratings: 1,443
Reviews: 445
rAvg: 3.73
pDev: 16.09%
Wants: 79
Gots: 229 | 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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3.94/5  rDev +5.6%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

22 oz twist-off bottle poured into a snifter.
9%ABV, 1.088 OG

A - Hazed through and through, this bright orange beer is briefly topped by a loose ivory head that sinks to a ring of bubbles below specks of lacing.

S - Sticky caramel malt sweetness and grainy pale malt overlap the tame roasted pumpkin aroma, but nutmeg spice fills in the gaps for a round and sweet fall beer aroma that ends with a trailing fruit note from the alcohol.

T - The beers rather shy aroma (especially regarding it's ABV) is deceptive, for this beer is quite potent in flavor, not afraid to burst fourth with roasted pumpkin and spice. The spice blend here is different from most though, as it seems to focus a little more on clove and nutmeg, forsaking cinnamon and allspice. Delicate European hops do their best to balance the tall order of sweet caramel and bready malts that really collect along the finish.

M - Wheat malt contributes a wonderful smoothness to the body of this high octane pumpkin beer that encourages easier drinkability despite the elevated level of sweetness. Warming alcohol caresses the throat on the finish, really pairing wonderfully with the pumpkin and spice notes for a fall beer finish.

O - Shipyard's Smashed Pumpkin starts with a somewhat weak aroma but quickly becomes rather boastful in flavor and feel, bringing smoothness and sweetness together with pumpkin and spice for a hefty cool fall day brew.

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3.65/5  rDev -2.1%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

Bottle shared by a friend. Pours a beautiful clear orange with very small white head. Aroma is big pumpkin and a bit of spice, actually one of the better pumpkin beer aromas I have encountered. Flavor is big pumpkin and light on the spice. I like it that way. The pumpkin flavor really shines in this one, some sweet malt on the back end that lingers and plays with the gourd funk. Slight bitter finish. Easy drinking with medium carbonation. Not bad.

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Bought two 22oz bottles of this - poured a beautiful orange into a mason jar. The smell was amazing - felt like it was Thanksgiving and there was a pumpkin pie in the oven. There was a perfect balance of pumpkin spice and cinnamon in this beer to make it really enjoyable while also making sure it wasn't too overpowering like other pumpkin beers. The pour left a slightly orange head. Overall, I loved this beer, and I plan on buying it for the rest of the fall.

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Shipyard Smashed Pumpkin (Pugsley's Signature Series) from Shipyard Brewing Co.
84 out of 100 based on 1,443 ratings.