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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

1,050 Ratings
THE BROS
87
very good

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Ratings: 1,050
Reviews: 401
rAvg: 3.74
pDev: 16.31%
Wants: 54
Gots: 82 | 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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craftbeerasian

Florida

4.5/5  rDev +20.3%

05-31-2013 00:36:12 | More by craftbeerasian
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mbs11

Massachusetts

4.5/5  rDev +20.3%

01-14-2012 01:00:18 | More by mbs11
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pjkelley82

New York

3.75/5  rDev +0.3%

11-03-2013 03:05:26 | More by pjkelley82
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Retail1LO

Pennsylvania

2.83/5  rDev -24.3%
look: 4 | smell: 3 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

4 oz. sample poured on draft. Pours a light amber hue. Nose is very subdued. Nearly nonexistent. The taste is weird. I feel like I'm drinking the syrup from a jar of maraschino cherries. WTF. Strangely enough, this is one of very few pumkin beers where I can taste...PUMPKIN. That's nice. The mouthfeel is very thin and sweet. That cherry taste persists throughout. Overall this is just a strange beer. Don't know what they were going for here.

Serving type: on-tap

10-20-2011 18:21:19 | More by Retail1LO
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ToddHolder

Illinois

3.75/5  rDev +0.3%

10-08-2013 17:39:42 | More by ToddHolder
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MattSharpless

Virginia

4.25/5  rDev +13.6%

07-17-2014 18:52:20 | More by MattSharpless
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Jadjunk

Georgia

3.59/5  rDev -4%
look: 3.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

"Smashed Pumpkin is a big-bodied beer with a light coppery orange color and pleasing aroma of pumpkin and nutmeg. The OG and final Alc./Vol. provide the structure and body. Pale Ale, Wheat and Light Munich Malts combine with the natural tannin in pumpkin and the delicate spiciness of Willamette and Hallertau Hops to balance the sweetness of the fruit. To fully enjoy all the flavours, this ale is best drunk at 55 degrees Fahrenheit." Brewed in the style of a Pumpkin Ale

Poured from a 22 oz. bomber to a pint glass. Served north of 55º Fahrenheit.

(Appearance) Pours a creamy white head over a mildly hazy orange head with some moderate carbonation. Retention is slightly above average with no lacing. Decent appearance. 3.25

(Smell) Tart pumpkin meat with a moderate sour characteristic, mild husky grain malt, and a mild grassy hop note. Fairly interesting aroma, I do enjoy the sourness in the aroma. 4

(Taste) Maple sugar, sweet pumpkin meat, moderate bitterness on the finish. Balance is distinctively sweet with a mild tartness, not nearly as intense as in the aroma. Spice profile is mild, some cinnamon, nutmeg but nothing major. Cloyingly sweet, maple syrup sweetness. 3.5

(Mouthfeel) Slick sweetness with mild carbonation. Body is medium+ for Pumpkin Ales, medium+ amongst all beers. Alcohol is well concealed. 3.5

(Overall) A very sweet tasting, sour smelling pumpkin beer. The pumpkin flavor isn't too shallow in this one, but the balance is very off. Not the best Pumpkin Ale I've had but all the problems are relating to things that are overdone instead of underdone, meaning it can easily be fixed and probably should to craft a really enjoyable ale. 3.5

Shipyard Brewing Company's
Smashed Pumpkin Ale
3.59/5.00

Serving type: bottle

02-25-2013 06:57:25 | More by Jadjunk
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cp45

New Jersey

3.75/5  rDev +0.3%

09-15-2013 20:00:14 | More by cp45
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JohnQVD

New York

4/5  rDev +7%

03-17-2013 19:42:36 | More by JohnQVD
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illini4x4


5/5  rDev +33.7%

09-15-2012 02:27:04 | More by illini4x4
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chefhatt

Pennsylvania

3.5/5  rDev -6.4%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

22oz bomber
Poured from the bomber into a glass, it has copper color body with a a small head. The smell has some pumpkin notes and spices. The taste has a strong spice complexity and some pumpkin to it. The mouthfeel is nice for a 9%. Overall is a good beer.

Serving type: bottle

10-02-2013 18:42:37 | More by chefhatt
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mattparsons

New Hampshire

3.75/5  rDev +0.3%

08-05-2012 02:53:27 | More by mattparsons
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scottyshades

Florida

2.17/5  rDev -42%
look: 3.5 | smell: 2 | taste: 2 | feel: 3 | overall: 2

A: Pours a transparent pumpkin color with a small soapy head, no retention given the abv

S: Faint spice and raw pumpkin along with a big honey note. Everything is subtle and faint, the malts are light and don't give anything. Not impressive at all, and I love pumpkin beers

T: To say this tastes like Red Stripe with spices and a dash of raw unsweetened pumpkin would be accurate. Big sweetness and honey come through followed by some faint cinnamon and nutmeg. The aftertaste is of ginger ale...no pumpkin to be found

MF/O: Good feel to this one, pretty thick, alcohol is hidden well but warms. This is not a good example of a pumpkin beer at all...in fact this is the second worst pumpkin ale I've had aside from Shipyard's regular pumpkin ale...there are much better examples out there

Serving type: bottle

09-18-2011 01:10:21 | More by scottyshades
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TastyIsBeer

Illinois

4/5  rDev +7%

11-08-2013 23:38:05 | More by TastyIsBeer
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RMoeNay

Connecticut

4/5  rDev +7%

07-15-2012 15:26:03 | More by RMoeNay
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BlackBelt5112203

Michigan

3.48/5  rDev -7%
look: 3 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

22 oz bottle poured into a tulip at cellar temperature.

L – Medium amber color with a 1-finger bubbly white head that rapidly dissipates. No lacing. Clear with an average number of carbonation bubbles.

S – Cereal and wheat malts, pumpkin, nutmeg, and a bit of alcohol. Not nearly as spice-heavy as a lot of pumpkin beers.

T – Starts off sweet with lots of pumpkin. Taste transitions to a grainy wheat flavor before finishing on a spicy note with nutmeg and spicy hop notes. A bit of alcohol becomes apparent in the finish, especially as the beer warms.

F – Medium-bodied with lots of carbonation at first (dissipates rapidly), a sticky and mouth-coating feel, and a spicy and very dry finish. Nutmeg and hop spice lingers for a nice amount of time and melds with the throat-warming sensation from the alcohol.

O – This is a pretty good pumpkin beer and one of the few that showcases the actual pumpkin rather than pumpkin pie spices. At first, the high ABV isn’t apparent at all, and the beer is very drinkable for 9%. As the beer warms, though, the alcohol becomes much more apparent and takes a little bit away from the overall flavor. I’d also like to see a little better head retention and some lacing to go along with all that carbonation that’s there right after opening. Still, this is a tasty beer and much, much better than that other pumpkin beer that Shipyard makes.

Serving type: bottle

09-10-2012 04:20:11 | More by BlackBelt5112203
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tzieser

Arizona

4.13/5  rDev +10.4%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

i think my old review got purged out somehow. oh well.

enjoyed on-tap at the pour farm tavern in new bedford. served in a shipyard goblet.

a: bright and clear orange color with a thick fluffy white head.

s: rich malty aroma with noticeable pumpkin spice character. pumpkin/squash like aroma is subtle as well. not bad.

t: loads of sweet caramel malt with a subtle buttery/dicetyl flavor. pumpkin spice is there and pretty stronger than i remember. actual pumpkin flavor is noticible and adds a really interesting character to the flavor. alcohol is well hidden, too.

m: good mouthfeel.

one of my favorite pumpkin beers. not to be confused with the dreaded pumpkinhead, this one is worth seeking out. recommended.

Serving type: on-tap

10-09-2011 22:40:26 | More by tzieser
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kushlash23

Georgia

3.75/5  rDev +0.3%

09-28-2013 00:04:02 | More by kushlash23
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Mistofminn

Minnesota

3.6/5  rDev -3.7%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Poured into my Darkness Tulip. Pours a ruby amber color, almost pinkish when held into the light. A smooth and creamy slightly off white head is produced on the pour, only about a half a finger in width. It has surprisingly good retention. Leaves little sheets of lacing around the outside of the glass. Overall a pretty nice look for a beer that I didn't know what to expect going in to.

This being my first pumpkin ale, I didn't really know what to expect. Honestly, I expected to smell pumpkin pie as soon as I opened the bottle, and I didn't get it. Don't get me wrong, I did get subtle hints of pumpkin and holiday pie spices, but nowhere near what I was expecting. Maybe I served it too cold, maybe not. One thing is for certain, as it warmed up, the pumpkin and spice characters came out a little bit more. Other things I can pick up are a significant malt backbone and a light hopping.

The taste, after it warms up, is pretty much what I expected. Strong pumpking pie like flavors and spices gives it a very fall/holiday feeling to it. This is pretty good tasting, and I think it deserves a higher score than some people have given it. I can see drinking this with turkey and gravy, mashed potatoes and green beans sitting around the table at Thanksgiving with the family. This tastes like a desert beer, but I think it would go good with a hearty meal.

The mouthfeel is surprisingly light and smooth. It has a lively carbonation, but the size of the bubbles gives a very creamy feel. Little to no carbonation bite. Very easy drinking. This is some good stuff.

Overall, for my first pumpkin ale, I'm pretty impressed. I have nothing to base it on and nothing to compare it to, but I did enjoy this beer.

Serving type: bottle

09-18-2009 03:50:59 | More by Mistofminn
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ambruns1979

California

4.25/5  rDev +13.6%

08-05-2012 01:53:35 | More by ambruns1979
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NonicPanic

Pennsylvania

3.75/5  rDev +0.3%

12-04-2013 06:02:19 | More by NonicPanic
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Hellpop65

Kansas

3.75/5  rDev +0.3%

10-27-2013 19:03:39 | More by Hellpop65
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Lucnifter

California

2.75/5  rDev -26.5%

02-02-2014 17:29:09 | More by Lucnifter
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mixed_master7

Florida

4/5  rDev +7%

10-20-2012 01:25:40 | More by mixed_master7
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abcdefghijkyle

New Jersey

2.75/5  rDev -26.5%

10-24-2012 21:22:33 | More by abcdefghijkyle
Shipyard Smashed Pumpkin (Pugsley's Signature Series) from Shipyard Brewing Co.
84 out of 100 based on 1,050 ratings.