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Shipyard Smashed Blueberry (Pugsley's Signature Series) - Shipyard Brewing Co.

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Shipyard Smashed Blueberry (Pugsley's Signature Series)Shipyard Smashed Blueberry (Pugsley's Signature Series)

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87
very good

445 Ratings
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Ratings: 445
Reviews: 162
rAvg: 3.86
pDev: 15.8%
Wants: 42
Gots: 50 | FT: 1
Brewed by:
Shipyard Brewing Co. visit their website
Maine, United States

Style | ABV
Fruit / Vegetable Beer |  9.00% ABV

Availability: Rotating

Notes/Commercial Description:
No notes at this time.

(Beer added by: Jason on 05-11-2011)
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Snellgg5

New Hampshire

5/5  rDev +29.5%

04-23-2012 22:06:51 | More by Snellgg5
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kingstonma

Massachusetts

5/5  rDev +29.5%

11-24-2011 00:51:48 | More by kingstonma
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California

5/5  rDev +29.5%

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Colorado

5/5  rDev +29.5%

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Connecticut

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Jeffreytmoore

California

5/5  rDev +29.5%

09-10-2012 01:08:01 | More by Jeffreytmoore
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bluntedboywonder

New York

5/5  rDev +29.5%

11-30-2011 21:18:31 | More by bluntedboywonder
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603BeerMe

New Hampshire

5/5  rDev +29.5%

12-15-2012 17:56:33 | More by 603BeerMe
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kayrex

Pennsylvania

5/5  rDev +29.5%

11-29-2011 22:20:07 | More by kayrex
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ColSanders123

Georgia

5/5  rDev +29.5%

11-15-2011 16:32:31 | More by ColSanders123
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heyta

Georgia

5/5  rDev +29.5%

11-28-2011 21:43:48 | More by heyta
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ILiveOffHops

New Hampshire

5/5  rDev +29.5%

11-13-2012 03:52:37 | More by ILiveOffHops
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SteinTilter

Florida

5/5  rDev +29.5%

03-07-2012 04:32:35 | More by SteinTilter
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dwoolley1

New York

5/5  rDev +29.5%

12-02-2011 23:59:10 | More by dwoolley1
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Puterguru

Florida

5/5  rDev +29.5%

01-04-2012 19:38:06 | More by Puterguru
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TrickkyGangsta

Florida

5/5  rDev +29.5%

12-05-2011 21:46:02 | More by TrickkyGangsta
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tpauer

New Hampshire

5/5  rDev +29.5%

11-26-2011 03:38:19 | More by tpauer
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d1ucb4u

Colorado

4.97/5  rDev +28.8%
look: 4.5 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 5

I must admit, I was a little skeptical, blueberries in a porter? I was curious as to how the blueberry flavor was going to end up without being hidden by the porter profile of the beer.

I loved it, I found if full of flavor, good blueberries, with good thick smooth mouthfeel, without a strong alcohol aroma or flavor.

I wish I could find more.

This beer had inspired my to try and brew a robust blueberry porter like this.

Serving type: bottle

10-11-2011 16:56:25 | More by d1ucb4u
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sybilyang

New York

4.93/5  rDev +27.7%
look: 4.5 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 5

First thing first - you have to know what what you're getting into with this beer - It's not your traditional wheat or ale fruit beer. If you go in with those light, crisp expectations, you will be very shocked, likely disappointed, and probably frustrated.

This is not a light, summery fruit beer...even though it's blueberry. It's stout and porter like. If you've ever had fruit chocolates or a very fruity roast on your coffee beans, that's the closest comparable for this beer. This will not be a beer for everyone, and not a beer for most fruit beer drinkers. Try it if you like stouts and porters and are a bit tired of the heavy, smokey, toasty styles.

Dark, opaque, coloring. Not much foam/head on the pour.
Smooth, chocolate malts and light coffee-roast taste, perfumed with blueberries. The entire smelling, drinking process has wafts of blueberries - that's it; and that made it a fruity chocolate/coffee for me.

Would be great with a blueberry pastry like a blueberry muffin, scone...Don't really see it pairing with savory foods though.

Serving type: on-tap

06-06-2011 14:56:23 | More by sybilyang
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hippityhophead24

Tennessee

4.83/5  rDev +25.1%
look: 4.5 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Appearance: pours a dark violet color with a light brown, creamy head.

Smell: well…the name says it, blueberries. At 9% there is a slight booze aroma with chocolate malt aromas as well. I can tell this is definitely a dessert beer.

Taste: The flavors all came at me at once. It was almost like a chocolate juicy blueberry coffee crème cheese cake. I want to eat a piece of cheesecake and dip it in this beer.

Mouth feel: Silky smooth on the tongue. Not too thick, nice carbonation.

Overall: My mind was blown...or smashed...or blownberried...ok enough.. with this one. It has a lot of flavors going on with it. Nice mouth feel. Great smell. Nice beautiful color with great looking frothy creamy head. Would be great as a dessert beer.

Glassware: 22oz bottle split between to goblets

Serving type: bottle

08-26-2011 03:49:11 | More by hippityhophead24
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circus_cat

Virginia

4.78/5  rDev +23.8%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 4.5

I was skeptical but this. beer. is. marvelous. And I normally don't like fruit beer (though this doesn't have that fruit beer character anyway).

A: Pours black with red/light brown edges when held up to the light. Khaki head that starts out about two fingers in a tulip glass and goes down at a moderate pace, some alcohol legs, little lacing.

S: Blueberry up front, but a tart real blueberry, not blueberry flavoring. You also get bready malts and a little bitterness. A little tobacco, not much.

T: What a complex beer. Blueberry sweetness up front, but again it is that tart real blueberry kind. It's more like blueberry skins if that makes sense. Follows with toasty malts. Some dark chocolate/black coffee bitterness on the finish.

M: Full bodied, not too boozy feeling for 9%. Smooth, but also has enough carbonation to cleanse the palate.

O: This is an awesome beer. Maybe I think it's so awesome because I expected it to not be...but I think it's because it's just AWESOME. Unique, complex, rich. Very nice, Shipyard. This is a perfect dessert beer.

Serving type: bottle

07-24-2012 23:30:38 | More by circus_cat
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chugalug06

Colorado

4.78/5  rDev +23.8%
look: 3.5 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

A - Great tan foamy head. Brew stands very dark in color, could it be all the blueberries?

S - Lots of caramel and blueberries. Very sweet, but not sugary.

T - Sweet, but not overly sugary. Amazingly blueberry. Not induced blueberry, but actual blueberry. amazing how they made this taste SO good.

M - Wonderful. smooth. wet. great carbonation.

O - Amazing fruit brew. The best i've had. wonderful true berry flavor.

Serving type: bottle

11-21-2011 03:26:57 | More by chugalug06
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bulldogg915

Wyoming

4.75/5  rDev +23.1%

04-03-2013 16:16:25 | More by bulldogg915
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Kratman

Indiana

4.75/5  rDev +23.1%

04-05-2014 00:36:50 | More by Kratman
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FLBeerGal

Florida

4.75/5  rDev +23.1%
look: 4 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Serving type was 22 oz bomber bottle. Poured into a pint glass. The aroma was amazing. First whiff was of blueberries but as the beer opened up, chocolate and coffee emerged. Taste was amazing. Very similer to the nose. Blueberries, followed by chocolate and a touch of roasted coffee on the finish. As the beer opened up the chocolate became more pronounced. Mouthfeel is good. I love this beer! It has quickly become one of my favs!

Serving type: bottle

07-28-2011 18:46:34 | More by FLBeerGal
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Shipyard Smashed Blueberry (Pugsley's Signature Series) from Shipyard Brewing Co.
87 out of 100 based on 445 ratings.