Shipyard Smashed Blueberry (Pugsley's Signature Series) - Shipyard Brewing Co.
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2/5 rDev -48.2%
Purchased a 625 ml bottle at the local liquor store
Upon opening this beer, i got a huge whiff of blueberry in my face, which made me really happy. It smelled fantastic, like real blueberries. It poured wonderfully, with 1.5 fingers of off white creamy head that dissipated pretty quickly.
Sadly, for me, that is where the goodness ended. This beer had very little of that delicious blueberry smell, and was just not my cup of tea. I thought it was terribly balanced, and really fought to finish the bottle.
Glad i picked it up to try, but i will be avoiding this one from now on.
09-19-2012 00:56:07 | More by rappmann
2.48/5 rDev -35.8%
Bottle: Poured a dark brown and blue color ale with a medium size foamy head with average retention and some light lacing. Aroma of blueberry with light coughs medicine syrup and gross stale sugary notes. Taste is not the best of match between some chocolate and deep sweet caramel notes and blueberry with some stale fruit notes and gross sweet notes of residual sugars. Body is quite full with good carbonation and no apparent alcohol. Weird mix that really didn’t work out for me and I ended up drain-poured most of this bottle.
11-19-2012 21:16:16 | More by Phyl21ca
2.48/5 rDev -35.8%
Pours a nice dark color with a tan head... Head goes away pretty quickly and does not lace the glass. Smell is semi-sweet very much of artificial blueberry not very inviting... The dark part of the beer tastes ok but the blueberry flavor isn't that great and damn is this beer hot the alcohol lets you know its there without fail. Not a big fan of this at all next beer please.
06-15-2012 03:31:36 | More by alk3kenny
2.5/5 rDev -35.2%
22oz. bottle poured into a tumbler glass.
A- a very dark brown, little light gets through, with a nice dense tan head. Head does dissipate fairly quickly.
S- some cocoa, blueberry, and candy sugar. Boozy, and overly sweet.
T- a big boozy mess. You would think that chocolate and blueberry would work, but it just doesn't. Overly sweet, with an aggressive bitterness on the back end to try and tame it. Nothing melds together, and nothing works about this beer.
M- Fairly thin for as dark as it is, a bit dry and almost metallic on the back.
O- Had high hopes for this, which were quickly crushed.
02-15-2013 01:15:28 | More by JWU
2.8/5 rDev -27.5%
Bottle at our good beer/bad beer tasting. Poured into Bell's tulip.
A - Pours a darker brown/amber color, off-white head, thin collar.
S - Roasted malts, blueberry, marker. The blueberry notes really come though and remind me of blueberry muffins, with the roasted sweet malty notes.
T - Tastes like blueberry cough syrup and has an awful harsh medicinal finish. Hints of beer in there, some malty notes, but otherwise, just a nasty blueberry medicinal note.
M - Medium, light carbonation, alcohol is hidden well for 9%.
O - I would definitely drink this again if it was able to cure the common cold and/or help my cough, but as a beer, I'm going to pass. The other bright spot was the medicinal note hid the alcohol pretty well.
Lightly roasted malt notes that are a bit smoky with pleasant blueberry notes shining through nicely. Pours dark chesnut amber with an off white head. The flavor has almost no notes of the blueberry, a tad at the beginning come in nicely, then more of a light barleywine base with some sweet malts and a bit of the roasted porter flavor.
01-09-2012 16:43:32 | More by Sean9689
2.88/5 rDev -25.4%
Had this beer at the Amesbury Beer Festival on Sep 22 2012.
Most of the beers were served from bottles into small 3oz plastic pixie cups.
Although I took notes on the 20+ different beers that I tried, it is difficult to remember all of the details associated with each beer. My apologies to readers of these notes. However, I did pay attention to my overall scores, and noted what I thought were unique positives and negatives w/ each beer.
Note that for me:
< 2.5 = probably would not finish the beer
3.0 = drinkable beer, but likely would not buy again or look for
>3.5 = will try to buy again in the future
For a bit of a beer snob, I tend to like several fruity beers (blueberry, BlueMoon). This beer started out real interesting. Aroma was quite good, with strong coffee and blueberry notes. The appearance was great, reminding me of a heavy imperial stout.
At first, I thought the taste of the coffee and blueberry worked. But that after-taste put me off. Perhaps a bit too bitter and strong. Didn't end up finishing my 3oz sampler.
09-23-2012 14:52:05 | More by KarlosT
Shipyard Smashed Blueberry (Pugsley's Signature Series) from Shipyard Brewing Co.
87 out of 100 based on 456 ratings.