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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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BA SCORE
87
very good

465 Ratings
THE BROS
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Ratings: 465
Reviews: 162
rAvg: 3.86
pDev: 15.54%
Wants: 45
Gots: 52 | FT: 2
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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3.5/5  rDev -9.3%

bshiban, Jul 30, 2014
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3.5/5  rDev -9.3%

ViragS, Jul 28, 2014
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4/5  rDev +3.6%

SuperHop18, Jul 22, 2014
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3.75/5  rDev -2.8%

gunslingrburrito, Jul 19, 2014
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4/5  rDev +3.6%

Rlhinson2104, Jul 19, 2014
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3.5/5  rDev -9.3%

costanzo_mike, Jul 17, 2014
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3/5  rDev -22.3%

kristougher, Jul 16, 2014
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4.5/5  rDev +16.6%

john0721, Jul 16, 2014
Photo of brentk56
3.86/5  rDev 0%

Appearance: Pours a coffee brown color with a two-finger head that leaves streaks and dots of lacing behind

Smell: Blueberries and chocolate, with undertones of caramel and a hint of ash

Taste: Blueberries, up front, with caramel and chocolate tones developing in the middle; ashy and grainy, after the swallow with a rather thin finish

Mouthfeel: Medium to full body with moderate carbonation

Overall: I have never been a fan of Shipyard but this beer peaked my curiosity and just as I thought I was going to really like it (the aroma and the front end were great) it fell apart in the finish; with a bit of tweaking this could be really good - as it is right now it has polarized the reviewers

brentk56, Jul 15, 2014
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3.75/5  rDev -2.8%

xICooRsYIx, Jul 14, 2014
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3.75/5  rDev -2.8%

csrbv, Jul 13, 2014
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3.5/5  rDev -9.3%

Cloaked_Phantom, Jul 05, 2014
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3.75/5  rDev -2.8%

psdriscoll, Jul 01, 2014
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4/5  rDev +3.6%

Zombill, Jun 28, 2014
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3.5/5  rDev -9.3%

bkwhoppa66, Jun 27, 2014
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4.08/5  rDev +5.7%

A- pours a very dark, clear ruby with a thick khaki head. Excellent head retention, sheets of lacing.

S- blueberry jam and chocolate. It's pretty intense. It does smell sweet.

T- chocolate covered blueberries, coffee. Some hop bitterness is present in the finish along with a little alcohol.

M- full bodied, creamy, velvety carbonation. Warming finish.

O- thoroughly enjoyable.

silverking, Jun 25, 2014
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3.5/5  rDev -9.3%

Brutus627, Jun 24, 2014
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3.5/5  rDev -9.3%

BrittanyMonique, Jun 23, 2014
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2.5/5  rDev -35.2%

Pithy756, Jun 23, 2014
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3/5  rDev -22.3%

JJChrist, Jun 21, 2014
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4.04/5  rDev +4.7%

Served on tap in a pint glass

Appearance – The beer is served a super and surprisingly dark brownish blue color with a one finger head of tan colored foam. The head has a decent level of retention, fading to leave a trace of foamy lace on the sides of the glass.

Smell – The aroma of the beer massive of a blueberry smell. The blueberry is rather authentic with it giving a rather nice chocolate covered blueberry (with emphasis on the blueberry) smell when mixed with the lighter roasted, cocoa and coffee notes of the beer.

Taste – The taste begins with a big showing of a roasted malt and cocoa flavor with a rather strong showing of blueberry as well. The taste is drier upfront, but as the flavor advances, more and more blueberry flavor comes to the tongue sweetening up the brew a bit. As the blueberry upfront was of a more authentic flavor, as it intensifies more later in the taste profile, it takes on a more blueberry syrup nature. While the blueberry intensifies so too does the cocoa tastes, leaving a rather thick chocolate covered blueberry flavor to linger on the tongue.

Mouthfeel – The body of the beer is on the thicker and more syrupy side with a carbonation level that is on the lower side. For the chocolate covered blueberry flavors of the brew both were fantastic creating a very dessert like feel.

Overall – Not overly sweet with a good blend of chocolate and blueberry, all while hiding the 9 % abv rather well. This is an interesting one and a good one to try.

Darkmagus82, Jun 18, 2014
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2.75/5  rDev -28.8%

Gospodin85, Jun 16, 2014
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4/5  rDev +3.6%

ChipChaight, Jun 14, 2014
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3.75/5  rDev -2.8%

Scott_McCool, Jun 14, 2014
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3.75/5  rDev -2.8%

richobrien, Jun 13, 2014
Shipyard Smashed Blueberry (Pugsley's Signature Series) from Shipyard Brewing Co.
87 out of 100 based on 465 ratings.