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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

467 Ratings
THE BROS
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Ratings: 467
Reviews: 162
rAvg: 3.86
pDev: 15.54%
Wants: 47
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:
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(Beer added by: Jason on 05-11-2011)
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4.25/5  rDev +10.1%

WynnO, May 25, 2012
Photo of Evil_Pidde
4.68/5  rDev +21.2%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 5

A: Pours pitch black with a small tan airy head. Faint lacings.

S: Rich blueberry. Roasted dark malts, semi-sweet. Bitter hops.

T: Blueberries, rich oh how rich. Chocolate and coffee. Faint vanilla. Sweetness. Liqourice. Loaded with blueberries.

M: Aftertaste is long and bitter, also rich in blueberries. Body is full while carbonation is low.

O: This is a crazy, fantastic beer.

Evil_Pidde, May 22, 2012
Photo of MatthewWilde
3.95/5  rDev +2.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

Sample: 1 bottle 2011

A: Very deep red, moderate internal carbonation, not hazy, pours a short medium-brown head

S: Quite a complex nose, strong blueberry aroma, of course, mixed with traces of cocoa, vanilla, cinnamon, finishes with a bit of alcohol

T: Akin to the nose, complex, light blueberry, espresso, cocoa and vanilla, some citrus to finish, hardly any alcohol taste

M: Smooth and drinkable, light citrus/espresso (interesting) aftertaste, only slightly drying on the palate

O: Complex, unique, smooth, and delicious, but that being said, not perfect in execution

MatthewWilde, May 13, 2012
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3.5/5  rDev -9.3%

FuturePilot, May 12, 2012
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3/5  rDev -22.3%

bcostner1, May 10, 2012
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4.25/5  rDev +10.1%

vonnegut21, May 03, 2012
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3.5/5  rDev -9.3%

StoicBeast, May 03, 2012
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3.25/5  rDev -15.8%

haddyhustle302, May 02, 2012
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3.75/5  rDev -2.8%

ale207, Apr 30, 2012
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3.75/5  rDev -2.8%

Profchaos20, Apr 28, 2012
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4.25/5  rDev +10.1%

rjpetrizzo, Apr 26, 2012
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4/5  rDev +3.6%

johnsilk, Apr 24, 2012
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5/5  rDev +29.5%

Snellgg5, Apr 23, 2012
Photo of jsanford
3.23/5  rDev -16.3%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

A - Pours black with brown highlights and a thin khaki head that settles to a slight haze.
S - Big blueberry aromas - similar to a blueberry muffin, actually. A touch of sweet, lightly roasted malt provides a sturdy backbone, but make no mistake, the blueberry is the star here. Fairly authentic as far as blueberry goes, but still not my favorite thing to put in beer.
T - Dark roasted malt, very bitter dark chocolate, and a lot of blueberry. Basically imagine a dark chocolate bar studded with dried blueberries and you have this beer.
M - Smooth and creamy, with a medium-full body and decent carbonation.
O - Not bad considering all this has going against it (it's got blueberries in it AND it's made by Shipyard). Still not my favorite application of blueberry to beer, but I was at least able to drink it.

jsanford, Apr 12, 2012
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3.5/5  rDev -9.3%

agreenman19, Apr 02, 2012
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2/5  rDev -48.2%

DaveD56, Mar 30, 2012
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2.75/5  rDev -28.8%

Dbrag, Mar 30, 2012
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3.75/5  rDev -2.8%

nate1357, Mar 27, 2012
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4/5  rDev +3.6%

drwolfe, Mar 20, 2012
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4.5/5  rDev +16.6%

JohnnyP3, Mar 17, 2012
Photo of Chaney
4/5  rDev +3.6%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Presently, this is ranked #16 in the Fruit/Vegetable category here on BA. Not bad....

Served in a Cigar City snifter.

A: This sucker poured out VERY dark. I guess that's blue.... hmmm... more like black. The color of the liquid that poured out of the bottle was more of a dark maroon with blue highlights. Not really much of a head at all.

S: As I was typing the appearance portion of this review, I smelled blueberries the entire time, even though the glass was about 2-3 feet away! When I stuck my nose down into the glass a bit more, I got a bit of booze, but nothing offensive at all.

T: After reading the marketing speak on this one, I guess this was supposed to be a hybrid between a porter and scottish ale. Yeah, I guess I can see that. Of course, there were blueberries... and their presence sort of reminded me of steeped "Boo Berry" breakfast cereal. This is a dark beer, so this was also very malt heavy. After a while, I didn't really notice the booze and really started to enjoy this.

M: This wasn't overly sweet or syrupy in any way and had the mouthfeel of a solid porter, minus the smoky finish. No lacing was left on the glass whatsoever.

O: This is only the second beer in the "Pugsley" series that I've tried. I didn't like the pumpkin, but this one was quite nice.

Chaney, Mar 13, 2012
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3.85/5  rDev -0.3%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Poured like a dark chocolate porter. Big creamy white head that didnt stop..
But THEN....
Even a few feet away from the glass, I could pick up the blueberry aromas. It was like being in a bakery where blueberry muffins, blueberry pancakes where just coming hot of the griddle.

I was ready to dive into a breakfast.

The taste was not as great as the aromas. It was very full and soft, like a round Porter.. No distinct hops or yeast or even barley.
It was just big and full.

The end was about as full. Normally, I always like a brew that starts and ends the same. Cant say it for this one. Only because I wasnt over excited about the start

As the beer goes down the glass, that amazing blueberry aroma starts to dwindle. I just wanted to refill the glass to get that aroma back.

Right now, I am just trying to figure, what would I pair this beer up in terms of food???? I think I will go back a bit and say, Blueberry pancakes, lots of melted butter and warm maple syrup....

rdilauro, Mar 13, 2012
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4.5/5  rDev +16.6%

creez, Mar 09, 2012
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4.38/5  rDev +13.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Poured into a Green Flash Brewing cask-style glass. No readable freshness date.

A- Pours a 99% opaque black color with a 1/4 inch head that retains all right before becoming a thin ring around the edge of the glass and an elliptic circle of surface foam. Average lacing.

S- Fresh, sweet blueberry with a dash of roasty malt peeking out ever-so-slightly.

T- The stout side of the beer comes through more in the flavor but the blueberry is still there and going strong. A faint coffee taste plus some caramel and butter. Alcohol is hidden wonderfully.

M- Quite thick but not extremely viscous. A little syrupy. Medium-low carbonation.

O- Just as good in Florida as it was when I had it in Maine last summer. Most blueberry beers either have too much or too little blueberry taste and tend to tip the scales on balance and drinkability but this one stays steady and manageable.

Immortale25, Mar 07, 2012
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5/5  rDev +29.5%

SteinTilter, Mar 07, 2012
Shipyard Smashed Blueberry (Pugsley's Signature Series) from Shipyard Brewing Co.
87 out of 100 based on 467 ratings.